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relocating to santa fe
10-04-2017, 09:18 AM,
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relocating to santa fe
I'm originally from NY and two years ago moved to south west Florida, but since hurricane Irma I have been tossing around the idea of relocating to Santa Fe. Anyone from the area on the board? Can you tell me what the area is like? Are job prospects good? Sorry if this post is in the wrong section.
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10-04-2017, 09:41 AM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
I'm from the Midwest and only been through Santa Fe a handful of times while on my way to my different search locations, but have really enjoyed the weather there. My wife has never been, but I think I've got her convinced to relocate.
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10-04-2017, 10:06 AM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
(10-04-2017, 09:41 AM)whatiff Wrote: I'm from the Midwest and only been through Santa Fe a handful of times while on my way to my different search locations, but have really enjoyed the weather there. My wife has never been, but I think I've got her convinced to relocate.
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(Don't tell anyone about the temperature and humidity, I think they try to keep it secret...)
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South florida summers are warm and humid for sure!
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10-04-2017, 02:05 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
(10-04-2017, 11:04 AM)tyounis Wrote: I was born and raised in Santa Fe, and now live 60 miles away in Albuquerque. Santa Fe is a relatively small city whose primary industries are tourism and State Government. The weather is pleasant, with mild summers and winters. There is lots of wealth in Santa Fe, mostly due to retirees moving there. Because of State Government and Tourism, there is a strong middle class. Like the rest of most of New Mexico, it's a Progressive community. If you're coming from a conservative community, you'll experience a bit of culture shock. It has one of the largest art communities in the United States, with dozens of galleries to support them. There's an old saying, "Move to Santa Fe when you can afford to move to Santa Fe."

Thank you Mr Y
I have watched all of your vids and must say they are very well executed. My family and I are considering Albuquerque as well I don't want to pigeon hole myself into one place. We aren't conservative and are pretty open minded to other cultures and beliefs. Florida is just to new we love history and really miss that aspect where we are now. and the hurricane was a nightmare so we decided to toss the dart again and see where we might go next! I followed your twitter and look forward to more vids!
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10-04-2017, 02:12 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
(10-04-2017, 02:05 PM)zombiecupkake Wrote:
(10-04-2017, 11:04 AM)tyounis Wrote: I was born and raised in Santa Fe, and now live 60 miles away in Albuquerque. Santa Fe is a relatively small city whose primary industries are tourism and State Government. The weather is pleasant, with mild summers and winters. There is lots of wealth in Santa Fe, mostly due to retirees moving there. Because of State Government and Tourism, there is a strong middle class. Like the rest of most of New Mexico, it's a Progressive community. If you're coming from a conservative community, you'll experience a bit of culture shock. It has one of the largest art communities in the United States, with dozens of galleries to support them. There's an old saying, "Move to Santa Fe when you can afford to move to Santa Fe."

Thank you Mr Y
I have watched all of your vids and must say they are very well executed. My family and I are considering Albuquerque as well I don't want to pigeon hole myself into one place. We aren't conservative and are pretty open minded to other cultures and beliefs. Florida is just to new we love history and really miss that aspect where we are now. and the hurricane was a nightmare so we decided to toss the dart again and see where we might go next! I followed your twitter and look forward to more vids!

ABQ is not very safe,take a look at rio rancho
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10-04-2017, 02:32 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
not safe compared to what? I have lived in midtown Manhattan and took the train at 2am. what qualifies safe? where are we ever safe? the world is to cray cray to limit yourself from experiencing places and adventures for fear of being unsafe. prepare and be diligent and then go for it! NO fear!
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10-04-2017, 02:40 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
(10-04-2017, 02:32 PM)zombiecupkake Wrote: not safe compared to what? I have lived in midtown Manhattan and took the train at 2am. what qualifies safe? where are we ever safe? the world is to cray cray to limit yourself from experiencing places and adventures for fear of being unsafe. prepare and be diligent and then go for it! NO fear!

gangs are big time there ,but im like you i dont live in fear,just thought you might want to know,traffic is bad there also,but so is manhattan,if your prepared you will fit in fine
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10-04-2017, 03:47 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
If we weren't tied to the land here in MO, I'd move SW. We'd traveled all over NM for years before hearing of the Chase, but it has led us into some new areas. Whether NM, AZ, CO or UT would depend on the tax situation, weather, cost of living and proximity to a military installation. Make your criteria & use them to decide.

P.S. - Probably should be in therapy room, maybe I'll move it tomorrow
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10-04-2017, 04:20 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
If I had to choose, I'd go to Colorado personally. I like Santa Fe, don't get me wrong, but Colorado is more my style if I had to pick somewhere to move. But even in Colorado, I'd be pretty picky - we (as in general we) have fouled so much of the land and water that you need to be careful where you consider moving when you're heading west. For example, one of our favorite places is Durango; and for a while we considered retiring there, but decided against it because of all the mine tailings that have fouled the area badly.
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10-04-2017, 05:36 PM,
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RE: relocating to santa fe
ABQ is a dying city, imo. I lived there for 10 years (2004 to 2014). We lived on the west side of town near Cottonwood Mall - and apparently this mall and surrounding area are hurting as well.

The brand new neighborhood we enjoyed in 2007 quickly degraded to lots of rental houses and foreclosures. Next thing you know, my wife and I were assaulted (aggravated assault) while taking a Sunday afternoon walk through the seemingly benign neighborhood (right next to a playground full of young kids) - luckily we didn't get hurt, but lots of cars were damaged in broad daylight by a gang of thugs.

ABQ is a sanctuary city. I'm not saying this to be political, just stating a fact. People in the rest of the country can think what they want, but we have personally experienced the horrible ramification of this first-hand. Have you ever experienced the threat of being run over by speeding coyotes while going for a jog?

ABQ is also a horrible place to raise a family. Take a look at their ranking for education - pathetic. One caveat - our elementary school was outstanding, but I think that was a fluke for this city.

We moved to Kansas in 2014, and although I miss the mountains tremendously, it was the best decision I've ever made for my family.

I can't speak much about Santa Fe other than to say it just seemed to me to be a smaller version of ABQ.

Good luck!

Milan
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