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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe

Montezuma Street – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Montezuma Street – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

All it takes for a little inspiration to compose my weekly blog on the neighborhoods of Santa Fe is to take a walk around the block. The district is heaving with Friday afternoon traffic as I make my way to Montezuma Street, the hub of the Rail Yard District.

Just a ½ block from my office I can stroll through Sambusco Market, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame Restaurant (excellent Bar-B-Q  and live music), Pranzo Italian Grill,

and Kohnami Sushi.

The Jean Cocteau Theatre is now home to the New Mexico Film and Museum Office.  The Sambusco Center is home to 24 shops including Bohdi Bazaar,

Teca Tu Pet Products,

and Santa Fe Pens.

Indian Market begins this coming weekend, August 22-23rd.  Held on the Plaza and the surrounding streets downtown, there will be more than 1,100 of the finest American Indian artists offering the most exquisite pieces of jewelry, clay pottery, beadwork, photography, painting, sculpture and more.  Collectors from the all over the world will be on hand the night before when judges will announce the Best of Show followed by the Sneak Preview.  In its 88th year, Indian Market remains the most prestigious gathering for indigenous artists, patrons and collectors.  There’ll be a Native American Clothing Contest, traditional dances, corn on the cob and fry bread too! Click here for Indian Market Events Schedule

Michael’s Minute of Real Estate

If  you’re not looking to “flip” a house but looking for value and a home in which to live, this market offers the highest opportunity for you and your family.  Inflation is coming.  One doesn’t live with the price, one lives with the payment. With these historically low interest rates I must say again, “Buy now and thank me later.”


My Business to Business Referral
Each week I let you know about an outstanding business in Santa Fe.  Let me introduce to you Henry  Sena, owner of Alive Electric, Inc.  Henry and his crew just completed re-wiring our 8,000 square foot, 80 year old historic downtown Santa Fe Prudential office.  Henry is excellent at what he does and is a person I can put my name to.  He can be reached at 505.690.7678.  Let him know I referred you and he will take extra special care of you.  If you need anything, please give me a call at 505.470.4180

I’ll see you in the neighborhood,



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