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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe

Camino Del Monte Sol -The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

Camino Del Monte Sol -The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

As the morning spreads over the city you decide to take a stroll on one of the most picturesque streets on the East side of Santa Fe. It’s a short walk from the downtown Plaza, up Canyon road or Palace Avenue or along the river up East Alameda. You’ve arrived at the Camino Del Monte Sol Historic District. In this neighborhood are 106 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture is described as Pueblo Revival,

Spanish Revival,

Territorial Revival,

and New Mexico Vernacular.

Luxury estates and world-class art galleries nestle beside adobe shepherd’s huts dating back to the 1800’s and earlier. In 1921, five painters know as the Cinco Pintores built their homes on the Camino and became the foundation of the Santa Fe art movement. A string of legends are woven around the image of the burning of Zozobra,

first celebrated here on the grounds of Will Schuster’s home. 

Michael’s Minute of Real Estate

It’s always trendy to stage your home like a pro. Here are 10 inexpensive ways to freshen up your home:

1. Buy new towels for the bathroom

2. Upgrade outdoor lighting

3. Install new doorknobs and cabinet handles

4. Make a centerpiece for your dining room table

5. Buy a new mailbox

6. Polish or replace your house numbers

7. Place fresh flowers or houseplants around your home

8. Buy color-coordinated pillows for the sofa and bed

9. Replace your worn out doormat

10. Eliminate, don’t mask any odors

My Business to Business Referral

Each week I let you know about an outstanding business in Santa Fe. Let me introduce David Mueller, the owner of Mueller Landscaping. David earned three Master’s Degrees from the University of Michigan in Landscaping, Horticulture and Regional Planning. David and his team can perform any installation of plantings, irrigation systems, brick work, adobe wall construction, entry gates and any type of outside architecture. My clients are always delighted with his exceptional work and David is a person I can put my name to. He can be reached at 505.699.9313. Let him know I referred you and he will take extra special care of you. If you need anything feel free to call my cell at 505.470.4180

I’ll see you in the neighborhood.

Michael Umphrey

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