Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown

An inspiring blend of historical architecture, art, and contemporary living

Welcome to Eastside Santa Fe - Downtown 

Eastside Santa Fe is well-known for its historical presence and charm, but it also exudes a delightfully modern feel that joins its rich past with the thriving present. The area has a walkable, charming atmosphere that is very welcoming. Filled with historical sites, world-renowned art, galleries, museums, and restaurants, there is a stunning contemporary vibe that balances the centuries-old city. In fact, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the US, having been established in 1607. There is a superb mix of architectural styles and homes to appreciate in the downtown area.

What to Love

  • Warm and inviting local charm
  • Highly walkable
  • Diverse architecture 
  • Renowned art galleries and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Eastside Santa Fe provides residents with convenient access to the region's best restaurants, museums, and art galleries. The multicultural atmosphere creates a fun and exciting aura. There's always good food and somewhere new to explore. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Santa Fe area is unparalleled when it comes to dining and entertainment. For an elevated meal, try Sazón. Award winning Chef Fernando Olea’s sophisticated flavors of Old Mexico, mexcaleria, and tequileria are sure to delight the palate. If you're in the mood for an elegant dinner, Geronimo serves an eclectic New American menu in a circa-1756 adobe home. The Shed Restaurant is another historically-homed restaurant when you want a local favorite. Located in a 1692 hacienda, they are a go-to for classic New Mexican fare and cantina-style bar. The Teahouse, located in the Canyon Road art district, is a quaint locale to recharge with teas from across the globe and an eclectic menu.

You will also find treasures in the unique shops and boutiques of the Canyon Road district. For clothing, check out Karina On Canyon or La Boheme. There's Desert Son of Santa Fe, the leather goods store, and Cielo Handcrafted with handcrafted art. You will also find local Native American jewelry, pottery, and fine jewelry stores. There will undoubtedly be something that captures your heart and finds a way into your life. 

Things to Do

Whether you prefer a relaxed weekend or love to be on the go, the Eastside Santa Fe area offers something for every lifestyle. Explore world-renowned and regional art and photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Enjoy a stroll up to the Cross of the Martyrs for breathtaking views of Santa Fe. Or schedule a visit to The Loretto Chapel which is sure to inspire, offering an opportunity to appreciate it’s stunning architecture and learn more about it’s unique history.

For a tour of some of the finest art galleries, explore the Canyon Rd area. Nearby, Evoke Contemporary features American and international artists versed in figurative painting, landscape painting, and sculpture. The Nedra Mateucci Galleries specialize in 19th and 20th-century art, with an emphasis on paintings and sculptures. Another notable contemporary gallery in the area is the Gerald Peters Gallery. Having opened in the 1970s, the gallery has also now expanded to New York, and the sculpture program includes famed American Neoclassical works. 

Enjoy multi-day cultural events in the summer season in Santa Fe. In July, you can visit the internationally renowned Spanish Market, which celebrates local Hispanic art and culture and is held at the historic Santa Fe Plaza. July also brings the International Folk Art Market, welcoming hundreds of vendors from across the globe to bring handmade folk art to you while supporting cultural awareness and social change. In August, the Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest juried Native American art show in the world. This annual market sponsors over a thousand Native artists from tribes throughout North America. The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is held in September each year. Featuring 60 restaurants and 90 wineries, this one-of-a-kind fiesta celebrates the best of wines and food that New Mexico has to offer. When visiting, also be sure to explore Santa Fe’s historical sites. Locations like the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi are steeped in history and culture.


The students in Eastside Santa Fe are served by Santa Fe Public Schools and other excellent schools, including: 
  • Wood Gormley Elementary School, Grades K-6
  • Acequia Madre Elementary School, Grades K-6, Blue Ribbon School 
  • Santa Fe Preparatory School, Grades 7-12
  • New Mexico School for the Arts, Grades 9-12, U.S. News and World Report Top 10 High School and Blue Ribbon Award recipient

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Overview for Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown, NM

963 people live in Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown, where the median age is 66 and the average individual income is $89,064. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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66 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown, NM

Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown has 654 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 963 people call Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown home. The population density is 3,609.145 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.16 / 49.84%

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Schools in Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown, NM

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The following schools are within or nearby Eastside Santa Fe – Downtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Acequia Madre Elementary
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