Santa Fe is the oldest city in the country, just
celebrating it’s 400th anniversary. Of course the native
population has been around a few more than that, counting
the Anazazi as relatives, dating back 10,000 years.
This early native resident started the flat roof, adobe brick,
Pueblo Style of construction. The Spanish added brick to reinforce the
tops of the parapets, on the roof line. Hence, Territorial Style. The city
fathers, of long ago, made it the law of the land that we have to continue
building this way, in the city limits. Only brown exterior, and blue, brown or white
trim, is acceptable. The Historical Board does a good job of making sure Santa Fe doesn’t become just another Midwestern look town!
The weather is a well kept secret! Many come to Santa Fe thinking they are going into weather like Phoenix. It is NOT! WE are at 7000’. We have four distinct seasons. The ski area is a 20 minute drive up the mountain. And most especially wonderful we are dry…desert. That means the cold is not so cold, as where it is more humid. Really! And ahhh, it is not so hot in the summer. Temps can reach the high 80’s by afternoon but summer rains in the afternoon, monsoons, drop the temperatures considerably and by evening you might need a sweater.
Another nice thing about the dry weather is we have very few bugs! No mosquito’s to speak of.