Before Highway I-25 was established, the Old Las Vegas Highway was the main road from Santa Fe to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Long before that, the route from Las Vegas to Santa Fe prospered with various stops on the Santa Fe Trail.
Lovely little communities and villages abound in this area of Santa Fe: Seton Village, Arroyo Hondo, and Sunlit Hills among them. Despite being only ten minutes from town, the atmosphere is rural and the views of the Cerrillos Hills, Ortiz Mountains, and Jemez Mountains can be glorious. Generally, the lots tend to size 5 acres or larger.
Perfect for horse owners, Arroyo Hondo is known for its level terrain and large, open meadows. Arroyo Hondo has great southern and western views.
The Arroyo Hondo Open Space consists of 87 acres north of the Arroyo Hondo, located approximately 7.5 miles south of downtown Santa Fe. Hiking trails from two trailheads provide access to panoramic view of the Galisteo Basin, Cerrillos Hills, Ortiz Mountains, and the Arroyo Hondo. The Arroyo Hondo Pueblo site and the historic dam can be seen from vista points.
Just east of Arroyo Hondo and in the foothills, the pinon and juniper cover increases and many hills have dramatic rock outcroppings. Lots range in size from 2.5 to 10 acres.
Seton Village is a historic site in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the location of Ernest Thompson Seton’s home, Seton Castle, and where he ran training camps for youth leaders and had a small press. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965. The village has a view of the Jemez Mountains and Mount Taylor.
Sunlit Hills offers pastoral settings on generally 5 acre lots. Many of the homes built in this area are typical of the Santa Fe style and are nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Homes for Sale in Seton Village, Arroyo Hondo, Sunlit Hills along the Old Las Vegas Hwy Santa Fe, New Mexico
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