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Old 01-26-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Yalthough I have considered going up to the Audubon and do the loop around the reservoir.

When the city councilor replied to my email he told me that there are things residents could do to improve safety--ignoring my comments about the drivers not following the laws or my suggestion they put a light on St. Michaels where the bike/walk trail crosses.
I've hiked Audubon when it was sheer ice- so it can be quite slippery up there, needing my yaktraks.

Our New Mexico drivers are some of the most discourteous on the planet. I never trust them to stop for me in a cross walk in SF.

I look to you, Dancingearth, as our local expert on walk-ability in SF.
Be careful!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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I've hiked Audubon when it was sheer ice- so it can be quite slippery up there, needing my yaktraks.

Our New Mexico drivers are some of the most discourteous on the planet. I never trust them to stop for me in a cross walk in SF.

I look to you, Dancingearth, as our local expert on walk-ability in SF.
Be careful!
aw...gee. Thanks. The Audubon was the first place I tried out my Katoolas--"look I can walk on water......as long as it's frozen." Those spike & chain slipons are a great invention as long as there is consistent ice. I was pretty excited when I found out about them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Texture, color, light, clean air. To balance the negative side of walking in Santa Fe I should talk about the awesome side that makes me do it again and again. I especially love all the texture--rolling brick walks with many colors, golden dried chamisa, imprints put in cement when it was wet (leaves on Alameda, tire track in front of Union Protectiva de Santa Fe building), dark trees against brilliant blue sky, mountains covered with new snow, shadow of wrought iron fence along cathedral park--the list goes on and on. I want to record all the texture and put it on my pottery. Doing pottery as a hobby is probably why I notice all the texture.

Sometimes I want to make a treasure map of the things I enjoy but I think it's a rare person that would think it fun to go find a star or shadows on a sidewalk. Plus the impressions of a truck where the ice melted in the parking lot and turned into mud won't be there the next time. So many cities are totally paved over leaving nothing really interesting. Ya can't say that for Santa Fe. I walked thru the plaza at 12:47:47 so if you watch the EarthCam at that time you'll see me in a red coat with a green hat. I almost didn't walk today--so much to do at work. So glad I did. Especially when a good looking guy told me he liked my hat. It is a friendly place. Can't forget that as part of the pleasure!

EarthCam - Santa Fe Cam
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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What a hoot- I saw you!

That cam should cut down on shady dealings in the plaza LOL!
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Hi again everyone. I think Santa Fe is a great city with awesome nature, but my concentration is now gravitating to Spain. I just can't handle Spanish as a second class language.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Hi again everyone. I think Santa Fe is a great city with awesome nature, but my concentration is now gravitating to Spain. I just can't handle Spanish as a second class language.
Mexico is only a 4-hour drive - it's closer than Spain!
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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Default Santa Fe for retirees?

Considering Santa Fe for retirement. Renting. How is the livability? Are seniors accepted well into the community?
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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It's a community of seniors, to a large extent. Perfect for retirees: the arts are very well represented. SF has its own symphony and opera. Be aware the summers are very hot. You'll be stuck inside w/the A/C in the summers.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: NP AK/SF NM
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It's a community of seniors, to a large extent. Perfect for retirees: the arts are very well represented. SF has its own symphony and opera. Be aware the summers are very hot. You'll be stuck inside w/the A/C in the summers.
The average high for the hottest month, July, appears to be 86. Compared to other places that are popular with retirees such as Las Cruces, TorC, Alamogordo, etc., it seems that Santa Fe would be quite reasonable, temperature-wise. To us, it is the high housing costs in Santa Fe that hold us back from seriously considering it as a retirement location.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:48 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Considering Santa Fe for retirement. Renting. How is the livability? Are seniors accepted well into the community?
We retired about 55 miles from Santa Fe. You might consider reading through these New Mexico threads:

Retire in Sante Fe area
Retire to NM
Looking to Retire; Need a little input
Retire - Retirement to NM
Where to retire in New Mexico
Retire in Peace in NM
New Mexico Retirement
Considering Retirement In Santa Fe
What Makes New Mexico A Good Place For Retirement?
Retire - Retirement to NM

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