Historically, some of the growth of the city tracked into the northwestern part of town as more people arrived. The Casa Solana neighborhood has a 30 year history of being home to mayors, business leaders, artists and families. Santa Fe real estate is just now seeing home construction even though the area was first platted and planned over 30 years ago. On the north edge of the city, Monte Sereno is the latest to establish a new higher level of quality homesites for Santa Fe. With obvious careful design and execution, this area will set the pace for others to follow. The city owns a large tract of land in this quadrant that has avoided development for many years. As the entire infrastructure of Santa Fe is stretched to its limits with growth, the city owned land in the northwest is likely to see tremendous activity with new homes, new schools and new retail nodes as decision makers understand the value of building closer to the downtown. From horse properties to enormous homes in the hills, from the feed and grain store on West Alameda to the major hotels near the city’s center, the northwest part of town is full of contrasts and gradations of style. Access to our highway bypass is only 2 minutes away and you can be at the international airport ABQ- in seventy minutes.