South Capitol, Santa Fe NM

Rail traffic and an expanding middle class fueled the development of South Capitol, Santa Fe NM in the early twentieth century. A rich and appealing collection of single family homes, condos, and small compounds, South Capitol charms with its architectural diversity. Craftsman bungalows intermingle with Pueblos, Pueblo Deco revivals, Victorians and Territorials. Construction materials run the Santa Fe gamut: adobe, brick, Pen-tile (a term for hollow bricks formerly made at the State Penitentiary) and framed stucco. Mature trees abound thanks, in part, to the WPA. Yards range in size from postage stamp patios to 1 acre spreads.

The South Capitol district takes its name from its dominant landmark: the State Capitol AKA The Roundhouse, on Paseo de Peralta east of Don Gaspar. Roughly bounded by Paseo de Peralta on the North, Old Santa Fe Trail on the East, and Cordova on the South, South Capitol’s western edge is less clearly defined. Don Diego is the main artery yet the neighborhood breaks its line to include pockets of streets just west of Don Diego.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Temple Beth Shalom are both within the neighborhood’s confines. Nearby, on Old Pecos Trail, are the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, The Center for Contemporary Arts, and The Armory for the Arts. The elementary school that serves much of the area is Wood Gormley; Capshaw Middle School and Santa Fe High School serve the upper grades.

Great amenities abound in easy walking distance. What’s available depends on where you’re located. The Santa Fe Railyard is an intersection of galleries, shops, housing and public spaces. Kaune’s Neighborhood Market and O’horis Coffee, on Old Santa Fe Trail, are an easy walk from the neighborhood’s eastern end. Cordova offers a superabundance of restaurants and shopping including several of our favorite dining spots: The Pyramid Cafe, Saigon Cafe, Backstreet Bistro, and Maria’s. For groceries, head to Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats. The neighborhood’s Northern end is just blocks from the Plaza with its trove of dining, coffee houses and shopping. Walkability is high for Santa Fe NM. Check out the Walk Score of our listings at 111 East Santa Fe Ave., The Bella Donna. Unit #4 is one of five contemporary restorations.

For a deeper look at issues of interest to homebuyers, check out the following resources. is self explanatory. Usually, I turn to for its fascinating compilation of demographic data and statistics. However, does not recognize South Capitol, Santa Fe NM as a neighborhood. Instead, it creates a statistical profile for what it terms the Don Gaspar Neighborhood which covers the bulk, but not the entirety, of this historic district.

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  1. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,315 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,693 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 9
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  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,756 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 14
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  3. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 3,659 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 23
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  4. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,383 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,000 sqft
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 30
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  5. 2 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 1,754 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,055 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 34
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  6. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Days on market: 39
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  7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 915 sqft
    Days on market: 83
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  8. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,445 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,186 sqft
    Days on market: 89
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  9. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,625 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,805 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 106
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,181 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,401 sqft
    Days on market: 158
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  11. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 7,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Days on market: 256
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  12. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,931 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,246 sqft
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 360
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  13. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,223 sqft
    Days on market: 1,049
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(all data current as of 8/30/2015)

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