SF #2 in Sperling's 10 Best Places to Live

Santa Fe, NM
Home to over 250 art galleries and the new Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe has long been a haven for artists. Perched high in the desert mountains, Santa Fe’s air is crisp and clean. Daytime temperatures are mild, though the nights are often cold. The city is surrounded by over 1.5 million acres of national forest, offering excellent hiking, camping, and downhill skiing. Recently, Santa Fe has seen its population skyrocket as the city has become a relocation hotspot for affluent Americans. Despite its recent growth, Santa Fe remains relatively affordable, with a median home price of $365,000.