Located off Hwy. 285, near Eldorado and within 1 to 20 minutes of I-25, are sixteen small subdivisions and two, small historic communities, Galisteo and Lamy. Unlike Eldorado, which was created in the early 1970s, these subdivision began to be developed in about 1990 and feature larger lots, mostly ranging from 2 to 10 acres, plus a few subdivisions featuring even larger lots and numerous horse facilities.

While the historic communities of Galisteo and Lamy feature smaller lots free of subdivision covenants, the surrounding areas also feature newer subdivisions with larger lots and covenants.

Water is provided by the public Eldorado Area Water and Sanitation District, the Lamy and Galisteo Water Districts or by private or shared wells. Homes are served by septic systems. Utilities are primarily underground. Today, most of the home sites in the Hwy. 285 area have been developed, with few remaining sites available for construction. Homes sell from the $300,000s to over $1 million, with an average price in the high $500,000s. With acreage, mountain views and covenants, these subdivisions provide attractive options in the Santa Fe real estate market in this price range.

The following communities are located off Highway 285: Alteza, Belicia, Cielo Colorado, Cimarron, Dos Griegos, East Ranch, Galisteo, Lamy, La Paz, Las Nubes, Los Caballos, Los Vaqueros, Old Ranch Road, Ranchitos de Santa Fe, Rancho De Bosque, Spirit Wind Ranch, The Ridges and Tierra Colinas.

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