Hyde Park Estates – A Santa Fe Eastside Neighborhood

Santa Fe’s Eastside contains many diverse neighborhoods. From the quaint to the spectacular. From the downtown barrio to the wooded mountain hideaways. One charming mountain neighborhood just five minutes from downtown is Hyde Park Estates.

This is a well-established community, begun in the 1970’s, where neighbors demonstrate pride of ownership in their community. Most of the homes in here are owner occupied and it was designed with only one entrance.  The low-traffic road system provides a peaceful, serene setting. The community also has a private well water system with city water as a back-up source.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

You will often see neighbors outside walking their dogs, enjoying our pristine mountain air and spectacular views. There are many places to walk or hike within the neighborhood. In fact, many hiking trails in the community lead into the bordering National Forest.

Hyde Park Estates Prime Location

One of the nicest aspects of Hyde Park Estates is its location. It is a short drive to downtown Santa Fe and a short drive to the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Residents have easy access to skiing as well as the many cultural events and restaurants that Santa Fe offers. Even better, the world famous Japanese Spa: Ten Thousand Waves is across Hyde Park Road from Hyde Park Estates. Some residents can easily walk there for a massage or a soak in one of their soothing hot tubs.

Santa Fe Eastside Culture – Los Cinco Pintores

Santa Fe’s Eastside is where many of the defining events in Santa Fe’s history occurred. Art and Santa Fe have been intertwined for generations. One of the most colorful and earliest artist groups to settle in Santa Fe was called Los Cincos Pintores (The five painters) which included. Josef Bakos, Fremont Ellis, Walter Mruk, Willard Nash and Will Schuster. They held their first exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe on December 21, 1921

Los Cinco Pintores lived in a compound of homes on Camino del Monte Sol. Amazingly three of their former Santa Fe homes are currently on the market. Will Schuster’s house is located at 580 Camino del Monte Sol and is listed for $795,000, Josef Bakos’s house is listed at $1,299,200 and can be found at 576 Camino del Monte Sol and at 566-568 Camino del Monte Sol for $2,500,000 you can find Willard Nash’s home.

So much has been written about these five wonderful artists but a couple of interesting facts; Will Schuster designed the original Zozobra figure ,.which is recreated and burned every year in September as part of Fiesta in Santa Fe. The five artists living on Camino del Monte Sol were often called, “the five nuts in the adobe mud huts”!

If you or anyone you know might be interested in owning a piece of Santa Fe’s history please let me know. I would love to show you these homes.