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Discover Tesuque, a secluded village of stunning estates and incredible art just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Among lush green piñon trees and sculpture gardens, hilltop vistas, and rolling foothills and valleys, the village of Tesuque echoes of a more bucolic time, a world apart from the dynamic energy of Santa Fe. However, though pastoral and picturesque, this census-designated place is in reality just a mere ten minutes north of the Santa Fe Plaza and the exciting arts’ culture of Downtown Santa Fe. Horses near Tesuque, New Mexico.

Tesuque is named after the Tesuque Pueblo nearby, a small village tribe located on land occupied since 1200 A.D. Rural and horse-friendly, the community is also highly artistic and serves as a home for a variety of crafters, potters, painters, and other multi-media artists. The population remains small — under 1,000 — and consequently, Tesuque maintains its status as a secret cache gem sheltered in the red-brown landscape north of Santa Fe.

The houses in Tesuque radiate luxury melded with the old-world adobe and Territorial Revival styles. With soft lines and natural palettes, these multimillion-dollar estates exude a rustic regality that makes every day a resort experience. Modern amenities and finishes are just one allure of residential housing in Tesuque, and many homes are set off the road, furnished with a privacy gate. In addition to single-family estates and splendid mansions, Tesuque also has several multi-family residences, which include guest houses and vast plots of land.

What to Love

  • Small population, intensely private and secluded
  • Exhilarating views and natural beauty
  • Luxe estates with top-of-the-line design

Living in Tesuque Home with pool in Tesuque, New Mexico.

Small and highly private, those who live in Tesuque value personal space, inspiring landscapes, and room to express their artistic abilities. Most residences are more oasis than house and provide an idyllic escape from Santa Fe’s bustle without losing the conveniences of living nearby the city.

Things to Do

Culture, luxury, and nature blend to create a year-round itinerary of activity for Tesuque residents. Find art galleries in Tesuque and just down the road is the iconic Santa Fe Opera. In addition to being pressed against the border of the massive Hyde Memorial State Park, Tesuque is also home to the Tesuque River, where you’ll often find hikers and equestrians blazing along the scenic river trails.


Tesuque is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Tesuque Elementary School, PK-6, well-rated public elementary school
  • Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, K-6, highly-rated public elementary school

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Contact Ricky Allen and Cathy Griffith

Ricky: 505-470-8233  |  EMAIL RICKY
Cathy: 505-500-2729  |  EMAIL CATHY


This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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