Eldorado is an established bedroom community of about 5000 residents - a mix of families, retirees, singles, and couples - with its own commercial center, elementary school, and social/recreational center. Eldorado is only twenty minutes from Santa Fe and feels like a transition between city and country. The area includes Dos Griegos, Alteza Estates, the Islands, and Belizia.
The 2,500 or so acres that comprise this area immediately south of Eldorado are part of the old Sebastian De Vargas Grant and include Lamy, Galisteo, Camino Valle Street, Los Caballos, Los Vaqueros, Old Road Ranch, Pinon Street, Ranchitos de Santa Fe, The Ridges, and Cimarron. Lovely tree-covered artist and ranching villages are surrounded by gently rolling hills.