September 21, 2017

There are currently

two houses for sale
at VC:

(1)
1 BR, 1 bath 
SW flat roof style
Offered at $380,000

for details contact:

Ian Wilson

575-776-8200

ipwmail@gmail.com



(2)
2 BR,
1.5 Bath
SW flat roof style

Offered at $429,000
for details 
contract:
Carol Wells

carolwellsam@gmail.com



For VC information,

contact  info@valverdecommons.com

We welcome your inquiry.



  

  

  

Taos, New Mexico    September 21, 2017

Our Town

Taos, “place of red willows”, is a town in north central New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is the seat of Taos County. The County has a population of about 33,000 people. Taos has a population of 6,000 and is not growing very fast.

Taos encompasses approx. 5.4 square miles and lies at 6,967 feet. Just north of Taos is the world-famous Taos Ski Valley; Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet is the highest point in New Mexico. Angel Fire and … ski areas are also less than an hour away.

Taos is blessed by many things; particularly its temperate climate. Rainfall is low, and sunshine abundant. Cold nights bring winter snow, which often disappears in the morning sunshine. Every season brings a new color palette to Taos; fall is golden; winter blue; spring green and summer yellow and purple with wildflowers. Remarkably, air conditioning is practically non-existent, even in the most luxurious homes, as it is rarely, if ever, needed.

Taos is culturally rich, having been inhabited for over a millennium; Taos Pueblo is considered to be the oldest continuously residential community in the United States. Taos is home to more than twenty sites on the National Register of Historic Places. An art colony for over 100 years, it is currently home to artists in all media, several of whom now live and work at Valverde Commons.

As you might expect, Taos is a cultural mecca, with 7 museums and many art galleries. We have several local venues for the performing arts as well. The Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) draws nationally renowned performers and sponsors the well attended PechaKuchas, an event where folks get the opportunity to share their projects and ideas with the community. Writers and film aficionados can enjoy our popular writing groups and conventions; and music lovers of all genres will find ample opportunities to enjoy concerts at many locales around town.

When it comes to recreation, the Taos valley, Rio Grande, and Taos Ski Valley provide many opportunities for outdoor activities including skiing, both downhill and cross country, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, llama trekking, mountain biking, and hiking. For those more inclined to intellectual pursuits, we have the wonderful Taos branch of the University of New Mexico where seniors may attend a healthy roster of courses in many disciplines, including many studio art courses.

We like to think that Taos is a small town that has everything you need and nothing more. We do have a hospital, and many excellent physicians in all specialties. We don't have any big box stores (with the exception of a Walmart) but we're only an hour and 15 minutes away from Santa Fe, and can make those shopping trips when necessary.

What we have here is a chance to live the good life, to live in nature, to contemplate and meditate and study and just be. We have lots of stimulating things to do, and interesting people to do them with. It's amazing what you can get accomplished when you don't have the distractions of modern life, like traffic jams and crowds to deal with. You can breathe and think and maybe finally take up some new pursuits you've been thinking of but never quite getting around to.

interesting people to do them with. It's amazing what you can get accomplished when you don't have the distractions of modern life, like traffic jams and crowds to deal with. You can breathe and think and maybe finally take up some new pursuits you've been thinking of but never quite getting around to.

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