6.9 out of 10

Downtown Lower

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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Sep 27, 2012

"Santa Fe Avenue: Pueblo's Creative Corridor"

Santa Fe Avenue marks the beginning of Pueblo’s historic district, an area where art and culture mingle seamlessly with the city’s blue-collar businesses. Unofficially, this street is called “Pueblo’s Creative Corridor”; chain restaurants and gas stations are side-by-side with fun little bars, museums, and parks.

Santa Fe is best known as the street where the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center resides. The Arts Center features music, plays, and exhibits throughout the year, and even provides classes for the community. The Buell Children’s Museum allows local kids to interact with art in tangible, sensory ways; their exhibits feature lights, sounds, and sculptures for children to enjoy. They also have a gallery entirely dedicated to children creating their own art with a variety of materials.

South Santa Fe is a little more run-down than North Santa Fe, but it is still an interesting area in its own way. Local bars and family-owned restaurants line the street, and places Joey’s Pixie Inn often provide live music and entertainment on weekends.

There are several nice apartments directly across from the Art Center, in beautiful old buildings made of brick. Other lofts and studio apartments are situated above local business, making this street a great area for singles or young couples. This is one location that I would recommend to anyone moving to Pueblo.
  • nightlife
  • historic buildings, art, museums
  • plenty of community activities
  • can get noisy on weekends and during festivals
  • not a lot schools in this area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish