The name Tesuque is a Spanish variation meaning the “village of the narrow place of the cottonwood trees”, and is known for its valley of lush vegetation and the Tesuque River. The picturesque, incorporated village of Tesuque enjoys a rural feel with Horse properties still available.
Along the way, you will see the famous geological formation, Camel Rock, which is a big chunk of weathered, pinkish-tan sandstone, about 40 feet high and 100 feet long.
Located five minutes north of Santa Fe, just beyond Bishop’s Lodge homes here offer hilltop sites with views and traditional Northern New Mexico pinon and juniper.
Tesuque attracts artists, professionals, retirees, second homeowners, and celebrities looking to hide out. There is a small commercial community consisting of the landmark Tesuque Market, the restaurant El Nido and Shidoni Foundry.
Almost all the communities located in this area have a view of the entire Rio Grande Valley all the way to the Colorado border on a good day. Small villages are interspersed with newer subdivisions perched on the hills. A sanctuary for many, this area is made up of an interesting mix of adobe fixer-uppers and architectural gems.