Arete Homes of Santa Fe Land Development Division provides many levels of construction management for residual  subdivisions for landowners and for our own home building company. Today the company has developed more than 1,400 single family lots  in 21 communities throughout Santa Fe, New Mexico, from high density affordable lots to acreage custom lots and everything in between. 

Depending on the overall development opportunity Arete Homes will assemble a team to handle the complex process of entitlement, site development and improving land for residential use, and home building. This includes, evaluating, planning, engineering, and construction of improvements on a particular piece of land based on codes and regulations set by the City or County of Santa Fe and compliant with regulatory requirements.

There are many parts to developing land for residential use or home construction, and can include procuring groups of professionals to carry out the many tasks needed to complete a project:

  • Land Planning firms
  • Civil Engineers and Architects
  • Real Estate professionals
  • Soils Engineers
  • Surveyor’s 
  • Archaeologists
  • Site development contractors and subcontractors
  • Environments/Land use experts
  • Real Estate Legal Counsel
  • Water Rights
  • Utility Companies
  • Construction Management
  • A Financial Institution 

Arete Homes is a company that continues to provide quality site development delivering new subdivision on schedule and on budget to meet our clients needs.  Let us provide this level of management for your next community. 

Arbolitos at Las Estrellas

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Arbolitos at Las Estrellas is part of the master-planned community of Las Estrellas, known for its mountain living and star gazing, and only minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The 20-acre residential community includes 23 custom lots situated in rolling hills–all with views. Lots range from one-third acre to more than an acre.  Community amenities include neighborhood parks and miles of nature trails and access to La Tierra Trail System. Arbolitos is located off the 599 bypass and Ridgetop Road in the City of Santa Fe.

Type: Custom Lot Community
Project: Land planning, entitlement, site development and  infrastructure, home building
Acres: 19.97
Lots: 23
Site Development Costs: $2M
Site Completion Date: 2019

Valverde at Las Campanas

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Valverde at Las Campanas offers new construction homes in the master-planned community developed and built by Arete Cole Development Company, LLC. Las Campanas is known for its distinctive homes from pueblo to modern contemporary style. Valverde captures the beautiful landscape near the Sunset Golf Course at the 10th hole. The 8-acre residential community includes 18 single-family lots and homes. This development site is situated on gentle rolling hills with mountain and golf course views. Homeowners can enjoy 20 miles of hike and bike trails, two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, Tennis and Spa facilities and also an Equestrian Center. Valverde at Las Campanas is located directly off Las Campanas Drive and Paseo Aragon, within Santa Fe County. 

Type: Semi-Custom Home Community
Project: Land planning, entitlement, site development and infrastructure, home building
Acres: 7.95
Lots: 18
Site Development Costs: $850K
Completion Date: Est. 2023

Arroyo Oeste

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Arroyo Oeste is located in the master-planned community of Tierra Contenta and is a new collaboration between Arete Homes of Santa Fe and The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust. Site development was completed in December 2021 and construction of 20 new single-family homes will begin late spring 2022. There are three floor plans available that will range from 1,106 to 1,783 square feet with options to upgrade for some of the homes. The new community has plenty of nearby walking trails, sidewalks, and the SWAN Park just down the street.

Type: Community
Project: Site Development, construction management and home building
Acres: 3.65
Lots: 20
Site Development Costs: $1M
Completion Date: 2024

Cañada Bonita

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Cañada Bonita is a new in-fill site within the existing neighborhood, Barrio La Cañada. This project is a collaboration between Arete Homes of Santa Fe and Abro Industries, LLC. Site development has been completed, and construction has begun on the four single-family lots with homes ranging from 1,685 to 1,801 heated square feetThe site is located between West Alameda Street and Agua Fria Street, off Camino Alire, giving residents easy access to the downtown Plaza, nearby schools, shopping, and recreation.

Type: In-fill
Project: Site development, construction management and home building
Acres: .85
Lots: 4
Site Development Costs: $80K
Completion Date: 2023

Tesoro Enclave at Las Campanas

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Tesoro Enclave is a part of the master-planned community of Las Campanas and is a land development project on the far western edge of Las Campanas Master Plan. This project is a collaboration between Arete Homes of Santa Fe and Las Campanas Residential Land Holdings, LLC. Site development has been completed, and construction has begun on the 37 single-family lots with homes. The site is located off of Las Campanas Drive and Via del Caballo in Santa Fe County.

Type: Custom Lot Development
Project: Site development and construction management
Acres: 118.15
Lots: 37
Site Development Costs: $2.5M
Completion Date: 2020

Black Mesa

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Black Mesa is a part of the master-planned community of Las Campanas and is a land development project with golf course and mountain views. This project is a collaboration between Arete Homes of Santa Fe and Las Campanas Residential Land Holdings, LLC. Site development is complete and home construction is also 80% completed. The site is located off Las Campanas Drive and Trailhead Drive in Santa Fe County.

Type: Custom Lot Development
Project: Site development and construction management
Acres: 44.65
Lots: 25
Site Development Costs: $1.5M
Completion Date: 2018

Mesa de Oro

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Mesa de Oro is part of the master-planned community of Las Campanas, known for its distinctive custom lots with expansive views. This project is a collaboration between Arete Homes of Santa Fe and Las Campanas Residential Land Holdings, LLC. Site development is currently under construction with fully improved lots to be completed by summer of 2022 and ready for custom home building. The site is located off Las Campanas Drive and Trailhead Road in Santa Fe County.

Type: Custom Lot Development
Project: Site development and construction management
Acres: 41.22
Lots: 20
Site Development Costs: $2M
Completion Date: Summer 2022