The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Fe, NM

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Recently voted the #2 city in the U.S. at the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, Santa Fe is a culturally diverse city with an active art and culture scene and a sunny climate that makes it a pleasant choice for retirees. 

The cost of assisted living in Santa Fe is slightly above the national average, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. In-home care in Santa Fe is nearly $800 more expensive per month than the same care elsewhere in the United States. Assisted living facilities cost an average of $4,445 each month, whereas the national average is just $4,051. Private nursing home care in Santa Fe, however, is less expensive than average, costing $7,772 compared to a U.S. average price of $8,517. 

Read through our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Santa Fe to find the community that is right for you.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Fe

The Legacy at Santa Fe

Address: 3 Avenida Aldea, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone Number: (505) 412-6508 
Website: https://www.thelegacysl.com/santa-fe/

Centrally located off Veteran's Memorial Highway on the outskirts of Santa Fe, this facility offers assisted living and memory care services in studio accommodations. We included this community on our top 10 list because of its attentiveness to residents' physical needs, with strength-building fitness classes held daily. Guests are invited to join their loved ones for meals which are served in a fine-dining room. Residents can relax on the large covered veranda and chat with their neighbors in secure but upscale surroundings. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,750 per month
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 23

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

Address: 2961 Galisteo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 310-6183 
Website: https://www.pacificaseniorliving.com/nm/santa-fe/pacifica-senior-living-santa-fe/index.aspx

Pacifica Senior Living is set a convenient distance from the CanAm Highway, close to Las Estancias Park and the Rabbit Road Trail. Seniors benefit from a comprehensive and nutritious daily menu of locally-sourced food that can be adapted to suit special dietary needs. A beauty salon provides hair and nail care so seniors can enjoy a bit of pampering, while an arts and crafts center offers a laid-back but social environment for residents to get creative.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,900 per month
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 88
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 46

Mi Casa Bonita

Address: 10 Camino de Vaca, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone Number: (505) 438-9255
Website: https://www.mcbonita.com/

This residential facility is next to West Frontage Road, not far from a Walmart Supercenter and other local shops and restaurants. Seniors benefit from dedicated 24-hour care from a warm, professional staff who help with activities of daily living, medication management, laundry and housekeeping and cooking. A fenced-in courtyard offers a pleasant outdoor space for seniors to get fresh air. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not listed
Room Types: Not listed
Number of Beds: 9
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 11

The Montecito Santa Fe

Address: 500 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 428-7777
Website: https://www.montecitosantafe.com

Set within quick access to Highway 25, a short drive from the Quail Run golf course, the Montecito Santa Fe is a resort-style complex with 24-hour a day service for seniors 50 years and older. Residents can choose to eat at one of the facility's three restaurants, or they can stop in at the lounge for a cocktail and live entertainment. An on-site library has an extensive collection of literature so seniors always have something new to read, while the spa features esthetician, hair-styling and massage services. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,950
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Cottages 
Number of Beds: 52
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 21

Brookdale Santa Fe

Address: 640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (844) 564-1159
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-santa-fe.html?cid=yext

Brookdale Santa Fe is located across the street from Salvador Perez park, right near a shopping center with a pharmacy, restaurants and a grocery store. The community's manicured grounds feature a flower garden and a pond where seniors can take walks. On-staff nurses help dispense medications, and physical and occupational specialists provide acute rehabilitative therapy. Residents who need help understanding their financing options can inquire about the facility's financial counseling services.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 63
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 81

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

Address: 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 501-7410
Website: https://kingstonhealthcare.com/communities/kingston-residence-of-santa-fe/

The Kingston Residence of Santa Fe is well-located near Rodeo Road and the Santa Fe Place mall, right near Villa Linda park and the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. Residents who enjoy the outdoors appreciate the facility's outdoor garden and patio, as well as the nearby walking trails. A housekeeping staff helps keep seniors' accommodations clean, while the community's book club is a popular social activity.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 105
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 28

El Castillo

Address: 250 East Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: (505) 988-2877
Website: https://www.elcastilloretirement.com/

Nestled at the edge of Santa Fe River Park, close to the Santa Fe Plaza and the New Mexico Museum of Art, El Castillo is a cozy residential facility for seniors who need assisted living or continuing care services. Nurses are on-site 24 hours per day, and the culinary staff prepares a home-cooked meal that residents can eat in a comfortable shared dining room. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not listed
Room Types: Studio, One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Apartments; Guest Suites 
Number of Beds: 17
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 13

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe

Address: 2041 S Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 278-5891
Website: https://www.morningstarseniorliving.com/communities/assisted-living-santa-fe-nm/

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe is an updated facility situated right off Highway 285, a few steps away from Southridge Calle Lorca Park. Seniors enjoy strolling around the facility's enclosed courtyards, walking paths and gardens, and can spend time unwinding at the spa. The community's bistro bar serves refreshments throughout the day, while the staff at the restaurant-style dining room serves three meals per day. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,725
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 85
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 12

Beehive Assisted Living

Address: 3838 Thomas Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone Number: (505) 629-1714
Website: https://assistedlivingcarenm.com/locations/santa-fe/

Located across the street from the Santa Fe Country Club, Beehive Assisted Living offers a range of care and accommodation options to help seniors gracefully age in place. The facility has a full-service spa for seniors who want beauty and wellness care, as well as housekeeping services to reduce residents' domestic load. A communal dining room serves three fresh meals per day that were specially designed with nutritional needs in mind. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not listed
Room Types: Not listed
Number of Beds: Not listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 15

Harmony Residential Care, Inc

Address: 4102 Malaga Ct. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone Number: (505) 349-3989 
Website: http://harmonyresidentialcare.com/

Located in nearby Rio Rancho, New Mexico, about an hour drive away from Santa Fe, Harmony Residential Care Inc. is an exceptionally well-reviewed assisted living and memory care community for those who need 24-hour a day help. Residents participate in fruit and vegetable gardening, enjoy hydrotherapy in a spa bath and have quick access to on-site doctors, nurses, podiatrists and physical therapists. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,250
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 56

Learn More About Assisted Living in Santa Fe

A modern city full of cultural and natural attractions, Santa Fe enjoys an above-average amount of sunshine and a picturesque setting at the foot of Thompson Peak. Seniors enjoy a wide choice of reputable assisted living facilities at reasonable rates. 

To learn more about paying for assisted living in New Mexico, consult our state guide.