Past, present, future
This is the first of a series of articles exploring the past, present, and future of our City Different, begging the question, “Howare we going to leave Santa Fe for future generations to enjoy job opportunities and the quality of life unique to our area”?
Whatmakes this city dynamic? What makes our City Different? Santa Fe is a history-rich, world-renowned epicenter for art, architecture, culture, cuisine, and outdoor adventure. It is also the home of 84,000 individuals, each with his or her own perspective and role. In this series, Santa Fe Reál, wewill explore the intricacies of our beloved city and surroundings, its historical roots, its ever-evolving reality, and how each of us can be involved in developing its future.
Most cities are defined by their major employers. The leading employers in Santa Fe, as the state capital and cultural destination, are government and combined hospitality industry services, but also growing start-up tech companies, expanding medical services, and a robust film industry. Currently many parents encourage their children to leave Santa Fe. This is hugely negative. As a community, let’s turn this around. Among the topics we will explore:
• Work force housing and housing choices
• Job opportunities for the generations, and virtual workplaces
• Balancing historic preservation with green building
• Government and private development initiatives, for example MeowWolf • Outdoor adventures and preservation • Community involvement and philanthropy • Multi-generation housing • Our expanding Santa Fe Airport • Solar and renewable energy • Renovation vs. new construction As real-estate brokers, we interact with many different groups of buyers and sellers. This article introduces Millennials— their needs, contributions, and aspirations, and how they balance budget and life-style in the search for work-force housing, whether purchased or rented.
The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 2000, is defined by their coming of age at the turn of the century, but more poignantly by the internet being introduced in their formative education. One of the better-known Millennials is Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, developing a social platform that has connected all generations. Bringing the focus closer to home, we will feature prominent, successful Millennials in our community in future articles.
Millennials are the first generation to embrace the technological world. As the world grows more global, people become more connected, but they also yearn for a sense of unique contribution to their community. This is what motivates individuals to greatness.
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