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Santa Fe
Santa Fe
New Mexico
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Santa Fe ( or ; Tewa: Ogha Po'oge, Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County. This area was occupied for at least several thousand years by indigenous peoples who built villages several hundred years ago on the current site of the city. It was known by the Tewa inhabitants as Ogha Po'oge ("White Shell Water Place"). The city of Santa Fe, founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, is the oldest city in the state and the oldest state capital city in the United States. Santa Fe (meaning "holy faith" in Spanish) had a population of 69,204 in 2012. It is the principal city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area. The city's full name as founded remains La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís ("The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi").

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General livability. Santa Fe is a world-class destination, with spectacular mountains and vistas, and dynamic art and culinary attractions. The people are friendly and open minded, with a tremendous mix of cultures. There are a great many elders here, for it is a comfortable and (so far) uncrowded place to live.
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Age friendly not quiet sure 80% of the town is senior citizens
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Many community options for elderly as well as transportation services.

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How did New Mexico earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. New Mexico has a state sales tax of 5.13%. Of particular interest is that New Mexico does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. New Mexico has an effective property tax rate of 0.76%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how New Mexico earned its state tax grade of D+.

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