The East Preserve is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the Galisteo Basin Preserve entrance at US Highway 285 and Astral Valley Road—approximately 20 minutes from Santa Fe. The equestrian homesteads are accessible from Thornton Ranch Road.

Interactive Map

View an interactive map of the East Preserve property through Google Earth.
Click here to download the KMZ* file.

*KMZ is a file extension for a placemark file used by Google Earth. KMZ stands for Keyhole Markup language Zipped. KMZ files can contain placemarks featuring a custom name; the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates for the location, and 3D model data. KMZ files can be opened by Google Earth.

Utilities + Community Services

East Preserve equestrian homesteads will be serviced by roads and utilities. These include:

  • Electricity

  • High-speed Internet access is available through CNSP Wireless, a local wireless network company that serves the Santa Fe area

  • Easy access to US Highway 285 via Astral Valley Road and Thornton Ranch Road (all-weather, base-course roadways)

Each East Preserve home site will be serviced by a separate, independent water well. Draft governance documents for the East Preserve encourage owners to minimize their domestic water consumption by recycling water and using rainwater catchment systems for all outdoor irrigation.

Development Standards

Development standards for the East Preserve properties intend to minimize the impact of new construction on the scenic, cultural, and habitat values of the region.

A carefully defined set of covenants and restrictions will encourage homes to exemplify the energy-efficiency and water-conservation practices of green development. Commonweal is currently crafting the document that will set forth these building and landscaping criteria.


Commonweal is currently crafting the document that will describe East Preserve owners’ rights and responsibilities, including those related to community governance, trail use, equestrian activities, and the maintenance and stewardship of conservation lands.