The Southern Crescent conservation neighborhood includes 22 scenic home sites arranged on the gentle south- and west-facing slopes of a crescent-shaped ridge. Surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space, Southern Crescent offers immediate access to miles of private and public hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.


Four Southern Crescent home sites are currently available for purchase.  

Each 3- to 9-acre parcel is distinguished by its quality of privacy and topography and by panoramic views of the southern Galisteo Basin, the Ortiz Mountains, the wave-like Cerro Pelon, and the intimate La Cañada Basin.

Carefully sited building envelopes take into account the region’s visual, natural, and community resources, and each is designed to accommodate a single-family home, a studio, and a garden area.

Southern Crescent’s common open space includes a 110-tree orchard and a designated community farm area. Two neighborhood overlooks provide broad Galisteo Basin and Sangre de Cristo views from the highest points on the ridge. Arroyos, native grasses, piñon, and juniper provide abundant plant and wildlife habitat. 

Lot Pricing + Availability

Limited Neighborhood Release with Special Pricing

  • LOT 11: South Ridge lot with expansive views to Cerro Pelon and Galisteo Basin. 4.35 ACRES / $229,500

  • LOT 17: Expansive views of the Galisteo Basin to Cerro Pelon and beyond. 4.3 ACRES / $203,500

  • LOT 18: South Ridge lot with views to Cerro Pelon and Galisteo Basin. 2.78 ACRES / $195,500

  • LOT 21: Arroyo frontage lot with nested views to Galisteo Basin and Cerro Pelon. 3.93 ACRES / $159,500


The entrance to Southern Crescent lies approximately one mile from the main Galisteo Basin Preserve entrance at US Hwy 285 and Astral Valley Road. It is a roughly 20-minute drive from Santa Fe. Within the Preserve, the neighborhood is located about one half-mile south of the proposed site for Trenza.

Interactive Map

View an interactive map of the Southern Crescent 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 contain KML files; and 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.

Buyer Broker Commission

Qualified real estate broker(s) representing buyers of property for sale by Commonweal Conservancy, Commonweal Communities, or the organizations’ designated seller broker, will be paid a commission equal to 5% of the property’s transacted sales price. Broker commissions will be paid from the proceeds of a successful closing.

Commonweal’s buyer broker commission commitment applies to parcels in Southern Crescent owned and marketed by Commonweal Communities. All properties in the West Basin, New Moon Overlook, East Preserve and Conservation Ranches neighborhoods have been sold to private buyers; any listings associated with these neighborhoods will be handled separately and independently through the property owners and their chosen representative(s).

Commonweal Availability

Commonweal staff is available to preview lots, answer questions, and accompany property tours with brokers and/or prospective buyers. We can also meet with brokers and their clients at Commonweal’s offices to provide context for the available properties and present an overview of the larger Galisteo Basin Preserve initiative. 

Ted Harrison is available to facilitate phone and email communications and to provide property information, marketing materials, and timely responses to broker/client questions. In our experience, selling the uniquely designed properties of the Galisteo Basin Preserve requires a hands-on commitment to the sales process, and we are happy to support brokers’ efforts however we can.

Feel free to contact:
Ted Harrison at 505.690.3094 [email]

Additional information + resources

Plat maps, development guidelines, community operating agreements, and details about services and utilities are available in the online descriptive information for each Galisteo Basin Preserve conservation neighborhood and/or via direct request to Commonweal.