The incorporated community known as Santa Fe is actually a consolidation of several rural villages that include Alta Loma, Arcadia, and Algoa. Located equidistant between Houston and Galveston, Santa Fe appeals to those who are seeking a retreat from the bustle of urban living and the open feeling of a country environment. School and community events play prominently in daily life, providing a close-knit spirit between neighbors that has all but disappeared in suburban America. Affordable housing, a good location, and room to grow will no doubt spur further growth and development in this welcoming area. Amenities in the Clear Lake area and the City of Galveston add to the quality of life.