Birds of a Feather
A beautiful, gated gay and lesbian community of homes in New Mexico
"The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
Birds of a Feather is a special, magical place–your dream come true! Our LGBT friendly community is a gay and lesbian haven like no other in the world. Founded in 2004, we're located in the “Land of Enchantment” in sunny Northern New Mexico, just outside of the charming Village of Pecos and 30 minutes east of Santa Fe.
Who Lives Here?
Our LGBT community began when its founder, Bonnie McGowan, envisioned a thoughtful community development as a safe haven for people of like minds. Our community is made up of lesbians, gays, singles, couples and friends who care about environmentally responsible living; an active and healthy lifestyle; and forming strong social connections when we need them most–as we are aging.
Most of our community residents and lot owners (ages 50 & up) are planning on "aging in place," ie: staying in their homes as they age. Currently, some of our residents are retired, some work from home using our high-speed internet, and yet others still work outside the community.
Our homes are designed with aging in mind and our community supports staying physically fit and active. Our residents enjoy hiking on our 140-acre property, as well as gathering to share meals, celebrate birthdays and holidays, playing games or golfing and traveling together. Visit our "meet your neighbor" page to see photos of some of our current and future residents and their homes, as well as read what they have to say about living at Birds of a Feather!
Our Lots and Homes
We have several lots for sale to build your future home. All of our 1/4 to 3 acre home sites are pine-forested and most have magnificent mountain or meadow views! Lot pricing starts at $44,900 and includes all underground utilities (water, telephone, electric to the lot line). High speed internet is available by wireless or satellite service.
After choosing your favorite home site, select one of our pre-designed floor plans: the 990 sq. ft. (Little House); 1275 sq. ft. (Chickadee); 1425 sq. ft. (bluebird; or 1625 sq. ft. (Casita). These floorplans are perfect for LGBT retirement or a second home get-a-way!
You also have the option to build a custom-designed home or EcoNest on most lots.
You may take up to five years to start building your home using one of our fabulous approved builders when you purchase a Phase II lot. Phase I re-sale lot buyers have three years to begin construction. Homes must be completed within eighteen months from breaking ground.
Our Commitment to Green Living
"Good to be Green!" Our aging populations and the "green movement" are two mega-trends for the 21st century, driving demand for "aging in place" and eco-friendly home design. Combining these approaches makes good sense for a second or retirement home that is easy to live in, healthy, and super energy efficient! Any of our floorplans can incorporate as many energy-saving features as you desire. Homes may also be energy efficient LEED certified.
Nature at Your Doorstep
Living in our community includes fabulous LGBT neighbors, as well as access to many acres of adjoining private property conserved as green space. You'll enjoy trails for walking/hiking, and access to National Forest Land surrounding our community. Plus, the Pecos Wilderness is only minutes away and has hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding.
Why Invest Now
Interest rates are at historic lows and our local banks have great lot and construction financing available for qualified buyers. We currently have a few re-sale lots available in Phase I and only three lots left in Phase II, as of January, 2016. These lots range in size from 1/4 to 2+ acres. I hope to be able to offer seven more lots in the spring of 2016. Check back for lot sizes and pricing!