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    Buena Vista Apartments
    1355 Meadow Lark Lane, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $599
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      $699
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    Furnished Studio - Albuquerque - Rio Rancho Blvd.
    2221 Rio Rancho Blvd(Hwy 528), Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $945
    (505) 431-4268
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    Meadowlark Apts
    4201 Meadowlark Ln SE, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $609
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $709
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    Arrowhead Ridge
    4515 Arrowhead Ridge Drive, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $644
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $627
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $718
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    Via Vista
    532 Cancun Loop, Rio Rancho
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $895
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,050
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    Enchanted Hills
    4501 Sprint Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $689
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $779
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $915
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    The Links at High Resort
    201 Pinnacle Drive SE, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $699
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $830
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $938
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    Entrada Pointe Apartments
    900 Country Club Dr SE, Rio Rancho
    • Studio
      $555
    • 1 Bedroom
      $604
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $701
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    Vista Grande Retirement
    4101 Meadowlark Ln Se, Rio Rancho
    • 1 Bedroom
      $609
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $783
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    6062 Cottontail Rd NE
    6062 Cottontail Rd NE, Rio Rancho
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,049
    (505) 604-0159
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    2810 Solano del Sol Dr NE
    2810 Solano del Sol Dr NE, Rio Rancho
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,249
    (505) 604-0159
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    3249 Cochiti Ne
    3249 Cochiti Ne, Rio Rancho
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,295
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    6920 Angela Dr Ne
    6920 Angela Dr Ne, Rio Rancho
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $850
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    608 Lakeview Circle Se
    608 Lakeview Circle Se, Rio Rancho
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $850
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    718 Uranium Dr
    718 Uranium Dr, Rio Rancho
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,095
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    1742 15th Ave Se
    1742 15th Ave Se, Rio Rancho
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,150
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    3311 Flat Irons Ne
    3311 Flat Irons Ne, Rio Rancho
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,095
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    1804 Chicoma Ne
    1804 Chicoma Ne, Rio Rancho
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,240
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    1260 Peppoli Se
    1260 Peppoli Se, Rio Rancho
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,350
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    1379 Peppoli Se
    1379 Peppoli Se, Rio Rancho
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,295
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Rio’s Residents

Some residents commute into Albuquerque, crowding the freeways on their way to cultural events and employment. However, Rio Rancho's city government actively promotes development to make the area culturally and economically independent of the neighboring city.

The city is sunny and warm, with temperatures fit for casual walking year-round and only the occasional small earthquake. Practice your safety triangle earthquake drill once and we’re sure you’ll be all right.

Finding an Apartment in Rio Rancho

Most Rio Rancho residents own their homes instead of renting, so there's not the same kind of rush to land an apartment as in a major city – vacancy rates for apartments have hovered around 12% in recent years. Most new residents move into their new apartments within a month and a half of beginning their search.

Now for the good stuff.

When to rent: Apartments in Rio Rancho are available for new tenants throughout the year, with one of the shortest average housing searches in the area.

What you need: Not too much that you wouldn't need anywhere else – bring your completed application, pay stubs, security deposit, and references and you shouldn’t have any problems. However, Rio Rancho is one of the fastest growing cities in New Mexico, so you'll want to keep your eyes open and your wits about you when on the hunt.

Rio Rancho Neighborhoods

Rio Rancho sports a high level of diversity in terms of apartment accommodations. The city's spread out into two counties, with a large northeast section near the countryside and cattle, and a more developed area to the southwest. Most shopping, and museums and attractions are in the southwest.

Northeast There is a large area here that's near the country. You’ll be able to enjoy hiking and bicycling in the warm weather around here.

Southwest Most of the new construction in Rio Rancho – housing, shopping, and movie theaters – is taking place in the southwest side of the city.

City Center This part of Rio Rancho is the most cosmopolitan. The city center is where you’ll see the museums, and major shopping centers.

Life in Rio Rancho

In short: Friendly, welcoming, and down-to-earth.

Since it's a fairly new city, people used to joke that Rio Rancho was the 'little brother' to Albuquerque, but it's now developing in its own right. The residents are quickly developing a greater sense of pride in their local culture, touting a great library system, farmers market and festivals.

Rio Rancho lacks sidewalks in many areas and is set up so that people have to drive from place to place, so considering bringing a set of wheels along. You will probably want to have the option of visiting Albuquerque, even if you land a job within the Rio Rancho city limits. Shopping, banking and other daily chores will likely become significantly easier with a car since the city’s pretty spread out.

All things considered, Rio Rancho is your place if you're looking for a nice area sandwiched between the city and the country. With gentle temperatures and a developing local culture and nightlife, then this city makes plenty of sense for you! Good luck on your search, dear apartment hunter.

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