A mini version of Albuquerque, it's next door neighbor, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque attempts to straddle the line between a small town village and a budding metropolis. Ideal for residents who want to be close to the best restaurants, great nightlife and even better entertainment in nearby Albuquerque, but want to maintain a semblance of picturesque small-town living then Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is calling your name. Currently it is one of the more pricier areas of New Mexico, but don't get discouraged if your budget doesn't afford your dream house rental in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Plenty of smaller single story and single family rental homes can be had at a great price point.
Because moving can be complicated, real estate brokers almost always recommend that new residents consider a house rental or an apt for rent before purchasing a property. This way, you can get to know the different neighborhoods and vibes of the city to find the perfect place to settle in for the long haul. Luckily, you should be able to find a home for rent in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. But if you do decide to try renting, be sure to bring the right documents; photo ID, bank statements, proof of income, letters of reference or rental history and a blank check for the security deposit.
Because it is such a small town, with a population just north of 6,000, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is not divided up into many neighborhoods. Instead, new residents have the option of living in the City Center where many apartments for rent can be found or in one of the small residential communities. Here's a look at two of the most popular communities in the village:
Los Poblanos Estates: Considered one of the larger communities in Los Ranchos, this neighborhood has about 200 residents. Homes in this neighborhood are newer with many featuring four or more bedrooms.
Tinnin Farms: Consisting of sprawling residential estates and stately homes, the properties in Tinnin Farms are considered the nicest in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Restaurants closer to this area include Pho Hoa Vietnamese Restaurant, Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse, and Luigi's Restaurant and Pizzeria.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is considered by locals to be an artist's haven. Walk the tree-lined streets of the small village and you will be inundated with eclectic artist's boutiques and galleries. It is not uncommon to come across a lonely artist painting a picture at a street corner or in a park. The city center offers numerous small shops selling everything from handmade Native American artifacts to tacky souvenirs for tourists. Many residents make the short drive to the bustling city of Albuquerque for great restaurants, even better entertainment and excitement galore. You can also spend a day at Indian Petroglyph State Park and Petroglyph National Monument.
However, if you do decide to spend time in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque be sure to eat at the highly rated and critically acclaimed La Merienda restaurant. Offering made to order food fresh from their organic farm and garden, the food at La Merienda is as healthy for you as it is mouth watering delicious.