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Entrada Pointe Apartments
900 Country Club Dr SE
Rio Rancho, NM
Studio
$690
1 Bedroom
$704
2 Bedrooms
$839
Bright apartments near the Rio Grande River and State Route 528. Air conditioning, extra storage and patio or balcony. Pet-friendly community features volleyball court and swimming pool. On-site laundry.
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Starting at $995
Updated 1 hr ago
713 Chihuahua Road NE
713 Chihuahua Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM
2 Bedrooms
$995
Starting at $1,000
Updated 13 hrs ago
190 Coral Drive NE
190 Coral Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $1,025
Updated 13 hrs ago
6980 Skylar Drive NE
6980 Skylar Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
Starting at $1,250
Updated 13 hrs ago
1432 DESERT PAINTBRUSH LOOP NE
1432 DESERT PAINTBRUSH LOOP NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $1,195
Updated 13 hrs ago
2003 Cortina Loop SE
2003 Cortina Loop SE
Rio Rancho, NM
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
Starting at $1,595
Updated 1 day ago
533 Sunny Meadows Dr
533 Sunny Meadows Dr
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
Starting at $875
Updated 2 days ago
460 Arkansas ST SE
460 Arkansas ST SE
Rio Rancho, NM
2 Bedrooms
$875
Starting at $1,695
Updated 2 days ago
3229 Cascades Trail SE
3229 Cascades Trail SE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
Starting at $875
Updated 3 days ago
252 Sommerset Drive SE
252 Sommerset Drive SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$875
Starting at $1,095
Updated 3 days ago
3001 Solano Meadows Drive NE
3001 Solano Meadows Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
Starting at $1,150
Updated 4 days ago
3508 Flat Iron Rd NE
3508 Flat Iron Rd NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $1,395
Updated 4 days ago
733 Sunny Meadows Drive NE
733 Sunny Meadows Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $1,425
Updated 4 days ago
7144 Husky Drive NE
7144 Husky Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
Starting at $1,200
Updated 7 days ago
1747 Mesa Grande Lp NE
1747 Mesa Grande Lp NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,350
Updated 7 days ago
7038 Labrador NE
7038 Labrador NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,895
Updated 7 days ago
1340 Sara Way SE
1340 Sara Way SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
Starting at $1,400
Updated 9 days ago
117 Marigold Drive SW
117 Marigold Drive SW
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,800
Updated 11 days ago
105 Alero Cir NE
105 Alero Cir NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $1,350
Updated 11 days ago
2104 Forest Trail Rd SE
2104 Forest Trail Rd SE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,600
Updated 12 days ago
3181 Calle Suenos SE
3181 Calle Suenos SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $775
Updated 14 days ago
4200 Ridgeway Drive SE
4200 Ridgeway Drive SE
Rio Rancho, NM
10 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $1,100
Updated 16 days ago
305 Asbury Road NE
305 Asbury Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,475
Updated 17 days ago
5841 Sandoval Drive NE
5841 Sandoval Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
5 Bedrooms
$1,475

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City GuideRio Rancho

Rio Rancho dubs itself the 'City of Vision.' Just a warning, if you don’t enjoy the sight of cows outside of your window, you might want to reconsider as Rio Rancho’s a slight departure from the more metropolitan areas of neighboring Albuquerque. So grab your cattle-ranching gear and let’s get going.

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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