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77 Apartments for rent in Rio Rancho, NM

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Last updated November 22 at 12:56pm UTC
910 11th Ave NW
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 22 at 10:11am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
7209 Syr Ct NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 16 at 12:12pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
4640 Bismark Hills Way NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 2 at 11:11am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
3181 Calle Suenos SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 16 at 12:12pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
652 Renaissance Loop
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 15 at 11:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1530 Valley Vista Court SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 14 at 10:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
504 Peaceful Meadows Drive NE
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 18 at 1:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
736 Spur RD SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 9 at 12:18pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,400
2509 Twin Buttes Drive NE
River's Edge
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 24 at 3:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
6120 Cielo Grande Dr NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 8 at 11:30am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
3984 Rancher Loop
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 22 at 12:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
729 Morning Meadows Dr
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 22 at 12:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
Platinum Loop NE
Vista Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 17 at 8:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$980
Paseo Vista Loop NE
Loma Colorado
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 9 at 8:56am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,295
High Plains Rd NE
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 19 at 7:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
N Ensenada Cir SE
Cabezon
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 17 at 8:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
Benjamin Dr SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 16 at 8:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
Gladstone Dr NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 17 at 8:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
Calle de Roja Dr SE
Cabezon
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated November 2 at 7:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
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City Guide
Rio Rancho
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.