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142 Apartments for rent in Rio Rancho, NM

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Last updated October 17 at 8:05pm UTC
3809 Saint Andrews Dr SE
Panorama Heights East
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 17 at 8:05pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
6980 Skylar Dr NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 17 at 8:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
3500 Oasis Springs Rd. NE
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 17 at 8:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
4200 Ridgeway Drive SE
High Resort
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 16 at 6:17am UTC
10 Bedrooms
$750
601 Teresa Court SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 16 at 6:17am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
657 Troon Drive SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 14 at 3:19am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
921 Country Club Drive SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 13 at 5:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
3437 Marino Dr. SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 12 at 1:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
2729 Violeta Cir. SE
Cabezon
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 12 at 1:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
631 Lakeview Circle
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 11 at 11:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
241 El Camino Loop NW
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 9 at 9:34am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
1051 Meadowlark Ct SE Unit 2
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 5 at 10:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1617 Skyview Circle NE
North Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 13 at 11:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
7038 Labrador NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 13 at 11:05am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
679 Pecos Loop SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 12 at 1:21pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1452 Jemez Loop Dr
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 12 at 1:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
4548 Dearborn Hills Dr. NE
Enchanted Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 11 at 11:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
3114 Chama Meadows Dr NE
Northern Meadows
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 11 at 11:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
501 LOMA LINDA LOOP
Loma Colorado
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 10 at 9:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1201 Peppoli Loop SE
Cabezon
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 6 at 10:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
1726 Gallinas Rd.
Sierra Norte
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 5 at 10:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
4280 Pumice Drive NE
Vista Hills
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 5 at 10:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
4109 Foxwood Trail SE
High Resort
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated October 5 at 10:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
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.