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53 apartments for rent near Rio Rancho, NM

Last updated February 28 at 10:49AM
Entrada Pointe Apartments
900 Country Club Dr SE
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 28 at 7:38AM
Studio
$656
1 Bedroom
$656
2 Bedrooms
$790
6924 Albany Hills Drive NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 18 at 12:00PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
46 Prestwick Ct.
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 28 at 10:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
5537 Gladstone Drive NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 12:54PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
3025 Chama Meadows NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 12 at 6:23AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
2413 Falesco Rd SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 16 at 10:36AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,575
4760 Delaina Drive NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 2:22PM
2 Bedrooms
$900
3849 Tranquil Meadows Dr NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 21 at 10:44AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
4764 Kelly Way NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 12:56PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
1681 PERMA Drive NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 25 at 2:48PM
3 Bedrooms
$995
2013 Violeta Way SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 12:56PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Vancouver Rd SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 10:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$895
2065 PLATINA Court SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated January 19 at 4:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,640
909 Hollow Park Ct SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 28 at 10:47AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1301 Danzante Dr SE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 12:54PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,295
1317 Elkslip NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 9 at 11:29AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
824 Rebecca Loop NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 23 at 12:56PM
2 Bedrooms
$900
3817 North Pole Loop NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 25 at 10:34AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
201 Alero Circle
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 17 at 11:16AM
1 Bedroom
$825
4535 ZIRCONIA Drive NE
Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, NM
Updated February 24 at 2:39PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,075
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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.