169 Apartments for rent in Rio Rancho, NM

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Starting at $690
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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 $1,295
Updated 2 days ago
3612 Buckaroo Rd NE
3612 Buckaroo Rd NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
Starting at $1,300
Updated 2 days ago
808 7th Street NE
808 7th Street NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,395
Updated 2 days ago
729 Playful Meadows Cr NE
729 Playful Meadows Cr NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $975
Updated 3 days ago
1644 Plum Rd. NE
1644 Plum Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM
2 Bedrooms
$975
Starting at $1,300
Updated 3 days ago
3344 Zia Ct NE
3344 Zia Ct NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,590
Updated 3 days ago
733 Sunny Meadows Drive NE
733 Sunny Meadows Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,590
Starting at $1,500
Updated 4 days ago
1640 Arbolera Lp SE
1640 Arbolera Lp SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,300
Updated 4 days ago
4868 Kim Road NE
4868 Kim Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,650
Updated 4 days ago
3440 Oasis Springs Road NE
3440 Oasis Springs Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM
5 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,125
Updated 6 days ago
3012 Logan Meadows Drive NE
3012 Logan Meadows Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
Starting at $1,100
Updated 11 days ago
4931 Nickel Dr NE
4931 Nickel Dr NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,295
Updated 11 days ago
3004 Sue Circle SE
3004 Sue Circle SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
Starting at $1,500
Updated 13 days ago
2128 Las Brisas Circle SE
2128 Las Brisas Circle SE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,395
Updated 17 days ago
3529 Shiloh NE
3529 Shiloh NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $1,400
Updated 17 days ago
5739 Cibola Dr. NE
5739 Cibola Dr. NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,450
Updated 17 days ago
2633 Sandia Loop NE
2633 Sandia Loop NE
Rio Rancho, NM
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $950
Updated 17 days ago
568 Terrace Dr NE
568 Terrace Dr NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,400
Updated 20 days ago
1773 Allegheny Dr. NE
1773 Allegheny Dr. NE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $750
Updated 25 days ago
325 Geraldine Loop B
325 Geraldine Loop B
Rio Rancho, NM
2 Bedrooms
$750
Starting at $1,450
Updated 27 days ago
Powder River NE Dr
Powder River NE Dr
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $1,095
Updated 1 month ago
1351 EPIC Court SE
1351 EPIC Court SE
Rio Rancho, NM
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
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Starting at $695
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Core Vistas at Seven Bar Ranch
10600 Cibola Loop NW
Albuquerque, NM
Studio
$695
1 Bedroom
$705
2 Bedrooms
$860
Upscale apartments with extra storage. Easy access to NM-528. Air conditioning and washer/dryer hookups. Community has volleyball courts, racquetball and two swimming pools. Garage parking available.
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Starting at $734
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Camino Real
3305 Calle Cuervo NW
Albuquerque, NM
1 Bedroom
$734
2 Bedrooms
$925
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
Camino Real offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes in various floor plans. Features of these units include walk-in closets, ice makers and ranges. The community offers a 24-hour gym and pet-friendly amenities.
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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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