Rio Rancho, New Mexico homes for sale

Rio Rancho, New Mexico Real Estate and Community Info

Recognized repeatedly as one of Money Magazine’s “100 best places to live,” the city of Rio Rancho is the third-largest city in New Mexico. Located just northwest of Albuquerque, the city serves as the economic hub of Sandoval County, and is home to a number of technological, retail, and service companies, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Sprint. At 5,290 feet, Rio Rancho real estate offers spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River. Approximately 87,521 people call Rio Rancho home.

Shopping and Dining

As one of the fastest growing cities in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest, Rio Rancho’s shopping and dining options expand on an almost continual basis. For authentic Italian cuisine, head to Joe’s Pasta House. Turtle Mountain Brewing Company is Rio Rancho’s favorite neighborhood brewpub. Unser Boulevard is home to a new 75-acre commercial development, which will feature retail shops, restaurants, and a 12-screen Cinemark theatre. There’s also a new Wal-Mart. New Mexico’s largest shopping center, the Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque, is just minutes away.

Parks and Recreation

No matter the season, residents can easily enjoy their favorite sports and activities with Rio Rancho’s variety of multi-function parks and recreation centers. The Star Heights Recreation Center features a playground, a learning center, two basketball courts, and a skate park. The Haynes Community Center and Park is home to the city’s Music in the Park series, and features a swimming pool, a multi-purpose field, two lighted tennis courts, three basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground, wetlands, shaded open spaces, and a walking path. For indoor fun, check out the Blades Multiplex Arena, which offers indoor soccer, arena flag football, hockey, and figure skating. The Sabana Grande Recreation Center provides dance, art, and gymnastics fun for residents of all ages. The Santa Ana Star Center is home to the New Mexico Mustangs, and often hosts concerts and other events during the off-season. A hockey camp is offered during the summer.


A thriving city, Rio Rancho is one of the fastest growing cities in New Mexico. With its numerous tech companies, it’s no surprise that Rio Rancho was the first city in the U.S. to offer city-wide, voice-over WiFi service. Great schools and affordable housing make living in Rio Rancho a wonderful alternative to the big-city lifestyle of Albuquerque.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Rio Rancho Public Schools operates a number of technologically advanced, high-quality schools, including: a preschool, ten elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools. Two of the city’s high schools, Independence High and the Rio Rancho Cyber Academy, provide students with individualized, flexible options – such as distance learning, credit recovery courses, advanced placement courses, and independent learning options. University of New Mexico West and Central New Mexico Community College offer local options for higher education.

The brand-new Presbyterian Rust Medical Center provides Rio Rancho residents with state-of-the-art medical care. A daily bus service connects residents to The New Mexico Rail Runner Express, which offers passenger rail service throughout Central Mexico and connects Rio Rancho riders to Albuquerque. 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (505) 342-8100 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

Dave Slade and Associates
2719 Bosque Del Sol Ln. NW
Albuquerque NM 87120
505.342.8100 (Phone)
Fax: Fax: 505.288.3554

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