The town of Rio Rancho is part of the Albuquerque metro area and is the third-largest and fastest-growing city in New Mexico. It’s home to nearly 95,000 residents and is located primarily in Sandoval County with a small section in Bernalillo County.
Over the last 30 years, Rio Rancho has become more independent from Albuquerque including the establishment of a separate school district and businesses. The largest project is the Downtown City Center, which includes a new City Hall, the University of New Mexico West, the Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Anna Starr Center and UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center.
Rio Rancho is home to several major company headquarters and bases such as the Intel Corporation, Major call centers It’s also home to the Metro areas only oldies format radio station holding the moniker “Rio Rancho Radio” and produces its own Rio Rancho Observer, the local newspaper.
Rio Rancho Communities
With the economic growth that Rio Rancho has enjoyed over the past 2 decades housing too has flourished. Much of Rio Rancho’s residential area was first subdivided into manageable .50 Acre lots. These larger lots drew a lot of interest from home buyers that wanted to build larger custom homes. Much of Rio Rancho is populated with custom homesites and an abundance of vacant land lots for sale.
But developers too took advantage of this abundance and built some very large planned communities like Cabezon, Loma Colorado, Mariposa, and Northern Meadows. Many more available neighborhoods offer affordable homes too like North Hills, Diamond Ridge, Trinity Estates, and High Desert. Looking for a fabulous over 55 community? You will want to see some of the great homes in the Del Webb community of Alegria. Whatever you are looking for you’re in the best place to shop for all Rio Rancho Homes For sale.
Rio Rancho has its own Rio Rancho school district and features eight elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. It also has two public charter schools, the ASK Academy and Cyber Academy focusing on science, technology, and engineering.
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