Rio Rancho is part of the metropolitan Albuquerque area and also one of New Mexico's fastest-growing cities. The city's formal incorporation dates back to 1981 and enjoys a location in between the Continental Divide in the west and the Sandia Mountains in the east, creating a unique landscape. One of the many things that only adds to the city's allure is its proximity to so many of New Mexico's natural treasures that offer hiking, camping, and outdoor activity opportunities.
The combination of fast growth due to technology jobs and warm, dry climate most of the year makes Rio Rancho attractive for all ages. Over 93,000 residents that call the city home have easy access to retail and entertainment space accessible through public transportation. The J & R Vintage Auto Museum is here, offering you plenty of indoor amusement, and the downtown area boasts a 14-screen movie theater.
Rio Rancho boasts two high schools to better serve the needs of the community, Rio Rancho High School and V. Sue Cleveland High School. Two charter schools that focus on STEM subjects for grades 6-12 are also here. With 29% of the population under 18, you can expect opportunities for school-age kids to continue growing.
Some of the nearby locations with fun for the entire family include Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Jemez Mountain Trail. These outdoor locations include stunning scenery and opportunities for hiking. Old Route 66 winds through here, giving you the chance to feed your nostalgic side, and the Coronado Historic Site provides an interesting peak at the area's oldest history. You'll find plenty of things to do in and around Rio Rancho, no matter what your interests.
Average home price in Rio Rancho is $183,400, representing a 2.7% increase. Because home prices are likely to continue rising in the next year, you're making a wise investment by buying now. The average monthly rental price is $1,275, which marks a lower average price that many communities in the same metro area.
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