Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is a newer city located about 16 miles north of Albuquerque. The community began with the building of the Rio Rancho Estates housing development in the early 1960s. In the beginning, Rio Rancho was mostly a retirement community and did not incorporate as a city until 1981. With Intel Corporation opening a semiconductor plant in Rio Rancho, and the availability of low-interest home financing helping singles and young families buy houses for sale, the cities population has grown to over 93,000, and Rio Rancho is now the largest city in Sandoval County.
The city government of Rio Rancho is earnestly involved in promoting the city and offering residents recreational activities. The city offers both adult and junior sports programs, an aquatic center with fitness classes, and a children’s summer camp. Rio Rancho has also incorporated many walking trails, bike paths, open spaces, and parks in its 103 square mile area. Private attractions in Rio Rancho include the J & R Vintage Auto Museum and the Artists of New Mexico Galleria.
Buying a house for sale in Rio Rancho offers a more relaxed environment to live in while the short drive to Albuquerque provides plenty of entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities. Homes for sale are available from starter homes to luxury estates; some with gorgeous views of the Sandia Mountains to the east while others offer spectacular sunset views to the west. Features such as large master bedrooms, oversized back yards, sunny kitchens, open floor plans and more can be found in houses for sale in Rio Rancho. If you would like more information about any home for sale in Rio Rancho, please contact us today.
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