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Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho, NM

Helpful Information for moving to Rio Rancho, NM
Part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical area, Rio Rancho is home to over 87,000 folks, but be careful not to confuse it with Rancho Rio in Montana! Having its beginnings in the 1960s, Rio Rancho is situated on 55,000 acres near the city of Albuquerque. There’s so much to see and do in and around this area – you’ll love calling it home!  

Reasons you’ll love moving to Rio Rancho, New Mexico

The Weather in Rio Rancho
The weather is ideal in Rio Rancho; low humidity, little precipitation and abundant sunshine! Average temperatures for the year are a pleasant 53 degrees. Summers have highs in the upper 80s to low 90s – not too sweltering.  While winter lows run generally in the 20s. Snowfall averages 9 inches for a year with total precipitation at around 8 inches. You’ll love the arid dessert climate there!

Things to do in Rio Rancho
Activities abound in the Rio Rancho area! Beginning with Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures where you can cruise down the Rio Grande in a kayak or canoe (rentals available) and relax and enjoy the lovely scenery. They also have guided tours, which greatly help out the newcomers! Another spot in Rio Rancho that you won’t want to miss is J&R Vintage Auto Museum, featuring over 60 antique cars and trucks! It’s a site to see! For a fun weekend activity, check out Albuquerque’s Zoo, Aquarium, Tingley Beach & Botanical Garden, all located at the ABQ BioPark! This is just a short 17 mile drive and you’re there to enjoy!

Rio Rancho Shopping
Cottonwood Mall is the place to shop near Rio Rancho! With their core stores of Dillard’s, Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney’s, they offer many of your favorites as well! Making the list are Build-A-Bear Workshop, Hollister Co., Old Navy, The Disney Store, Bath & Body Works and so much more! Don’t forget the groceries! Shop for some healthy foods at Wholefoods Market while you’re in Albuquerque, located in the Indian School Plaza!

Rio Rancho’s Best Restaurants
Some of the best restaurants are in the city of Rio Rancho! So much diversity, so much yum! Beginning with Joe’s Pasta House, which is a touch of Italy right in New Mexico! For cuisine of India & Nepal, try out Namaste, where the food is tasty and delicious! Turtle Mountain Brewing Company is another local favorite in Rio Rancho! They serve a variety of foods from pizza and calzones, salads, and burgers to luscious desserts! If you want to sample the beers, they have them from all areas of the world! Their brewers brew over 40 different recipes within a given year! Come and taste the quality!

Helpful Links for Moving to Rio Rancho
City Website
Visitor Information
Chamber of Commerce
Public Schools
Public Library                                

The service center for Rio Rancho, NM is located in Albuquerque, NM.

Information about Rio Rancho, NM

Est. Population: 87521
County: Sandoval
Latitude: 35.2333
Longitude: -106.6667
Zip Codes: 87124