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    201 Pinnacle Drive SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    1 BED $1,405+
    2 BEDS $1,510+
    3 BEDS $1,870+
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    5/5 Jenn A. on Apr 28, 2023

    Great place to live, friendly staff, great location

    4.5/5 Whyte on Jun 13, 2023

    Great Staff very helpful and maintenance is 5 star

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    900 Country Club, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    1 BED $1,140+
    2 BEDS $1,360+
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    4101 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    1 BED $1,187+
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    3536 Clear Creek Place, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
    5 BEDS $2,600
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    1355 Meadowlark Ln SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    201 Pinnacle Drive SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    1 BED $1,405+
    2 BEDS $1,510+
    3 BEDS $1,870+
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    4515 Arrowhead Ridge Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    4515 Arrowhead Ridge Dr. SE Ste 1, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    11019 Del Carmen Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    3 BEDS $2,300
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    10800 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    Studio $1,575+
    1 BED $1,650+
    2 BEDS $2,000+
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    10800 Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 BED $1,396+
    2 BEDS $1,863+
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    9719 Calle Chamisa, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    4 BEDS $3,000
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    10600 Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 BED $1,319+
    2 BEDS $1,324+
    3 BEDS $1,840+
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    10600 Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    Studio $1,205+
    1 BED $942+
    2+ BEDS $1,258+
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    10600 Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    Studio $1,205+
    1 BED $942+
    2 BEDS $1,258+
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    6700 Cantata Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 BED $1,612+
    2 BEDS $1,620+
    3 BEDS $1,992+
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    4929 Quail Ridge Drive Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    3 BEDS $2,500
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    3405 Calle Cuervo NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 BED $1,059+
    2 BEDS $1,448+
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    9251 Eagle Ranch Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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    9270 Eagle Ranch Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    1 BED $1,255+
    2 BEDS $1,549+
    3 BEDS $1,859+
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    9180 Coors Blvd, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
    1 BED $1,166+
    2 BEDS $1,782+
    3 BEDS $1,754+
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    4601 Montano Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
    1 BED $1,229+
    2 BEDS $1,279+
    3 BEDS $1,759+
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    3605 Setaria Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87120
    2 BEDS $2,600
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    320 Wayne Rd NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87114
    2 BEDS $1,300
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Average rent in Rio Rancho, NM

$1,390/mo Rio Rancho, NM average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Rio Rancho, NM is $1,390.

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Rio Rancho, NM last updated?

Prices and availability in Rio Rancho, NM were last updated on 13 Apr 2024.

What are the best apartments in Rio Rancho, NM?

The best apartments in Rio Rancho, NM are: Links at High Resort, Entrada Pointe, Blue Agave Villas, 3536 Clear Creek Place and Buena Vista Senior.

What is the average rent in Rio Rancho, NM?

The average rent in Rio Rancho, NM is $1,390. Start your search for apartments in Rio Rancho, NM now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Rio Rancho, NM?

The price range for a studio apartment in Rio Rancho, NM is between $1,140 and $1,815. View all studio apartments in Rio Rancho, NM.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM is between $1,140 and $2,670. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Rio Rancho, NM now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM is between $1,187 and $3,055. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Rio Rancho, NM is between $1,870 and $3,310. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Rio Rancho, NM.

What type of rental buildings are in Rio Rancho, NM?

In Rio Rancho 21% of the housing is rented out compared to 79% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Rio Rancho’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 26% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 58% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Rio Rancho, NM?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Rio Rancho are about 28 years old, on average. Of these, 32% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Rio Rancho, NM?

Rental apartments in Rio Rancho come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 33% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 52% of all rentals in Rio Rancho. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho is a small city located in the Albuquerque Basin to the west of the Rio Grande in Sandoval County. It's the third-largest city in New Mexico, often recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. due to its high-ranking public schools, low crime rates, diversity and family-friendly community. Rio Rancho is located in the rain shadow of the Sandia Mountains and the Continental Divide, so it has an arid climate. Temperatures vary between 25°F and 93°F, with plenty of sunny days year-round, so renters enjoy multiple outdoor activities.

Renting in Rio Rancho, NM

Most properties in Rio Rancho are single-family homes built after the 1970s, with only a few apartment communities and townhomes. Neighborhoods in the southeast part of the city are more exclusive, with spacious, new estates in planned communities. These neighborhoods are characterized by quiet, tree-lined streets with single- or two-level houses near schools, parks and everyday amenities. Albuquerque and its big-city amenities are also a short drive away. Central Rio Rancho has plenty of properties for rent that are more affordable than the southeast area and are near transit options, schools and lifestyle and entertainment options. Western Rio Rancho has more affordable rentals, though you will likely need a car to get to other parts of the city. Renter's insurance and a security deposit are not mandatory, although the landlord may include them in the lease agreement. The security deposit cannot be higher than one month's rent, while the payment of utilities is usually excluded from the rent cost.

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Shopping in Rio Rancho, NM

There are smaller shopping centers like Plaza Rio Center, Rio Rancho Marketplace, Lariat Square and Plaza @ Enchanted Hills. These malls are typically home to big-box stores like Target, Walmart, Albertsons, Smith's, Dollar Tree, Natural Grocers and The Home Depot. Renters also have access to stores like T.J.Maxx, Cato Fashions and Ross Dress for Less. Rio Rancho doesn't have big malls, so most shoppers head to neighboring Albuquerque's Cottonwood Mall and Coronado Center for brand shopping. These malls are home to stores like Barnes & Nobles, Aldo, Dillard's, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret, Pandora, Sephora, Oakley, Macy's, Buckle, H&M and Claire's, among others.

Transportation in Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho is a car-dependent city, so you will need a car to get around. State roads 528 and 448 and U.S. Route 550 pass near the borders of Rio Rancho, while State Road 347 is entirely in Rio Rancho and connects it to U.S. Route 550. Renters have access to several transportation options. Rio Rancho is served by ABQ RIDE and Rio Metro. These bus operators have several bus stops in the city and connect it to the New Mexico Rail Runner station, a light rail service operating in Sandoval County. Rio Metro also provides paratransit services for senior and disabled residents. In addition, renters looking for an eco-friendly transportation option have access to a developed bicycle infrastructure. There are bike lanes on both sides of the roads, bike paths and bike amenities throughout the whole city. Ridesharing options like Uber and Lyft are also available in the area. Albuquerque International Sunport is the nearest airport, located some 20 miles away.

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