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Rio Rancho Real Estate
Listed in the top-100 places to live (ranked #59 in 2012) by CNNMoney, Rio Rancho homes for sale are very affordable for most people. Rio Rancho is situated in a beautiful part of New Mexico - located to the northwest of the Albuquerque metro area - and the views of the Sandia Mountains are stunning. Many homes are within neighborhoods offering panoramic views with alluring southwest landscapes. Homes, condos and townhomes tend to reflect a Spanish flavor and style in their architecture, echoing the New Mexico landscape. There are half-acre ranchettes and golf course condos, but the housing landscape is dominated by single-family homes.
People find it a great place to live because there are several large employers in Rio Rancho, including Intel and Hewlett-Packard. The University of New Mexico opened a West branch campus in Rio Rancho and construction of the Central New Mexico Community College is finished.
Rio Rancho Homes: Family-Friendly Lifestyle
Rio Rancho has everything most would want in a family-friendly city. There are miles of bike paths, several hiking trails and dozens of parks for sports and outdoor activities. In addition there are also six dog parks, including three (High Range Park, Rainbow Park and RR Sports Complex) offering water for your canine companions. Rio Rancho real estate also has several rec. centers including Star Heights, Sabana Grande and Haynes Park. Rio Rancho also has several outdoor pools and the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, a year-round facility.
When it comes to shopping, there is the Cottonwood Mall (technically located in Albuquerque, but just down the road from Rio Rancho). The mall features several large retailers like Macy's, Sears, JC Penny, and it has a Regal Cinemas attached. Residents can also take advantage of many other small shopping centers and strip malls offering convenience and professional services. There are also plenty of restaurants featuring everything from Mexican to Indian cuisine. Rio Rancho also has great health care services and facilities including the new Presbyterian Rust Hospital, which opened in 2011. The UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center also offers complete medical care.
Rio Rancho Amenities and Schools
Rio Rancho is a perfect-sized city and includes three post offices along with several libraries. The Santa Ana Star Center features concerts and other live performances, and is the home of the New Mexico Stars, Rio Rancho's professional arena football team.
Since 1994 Rio Rancho has had it's own school district. It now boasts several preschools, ten elementary schools, four middle schools and four full or alternative high schools. Rio Rancho High School and V. Sue Cleveland High school are the two major senior facilities and both are well-rated. Both high schools use academies to provide students with theme-based classes. In addition, Rio Rancho also has several private Christian schools, all of which feature outstanding student/teacher ratios.
Email Alfonso or give him a call at 505-450-3779 and he’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about Rio Rancho homes.By Alfonso Salazaron