Rio Rancho is a progressive and growing New Mexico city. People looking to buy a home in New Mexico find that Rio Rancho has a lot to offer as a mid-sized city of 93,000 people. The city enjoys a strong employment base as Intel has a plant located in the city. And residents also appreciate the proximity to Albuquerque.
Rio Rancho really started to prosper in 1981, when it was incorporated as a city and Intel opened a plant. Many young families also moved to the area as well in the early 1980s due to low interest home loans. Rio Rancho has grown considerably since then, gaining more independence from Albuquerque.
Residents enjoy a great selection of shopping and dining options in Rio Rancho. The local stores sell locally made hand-crafted jewelry, southwestern-flavored art and crafts, western wear, gourmet edibles, and more. Or you can take a short drive to Cottonwood Mall which features more than 135 retailers. Dining options include Banana Leaf vegetarian (Asian fusion), Noda’s Japanese Cuisine, Toro Tequila Bar and Grill steakhouse, and more.
And don’t forget to enjoy the many parks in Rio Rancho, where you can relax, walk the dog, or get some exercise in the great southwest outdoors.
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