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Happy Birthday Rio Rancho!

City of Rio Rancho’s 40th Anniversary   RIO RANCHO, N.M.—Rio Rancho is officially 40 years old and, in 2021, we will honor and celebrate our past, present, and future with a variety of activities and events.   “This year, let’s celebrate our 40 years...

The newest map is out and Sandoval County, Bernalillo County, and Santa Fe County are among 14 counties in the YELLOW!

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than...

NAIOP Rio Rancho Roundtable

s New Mexico at Tipping Point? Covid...Oil and the NEXT Normal With Dale Dekker. Thanks you Sponsors: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC; TLC Plumbing & Utility; EB - Enterprise Builders Register Here Feb 4, 2021 09:00 AM

Mayor: City strong entering new year

Mayor: City strong entering new year Get the full story from our partners at the Rio Rancho Observer

Paycheck Protection Program Update

Join the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce for an informative update about the 2nd Round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). Friday, January 22,  2021 - 10:30am Presentation and Q&A Register Here If you have any questions please contact: 505-892-1533...

2021 Legislative Preview

Topic Legislative 2021 Preview - Quarterly Member Zoom Meeting Description Guest Speakers: Senator Craig Brandt House Representative Jane Powdrell-Culbert Senator Benny Shendo House Representative Ely Damon House Representative Joshua Hernandez Sponsored by: The Rio...
Rio Rancho Events Center Vaccination Site

Rio Rancho Events Center Vaccination Site

For Immediate Release February 24, 2021   Rio Rancho Events Center Vaccination Site RIO RANCHO, N.M.—The City of Rio Rancho and Spectra Venue Management are excited to announce that, in conjunction with the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center and the New Mexico...

Local Restaurant Receives Donation to Feed Police Officers

Local Restaurant Receives Donation to Feed Police Officers Rio Rancho, NM – On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Slate Street Grille in Rio Rancho will serve fresh, hot meals to the Rio Rancho Police Department. Steve Ricar and Todd Mack, owners of Slate Street Grille,...

County Officials Cut Ribbon at New Animal Shelter

Sandoval County Elected Officials, along with County staff, attended a ribbon cutting at the new Sandoval County Animal Shelter on February 10, 2021. The animal shelter is located on the north end of the Sandoval County Administration campus. The sheriff’s office,...

City of Rio Rancho Announces Facility Re-Openings

City of Rio Rancho Announces Facility Re-Openings

A swath of sunshine and hope swept through Rio Rancho today. Based on the governor’s re-assessment of Covid19 safety progress, the City of Rio Rancho announced that many city facilities will re-open on Monday, March 1, 2021, albeit with limited hours, services and...

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NAIOP Rio Rancho Roundtable

s New Mexico at Tipping Point? Covid...Oil and the NEXT Normal With Dale Dekker. Thanks you Sponsors: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC; TLC Plumbing & Utility; EB -...

Call to Action: Complete the 2020 Census

Spending 10 minutes to complete a census form brings in thousands of dollars to Sandoval County! According to ICountNM, the website of the Statewide Complete Count Commission, for every New Mexican...

Register to Vote!

This fall, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard at the polls – but only if you are registered to vote. It's important. And it's easy! It's no secret that it is a presidential election...

Spread the World: The Results are In!

District 1 City Councilor (4-year term) Jim Owen District 2 City Councilor (2-year term) Jeremy Lenentine District 4 City Councilor (4-year term) Paul M. Wymer District 6 City Councilor (4-year...

What’s Our Mission?

Build a Buzz

We know Rio Rancho, and we want our community to be buzzing about the great things about our city.

Creating Pride in Our Uniqueness

Rio Rancho is unlike any other community in New Mexico. It’s time to feel proud of what we have and share it!

Smart, Fresh Information

We’re thankful for our partners for sharing relevant information to those in and out of our community. Do great work in the community and speak out!

Labor of Love From These Partners

Please thank our charter members who helped us collect information together!

 

Quality of Life

Here are the ten plus reasons why Rio Rancho is a great place to live and work!

The Bright Spot of New Mexico

Rio Rancho’s elevation is 5,290 ft. We have approximately 300 days of sunshine. There is little to no risk of natural disasters, and our high desert climate provides residents with a mild, four season climate.

The Most Bang For Your Buck

The cost of living is nearly 10 points below the national average. Housing in Rio Rancho is most favorable, scoring 84.5. Our utilities are also affordable with a score of 92.5 and misellaneous goods/services scored at 90.6.

You Can Rest Easy in Rio Rancho

Violenct crime in Rio Rancho is one of the lowest in the state! The FBI Uniform Crime reports show Rio Rancho only had 220 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents, surpassing the national average.

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