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Mayor Hull’s Rally in the Desert – Community Cleanup

Join Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful and register to volunteer for Mayor Hull’s 2021 Rally in the Desert Cleanup on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. As our community grows, the amount of littered and illegally dumped waste on the city’s vast mesas and...

Sunday is Funday

August 22nd is the 16th annual Mayor's: "Sunday is Funday"! For more information click here: https://rioranchofunday.com/

Community Welcome! NTx BIO (Nature’s Toolbox)

Community Welcome "NTx BIO" Nature's Toolbox with Guest Speaker Alex Koglin, President and Co-Founder. Sponsored by BRYCON; Klinger Constructors LLC & Hosted by City of Rio Rancho; Rio Rancho Regional Chamber; Sandoval Economic Alliance; NAIOP NM Chapter Click...

Intel Community Celebration – Register Today!

INTEL Community Celebration. Guest Speaker: Erika Edgerly, Intel Corporation NM Government Affairs Manager. Hosted by: NAIOP-NM Chapter; Rio Rancho City of Vision; Rio Rancho Regional Chamber; Sandoval County: Sandoval Economic Alliance. Premier Sponsor: Brycon NAIOP...

Sandoval County extends economic development funds for Intel expansion

Sandoval County extends economic development funds for Intel expansion  Intel has made the announcement today that they will be investing  $3.5 billion into their facility.  This investment will increase employment by 40% and it reaffirms Intel’s commitment to New...

Soccer Player Earn Semi-Finalist Spot In NASA Contest

This Rio Rancho student is a star on the soccer field, and at NASA. Ainsley has been named a semi-finalist in a nationwide essay writing competition hosted by NASA! Help us cheer on Ainsley together! https://bit.ly/3wu8S5i
Rio Rancho’s Residential Explosion 

Rio Rancho’s Residential Explosion 

Rio Rancho's Residential Explosion - Read the whole story here - https://rrobserver.com/housing-supply-cant-keep-up-with-demand-in-metro-area/ View .pdf presentation here

COVID 19 Update – Delta Variant

The Delta variant now represents more than 83% of COVID cases in America – including the majority of cases in New Mexico – and it’s far more transmissible than earlier variants. Nationwide, cases have quadrupled in the month of July – from approximately 13,000 to more...

Watermelon Mountain Ranch – Pet of the Month – Carmen

Meet this month's pet of the month Carmen, from Watermelon Mountain Ranch She's very shy when it comes to meeting new people. She loves water and enjoys standing around in the kiddie pools to cool off in the summer. She's a little selective about the dogs she enjoys...

Ready to Learn More and Earn More? Upskill Sandoval is for you

Upskill Sandoval is a workforce development program that provides opportunities for the local workforce to pursue training and education opportunities to help build the economy of Sandoval County.  The program provides free training and education for Sandoval County...

Shining Stars Preschool Ribbon Cutting

Shining Stars Preschool Ribbon Cutting

August 24th was a special day at Shining Stars Preschool as we celebrated with a small group of students and special guests at a belated ribbon cutting ceremony. The new school, which opened last year as an upgraded replacement for our old Shining Stars, has...

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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...

2020-2021 School Year Reentry Plans

After much planning, listening and decision-making, RRPS has finished it's 20-21 School Year Reentry Plans. Read more here. On August 7 and 11, RRPS will begin the school year with all students on a...

City of Rio Rancho Adjusting Operations Beginning May 3

For Immediate Release April 29, 2021   City of Rio Rancho Adjusting Operations Beginning May 3   RIO RANCHO, N.M.— Per Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s April 28, 2021 modified emergency...

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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