Living in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

Living in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

  • Josh Goss
  • 03/15/23

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is a village located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a beautiful and peaceful community with a population of approximately 6,000 people. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of living in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.


  1. Safety: One of the major advantages of living in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is its safety. The village has one of the lowest crime rates in the state.

  2. Small-town feel: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque has a small-town feel, which is perfect for people who prefer a quiet and laid-back lifestyle. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery, ride your bike along the river, and explore the local shops and restaurants.

  3. Close proximity to the city: Although Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is a small village, it is in the center of Albuquerque. This means that you can enjoy the perks of living in a small community while still having access to the amenities of a larger city.

  4. Community events: Los Ranchos de Albuquerque hosts several community events throughout the year, including the annual Harvest Festival and the Fourth of July parade. These events bring the community together and provide opportunities to meet new people.

  5. Space: Lot sizes and homes sizes are larger in Los Ranchos, a perfect place for estates, horses, toys, you name it!

    6. Dark: Los Ranchos doesn’t have many businesses or street lamps making it a perfect place to stargaze and unwind.


  1. Cost of living: The cost of living in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is higher than Albuquerque on average. This is due to the village's high standard of living and the cost of maintaining a large property.

  2. Development: The Village is a faced with a difficult decision as growing pressure by developers to create affordable housing is mounting. Full details are discussed in the video above!

In conclusion, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is a beautiful and peaceful community that offers a small-town feel with close proximity to the city. While it may have some drawbacks, such as the cost of living and development, it is an exceptional place to call home.

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