Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, New Mexico is a growing city typically known as a suburb of the city of Albuquerque. As with any city, there are pros and cons to living in Rio Rancho.




  1. Affordable Cost of Living: One of the main advantages of living in Rio Rancho is its affordability, home prices are lower than in the city of Albuquerque.
  2. Natural Beauty: Rio Rancho is surrounded by natural beauty. From the Sandia Mountains to the Rio Grande, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Residents can go hiking, biking, or fishing in the nearby parks and wilderness areas.
  3. Growing Economy: Rio Rancho has a growing economy with plenty of job opportunities. The video notes that Intel is one of the largest employers in the area, but there are also plenty of other businesses and industries in the region.


  1. Limited Entertainment Options: Rio Rancho is a relatively small city, and as such, there are limited entertainment options compared to larger cities. The video mentions that residents may need to travel to Albuquerque for more entertainment options.
  2. Commute: Getting into Albuquerque where the majority of employment opportunities are at means crossing the Rio Grande River which can back up adding 10 minutes to your commute during rush hour.


In conclusion, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, has its advantages and disadvantages, as with any city. The city offers an affordable cost of living, natural beauty, and a growing economy. However, crossing the river can be a pain and there aren’t as many entertainment options as there are in Albuquerque.

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