Golf clubs and golf balls on a green lawn in a beautiful golf course with morning sunshine. The ball at the hole on the golf course.

The historic Rio Grande flows along the west side of the City of Rio Communities in Southeastern Valencia County. Take pleasure in the panoramic views of the Manzano Mountains at sunrise and the spectacular sunsets over the west mesa. Rio Communities is home to enchanted views, leisure, recreation, and much more.

  • Clean air and excellent weather
  • Short drive to City of Albuquerque
  • Golfing
  • Nearby to the NM Rail Runner Express
  • Open Spaces
  • Close to Whitfield Wildlife Facility



Rio Communities is a unique community along the Rio Grande, boasting residents with diverse backgrounds and histories from across the US and the world. This diverse composition and independent spirit set it apart from neighboring communities.

  • 5,558 residents & 2,221 households
  • 37.2 years Median Age
  • $57,052 median household income
  • $150,700 median home price



Rio Communities sits in central New Mexico, 37 miles to the south of Albuquerque, nestled on the eastern bank of the Rio Grande River. Los Lunas, another city experiencing rapid growth within the state of New Mexico, is just 13 miles south of Rio Communities.

Community Profile


Based on the 2011-2015 American Community Survey, Rio Communities mean annual family income was $57,335.

Rio Communities has a large retirement population and is steadily becoming a sought-after destination for young families, thanks to its affordable housing options and convenient commuting opportunities.


Belen Public Library
A modern general purpose library
Rio Communities Little Library
Drive-up small book exchange library. Open 24 hours a day
UNM-VC Library
A college library that offers research into a variety of areas

Wellness Council

The Rio Communities Wellness Council is a collaborative effort dedicated to inspiring, informing, and supporting the health and well-being of all residents. Comprising devoted community members and local business representatives, the council hosts two annual health and wellness fairs for the community and its surroundings. The Family Wellness Fair takes place every third Saturday in April, while the Adult/Senior Wellness Fair is scheduled for the third Friday of October. For the latest updates, visit and check the "Calendar" section.

Historic Churches

San Francisco Xavier
Jarales, NM 30 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall
Cristo Rey
Bosque, NM 30 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Los Chavez, NM 30 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall
San Isidro Labrador
Pueblitos, NM 30 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall

Current Churches

San Agustín de la Isleta Mission
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
The First United Presbyterian Church of Belen
85 Manaano Expy, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
First United Methodist Church of Belen
75 Manzano Expy, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Sierra Vista Baptist Church
104 La Luna Pl, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Belen 1st Church of The Nazarene
105 La Luna Pl, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
St Phillips Episcopal Church
113 La Luna Pl, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Abundant Life Christian Church
105 Avenida Del Fuego, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Valley Baptist Church
202 Damon St, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Rio Communities Cornerstone Church
480 Rio Communities Blvd, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2199 Highway 304, Rio Communities, NM. 87002
Belen Mennonite Church
862 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM. 87002
Church of Christ Rio Grande
75 Sherod Dr. Belen, NM 87002