Rio Rancho is a city located in Sandoval County, New Mexico. Home to over 91,000 residents, Rio Rancho is the third-largest city in the state, larger than Santa Fe, the state capital, which is fourth. Rio Rancho sits just northwest of Albuquerque, putting it within the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. Though the city is young, having been founded in 1961, its economy is robust; with Intel as its largest employer and main economic contributor, Rio Rancho has been able to grow economically and now boasts companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, Bank of America and Wal-Mart as major contributors to its overall economic health.

As mentioned, Rio Rancho was founded in 1961 as a housing development called “Rio Rancho Estates,” with the project first conceived by a land development company in the 1950’s. Rio Rancho’s initial settlers were New Yorkers, as the land development company advertised heavily in the New York metro area. Residents eager to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life in New York left for the arid climes of central New Mexico, and the population swelled in the 1960’s and 70’s. During the 1980’s and 90’s, residents of Albuquerque and Santa Fe began moving to Rio Rancho, and even today the population is still growing and the city is currently thriving.

Thanks to New Mexico’s mostly-arid climate, average summer highs in Rio Rancho tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 90’s during the day, with temperatures as high as 111 degrees recorded. Overnight lows tend to fall into the mid-to-upper 60’s. Winter tends to bring much cooler temperatures, with average highs only reaching into the mid-to-upper 50’s and overnight lows often dropping down into the low-to-mid 30’s. Since rain is scarce in the deserts of New Mexico, snow is as well, which makes it easier for auto transport companies to get into and out of the area

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