Rio Grande Estates in New Mexico

Rio Grande Estates

 

Beautiful Albuquerque Area In The Rio Grande River Valley


These are building lots located southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico within the Rio Grande Estates Subdivision in Valencia County.  They range in size from half an acre to just over an acre, the exact dimensions of each individual property are in the specific listing for that property.  Some side-by-side properties we have grouped together for buyers who want more acreage. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Rio Grande Estates is a very large subdivision group.  Most of it is in Valencia County, however there is a portion that is further to the south in Socorro County.   The Socorro County portion of the Rio Grande Estates is separated from the Valencia County portion by a large arroyo.  Lots in the Valencia County portion of the Rio Grande Estates are closer to Belen, the golf course, the developing areas, the proposed hospital location, and Albuquerque.   If you want your property to be as close as possible to all of the development in the Belen area and to Albuquerque, we feel it is important to pick a lot that is in Valencia County.  Valencia County is the county immediately south of Albuquerque. 

The Rio Grande Estates is a very large under-developed community.  It is just east of the town of Belen and is rapidly becoming a bedroom community to the city of Albuquerque.  The main population of the area is along the I-25 corridor and the Rio Grande River.  The Rio Communities lie to the east of this main corridor.  There are scattered subdivisions throughout this area and there are other areas of no development.  There are many nice homes in the already developed areas.  These parcels are between the Rio Grande River and the Manzano Mountains.  You will be a couple of miles from the Rio Communities Development Area where there are shopping centers, businesses, churches, schools, a senior center, and many homes.  You will be only a few miles from the Tierra Del Sol Country Club And Golf Course!  Property is level to rolling with native grasses.  There are stunning views in every direction.  To the east the Manzano Mountains tower over 10,000 feet offering breathtaking views of the Rockies.  There are several National Forest and wilderness areas within a short drive.  They offer an incredible variety of outdoor activities such as mountain bike riding, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, snow skiing, horseback riding, ATV riding, sightseeing, and just relaxing. 

This area Is now poised to explode!  Facebook's new 980,000 square foot data center complex in Los Lunas will add a lot of good jobs to the area when it opens in 2018, and it is expected to attract other high tech companies to the area as well.  At the very next exit to the north on I-25, they are in the final phases of a large 1,500 home subdivision.  Another developer has purchased a 6,000 acre tract near the same exit and is developing it.  Valencia County's population has grown an unbelievable 46% in the last 10 years alone.  The city of Belen already has a population of 6,900 and the "Rio Communities" have another 5,800.  This area is rapidly growing in value and popularity.  A New Interchange off of I-25 is in the works. This $96 million project will connect I-25 to State Highway 314, across the Rio Grande River and then on to State Highway 47 where these Rio Communities are located. The bypass will make the Rio Communities more accessible and create more traffic through the area. The Rio Communities are currently the last large vacant tract of land in the area and with easier access, growth will be coming this way!

A whopping 76% of the residents of Valencia County voted to pass a referendum to build a new hospital in the county.  They have announced that this hospital will be built inside the Rio Communities next to Belen. This will be another huge boost to this area!

In the immediate Belen area there are a Walmart Super Center, IGA Grocery, Staples, senior center, museum, The University Of New Mexico - Valencia Campus, as well as the normal array of schools, churches, health care, etc.  With convenient access to Interstate 25, all other amenities are just a short drive away in Albuquerque.  The very next exit north on Interstate 25 has another Super Walmart as well as Walmart's central distribution center for the entire state.  On up I-25 is Albuquerque, which is the largest city in New Mexico and is home to the annual International Balloon Fiesta.  And don't forget the large resort and casino in Isleta that is just a 25 minute ride away. 

In early 2007 the Regional Transportation District opened the new passenger rail system.  This links the Belen/Los Lunas area directly with Albuquerque.  Residents are now able to live in the Belen area and work in Albuquerque, commuting on this light rail system.  This rail system network has recently been extended the entire way to the state capital of Santa Fe.

Elevation of 5,000 feet makes for near perfect weather year round.  The summer highs are in the 80's & 90's with the winter highs in the 50's.  There are about 350 sunny days per year making this area "the sunniest in the country".  Come see why New Mexico is known as "The Land Of Enchantment"!

There is maintained county road frontage into this subdivision.  Every parcel has legal access on platted road frontage and these roads were all graded in several years ago. With little or no traffic since then, most of these roads will need a little clearing up. The roads are all dedicated roads which means none of the property area is given up to be part of the road easement.  Every property was surveyed and pinned when the subdivision was laid out and approved, although these markers may not all be visible today.

We are offering for sale here residential lots in a variety of sizes and locations throughout the subdivision.  You can buy the residential lots for investment, building, or to have a place to RV while visiting the area.

NOTE:  New Mexico does generally require at least 3/4 of an acre to issue a building permit for a permanent home when the lot is not serviced by a city water and a city sewer system.  If and when the city utilities are installed, every single lot would then be buildable, and they will each become much more valuable.  You can build now if you acquire at least 3/4 of an acre.  Or you can wait and build a house on each residential lot once the utilities are run.  Or you can sell them to maximize profits at that time.

These are all great building sites with excellent views.  This makes for a great investment for that dream house.  There are no time restrictions on when to build, there are no requirements that you must build, and there are no association fees.  There are utilities in the general area, but not yet to these properties.  In the meantime you can use a generator or go solar.  Cell phones are normal.  If you want to contact a local water well digger to explore that option, wells in the area are approximately 200 to 350 feet deep.  Sewage would be by septic - when you build.  Taxes are current, as is the case with all of our properties as well as free and clear titles. 

Other 1 acre lots in the same area have listed for $5,500 to $7,500 and much more.  For a price comparison, you can view a list of other sellers' properties at:


Properties For Sale By Others

 

This area is beautiful.  You must see these in person to fully appreciate them.  These will be "your views" to enjoy every day in person!  Don't wait as prices in this Albuquerque area are rising fast.

We also own other properties nearby.  Please contact us if you are looking for property in areas other than those listed.

*** To See More Information About any Property, Including Pictures, Financing Terms, Maps and More Please Click the Green 'DETAILS' Button to the Right.


Available Properties

Property Acres Water Electric Sewage Phone Price
Unit 1, Block 2, Lots 22, 23 & 24 3.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $5,975.00 Sold!
Unit 2, Block 35, Lot 1 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 52, Lot 10 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 3, Block 64, Lot 28 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 4, Block 78, Lot 2 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 81, Lots 26 & 27 2.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $4,475.00 Details »
Unit 5, Block 101, Lot 11 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 140, Lot 1 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 160, Lot 24 0.90 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 181, Lots 3 & 4 1.80 Well Solar Septic Cell $3,975.00 Details »
Unit 9, Block 201, Lot 15 0.90 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 10 Block 243 Lots 8, 9, & 10 2.70 Well Solar Septic Cell $5.975.00 Details »
Unit B Block 702 Lot 25 0.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit C Block 735 Lot 15 0.51 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit C Block 748 Lots 41 & 42 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $2,975.00 Sold!
Unit D Block 792 Lots 14 & 15 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $2,975.00 Details »
Unit E Block 819 Lot 49 0.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit K Block 1071 Lots 26,27,28,29,30 2.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $6,475.00 Details »

This map shows where Rancho Rio Grande Estates is within New Mexico. 

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The Rio Grande Estates properties listed are in the units shaded green:

 

Rio Grande Estates Units

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Available Properties

*** To See More Information About any Property, Including Pictures, Financing Terms, Maps and More Please Click the Green 'DETAILS' Button below.

Property Acres Water Electric Sewage Phone Price
Unit 1, Block 2, Lots 22, 23 & 24 3.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $5,975.00 Sold!
Unit 2, Block 35, Lot 1 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 52, Lot 10 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 3, Block 64, Lot 28 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 4, Block 78, Lot 2 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 81, Lots 26 & 27 2.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $4,475.00 Details »
Unit 5, Block 101, Lot 11 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 140, Lot 1 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 160, Lot 24 0.90 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 181, Lots 3 & 4 1.80 Well Solar Septic Cell $3,975.00 Details »
Unit 9, Block 201, Lot 15 0.90 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 10 Block 243 Lots 8, 9, & 10 2.70 Well Solar Septic Cell $5.975.00 Details »
Unit B Block 702 Lot 25 0.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit C Block 735 Lot 15 0.51 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit C Block 748 Lots 41 & 42 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $2,975.00 Sold!
Unit D Block 792 Lots 14 & 15 1.00 Well Solar Septic Cell $2,975.00 Details »
Unit E Block 819 Lot 49 0.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $1,475.00 Details »
Unit K Block 1071 Lots 26,27,28,29,30 2.50 Well Solar Septic Cell $6,475.00 Details »

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