Rio Grande Estates

This part of Valencia County, which has grown an unbelievable amount, almost doubling in the last 19 years. The county, which was formerly much larger in area, lost almost 81 percent of its territory on June 1981.

Contributing to the growth are 3 major companies that are major employers and create a need for much more supporting business and job opportunities.

Belen is at an elevation of around 5000 feet which makes for near perfect temperatures year round. The summer highs are in the 80’s & 90’s and the winter highs in the 50’s. On average there are more or less 350 sunny days per year making this area, “The Sunniest in the Country”.

Near Rio Communities and Belen

Rio Communities, the nearest city includes two convenience stores, Allsup’s and Al’s Mini Mart; the 18-hole Tierra Del Sol Golf Course; a Dollar General and three restaurants, Tierra del Sol, The Coffee Shop and the Oasis Cafe.

Belen  is the second most populous city in Valencia County.  It has the nickname “The Hub City”. The city is geographically near the center of New Mexico and has been a significant transportation hub for central New Mexico that includes access to rail, the interstate highway and air at Valencia County’s only public airport.  The city is located 35 miles south of Albuquerque.

Belen is home to a number of annual cultural events, including the St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rally on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, the All-American Fourth of July around July 4, Rio Abajo Days on the last Saturday in September, and the Miracle on Main Street Festival and Electric Light Parade on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The Hispano Matanza, held annually in Belen on the last Saturday in January, is considered the world’s largest matanza, a Spanish-style barbecue that can trace its origin back to the conquistadors. This New Mexico matanza tradition, hosted by the Hispano Chamber of Valencia County, involves serving the free food, such as chicharrones, to more than 10,000 patrons. All of the proceeds are given as scholarships to local college students.Belen has nine parks and is home to the Valencia County Fairgrounds.


Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. 

When visiting Albuquerque, you’ll find its spectacular weather—with 310 days of sunshine—perfect for outdoor activities, including biking, skiing and hiking. Our incomparable weather and scenery also make Albuquerque the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Balloons dot our clear blue skies throughout the year, revealing a myriad of colors.At night, Albuquerque is bathed in the glow of neon signs, relics of the city’s role along historic Route 66. Locals and visitors enjoy kicking up their heels in our bustling downtown entertainment district, taking in a show by one of our international theater and dance companies, and visiting the many casinos surrounding the metropolitan area.

Property Details

Property Address: 34.6445,-106.683
Parcel ID: 1-012-027-345-157-101300
Size: 0.50 Acres
Terrain: Level
Access: Legal Access. Road originally bladed in but not maintained.
Water: Would be by Well
Sewer: Would be by Septic
Electric: None/Solar/Wind/Generator
Conveyance: Warranty Deed
HOA Fees: None
Taxes: Approximately $5 per year

Cash Price: $ 800.00
Owner Financing: $ 50.00 Down, $249 Document Prep, then $ 50.00 per month for 24 months

GPS Coordinates (approximate coordinates)
Northwest Corner: 34.6446,-106.6843
Northeast Corner: 34.6446,-106.6836
Southwest Corner: 34.6443,-106.6843
Southeast Corner: 34.6443,-106.6836

Exterior Features: 

Lot: 21,780.04 sqft 

Lot Depth: 100.32 ft 

Lot Width: 216.48 ft 

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