Belen is on the West side of the Manzano Mountains located in the Rio Grande River Valley. With a population of 7,239, it offers a lot more than just a small town atmosphere. There are many businesses and industrial opportunities. It boasts the southern most station on the Rail Runner Express which is part of the Rio Metro transportation system from Belen through Albuquerque up to Santa Fe. There is always something happening here, so check out the city of Belen website.
Rio Communities is a retirement community with an average age of 46. It was incorporated in 2013 and has a population of 4,723. It is just East of Belen in Valencia county. There are several businesses and lots of opportunity with 20,000 plus vehicles traveling through each day. It is just a short drive to Albuquerque and enjoys lots of large healthy trees from the life waters of the Rio Grande River. Visit the Rio Communities website for more information or check out Rio Communities Wikipedia page.