The Islands

The Islands in Rio Rancho is a 55+ community in New Mexico. It is an established community with low-maintenance townhomes that offer a variety of sizes for today’s active adult homebuyer.

This age-restricted community enjoys a prime location near major roadways, golf courses, and everyday conveniences. Residents of The Islands enjoy a carefree lifestyle with like-minded neighbors in a tight-knit community setting.

The Islands Amenities

Though The Islands doesn’t offer a clubhouse, there are thoughtful outdoor amenities that let residents take advantage of New Mexico’s year-round mild climate. Situated around tranquil lakes, homeowners enjoy scenic views throughout their neighborhood. Walking trails throughout The Islands lead to a lovely community park that includes benches and a putting green.

The Islands Homes & Real Estate

There are 102 townhomes within The Islands. These low-maintenance residences were built between the late 1980s and early 1990s. Homebuyers can find a resale home that ranges in size from about 1,118 to 2,000 square feet. Residences typically have one to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The majority of homes in The Islands back up to water views and offer main-level living.

The Islands Lifestyle

Residents of The Islands live a carefree lifestyle with low-maintenance homeownership. Living within a small age-restricted community makes it easy for neighbors to become lifelong friends. Homeowners can plan community events at the park or enjoy a quiet afternoon strolling the neighborhood.


The Islands is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This gated active adult community is situated next to Chamisa Hills Country Club and Club Rio Rancho Golf Course. Just around the corner, along Pat D’Arco Highway, there are banks, retail shops, restaurants, and pharmacies. Active adults will be pleased to know that they are minutes from Target, Walgreens, Bank of America, and more.

A bit farther away, is Sandia Resort & Casino and parks east of the Rio Grande River. The Islands is only 20 minutes away from Albuquerque and about 30 minutes from Albuquerque International Sunport public airport. When looking for affordable, low-maintenance homes in a private setting, look no further than The Islands in Rio Rancho, NM.

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The Islands Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in The Islands. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green

The Islands Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in The Islands. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

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As a 3 year resident of The Islands I can honestly say that I should have moved here sooner. It is a wonderful community to downsize into, quiet, and peaceful.

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