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Vista Grande Active Adult Community

A Place In The Sun... For You!

Vista Grande is a retirement home built by The Foundation of IAAP as housing for retired administrative professionals. Retirement living at Vista Grande is determined by application from people who are 55 and up and priority is given in this order:

  • IAAP members and their families
  • Former IAAP members and their families
  • Administrative professionals who are not members of IAAP and their families
  • People who have never been administrative professionals

When your application is received, you are placed on a waiting list for occupancy on your desired move-in date or as soon as possible thereafter. A financial statement is required for occupancy and financial need is a consideration for acceptance.

The History of Vista Grande

Vista Grande is The Foundation of IAAP's most longstanding project. Our "place in the sun" was envisioned in 1947 by Della Herring, who contributed the first dollar to a new retirement fund. In December 1970, groundbreaking ceremonies were held on what would become Vista Grande. Vista Grande now consists of a total of 168 units and continues to improve.

Amenities at Vista Grande

Vista Grande has all the features you would expect from a premier retirement community. The 168-unit community is continually improving for residents. Listed below are some of the amenities residents will receive:


  • 24-hour call system
  • Spacious floor plans
  • Color-coordinated draperies and carpeting
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Kitchenette with electric range, refrigerator, waste disposal and cabinets
  • Private bathroom with tub/shower
  • Storage facilities
  • Partial utilities paid

Community Features:

  • 24-hour office area with copier and paper shredder
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Coin-operated laundry center
  • The Mildred Barr Library with hundreds of books and videos
  • The Lillian C. Martino Arts and Crafts Room
  • Community activities including bingo, card games, cookouts, community projects and parties
  • Organized craft activity sessions
  • Exercise room
  • Picturesque outdoor setting with gazebo

Floorplans at Vista Grande

Vista Grande offers a wide variety of floorplans. It includes both one and two bedroom apartments ranging from 456 to 807 square feet. Inquire about specific floor plans by calling the phone number below.

Request More Information

For additional information or a residency application, call or write today:

Manager, Vista Grande Retirement Center
4101 Meadowlark Lane SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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