Apartments in Avondale AZ

Peaceful and serene living, yet near the best in shopping and dining…come home to Rio Santa Fe apartments in Avondale AZ and find out why our residents love us!

Perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale, Rio Santa Fe is thoughtfully designed to be a premier desert community. Discover our ideal location that puts you minutes away from all the best that Arizona has to offer. Less than 20 miles from downtown Phoenix, our close-knit community is near popular retail centers, fabulous restaurants, business parks, and cultural attractions.

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  • Rio Santa Fe Apartments
    13015 W. Rancho Santa Fe Avondale, AZ 85323
    Phone: 623-215-6846
  • Mon -Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sun: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • We offer the ultimate flexibility with 1-15 month lease terms.

Community Features

    • Resort Style Pool
    • Relaxing Spa
    • BBQ Areas throughout the Community
    • 24-Hour State of the Art Fitness Center
    • Business Center with Complimentary Fax/Copy Service
    • Package Receiving Service Available Short Term Leases Available*
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access around Community Amenities
    • On-Site 24 hour Emergency Maintenance
    • Pet Friendly
    • Covered Parking Available
    • Detached Garages Available*
    • Separate Clubhouse Available for Parties and Events
    • Apartment Features

    • Full Size Washer/Dryer
    • Oval Roman Bathtubs
    • Spacious Floor Plans
    • Centralized Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Balcony/Patio with Storage
    • Breakfast Bar*
    • Designer Two Tone Paint
    • Wood Flooring in Select Apartment Homes
    • Modern Kitchens Equipped with Full Size Electric Appliances
      *Amenities may vary by floor plan or specific apartment
Available Floor Plans : One Bedroom Two Bedroom Three Bedroom
  • One Bedroom

    Rio De Janeiro

    Size : 707 Sq Ft

    Bed : 1

    Bath : 1

    Features : A well designed apartment home that maximizes square footage to for optimal living space. The kitchen and dining area provides an exceptional entertainment area for friends and family.

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    Rio De Janeiro

    Rio Santa Fe

    Size : 779 Sq Ft

    Bed : 1

    Bath : 1

    Features : Named after the community this floor plan provides all the comforts of home! The wrap around patio is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the sunset.

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    Rio Santa Fe

    Rio Santa Maria

    Size : 796 Sq Ft

    Bed : 1

    Bath : 1

    Features : With vast built in book shelves encasing the dining room it can serve as a relaxing reading oasis or for fine dining while showcasing your favorite collectibles. With access from both your living room and bedroom suite star gazing from your private patio will never be easier.

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    Rio Santa Maria

    Rio Salado with Den

    Size : 916 Sq Ft

    Bed : 1

    Bath : 1

    Features : Our one bedroom with a den is perfectly designed for those that desire the convenience of their own home office; media room or just a private oasis to relax. End your evening by soaking in a relaxing roman style tub.

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    Rio Salado with Den
  • Two Bedroom

    Rio Verde with Den

    Size : 970 Sq Ft

    Bed : 2

    Bath : 1

    Features : Whether you need a second bedroom, hobby room or a guest suite this is the perfect floor plan that suites it all. The open kitchen provides an exceptional layout for entertaining.

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    Rio Verde with Den

    Rio Penasco

    Size : 1022 Sq Ft

    Bed : 2

    Bath : 2

    Features : With bedrooms being ideally situated on the opposite side of the apartment home this is the perfect design for those that crave privacy. The kitchen and dining area provides an unrivaled entertainment area for friends and family.

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    Rio Penasco

    Rio Chama

    Size : 1093 Sq Ft

    Bed : 2

    Bath : 2

    Features : With dual walk in closets, spacious bedrooms and an unparalleled living room space, this is the perfect apartment home for those that enjoy just being home.

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    Rio Chama
  • Three Bedroom

    Rio Grande

    Size : 1235 Sq Ft

    Bed : 3

    Bath : 2

    Features : This unique floor plan has almost everything a house has except the maintenance! From spacious bedrooms, generous living space to a private patio you will not need much else!

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    Rio Grande
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  • Home Improvement
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    • Pet Policies

    • Cats : Allowed

      Total allowed : A maximum of 2 pets per apartment.

    • Dogs : Allowed

      Total allowed : A maximum of 2 pets per apartment. Comments : Rottweiler, Pit Bull, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, Beagle, Akita, Great Dane, German Sheppard, Dalmatian, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bedlington-Terrier, Weimaraner, Malamute, Doberman, Beagle and any dog-wolf mix are not allowed.

      Local Services

    • Elementary School

      Distance To : 1.7 miles Details : Lattie Coor Elementary school located at 1406 N. Central Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323
      Phone: 623-772-4400.
      School transportation picks up outside the leasing office promptly at 7:35 am and drops off between 3:05 pm and 3:55 pm (depending on grade level).

    • Highway

      Distance To : 0.4 miles Details : Rio Santa Fe is 0.4 miles away from the 1-10 freeway at Dysart. The loop 101 is just 4 miles away!

    • Park

      Distance To : 0.8 miles Details : With 10 soccer/footbal fields, 2 basketball courts, 2 baseball fields, 3 playgrounds, a Japanese Garden, a dog park, covered ramadas, and several walking trails, Friendship Park is Avondale’s largest and most beautiful park.

    • High School

      Distance To : 2 miles Details : Agua Fria High School is located at 530 East Riley Drive, Avondale, AZ (Phone: 623-932-7301). School transportation picks up outside the leasing office promptly at 7:30 am and drops off between 2:55 pm and 4:15 pm.

    • Bus

      Distance To : 0.3 miles Details : Local bus route 17A travels east to west along McDowell Road 7 days a week and stops at several shopping centers including Desert Sky Mall. Public transit bus route 131 makes stops at Estrella Mountain College, Donnie Hale Park, and Avondale City Center.

    • Tips for Making the Move to Your New Apartment an Easy One


      Summer is right around the corner and so is moving season. Moving season? Yes, you might be surprised to discover that summer is the prime time the majority of people move. This season takes place from May 15th to August 31st and more than 65% off all moves occur during this period. What does this mean for you? Well, moving at any time requires prior planning and moving during the prime months of the season can be a breeze as long as you have a timeline, strategy and well-thought-out plan for getting yourself on track.

      Hire a Moving Company Early

      With so many people packing up and heading to their new homes it’s important to book your moving company as soon as you can. If you wait until the final week or two prior to your move-in date, you will have fewer options to choose from and might end up with a company that is not the best value.

      Develop a Realistic Budget

      Moving during the peak months will naturally mean that costs will be higher. No one likes to hear it, but if you accept this and plan a realistic budget to allow for these slightly inflated prices, you will be much more relaxed during the move itself with no unexpected added costs popping up.

      Don’t Take the Online Price Quote as a Definitive Amount

      Some companies will offer online price quotes. This can help you get a ballpark idea but the more realistic quote will come from having the mover come see the space in person. Once this is done, you can get a written estimate that will be on par with what you can actually expect it to cost.

      Consolidate Your Belongings

      More “stuff” equals more boxes and additional moving costs for time. Moving in to your new apartment really gives you the chance to evaluate your current belongings so that you can only take those that you still need. If you have clothing that you haven’t worn for years or furniture that you are sick of looking at, why bring it along? Separate the things you must take with you from the things you no longer need and then donate those falling in to the second category. Not only are you helping others out but these donations are also tax deductible.

      Create a List

      Moving is a really exciting time and when you have so much on your mind, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or forget important things you need to do. Take a load off your mind by writing all this in list form. Whether you are the old fashioned pen and paper list type or more of the Excel spreadsheet addict, getting all that you need to do out of your mind and on to a solid list that you can continue to check back on will help keep you moving on the right track.

      Plan What Your Furniture Needs Will Be

      The great thing about moving in to an apartment is that you will have easy access to your floor plan. In fact, most are posted online. This is a great way to visually plan out what furniture you will need and where to place it. If your current furniture isn’t going to fit the floor plan or design, you might want to consider selling it prior to your move. Not only will this save you money when it comes to moving time, but it will also allow you to use this money toward paying your movers. When you are ready to get new furniture, many businesses offer free delivery! Yet another great way to save!

      Check in With Your Mover a Week Prior to Your Moving Date

      Moving during the peak of the season doesn’t need to be aggravating. Even though you may have reserved your mover months in advance, it’s wise to check in a week prior to moving to make sure your schedule is still on the books. Sometimes the large amount of bookings the company receives in peak season can leave some customers lost in the shuffle. A simple call to check-in can help eliminate this concern.

    • Neighborhood Pizza Joints

      Please take a look below at local pizza restaurants located within a short distance from Rio Santa Fe Apartments

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    • New Community Website

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