Richmond American Homes is NOW pre-selling the FIRST neighborhood at Monarch in Mariposa

Richmond American Homes is NOW pre-selling the FIRST neighborhood at Monarch in Mariposa

Posted on April 19, 2023

It is the moment buyers in Rio Rancho have been waiting for, pre-sales have begun in the first new neighborhood at Monarch in Mariposa. Seasons at Monarch offers eight different floor plans by Richmond American Homes, the newest builder to join the Mariposa family.

Homes will range in size from 1,590 to 2,630 square feet with three to six-bedroom options. Both single-story ranch and two-story floor plans are available. Two of the floor plans include Richmond’s UltraGarage® line, offering owners an attached, extra-tall garage designed to house a range of vehicles, from RVs to boats, ATVs, trailers and more. Floor plans that offer this feature also have traditional garage bays for everyday vehicles.

Tim Brislin, senior vice president for Harvard Investments, the developer of Mariposa, said having Richmond American Homes join the community is a tremendous opportunity for area homebuyers. “Richmond American is a premier homebuilder known across the country. Their incredible line-up of homes brings a new style to the already rich variety of homes at Mariposa, New Mexico’s premier master-planned community. The ability to further personalize these homes, ensures they can grow with the families who live here.”

“We are thrilled to bring Richmond American style and quality to New Mexico,” said David Newell, Division President New Mexico for Richmond American Homes. “We couldn’t have asked for a better location than the Monarch neighborhood to highlight beauty of the homes in our Seasons collection.

All eight-floor plans available within the Seasons at Monarch neighborhood come with modern options for personalization. Richmond American Homes homebuyers meet with a professional design consultant to choose colors, textures, finishes, and fixtures for their new home. This allows each new home to better reflect homeowners’ personal tastes and lifestyles.

Albuquerque-based Price Land Development Group (PLD) has also been an integral partner for Richmond and Harvard Investments at Mariposa. Price  prepared the parcel for Richmond and serves as their General Contractor for Seasons. “A site as beautiful as the new Monarch neighborhood, situated on 50 acres on the northeast end of Mariposa, offering more than 14 acres of open space and views of five mountain ranges, deserves nothing less than beautifully designed homes,” said Garret Price, president of Price Land Development. “That is exactly what buyers will find with Richmond American.”

Monarch will also feature a neighborhood park named Longwing. The park is anticipated to be built in early 2024 and is designed to include a picnic ramada and grill, plus a shaded play structure, a sandbox, a butterfly habitat, and a turf area for games and sports. Monarch residents will also have access to Mariposa’s existing pools, fitness center, parks, and other award-winning community amenities.

Additionally, residents have direct access to the 2,200-acre Mariposa Preserve, a dedicated open space protected in perpetuity and used for recreational and educational purposes. The preserve offers more than 10 miles of trails and breathtaking views of the New Mexico high desert and surrounding mountain ranges.

Mariposa’s proximity to Rio Rancho’s top-ranked schools, healthcare facilities, community parks, and more are also perks for homebuyers. Find out more about Mariposa and what makes it the premier master-planned community in Northern New Mexico by visiting

Looking for a new home or custom homesite near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a master-planned community 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully-equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails, abundant open space and endless views at the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at





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