Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a healthy economy attract new
residents to Valencia County from around the country. The climate is beautiful and mostly dry, with 278 sunny days per.
Valencia County is in the midst of tremendous economic growth with a new Facebook data
the facility, manufacturing hub, and pipeline project.
The Village of Los Lunas has become the county's commercial center as well as a growing
satellite community for the Albuquerque metro area. The City of Belen, farther south,
maintains its identity as a transportation and agricultural center.
Besides Los Lunas and Belen, the county includes Tomé, the site of the University of New Mexico-
Valencia campus; and the state's newest incorporated community, Rio Communities.