New In-House Financing with 25% Down!
New In-House Financing with 25% Down!

River Bend Retirement Community   



River Bend is an Independent Retirement Community for 60+ residents that are still active and want to maintain their independence. "It offers the finest retirement living in a resort community," (


River Bend covers 20 acres and is conveniently located less than five minutes from Carlsbad's hot spots.  "You can't beat this location" is a most common phrase heard by visitors.  Within 60 minutes of major airports, Carlsbad is a step-removed from the big city hustle and bustle where one can enjoy a much slower paced life-style.


River Bend consists of beautifully appointed single-family homes ranging from 1,727 sq. ft. to 2,040 sq. ft. and Patio Homes with 1,250 sq. ft. of living space. All are complete with spacious 2-car garages. The community provides lovely landscaping featuring meandering streams, waterfalls and garden paths where hummingbirds and butterflies gather. Our residents are ready to kick up their heels and enjoy life while management fully maintains the home and landscaping, leaving plenty of time to swim in the heated indoor pool or stroll along the Pecos River a block away.


Golfers love the Municipal Golf Course located next door along the river with exceptionally low green fees.  Many of the residents enjoy driving their golf carts right up to the course and are able to play year-round with the mild Southeastern New Mexico climate.  Or hiking in the nearby Guadalupe Mountains and fishing and boating on the river.  One thing about it, there's plenty to do in Carlsbad!


A perfect climate to live in and wonderful year-round activities, Carlsbad is a progressive community -- a perfect retirement location.  It boasts a newly acquired designation by AARP as one of only 250 "Age-Friendly" communities in the US and the only "Age-Friendly" community in New Mexico.  Money Magazine named Carlsbad to its "Top 20 Retirement Towns in North America".  The International magazine Where to Retire featured Carlsbad as one of "the top ten tax-friendly towns in America".  Part of the pleasure of the land of enchantment is feeling at home here.  Discover the perfect blend of warm days, cool nights, low humidity, abundant sunshine and a Christian retirement village in River Bend Retirement Community.  


What Makes Us Special


River Bend is the ONLY KNOWN retirement community in the country that refunds 100% of the Entry Fee, called a "Life Lease", less a small $2,500 administration fee upon sale of the residence.  Pricing ranges from $150,000 for the Patio Homes and in the mid-$200,000's for the single family residences.  Residents pay NO PROPERTY TAXES and NO HOMEOWNER'S LIABILITY INSURANCE, saving thousands of dollars each year.  The monthly maintenance fee is all that is paid, after the initial Life Lease is deposited, and covers water and sewer, all maintenance of the grounds and property, including use of the Community Center with indoor pool, spa and fitness facilities.  River Bend provides 50% financing of the Life Lease to qualified applicants.


A prime location along the Pecos River with charming walking and biking trails and located right next door to the Municipal Golf Course makes River Bend Retirement Community a unique and affordable place to call home for Seniors looking for an attractive lifestyle without the burden or expense of home maintenance.  Coupled with a multitude of outdoor activities surrounding Carlsbad, River Bend allows residents the opportunity to enjoy the BEST years of their lives and still live within an affordable budget.

Contact Us Today

River Bend Retirement Community

1302 Mission Avenue

Carlsbad, New Mexico 

Phone: 575-887-0100


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