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If you're moving to Portales, New Mexico and looking for a fantastic rental apartment, you will find many beautiful and affordable rental options to suit your needs as you explore this warm and welcoming city.

Finding Apartments for Rent in Portales, NM

Portales, located 198 miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico and 94 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas, is a great place to live. The City of Portales proudly ranked 15th in the nation for quality of life among the 577 micropolitan areas surveyed by The city offers a unique combination of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities, an excellent school system that includes Eastern New Mexico University, South Plains College, Texas Tech University, and Wayland Baptist University along with a rich rural atmosphere as a scenic backdrop.

Cultural Attractions in Portales, NM

  • Blackwater Draw Museum
  • Miles Mineral Museum
  • Oasis State Park
  • Natural History Museu
  • Whispering Winds Golf Course
  • Roosevelt County Museum
There are a number of things for your "must-do" list in Portales, starting with the Blackwater Archaeological site that is known for its remarkable history. You can actually see active archeological digs when you visit this fascinating national historic landmark. The museum is also a wonderful place to explore the Southwest water issues. Both the Natural History Museum and the Blackwater Draw Museum provide interesting historical insights into the history of Portales.

Outdoor Activities in Portales, NM

Visitors also enjoy the fresh air and sunshine at Oasis State Park and other beautiful parks that provide visitors with a variety of outdoor recreational facilities. Local golfers take great pride in the excellent facilities at the Whispering Winds Golf Course.

If you're into sports activities, Portales has a super Recreation Center that's open to residents and visitors. The activities include:

  • Adult and Youth Leagues
  • Basketball
  • Girls Softball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Tackle and Flag Football
  • Skate Park
There are also health and fitness clubs that include Curves, Snap Fitness, Snap Fitness Portales, Fitness and More, ACE Natural Weight Loss, Larry Scott Fitness & Nutrition, and Tae Kwon-Do.

Transportation in Portales, NM

Airline flights are available at the Lea County Regional Airport, or by driving to the Clovis Airport which takes about 25 to 30 minutes. Locally, many people bike or walk to work. When it comes to local public transportation, you will find a very pleasant and unique surprise with the convenience of the Portales Area Transit. This unique transit company provides a public transportation service that truly pampers you beyond belief. Unlike other urban or suburban public bus services, the Portales Area Transit provides door-to-door service whether it's for a day of shopping, traveling to and from work, medical appointments, or just visiting your family.

Weather in Portales, NM

The climate of Portales ranges from warm and pleasant to hot with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. During the winter, the nights tend to be on the cold side. December and January are usually mild with temperatures in the mid-50s and overnight lows that frequently dip into the low 20s a great deal of the time. At times, there's a dusting of snow, but nothing major.

The summer temperatures are usually in the low 90s with a temperature drop during the evening to 60 and 65 degrees, which is typical for this southwestern location. The annual precipitation is usually about 17 inches with the highest rainfall during the month of August.

If you're looking for excellent quality of life in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Portales won't let you down.

Rent Trends

As of November 2017, the average apartment rent in Portales, NM is $1,014 for two bedrooms, and $1,086 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Portales has increased by 6.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
2 BR 1,292 $1,014
3 BR 1,841 $1,086


53 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
0 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable


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416 W 6th St
Portales, NM 88130
$495 House for Rent Available Now
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