Lower Valley El Paso
Bodies of water are scarce in the desert, but that’s not a problem for residents living in the lower valley. Ascarate Park, the largest public-use recreational park in El Paso County, features a man-made lake that spans 48 surface acres. Park patrons can take in the sights with a canoe or paddleboat ride on the lake, or stroll along the lakeside boardwalk.
Horizon City, Texas
In the eastern most portion of El Paso County is Horizon City, a community of just under 20,000 people that’s bit of ways away from the hustle of El Paso. The city, which has a plethora of new construction homes at reasonable costs, is a destination for military families and scholars alike.
Upper Valley El Paso
In the southwest, grass is usually in short supply, but not in the Upper Valley. Neighborhoods in this area can be accessed from several streets off of Doniphan Drive, which runs south and north into New Mexico. El Pasoans who want to be a short, scenic drive from pecan orchards and Old Mesilla, the historic town square of Mesilla N.M., look for homes in the upper valley.
Downtown El Paso
Downtown El Paso, although not the place to look for a home if a lot of square footage is on your priority list, is alive with art, music and sports. Southwest University Park, home of El Paso’s baseball team the Chihuahuas, was built downtown in 2014.
Far West El Paso
El Paso has neighborhoods in every part of the city, each unique in it’s history and attractions. Northwest neighborhoods such as Franklin Hills are close to Transmountain Road, which allows commuters to quickly travel across the city through the mountain, and new development such as West Towne Marketplace, a new 63-acre retail and entertainment complex near Interstate 10 and Artcraft Road.
Northeast El Paso
Another entertainment venue unlike any other is the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, a 1,503-seat outdoor amphitheater located at the northeastern base of the Franklin Mountains.
West El Paso
Neighborhoods in the west get full advantage of Mesa Street, a major street in the city that runs north to south, from the upper valley to downtown, and is the address to many entertainment venues including the Don Haskins Center and the newly built Alamo Drafthouse.
Central El Paso
Central, as it’s called by locals, is an area of the city just east of downtown and south of the Franklin Mountains, and has the city’s best view of the Star, a 459-foot long, 278-foot wide star on the face of the mountain that shines at night with the aid of 459 bright lights.
Adjacent to Horizon City in the eastern part of El Paso County is Socorro, a farming community settled along the U.S.-Mexico border that boasts a population of 33,000 people.
East El Paso
The eastside, which is more expansive than the west, is home to the Cielo Vista Mall, The Fountains at Farah, Cinemark 20 and XD, The Comic Strip, the El Paso International Airport, and more country clubs than anywhere else in the city, making it a golfer’s dream.