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. Coming to the Westside early next year is Topgolf, a multi-million-dollar, three-story, high-tech golf driving range located in the Montecillo Smart Growth Community. But rather than facing Mesa like the other parts of the Montecillo community, the 8-acre facility faces the westbound lane of Interstate 10.
At Christmas time and year around, westsiders do their shopping at Sunland Park Mall. Those looking for a short commute to The University of Texas at El Paso, located on the Westside of town, may find it best to view homes in the Mission Hills, Kern Place and Sunset Heights neighborhoods. The Sunset Heights neighborhood, which has a rich history and was once home to Mexican revolutionary leader Francisco “Pancho” Villa, is a neighborhood often inhabited by students and professors alike due to its proximity to both UTEP and EPCC’s Rio Grande campus.