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El Paso, TX

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If you're looking for a city with a rich cultural heritage, more sunny day's than you'll know what to do with, and the best red enchiladas on either side of the border, El Paso, Texas might just be the place for you. Known at the Boot Capital of the World, El Paso, one of the westernmost cities in Texas, is wedged between New Mexico to the north and city Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to the south.

El Paso Apartments for Rent

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Butterfield Trail
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$885-$1120

North Hills Village
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$729-$939

The Villas at Zaragosa
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$590

$590 One bedroom in El Paso-1642 Lomaland Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$1900

$1900 One bedroom in El Paso-5001 N Mesa
Beds: 1
Baths: 3

$674

$674 One bedroom in El Paso-1601 Lee Trevino Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of El Paso, TX is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.18%
  • 6.34%
  • 6.41%
  • Female
  • 6.65%
  • 6.44%
  • 6.59%
$661
is average rent in El Paso, TX
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.78%
  • 7.09%
  • 5.75%
39.93%
of units are available for rent in El Paso
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 6751
  • 908
  • 3600
Getting Around in El Paso, TX

Whether you're traveling by car or you're going green and taking advantage of the Sun Metro, El Paso's award-winning public transportation system, it's easy to get around in this corner of Western Texas. The Sun Metro busses will take you anywhere you want to go, and the soon-to-be-completed BRIO, El Paso's light rail system, will soon be zipping across the city. There are even plans to create a downtown streetcar system in the near future, which will make it even easier to travel throughout El Paso.

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in El Paso is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.01%
  • 17.3%
  • 2.0%

The Franklin Mountains

<p>El Paso got its name when Spanish explorers discovered this pass between through the Franklin Mountains. These mountains, which can be seen from all over El Paso, offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and picnicking. El Paso is also home to the Franklin Mountains State Park, which is the largest urban park in the nation. The mountains are quite the spectacle, transforming from light green to bright orange to purple with the changing seasons. And if you're the outdoorsy type, the view from the top simply can't be beat. Just hop on the Wyler Aerial Tramway, ride to Ranger Peak, and enjoy the panoramic view.</p>

Layers of History

<p>Over the centuries, El Paso has seen quite its share of Western history. The region was first settled by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Later, Spanish settlers, cowboys from the United States, and even famous outlaws such as Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp made their mark on the area. El Paso hasn't forgotten any of it. Brush up on your local history by visiting The Museum of Archaeology, The Museum of History, or the El Paso Mission, which has been in continuous use since it was build. This city has always been at a cultural crossroads and has always been one to embrace diversity.</p>

Outdoors in the Sun

<p>With 300 days of sunshine each year, El Paso is a great place for those who like to spend their free time outdoors. Many residents enjoy golfing and hiking, but the most popular sports in the area are rock climbing and mountain biking, and with mild winters and dry, sunny summers, it's no wonder. Whether you're new to these challenging sports or an old pro, you'll find plenty of places to play in El Paso. Rock Climbers frequent the Hueco Tanks Historic Site and McKelligon Canyon, which is in the Franklin Mountains. Mountain bikers have their pick of dozens of local trails taking them high into the rocky Franklins or out into the Chihuahuan Desert.</p>