Moving to El Paso? The Pro’s and Cons of Living In El Paso, Texas
El Paso, home to thousands of residents who are proud to call “Chuco town” home, and then some who have different opinions. Whether you are native to the town, moved here for college, or from our beautiful neighbor, border-city Ciudad Juarez, we can all say that we are EL PASO STRONG, and we want our incoming visitors to feel the love as well. El Paso, Texas has a lot to offer its’ residents, and of course like every other town in the nation, also has some downsides (but none that a strong El Pasoan can’t handle!)
Let’s start with an easy Pro, affordability. El Paso is a very affordable place to live, and that is determined by its average monthly low cost of $1,182.96, according to Move.org. This average includes living in a one-bedroom space plus daily utilities like gasoline and water.
Another amazing El Pasoan Pro is the versatility in activities. There is plenty of selection to make like outdoor activities which include hiking, scenic views, and close-by national attractions like white sands! For those who prefer the night life, there are also a variety of entertainment districts throughout the city for whatever side of town you are on, like Cincinnati street, the Plaza Theatre, or Southwest University Park!
So Dan, are there any Cons?
On the Cons list for the Sun City is in the name itself… the El Paso heat is hard to beat during the summer. El Paso, TX is in the Chihuahuan desert therefore we all understand what that means: hot and dry summers. Despite the high temperatures in the city, there is always something that can help cool down like checking out the brand new Oasis water park in Far East El Paso or grabbing an ice cold Agua at a local snack shop.
According to secureselfstorage.com, another Con for El Paso is the distance from the city to other bigger cities as the closest bigger city in Texas is San Antonio, eight hours away. However, don’t be too disappointed because we are here to challenge that. We may not be immediately close to any big cities but that doesn’t take away from the fact that we have our very own Mexican-American border! Ciudad Juarez, our sister city, has a lot of great things to offer, one of the main ones being authentic Mexican food, it’s a must! Additionally, only two hours away we have Ruidoso, New Mexico, a great winter destination for skiing, camping, hiking, you get the gist. It is a great compromise if you ask any of us El Pasoans!
We hope that you have been able to consider some of the things that make El Paso an amazing city to call home, and we hope that Team Olivas can be of assistance in that consideration. Hope to hear from our future residents soon!