Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown El Paso, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all El Paso neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in El Paso are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in El Paso for 2018:
- Castner Heights (Homes)
- North Hills (Homes)
- Mission Hills (Homes)
- Silver Springs Village (Homes)
- Northwest (Homes)
- Album Park (Homes)
- East Side (Homes)
- Las Tierras (Homes)
- Las Palmas (Homes)
- Sunset Heights (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around El Paso that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in El Paso.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in El Paso for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in El Paso, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 40 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In El Paso.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Castner Heights.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places El Paso has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Castner Heights
Median Income: $56,060
Median Home Value: $144,500
2. North Hills
Median Income: $81,296
Median Home Value: $171,960
3. Mission Hills
Median Income: $75,286
Median Home Value: $203,600
4. Silver Springs Village
Median Income: $73,956
Median Home Value: $325,500
Median Income: $69,242
Median Home Value: $188,000
Northwest El Paso is an area of El Paso, Texas that is located on the west side of the Franklin Mountains. It is home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods within the city of El Paso, Texas. It has magnificent houses perched high on the mountains, as well as some spectacular houses in the Upper Valley. It is also one of the fastest-growing areas of the city.
More on Northwest: Real Estate | Data
6. Album Park
Median Income: $49,491
Median Home Value: $132,220
7. East Side
Median Income: $55,416
Median Home Value: $137,051
East El Paso is an area of El Paso, Texas, United States, that is located north of Interstate 10, east of Airway Blvd., and south of Montana Ave. East El Paso is the fastest growing area of town. With a population of over 150,000, east El Paso is also the largest area of town. Its neighborhoods are mainly middle-class, but east El Paso does have a considerable number of affluent neighborhoods. East El Paso is noted also for its ridges and cliffs which offer desirable views of the Lower Valley, Juarez, the Franklin Mountains and Downtown El Paso. It also possesses the greatest number of entertainment venues in the city.
More on East Side: Real Estate | Data
8. Las Tierras
Median Income: $54,225
Median Home Value: $130,880
9. Las Palmas
Median Income: $60,285
Median Home Value: $155,300
10. Sunset Heights
Median Income: $25,292
Median Home Value: $110,267
Sunset Heights is a historic area in El Paso, Texas; which has existed since the latter part of the 1890s. Many wealthy residents have had their houses and mansions built on this hill. Although some buildings have been renovated to their former glory but many have been neglected and have deteriorated. An organization, the Sunset Heights Improvement Association helps neighbors on a fixed income to manage home maintenance and also sponsors an annual tour.
More on Sunset Heights: Real Estate | Data
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of El Paso
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in El Paso where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in El Paso:
- San Juan
For more reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In El Paso
|4||Silver Springs Village||1,611|
|12||Friends Of Karl Wyler||1,696|
|25||El Paso High||2,896|
|31||Save The Valley 21||23,180|
|33||El Paso Lower Valley||4,461|
|34||Ysleta Mission Valley||8,489|