These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In El Paso For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in El Paso are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. Castner Heights
  2. North Hills
  3. Mission Hills
  4. Silver Springs Village
  5. Northwest
  6. Album Park
  7. East Side
  8. Las Tierras
  9. Las Palmas
  10. Sunset Heights

Read on to see how we determined the places around El Paso that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Texas check out the best places in Texas overall or the worst neighborhoods in El Paso.

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How do you determine the best 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.

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1. Castner Heights

Population: 1,195
Median Income: $56,060
Median Home Value: $144,500

2. North Hills

Population: 11,926
Median Income: $81,296
Median Home Value: $171,960

3. Mission Hills

Population: 4,245
Median Income: $75,286
Median Home Value: $203,600

4. Silver Springs Village

Population: 1,611
Median Income: $73,956
Median Home Value: $325,500

5. Northwest

Population: 98,022
Median Income: $69,242
Median Home Value: $188,000

6. Album Park

Population: 13,562
Median Income: $49,491
Median Home Value: $132,220

7. East Side

Population: 141,221
Median Income: $55,416
Median Home Value: $137,051

8. Las Tierras

Population: 29,179
Median Income: $54,225
Median Home Value: $130,880

9. Las Palmas

Population: 2,663
Median Income: $60,285
Median Home Value: $155,300

10. Sunset Heights

Population: 2,805
Median Income: $25,292
Median Home Value: $110,267

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:

  1. Magoffin
  2. Chamizal
  3. San Juan

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In El Paso

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Castner Heights 1 1,195 $144,500 1,833 4.4%
North Hills 2 11,926 $171,960 1,394 3.1%
Mission Hills 3 4,245 $203,600 875 1.6%
Silver Springs Village 4 1,611 $325,500 875 2.5%
Northwest 5 98,022 $188,000 1,058 3.5%
Album Park 6 13,562 $132,220 2,177 5.4%
East Side 7 141,221 $137,051 2,041 4.7%
Las Tierras 8 29,179 $130,880 2,318 5.3%
Las Palmas 9 2,663 $155,300 1,756 6.2%
Sunset Heights 10 2,805 $110,267 2,358 3.8%
Montoya Heights 11 1,379 $133,000 2,011 2.1%
Friends Of Karl Wyler 12 1,696 $108,600 2,612 4.2%
Coronado 13 6,465 $144,100 1,612 6.4%
Zach White 14 4,366 $211,733 954 1.9%
Mountain Arroyos 15 2,450 $205,700 875 2.0%
Mesa Hills 16 8,654 $117,043 2,401 5.3%
Cielo Vista 17 20,775 $119,000 2,272 6.3%
Roberts 18 5,002 $109,300 2,806 4.7%
Borderland 19 1,207 $69,800 3,116 2.6%
Five Points 20 12,948 $85,778 2,894 5.0%
Lakeside 21 1,894 $82,300 3,074 3.5%
Northeast 22 96,065 $98,552 2,585 5.0%
Thomas Manor 23 5,797 $85,525 2,807 5.5%
United 24 3,225 $90,440 2,764 5.9%
El Paso High 25 2,896 $86,017 2,838 3.5%
Golden Hills 26 2,504 $94,633 2,692 5.0%
Manhattan Heights 27 1,911 $90,514 2,651 5.4%
Lower Valley 28 53,806 $87,304 2,917 5.7%
Central 29 115,652 $79,512 2,872 5.4%
South Mesa 30 1,198 $16,567 3,502 14.6%
Save The Valley 21 31 23,180 $84,906 2,958 8.7%
Pasadena 32 6,794 $74,975 3,121 6.5%
El Paso Lower Valley 33 4,461 $71,475 3,165 6.1%
Ysleta Mission Valley 34 8,489 $84,717 3,000 6.5%
Eagle 35 2,610 $48,375 3,502 9.5%
Alameda Business 36 1,313 $64,100 3,327 4.4%
Houston Park 37 1,607 $59,450 3,230 4.9%
San Juan 38 2,626 $68,020 3,150 5.7%
Chamizal 39 1,189 $62,200 3,320 5.9%
Magoffin 40 2,068 $76,200 3,244 7.7%

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