These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In El Paso


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:

  1. Zach White
  2. Mountain Arroyos
  3. Mission Hills
  4. Rim Area
  5. Album Park
  6. Coronado
  7. Las Palmas
  8. Silver Springs Village
  9. Northwest
  10. North Hills

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in El Paso?

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 41 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, Zach White.

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. Zach White

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,808
Median Home Price: $193,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,014
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%

2. Mountain Arroyos

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,558
Median Home Price: $203,920
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,014
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%

3. Mission Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,934
Median Home Price: $184,340
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,014
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%

4. Rim Area

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,103
Median Home Price: $232,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,014
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%

5. Album Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,032
Median Home Price: $128,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,387
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

6. Coronado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,600
Median Home Price: $144,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,804
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

7. Las Palmas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,743
Median Home Price: $158,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,973
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

8. Silver Springs Village

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,549
Median Home Price: $328,067
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,014
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

9. Northwest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 94,957
Median Home Price: $183,925
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,176
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

10. North Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,745
Median Home Price: $177,400
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,563
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

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. San Juan
  2. Magoffin
  3. Chamizal

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In El Paso

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Zach White 1 3,808 $193,500 1,014 0.5%
Mountain Arroyos 2 2,558 $203,920 1,014 2.7%
Mission Hills 3 3,934 $184,340 1,014 1.4%
Rim Area 4 1,103 $232,600 1,014 1.4%
Album Park 5 13,032 $128,000 2,387 4.2%
Coronado 6 6,600 $144,500 1,804 2.9%
Las Palmas 7 2,743 $158,050 1,973 4.5%
Silver Springs Village 8 1,549 $328,067 1,014 3.1%
Northwest 9 94,957 $183,925 1,176 3.1%
North Hills 10 9,745 $177,400 1,563 3.8%
Las Tierras 11 27,684 $134,090 2,632 5.4%
East Side 12 142,441 $136,101 2,392 5.0%
Montoya Heights 13 1,429 $141,900 2,655 2.3%
Sunset Heights 14 2,732 $112,833 2,899 4.2%
Friends Of Karl Wyler 15 2,017 $110,200 2,993 4.7%
Castner Heights 16 1,226 $147,850 1,838 4.6%
Cielo Vista 17 21,233 $138,562 2,340 5.7%
Roberts 18 5,808 $110,000 3,301 4.5%
Mesa Hills 19 8,542 $136,900 2,775 5.3%
Lakeside 20 1,985 $86,350 3,499 2.8%
El Paso High 21 2,972 $108,240 2,989 4.2%
Golden Hills 22 2,616 $112,967 2,909 4.5%
Thomas Manor 23 5,959 $89,075 3,162 4.9%
Central 24 114,465 $99,267 3,107 4.7%
Northeast 25 93,122 $97,958 2,948 4.6%
Five Points 26 13,315 $83,067 3,338 5.3%
United 27 2,561 $97,120 2,987 6.5%
Lower Valley 28 55,836 $89,411 3,342 5.1%
Manhattan Heights 29 2,081 $90,786 3,128 5.7%
Ysleta Mission Valley 30 7,989 $85,150 3,434 4.6%
Save The Valley 21 31 23,238 $80,229 3,456 6.5%
Pasadena 32 6,198 $68,738 3,671 5.3%
Alameda Business 33 1,336 $75,680 3,725 4.0%
Borderland 34 1,196 $62,600 3,647 4.4%
El Paso Lower Valley 35 4,447 $73,275 3,636 5.4%
Houston Park 36 1,879 $63,125 3,639 5.0%
Eagle 37 2,353 $51,300 4,055 7.0%
South Mesa 38 1,262 $51,200 4,055 10.2%
Chamizal 39 1,233 $67,967 3,880 5.6%
Magoffin 40 2,310 $71,000 3,831 5.5%
San Juan 41 2,546 $62,380 3,786 6.3%

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