The 10 Best El Paso, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in El Paso.
Best Neighborhoods In El Paso

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 2019:

  1. Zach White (Homes)
  2. Mission Hills (Homes)
  3. Album Park (Homes)
  4. La Colonia Escondida (Homes)
  5. Willow Bend One (Homes)
  6. Mountain Arroyos (Homes)
  7. Silver Springs Village (Homes)
  8. East Side (Homes)
  9. North Hills (Homes)
  10. Rim Area (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in El Paso for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Zach White looks to be the best El Paso neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best El Paso hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 50 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, Texas 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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9
/10

Population: 4,516
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 18)
Median Home Value: $211,700 (7th best)
Median Income: $73,458 (5th best)
More on Zach White: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 4,203
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $226,740 (5th best)
Median Income: $71,924 (7th best)
More on Mission Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 13,673
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $128,610 (17th best)
Median Income: $49,075 (15th best)
More on Album Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 239
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $341,100 (2nd best)
Median Income: $100,531 (2nd best)
More on La Colonia Escondida: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
/10

Population: 209
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $341,100 (2nd best)
Median Income: $100,531 (2nd best)
More on Willow Bend One: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 2,354
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 15)
Median Home Value: $220,300 (6th best)
Median Income: $72,175 (6th best)
More on Mountain Arroyos: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,916
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $306,533 (3rd best)
Median Income: $82,054 (3rd best)
More on Silver Springs Village: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 139,672
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $134,559 (15th best)
Median Income: $56,714 (11th best)
More on East Side: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,125
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 7)
Median Home Value: $165,880 (10th best)
Median Income: $76,895 (4th best)
More on North Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

North Hills is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast section of El Paso, Texas.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 833
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $267,600 (4th best)
Median Income: $59,297 (10th best)
More on Rim Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in El Paso aren’t all good. Chihuahuita takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in El Paso.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Zach White 4,516 $211,700 $73,458
2 Mission Hills 4,203 $226,740 $71,924
3 Album Park 13,673 $128,610 $49,075
4 La Colonia Escondida 239 $341,100 $100,531
5 Willow Bend One 209 $341,100 $100,531
6 Mountain Arroyos 2,354 $220,300 $72,175
7 Silver Springs Village 1,916 $306,533 $82,054
8 East Side 139,672 $134,559 $56,714
9 North Hills 11,125 $165,880 $76,895
10 Rim Area 833 $267,600 $59,297
11 Northwest 99,606 $195,296 $69,419
12 Redd-Mulberry 325 $173,400 $44,250
13 Cielo Vista 19,591 $122,240 $47,714
14 Thomas Manor 5,515 $91,275 $35,630
15 Las Palmas 2,531 $154,750 $62,376
16 Friends Of Karl Wyler 1,517 $109,500 $40,403
17 Stoneridge 196 $122,800 $55,518
18 Montoya Heights 1,601 $135,700 $48,825
19 Sunset Heights 3,118 $83,800 $27,797
20 Las Tierras 29,238 $130,000 $54,870
21 Coronado 6,628 $139,100 $46,716
22 Castner Heights 1,245 $135,250 $53,472
23 Northeast 98,604 $97,471 $41,255
24 Medina 1,018 $92,200 $32,228
25 Roberts 4,971 $108,900 $33,136
26 Lakeside 1,715 $78,400 $30,362
27 Mesa Hills 8,855 $74,871 $33,829
28 United 3,210 $89,260 $37,693
29 Rosedale 526 $110,100 $23,125
30 Five Points 12,389 $90,683 $31,601
31 Lower Valley 52,343 $86,098 $32,763
32 Save The Valley 21 23,558 $81,688 $29,304
33 Manhattan Heights 1,906 $97,086 $33,224
34 El Paso High 2,790 $86,033 $20,888
35 Golden Hills 2,715 $100,033 $27,758
36 Carpenter 299 $104,000 $41,038
37 Ysleta Mission Valley 8,462 $79,850 $32,894
38 El Paso Lower Valley 4,522 $77,750 $25,792
39 Pasadena 6,348 $81,600 $22,193
40 Buena Vista 30 $81,400 $37,596
41 Central 113,044 $79,965 $31,873
42 Houston Park 1,710 $69,483 $16,932
43 Borderland 1,439 $80,500 $32,028
44 Chamizal 1,261 $70,400 $15,736
45 San Juan 2,813 $73,400 $25,214
46 Eagle 2,760 $26,300 $14,812
47 Alameda Business 1,448 $54,560 $16,765
48 Magoffin 1,891 $48,183 $14,989
49 A Presidential Neighborhood 570 $58,700 $20,012
50 Chihuahuita 167 $64,200 $16,307

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