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


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in El Paso.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In El Paso

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in El Paso might be more expensive than living in rural Texas, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those El Paso neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

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 cheapest.

Here are the cheapest neighborhoods in El Paso for 2020:

  1. United (Homes)
  2. Eagle (Homes)
  3. Central (Homes)
  4. Stoneridge (Homes)
  5. Lower Valley (Homes)
  6. Cielo Vista (Homes)
  7. Carpenter (Homes)
  8. East Side (Homes)
  9. Las Palmas (Homes)
  10. North Hills (Homes)

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in El Paso for 2020? According to the most recent census data, United looks to be the cheaptest El Paso neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in El Paso. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest El Paso Hoods In 2020

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in El Paso, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 49 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In El Paso.” We’re lookin’ at you, United.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places El Paso. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,210
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (2nd cheapest)
More on United: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in United comes in at $37,693 and the median home value is $89,260 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 2,760
Cost Of Living Index: 71 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (41st cheapest)
More on Eagle: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Eagle comes in at $14,812 and the median home value is $26,300 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 113,044
Cost Of Living Index: 79 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (11th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (22nd cheapest)
More on Central: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Central comes in at $31,873 and the median home value is $79,965 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 196
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (32nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (14th cheapest)
More on Stoneridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Stoneridge comes in at $55,518 and the median home value is $122,800 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 52,343
Cost Of Living Index: 79 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (19th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (17th cheapest)
More on Lower Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lower Valley comes in at $32,763 and the median home value is $86,098 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,591
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (30th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (16th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (5th cheapest)
More on Cielo Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cielo Vista comes in at $47,714 and the median home value is $122,240 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 299
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (12th cheapest)
More on Carpenter: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Carpenter comes in at $41,038 and the median home value is $104,000 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 139,672
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (13th cheapest)
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.

The median income in East Side comes in at $56,714 and the median home value is $134,559 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,531
Cost Of Living Index: 90 (38th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (10th cheapest)
More on Las Palmas: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Las Palmas comes in at $62,376 and the median home value is $154,750 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,125
Cost Of Living Index: 94 (41st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (16th cheapest)
More on North Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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

The median income in North Hills comes in at $76,895 and the median home value is $165,880 for 2020.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In El Paso

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in El Paso where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in El Paso aren’t all cheap. Rosedale takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in El Paso.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 United 78
2 Eagle 71
3 Central 79
4 Stoneridge 86
5 Lower Valley 79
6 Cielo Vista 84
7 Carpenter 82
8 East Side 87
9 Las Palmas 90
10 North Hills 94
11 Mesa Hills 80
12 Northeast 83
13 San Juan 77
14 Thomas Manor 81
15 Pasadena 77
16 Save The Valley 21 79
17 Ysleta Mission Valley 80
18 Castner Heights 88
19 Manhattan Heights 81
20 Lakeside 80
21 A Presidential Neighborhood 75
22 Album Park 87
23 Zach White 95
24 El Paso Lower Valley 78
25 Northwest 95
26 Sunset Heights 79
27 Borderland 81
28 Five Points 81
29 Montoya Heights 88
30 Mission Hills 95
31 Las Tierras 90
32 Magoffin 74
33 Alameda Business 75
34 Roberts 82
35 Medina 82
36 Mountain Arroyos 99
37 Friends Of Karl Wyler 86
38 Silver Springs Village 108
39 La Colonia Escondida 115
40 Willow Bend One 115
41 Golden Hills 81
42 Chihuahuita 76
43 Coronado 89
44 Houston Park 77
45 Rim Area 102
46 El Paso High 79
47 Chamizal 77
48 Redd-Mulberry 92
49 Rosedale 83

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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