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I've lived in El Paso now for over 5.5 years, moved here from MA, first year I'm not gonna lie it takes getting used to, if you're an outsider moving here from another part of the country, I'd recommend doing further research perhaps you’re in the Military, stationed at Fort Bliss, better to be living close to base, on the other hand if you would rather live further away from base in the more affluent part of town where crime is very low, live on the west side of EP...Sunland Park Area, the west side is pretty nice, it keeps growing a lot of business and construction keeps developing in EP. Also, if you decide to live in the Northeast of El Paso, I would not recommend living in “The Devils Triangle” …the triangle is US 54-Dyer St.- & Hondo Pass (It’s a high crime area stay out of that zone, for more accurate crime stats NeighborhoodScout.com is a good point of reference). This is my perspective living on the west side and just my take, the west side is a lot safer, I know some people assume that have never lived here think of EP/Jaurez as how it was portrayed in Sicario, nothing like that at all, made me laugh, EP is actually one of the safest cities in the country. Now major routes to know say if your job is on the east side and you live on the west, obviously I-10, but also North Mesa St., Montana. Traffic on I-10 gets pretty swamped after 330pm if your heading towards the west side sunland park exit, seems to be always construction going on, also the drivers out here are AWFUL!!! just a heads up. Say your job is at Fort Bliss for example and you live on the west side, and traffic is absolutely terrible, and you want to avoid bumper to bumper traffic memorize Montana Ave... take that all the way to North Mesa, and North Mesa will be an alternate route to the west side, or just take I-10 to North Mesa exit, can come in handy some days. The night life on the Westside, some cool bars I 'd recommend are all on North Mesa and fairly close to UTEP if you’re a college student, or Professor looking to pick up good looking women... I will say the women in EP are beautiful, Idk if there is something in the water but the women out here are smoke show hot. Bars I recommend Hope&Anchor, Hoppy Monk, Rubriks(Bar with old school Arcade games its actually pretty cool) Erins Bar(It’s a dive bar has karaoke) Mini Bar/Loft Bar, Rockin Cigar Bar,(in UTEP area) Grahams,(Dive Bar but chill spot). Other spots on the westside are on another major street Doniphan, I recommend Acetuinas(Chill spot, outside patio bar, and can bring your dog on certain days) Country Dance Bar called Little Bit of Texas (Always gorgeous women their). El Paso is a pretty cool city there is a lot to do, you just have to get passed the culture shock, people are friendly out here, it’s just how the South and the Southwest is. Hope this helps...oh one more thing the cost of living is very reasonable, a lot cheaper than where I'm from in Massachusetts, where they tax you for everything practically. That's my take hope it helps.
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ablebeets1985Posted on Nov 27, 2017
A good real estate portal

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Hello friends! El Paso nice and modern city for a comfortable stay. If you are planning to move to El Paso, visit ElPasoZW portal. Quick and easy to sell, buy, rent your property.
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CarolinePosted on Sep 13, 2016
El Paso living has consequences

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mid 20s been living here my whole life as a traditional el pasoan from the upper west side I grew up here and breath El Paso everyday! I know every square inch of this desert installation is what we will call it.I have also lived in the best areas of San Antonio and just now moving to Austin (spent time there)so I'm a pretty accurate individual to compare cities and criticize El paso and I'm happy to do so with great frustration! The city is a joke simply put the night life is getting cheaper as the time goes by with little revamp they closed Mesa by Utep to place a Walgreens and downtown with over 6 years of construction overhaul I see little improvement other then a baseball stadium and small square of benches and trees(sad I know). I will add the stadium is TOPNOTCH and a jem but still justifies no entertainment for the long running el pasoan and will not be the corner stone of downtown vibrancy.so what are we lift with you may ask? A few clubs that are having some problems that is it that is all and that is the solution we have from a city with some of the most historical significant and beautiful downtown architecture Austin could not even match let me add city council and the corrupt politicians have left no stone unturned to stripe this city.I will recommend to stay away from the east side unless you are experienced with boredom as you get down to the valley and farther people are sweet but standards lower as well as pay grade.The housing development is steady on the east side but lease impressive not much commercial.Its all about the west side it has class and semi sofistication with several outlet shops with new and bigger development specially the 20 million dollar condo complex with shops and restaurants and the most recent montecillo district.Economy in El Paso is 0! the GDP is cracked Nothing COLLAPSED if you are offered a job here that's the only reason you are here because you would not be here looking for one.This city is hanging on by a stadium and a couple of tacos.
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John doePosted on Jun 20, 2016
Overview of EP

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Dining9/10
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I've lived in El Paso now for over 4.5 years, moved here from MA, first year I'm not gonna lie it takes getting use to, if you're an outsider moving here from another part of the country, I'd recommend doing further research perhaps your in the Military, stationed at Fort Bliss, better to be living close to base, on the other hand if you would rather live further away from base in the more affluent part of town where crime is very low, live on the west side of EP...Sunland Park Area, the west side is pretty nice, it keeps growing a lot of business and construction keeps developing in EP. This is my perspective living on the west side and just my take, the west side is a lot safer, I know some people assume that have never lived here think of EP/Jaurez as how it was portrayed in Sicario, nothing like that at all, made me laugh, EP is actually one of the safest cities in the country. Now major routes to know say if your job is on the east side and you live on the west, obviously I-10, but also North Mesa St., Montana. Traffic on I-10 gets pretty swamped after 330pm if your heading towards the west side sunland park exit, seems to be always construction going on, also the drivers out here are AWFUL!!! just a heads up. Say your job is at Fort Bliss for example and you live on the west side, and traffic is absolutely terrible and you want to avoid 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic memorize Montana Ave...take that all the way to North Mesa, and North Mesa will be an alternate route to the west side, or just take I-10 to North Mesa exit, can come in handy some days. The night life on the Westside, some cool bars I 'd recommend are all on North Mesa and fairly close to UTEP if your a college student, or Professor looking to pick up good looking women... I will say the women in EP are beautiful, Idk if there is something in the water but the women out here are smoke show hot. Bars I recommend Hope&Anchor, Hoppy Monk, Rubriks(Bar with old school Arcade games its actually pretty cool) Erins Bar(Its a dive bar has karaoke) Mini Bar/Loft Bar,(in UTEP area) Grahams,(Dive Bar but chill spot). Other spots on the westside are on another major street Doniphan, I recommend Acetuinas(Chill spot, outside patio bar, and can bring your dog on certain days) Country Dance Bar called Little Bit of Texas (Always gorgeous women their). El Paso is a pretty cool city there is a lot to do, you just have to get passed the culture shock, people are friendly out here, its just how the South and the Southwest. Hope this helps...oh one more thing the cost of living is very reasonable, a lot cheaper than where I'm from in Massachusetts, where they tax you for everything practically. That's my take hope it helps.
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ablebeets1985Posted on May 23, 2016
Deserts were not meant to sustain life

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Nightlife5/10
Dining8/10
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I, Truth Jackson, have lived in El Paso for almost two years. I felt compelled to write this review because there seemed to be a disproportionate amount of positive reviews about this godforsaken wasteland. First things first: THE WEATHER El Paso gets about 17 inches of rain a year. While this is too much to categorize El Paso as a desert meteorologically (a maximum being ten inches) there is such a high rate of evaporation that it is classified as a dessert biologically. This means that the El Paso region is not considered suitable to sustain a complex ecosystem because there is not enough water. "But how" you might ask,"could the 17th largest city in the US not have any water." Well, the sad truth is that this city is built atop a salt water aquifer known as the Hueco Bolson which is on track to be dry by 2040. And that is a VERY VERY liberal number. So why would this huge city be built on a small water supply? The answer is poor forward planning, which if you ask me, is El Paso's motto. Great Example; that 17 inches of rain I spoke of happens mostly from about August to October during the southwest monsoon resulting in millions of dollars in property damage through flooding. This year a woman even died drown in her car. The inhabitants of the city know that the monsoon comes every year yet the city has no infrastructure to handle the flooding. On top of that even new development in the city is built only to withstand the desert sun and sand leaving even knew sections of the city to flood multiple times every year during monsoon season. This happens because the residents and authorities of El Paso have terrible planning and only care about what is happening in the moment. Another way this is evident is in El Paso's labyrinthine maze of freeways and interstates, the intersections of which are called "spaghetti bowls" by the residents as an obvious indicator to what a complex mess they are. Yet another proof of the city's "why not" attitude is the astoundingly high teen pregnancy, marriage, and divorce rates in this city which, while on a decline everywhere else in america, are soaring higher and higher in El Paso. This city is trashy and only exists because of the massive military post Fort Bliss. When the aquifer dries up and the military decides to move this city will wither and die like God intended this barren landscape to do. This place is basically a shitty city in Mexico that happens to use US currency. All the houses have bars on the windows. People here drive like they want to die and take others with them. I don't blame them, this city makes me feel that way too.
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TruthJacksonPosted on Dec 19, 2014
El Paso is a great place for the entire family

Attractions8/10
Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining9/10
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I have traveled to El Paso, Texas on many occasions. Usually when I have traveled to this fair, friendly and safe city I bring along my wife and two children. Usually I am wary when travelling with the entire family, due to many locations not having amenities and attractions for the entire family. Fortunately, the city of El Paso has many attractions and sights to keep the entire family entertained and enthralled. This brief article will detail what the average individual and their family can expect to find while visiting El Paso. One of the first things I and my family notice when we visit El Paso is that it is Hot. Individuals who are not used to warm environments may want to take this into consideration. Once an individual gets beyond the heat there are many things they can do for fun. My family and I usually try to begin our visit by visiting one of the local sports teams. El Paso boasts of many minor league level sports teams. Since we are baseball fans we try to catch a local Diablo's games whenever they are in town. Usually after watching a sporting event I and my family will travel across town to do some shopping. The public transportation system is adequate and not overly priced. An individual can easily get around the city using public transportation. Whenever my family has a desire for a taste of culture El Paso delivers mightily. The local theater groups perform many wonderful and family friendly plays. There are also many local Museums for anyone interested in local and national history. I recommend the El Paso Museum of Archeology heartily for anyone who has an interest in history. After enjoying some culture, we usually will seek out some fine Mexican dining. Since El Paso is located near to the Mexico border there are many authentic Mexican restaurants to be found. The prices are reasonable and the food is great. In conclusion I recommend El Paso to anyone who desires to enjoy a unique experience of travel with their family.
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Nov 24, 2011
El Paso: Worth a visit, worth a stay

Attractions7/10
Community6/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining8/10
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I had the great good fortune to have to spend some time in El Paso on business. I must confess, I have a special fondness for cities which feel like smaller towns and El Paso is definitely one of them. You can enjoy all the advantages of a city, such as a selection of good restaurants and entertainment and attractions but the people are easy-going and friendly, like you might expect in a smaller town. El Paso is especially attractive if you enjoy the spicy flavors and fragrances of Tex-Mex cuisine. The close proximity of El Paso to Mexico also guarantees some authentic and flavorful Mexican food as well. For the more adventurous traveler, Mexico is a just short walk away; just stroll over the Rio Grande bridge and you are there. Good food and drink are available very inexpensively, but it would be wise to return to El Paso while it is still daylight, as Ciudad Juarez does not provide the safety that El Paso does. One word of warning about El Paso: your inexpensive visit can turn very expensive very quickly if you happen to like cowboy boots. The finest manufacturers of cowboy boots in the world are to be found in El Paso. Their boots are works of art, but these hand-crafted masterpieces cannot be taken home cheaply!
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AreaVibes ContributorPosted on Apr 29, 2010
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