El Paso

1,042 reviews
  1. City in Texas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$747
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    279
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    49
    37
  • Robbery
    61
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    1
  • Theft
    1,789
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,037
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

1,042 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    405
  • Average
    435
  • Poor
    56
  • Terrible
    17
The city is growing outwards at an immense rate. We're living in a new housing community on the eastside, where it was only desert all around, and already there's construction farther out for new businesses and homes. Schools, fire and police are interspersed into each area and I've never seen an issue yet due to not enough municipalities. Mountains are beautiful and the summers are hot!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
El Paso is my hometown and I absolutely love it! The people are extremely friendly and very willing to help anyone in need. The overall environment is easy going and relaxing. The only improvement I would like to see is more recreational activities available in the city. Other than that, El Paso is a great place to live and raise a family, as well as an excellent retirement location.
  • Current Resident
  • 24 days ago
My husband and I were stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX.. I do not recommend living here. The drama in it's self is awful and they definitely have a reason for calling Fort Bliss the "career killer" for all Army who is stationed here - ADA unit SUCKS! Overall, the only great thing about El Paso was Las Palmas Hospital and WBMC when I was extremely ill with cancer. Other than that, I'm so glad to be far-far away!
  • Former Resident
  • 2 days ago