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El Paso, TX
Overview of El Paso
El Paso apartments for rent are excellent ways to experience a city that has a lot going on. El Paso is located near the Mexican border on the far west side of Texas. The city is home to more than 665,000 people, making it the 22nd largest city in the country.
The City of El Paso has been recognized as one of America's Best-Performing Cities by Forbes magazine, one of the Happiest Cities to Work, and has received a national award for achievement in smart growth from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This mammoth city is a hub for international trade. El Paso's beautiful sunshine weather and its diverse culture contribute to its mass appeal.
Living in El Paso, TX
Living in El Paso apartments certainly has its perks. Residents in El Paso enjoy the reassurance of living in one of America's Safest Cities since 1997. The crime rate for both 2010 and 2011 was reported as the lowest in the country for cities with a population of more than 500,000 people.
El Paso sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which may lend to the city's reputation as a happy one. The Franklin Mountains are a beloved treasure to many El Paso residents as they tower in the background. The city of El Paso website maintains that a high quality of life can be found here, largely due to affordable housing, low crime rates and minimal traffic congestion on the highways and thoroughfares, all making this city great for big-city living without the typical big-city problems that come with it.
El Paso Work and Study
City-Data revealed that the top industry in El Paso from 2005 to 2009 was construction at 12 percent, followed by educational services at 9 percent. However, the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the more inclusive industry of educational services, healthcare and social assistance makes up 25 percent of El Paso industry.
El Paso apartments for rent are ideal options for professionals. City-Data revealed that more than 70 Fortune 500 companies have their home in El Paso. Some of the big company names include Hoover, Eureka, Boeing and Delphi. El Paso's geographical position makes it an important link for trade between the United States and Mexico.
El Paso is home to many universities and colleges. The two largest and most well-known schools are El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso. El Paso Community College has a student population of more than 25,000 while the University of Texas at El Paso enrolls roughly 20,000 students.
Rentals in El Paso, TX and Cost of Living
According to information gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, El Paso rentals have a vacancy rate of 8.5 percent and the median gross rent is $620 as of 2010. More than 35 percent of renters fall into the gross rent range of $500 to $749 and more than 76 percent of total renters fall into the slightly larger gross rent range of $300 to $999. Furthermore, roughly 41 percent of renters report spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.
City-Data information revealed that the cost of living in El Paso in March 2012 was assigned a value of 83.3 points, which is almost 17 points less than the national average.
El Paso Attractions and Special Events
The city of El Paso provides many reasons for people to explore El Paso apartments and make the city their home. The city is well-known for its music, dance festivals and outdoor concerts at the Chamizal National Memorial. Fort Bliss is also a popular local attraction as it is the fastest growing U.S. Army installation in the country.
Franklin Mountains State Park can be found here, and the Franklins are noted to be the largest sustained mountain range in the state of Texas. The summit of North Franklin Peak reaches an elevation of 7,192 feet and the park includes a number of hiking trails that make this a popular recreational spot.
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