The 10 Best Neighborhoods In El Paso For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in El Paso.
Best Neighborhoods In El Paso

El Paso's unemplyment rate is at an all time low, their crime rate as well. The city's overall cost of living is super affordable and there's a bunch of cool stuff to do in The Sun City. So, what's stopping you from living in one of the best neighborhoods in one of the best cities in Texas? If it's because you don't know where those neighborhoods are located, don't stress, HomeSnacks is here to help: we've created a list of the best neighborhoods in El Paso for 2021 and listed them below.

El Paso is known for many things, but you might be surprised to know that it's one of the only border cities in the southern United States to make the list of safest cities in America for 2021 or that 25% of its residents have graduated from college; but, what's definitely going to knock your socks off, you can get a house in of the best neighborhoods, Album Park for $124,468.

Yes, El Paso's top ten best neighborhoods scored off the charts on our SnackAbility scale for safety, affordability, unemployment rates, and amenities. But, to really get down to the nitty gritty, we looked at the median income and median home price for each one of El Paso's 49 neighborhoods. And, folks, the data doesn't lie: El Chuco's top ten best neighborhoods are very snack worthy and very distinct.

Sadly, however, there can only be one number one best neighborhood in El Paso for 2021 and that neighborhood is below. So, grab yourself some carne asada street tacos, a sunny spot next to the border, and keep reading.

One could assume that with everything that El Paso has going for it that there wouldn't be openings in any neighborhoods for newbies, but that's not the case. El Paso has a little something for everyone at any stage in their life. Mission Hills is a great neighborhood to mingle with other retirees. The Rim Area neighborhood is great if you want to live close to the largest employer in El Paso, The University of Texas El Paso. And if you want to live in one of the most family friendly neighborhoods, Silver Springs Village has lots of other kids and top notch schools.

But, what's El Paso's best neighborhood for 2021? According to the latest data, that honor goes to Zach White.

To see the other nine El Paso neighborhoods that crushed the competition, keep reading; and if you don't find your favorite there, head to the bottom of the page.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In El Paso

Population: 4,516
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $211,700 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $73,458 (Fifth best)
More on Zach White: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 13,673
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $128,610 (17th best)
Median Income: $49,075 (15th best)
More on Album Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 239
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $341,100 (best)
Median Income: $100,531 (best)
More on La Colonia Escondida: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,203
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $226,740 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $71,924 (Seventh best)
More on Mission Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 209
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $341,100 (best)
Median Income: $100,531 (best)
More on Willow Bend One: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,354
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $220,300 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $72,175 (Sixth best)
More on Mountain Arroyos: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,916
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $306,533 (Third best)
Median Income: $82,054 (Third best)
More on Silver Springs Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 139,672
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $134,559 (15th best)
Median Income: $56,714 (11th best)
More on East Side: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 833
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $267,600 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $59,297 (Tenth best)
More on Rim Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 11,125
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $165,880 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $76,895 (Fourth best)
More on North Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best El Paso, TX Neighborhoods In 2021

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 49 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.

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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Zach White 4,516 $211,700 $73,458
2 Album Park 13,673 $128,610 $49,075
3 La Colonia Escondida 239 $341,100 $100,531
4 Mission Hills 4,203 $226,740 $71,924
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 Rim Area 833 $267,600 $59,297
10 North Hills 11,125 $165,880 $76,895
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 Las Tierras 29,238 $130,000 $54,870
20 Coronado 6,628 $139,100 $46,716
21 Sunset Heights 3,118 $83,800 $27,797
22 Castner Heights 1,245 $135,250 $53,472
23 Roberts 4,971 $108,900 $33,136
24 Medina 1,018 $92,200 $32,228
25 Northeast 98,604 $97,471 $41,255
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 Manhattan Heights 1,906 $97,086 $33,224
33 Save The Valley 21 23,558 $81,688 $29,304
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 El Paso Lower Valley 4,522 $77,750 $25,792
38 Ysleta Mission Valley 8,462 $79,850 $32,894
39 Pasadena 6,348 $81,600 $22,193
40 Central 113,044 $79,965 $31,873
41 Houston Park 1,710 $69,483 $16,932
42 Borderland 1,439 $80,500 $32,028
43 Chamizal 1,261 $70,400 $15,736
44 San Juan 2,813 $73,400 $25,214
45 Eagle 2,760 $26,300 $14,812
46 Alameda Business 1,448 $54,560 $16,765
47 Magoffin 1,891 $48,183 $14,989
48 A Presidential Neighborhood 570 $58,700 $20,012
49 Chihuahuita 167 $64,200 $16,307

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.

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