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Pros

-Cost of living
-Dry climate
-Mild winters

Cons

-Isolation
-Violent crime
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About El Paso Metro Area


El Paso is a unique American city. Self-sufficient and surprisingly large, the city has a modern downtown, with a commercial district and low skyscrapers, and development spreading mostly to the north and east. Because of its isolation, large industry has never taken root, but the area does have some agriculture, ranching, mining, oil, and “maquiladora” industry powered by low-cost labor from Mexico. Fort Bliss brings a military presence to the economic and social base, and the recent base realignments have helped by locating more facilities and personnel there.



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Quick Facts About El Paso


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in El Paso is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. El Paso jobs have Increased by 0.97 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, El Paso's cost of living is 16.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, El Paso's population is 681,124 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.17 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in El Paso is $112,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 21.15 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    El Paso public schools spend $9,064 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in El Paso.

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A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
I love living in El Paso. I know people who have lived here before have said it is boring and the people are rude but I disagree. There is so much to do now. Every... (read more)
20 months in El Paso...
After 21 years in Abq, I moved for a change but not a radical change. I decide in a few months to stay or plan my next move. So far, a move is most likely. Quality of... (read more)
EL Yucko, Tx
I call this place EL Paso EL Yucko because it's always dirty and gross and it's also very boring. I have family there and always has a mixed feeling going to EL Paso... (read more)
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