Horizon City, TX


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Horizon City, TX

About Horizon City, TX

Horizon City is a city located in El Paso County, Texas with a population of more than 20,000. As the largest suburb of El Paso, Horizon City offers its residents access to the amenities of the city while still having plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Residents here can take advantage of multiple parks such as Gulf Park and Eastlake Park which have outdoor amenities like walking trails, playgrounds and sports fields. The area also has a variety of restaurants and stores for shopping. All in all, Horizon City is an excellent place for people looking for a small-town feel close to big-city attractions. Mid-sized city - Extreme west Texas on the Rio Grande at the Mexico–New Mexico border.

State: Texas
County: El Paso County
Metro Area: El Paso Metro Area
City: Horizon City
Zip Codes: 79928
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 3700 ft above sea level

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.

There is an assortment of small museums mostly commemorating the history of the area, and the University of Texas at El Paso adds 16,000 students, a nice campus, and some sports amenities. Nearby geologic areas and the Franklin Mountains State Park offer some outdoor recreational opportunities. The climate, low cost of living, and the “get-away-from-it-all” isolation have made it a popular retirement location. The area is hundreds of miles from a city of any size, but the independent spirit and the availability of low-cost airline flights makes the area less isolated than geography may imply.

The city is located in a flat valley among dry hills. The Rio Grande flows along the southwest border of the city. The Franklin Mountains begin within the city limits and extend northward with peaks up to 7,200 feet. The climate is characterized by an abundance of sunshine throughout the year, high daytime summer temperatures, very low humidity, scant rainfall, and a relatively mild winter season.

Daytime summer temperatures are frequently above 90 degrees, and occasionally above 100 degrees, but nights are usually comfortable. Winter daytime temperatures are mild with freezing night temperatures common during mid-winter. Rainfall throughout the year is light and insufficient for any growth except desert vegetation. Dry periods lasting several months are not unusual. Most precipitation occurs July through September from brief but often heavy thunderstorms. Small amounts of snow fall nearly every winter but seldom remain on the ground for more than a few hours. Spring dust storms and sandstorms can occur.

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Horizon City Cost of Living
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Cost of living, dry climate, and mild winters make Horizon City a great place to live.

$188,600
-79.3% lower than avg
$60,891
-13.4% lower than avg
$1,030 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-11.5% lower than avg
Horizon City Crime
20.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Horizon City, Texas
$36,000
for a family
$36,000
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Horizon City
   Cost of living
Isolation
   Dry climate
Violent crime
   Mild winters
Low educational attainment
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