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About El Paso

Looking to Move to The Sun City?

If you love good weather, friendly people, and GREAT food, then the city of El Paso may be just for you!  El Paso is located at the intersection of three states (Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua) and two countries (the U.S. and Mexico).  El Paso is the largest international metroplex in the world where cultures and traditions blend seamlessly; from the historic Old West to the colors of Mexico, from the heritage of Native Americans to the beauty of our desert sun!

El Paso is the only major Texas city on Mountain Time and in 2017, reported a population of 844,818(1).

 Safety is a Priority  

In 2010 and 2018, El Paso received an All-America City Award and also ranked in the top three safest large cities in the United States between 1997 and 2014(2), holding the title of safest city between 2011 and 2014.(3)

1 ^ “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017”. factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

2 ^ “El Paso Named Safest U.S. City”. Texas Monthly. 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014.

3 ^ “City Crime Rankings 2014”. CQ Press. 2014. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.

What to Do in The Sun City

With the sun shining 300 days out of the year, it’s no wonder why several activities and attractions make it to The Sun City.  Throughout the year, you can enjoy indoor and outdoor events, concerts and festivals such as the Neon Desert Music Festival, Way Out West Country Festival, Ft. Bliss Concert Series, and Cool Nights at the Canyon (McKelligon Canyon).

In addition, El Paso is home to several sports teams and events such as

  • The Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding,
  • The Monster Truck Show,
  • The El Paso Rhinos (Hockey),
  • The El Paso Chihuahuas (Triple-A Baseball),
  • The El Paso Locomotive FC (Soccer),
  • The El Paso Coyotes (In-door Soccer),
  • The Sunland Park Race Track and Casino (Horse Racing).

El Paso also has corporate entertainment chains such as Top Golf and IFly Zone for the family to enjoy. Throughout the year, many out goers enjoy the various hiking and mountain biking trails in the beautiful Franklin Mountains, animal watching at the El Paso Zoo or outdoor fun at Wet and Wlid Waterworld (Waterpark).

New Mexico

If adventure is your thing and you just want to get away from the city life to the great outdoors, then you will be happy to know that El Paso is conveniently located 2 hours away from these types of activities. Our sister state (New Mexico) is packed with summer and winter activities for the whole family. You can enjoy ATV riding, camping, snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, concerts, natural springs, shopping, home style food, and local festivals.

Where to Live

El Paso has hundreds of apartments, homes, duplexes, and single bedrooms both conveniently and economically available for rent.  As an option, the Independence Place Apartments and Western Tech have partnered up with Corporate Connections to provide a convenient and affordable option for students needing housing assistance. These 1,400sq ft, 4 bedroom / 4 bath apartments are located just minutes away from our Northeast Campus. For more information visit: westerntech.edu/student-housing/

Needing more options? Here are lists of apartments close to our two campuses:

Eastside Campus

  • North Loop Apartments
  • Bella Vista Apartments
  • Kennedy Apartments
  • Valle Hermosa Apartments

Northeast Campus

  • Independence Place Apartments
  • Henderson Heights Apartments
  • North Mountain Village Apartments
  • Western Crosby Apartments

Public Transportation

Don’t have a car? No problem! The Sun Metro is El Paso’s public transportation provider that consists of buses and paratransit services. The Sun Metro has routes starting as early as 5am into the evening giving you the opportunity to take advantage of our flexible schedules.

Making a decision to move is always a difficult one, so we’re here to help with that transition. For more information, please feel free to call and speak to one of our Admissions Representatives at (915) 532-3737. 

 

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