Moving Guide: Northeast El Paso


Welcome to Northeast El Paso, a vibrant and growing portion of the city of El Paso. It is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, diverse community, and amazing mountain views. If you want to wake up every morning with stunning views of the mountains and end your day with the immaculate sunsets noted in “My Texas” by Josh Abbot Band, then Northeast El Paso is the side of town you’d want to call home.

Moving Guide: Northeast El PasoGeneral Neighborhood Info

Northeast El Paso is made up of three different zip codes: 79924, 79904, and 79934. Being only a short drive from Fort Bliss, the Northeast is a great option for military families and it boasts a diverse blend of cultures and backgrounds.

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This part of the city is a quick drive to other parts of El Paso. If you take Trans Mountain, you can be on the other side of the mountain in approximately 20 minutes. If you take Loop 375 over to the east side of El Paso, that commute also takes approximately 20 minutes.

There are over 40,000 housing units in Northeast El Paso and growing. There are new subdivisions with homes being finished by the end of 2023. The new homes are starting at $250K. However, the median price of homes in Northeast El Paso depends on the zip code. One zip code may have home values starting in the 100s yet another zip code would have home values over 150k. These new subdivisions are definitely going to attract new restaurants, attractions, and shopping centers.

Parks, Recreation, and Family Fun

A few short years ago, Northeast El Paso became home to Camp Cohen–a much-needed water park in summer days. The water park is suitable for kids of all ages. They have a kiddie pool area and larger slides for the older kids. If water isn’t the thing for you, the Franklin Mountains are just a hop, skip, and a jump away. There are amazing trails for hikers of all levels. Around March, the poppies bloom along the Franklin Mountains which make a dazzling orange backdrop.

Larger parks with recreation centers are most common on this side of town. Most notable would be Veterans Park and Nations Tobin Park. Both have a large recreation center, baseball fields, football fields, community swimming pools, and of course playgrounds. Each park has a walking trail with amazing views of the mountains and large fields for beautiful picnics. You will often find Little League sports teams practicing or having games at these parks.

Within this last year, Northeast El Paso has added some new, outstanding, and delicious restaurants. From well-known chain restaurants like Olive Garden to local favorites like The Grove, Sunny’s Sushi, and Great American Land & Cattle. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual bite or an amazing dinner, the Northeast side of town has you covered.


Depending on the area of the Northeast you’re in, you can either be part of the El Paso Independent School District (which is the largest school district in the city) or the Ysleta Independent School District. (District ratings can be found here.) The schools in the Ysleta District seem misplaced as the remaining schools in the district are more over on the east side of town. The schools in this district that are on this side of town are Parkland Elementary, Parkland Middle, and Parkland High School.

El Paso School District has many schools on this side of town. The Northeast is home to the Irvin Rockets, Andress Eagles, and the Chapin Huskies. Those three schools are big rivals come football season. Friday night lights are always a big event on this side of town especially when any of these schools play one another.

Why I Love Living Here

The Northeast side of town is a perfect place to call home if you’re looking for outdoor adventures, beautiful sunsets, and a great family environment. If you ask me, the only thing missing in the Northeast is a Target (the closest one is about 15 minutes away). It’s very open, easy to navigate, and close to other parts of the city. It’s got a variety of neighborhoods and is very diverse. Quite honestly, it’s almost like it’s own little city outside of the city.

For information about other parts of town, check out our Guide to Moving to El Paso.

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Melissa Montalvo
Melissa is a loving mother of three who is married to a Marine turned educator. Her children range in all stages of life; a teenager, a pre-teen, and a preschooler. She also has 4 adult stepchildren, making them a family of 9! Prior to her career in real estate, Melissa worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. However, in 2019, she decided to prioritize her family and quit her job. In the midst of the pandemic, she began a new career in real estate, which has allowed her to be present with her family. Melissa is a woman of faith who is passionate about serving her community and empowering other women. She believes that every woman has the potential to achieve their goals and overcome the guilt that comes with being a mom. Melissa's ultimate goal is to become a life coach and serve as an inspiration to other moms who want to balance their careers and family while pursuing their passions and reaching their full potential.


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