El Paso is right on the border of Mexico and New Mexico. At first, while navigating the city I was afraid I would make a wrong turn and end up in Juarez, Mexico. I am fully aware that you would have to pass through border patrol before entering Mexico but after hearing, “Do NOT go to Mexico” more than a few times it got me on my toes. It is not a worry at all though! And the Rio Grande… not very Grande in El Paso in June.
After exploring a few neighborhoods we settled on living on the West side of town which is a nice area with shops and restaurants. It is easy access to downtown and to the zoo which is located in the south central part of the city. The city is fairly spread out but you can quickly get from one side to the other via I-10 in maybe 30 minutes.
The cost of apartments are fairly priced for a medium sized city. We found a two bedroom, two full bath for $800. We are excited about the two bedroom and the hard to find, washer and dryer hook ups yet it is still a small space. Oh and did I mention there is a pool and work out room!
Our first meal in El Paso was a random place called Carousel. It ended up having great Mexican food and a half an avocado on my plate… YES please. I will be back.