El Paso Apartments For Rent
El Paso is situated on the banks of the Rio Grande River just opposite Juarez, Mexico. Like many Texas towns, El Paso features both Mexican and American culture. You will need a car or some form of transportation in this area because like everything else in Texas, this city is spread over a lot of territory with no real public transportation. The city is easy to navigate, however and you will want to do a lot of exploring before during and after your apartment hunt.
More than 700,000 people call this city home. The entire metropolitan area his home to about 2.2 million people with a median age of 27, so it is a relatively young area. The cost of living is also relatively affordable at 6% below national averages. This city also has no state, county or city income tax either, allowing people to keep their money in their pocket if they choose. Apartments rent for about 10% below national averages, with the median apartment rental at about $535 per month. However, like most cities, you can find any kind of apartment you choose, with all the amenities you want, if you have the money to pay for it.
The weather is pretty good all year round with the heat moderated by the nearby river. Culturally there is a heavy Hispanic and Native American presence in the area. There is even a Native American Tribe that lives totally inside El Paso city limits. El Paso has all the comfort of a big city with small town flavor added in for good measure. Recreational activities like Big Bend National Park are within driving distance. A night of dinner and a movie are still very affordable for a family of four, with many restaurants serving meals that cost only about 10 dollars.
In the evening after it’s cooled down a bit, many people walk across the bridge and into Juarez to visit the Mexican bars for music and dancing. Take your pick of bars, lounges, discos or whatever you desire. Cincinnati street is a popular street for local college students and the New Old Plantation is said to be the best dance club in town.
Bear in mind that you will need a car in order to conduct your search for an apartment. You will also need to prepare a renter’s resume containing all of your personal and financial information, along with a credit check, to hand to landlords that you meet or to rental agents. This will speed up the process tremendously.