El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas, is the major commercial trading center in extreme west Texas. It is situated along the Rio Grande, and residents with El Paso TX homes can easily reach points to the east and west via Interstate 10. The current population of about 680,000 makes El Paso one of the 20 largest cities in America. The population has grown by more than 100,000 since the turn of the century.


El Paso's history as a part of Texas only extends back to 1848, despite Texas' success in gaining independence in 1836. Confederate troops occupied Fort Bliss in 1861, and Union troops from the California Column took control of the military outpost the following year. The city's strategic location along the Rio Grande and on major railroad lines made it any important center of commerce by the conclusion of the 19th century.

Parks and Recreation

The 43-acre Feather Lake Sanctuary is a wetland that offers a perfect habitat for over 200 bird species. Lizards, muskrats and spiny softshell turtles have all taken up residence here. Another great wildlife refuge is the Rio Bosque Wetlands, a 372-acre preserve managed by the University of Texas-El Paso.

The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens displays over 600 species of Chihuahuan desert flora. The El Paso Municipal Rose Garden includes about 2,000 rose bushes that represent over 500 varieties. The waterfall, wide walkways and handicap accessibility are all useful features. At Keystone Heritage Park, visitors can see the archeological evidence of a 4,500-year-old village, identified as one of the oldest ones as yet discovered in the United States.

Attractions and Activities

Sun Bowl Stadium at the University of Texas - El Paso hosts everything from college football games to major touring acts. The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2 have all performed here at the 51,000-seat venue.

The El Paso Playhouse is the city's leading community theatre. For 51 years, local talent has been staging classic and contemporary plays.


Over a dozen festivals festivals are hosted by El Paso every year, including the Las Artistas Art and Fine Crafts Show held just before Thanksgiving. Attendees load up on holiday gifts as they have for 45 years. The Wicked Wine Run is an invigorating event that includes an eclectic combination of running and wine tasting. Participants have a choice of 5k and 1k runs.

Thelma Briffa can prove to be indispensable to the relocating El Paso home buyer. An El Paso real estate agent can efficiently match one's important needs to the best homes for sale in El Paso. Whether you are in the market for one of the starter-type El Paso homes or one of the upscale El Paso homes for sale, Thelma Briffa can point you in the right direction.

Residential El Paso real estate in newer subdivisions will often include amenities like multi-car garages, home theaters, deluxe kitchens and extra storage. Some of these high-quality El Paso properties will include all-brick construction and energy saving systems. There is a remarkable diversity in real estate in El Paso, so there is sure to be El Paso TX real estate that interests you.

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