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Old 08-29-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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My husband has accepted a job offer down there. The options are a office in El paso or one in Las Cruces. I have heard that Las Cruces in general is a lot nicer and that the city is quite nice. I haven't spent much time in either place but based on these forums Las Cruces seems to be more desirable. What are your thoughts? We have 2 young children and plan on having more.. Is there better medical care in LC or EP? Schools seem to be better in EP and also of course the state income tax and homes seem to cost less in EP. Weather seems to be a bit cooler in LC and less commute. we would live on the west part of EP with my husband commuting to the East. How bad is that? Basically I just want opinions! What would you do and why?!
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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My husband has accepted a job offer down there. The options are a office in El paso or one in Las Cruces. I have heard that Las Cruces in general is a lot nicer and that the city is quite nice. I haven't spent much time in either place but based on these forums Las Cruces seems to be more desirable. What are your thoughts? We have 2 young children and plan on having more.. Is there better medical care in LC or EP? Schools seem to be better in EP and also of course the state income tax and homes seem to cost less in EP. Weather seems to be a bit cooler in LC and less commute. we would live on the west part of EP with my husband commuting to the East. How bad is that? Basically I just want opinions! What would you do and why?!
I dont know if it's "a lot" nicer, but it's smaller hence less traffic, pollution, etc. It always seemed like it had quite a bit of crime (still remember the horrible bowling alley massacre- Unsolved to my knowledge) for such a small city, but that just may be my perception.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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I live in the far East side of El Paso. Can I ask why you are leaning toward the West side?

We like the neighborhood here. Very close to where my husband works. He has about a 10-15 minute drive to work on post. We believe in living close to where you go every day.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Las Cruces is a nice town, I may move there (work related), but it has less amenities and choices as it is 1/10th the size of El Paso.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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I live in the far East side of El Paso. Can I ask why you are leaning toward the West side?

We like the neighborhood here. Very close to where my husband works. He has about a 10-15 minute drive to work on post. We believe in living close to where you go every day.
we are leaning toward the west side because we have heard a lot of really good things about it. It seems most people say that is the nicest part of time. I have to say from the time I spent there it did seem really nice, but that was just for a few hours.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Las Cruces seems to have more violent crime than El Paso. Las Cruces is more English speaking. Property taxes are very high in El Paso. Less graffitti in Las Cruces. Las Cruces is smaller and closer to some of the really great outdoor spots if you like water and camping but is suffering from big growth. El Paso is more convenient for the airport if you need an airport close by. Medical care and schools would be about the same unless you need certain medical specialists.

It could be a toss up although people moving from one city to the other might have very specific reasons they did so.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Working in Las Cruses, you'd be subjected to a state income tax by NM. Texas does not have a state income tax.
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