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Old 09-14-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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We are one native of this area and one transplant. We stay here because our jobs really don't have much to do with El Paso itself. I find El Paso a pretty safe city and we have really nice neighbors. There are plenty of things to do around the area. All you have to do is drive a lot and we don't mind that at all. Eventually, we want to relocate to the Fort Worth area.

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Old 10-25-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Irving, Tx
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We just moved to el paso 2 month ago so i cant call myself as an lifelong elpaso resident but i love it here...I realy dont know why so many ppl seem to hate it here...I for myself and my family can say as of now we have not experienced anything bad or trastic here ( hope it stays that way) lol....We moved from upstate ny due to militar and at first i was not so keen by the idea to move here due to a lot of bad storys people were telling us before moving here...Now that we are here its like where do all these people come up with that stuff??? ... My kids are 19/9/7 and just started school 2 weeks ago...As of right now i can honestly say school is great as far as teachers / prinicipal etc ....My kids seem to love it here and said they never want to leave again lol...We on the Northeast side and its quiett , great neighbors, shopping plazas everywhere...The only thing we have to get used to is the hot weather compared to upstate ny but we getting there and its actually not all that bad....We even planning on buying a house here and become el paso resident for good...All i can say is El paso is one city that you just have to make the best of it and if you come here without all the negative and look for yourself its not that bad at all...Life is what u make it to be same as living in a city u dont know....But just me
I wish I was there because that is where I grew up and my parents went to Bowie High School..they are still together and living happily there in Central El Paso..I had to leave because I could not find a job there..but I still visit 4 times a year>..I was just there this September
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: horizon
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I hear that Malamute! I grew up here, attended grade school thru college here. I moved away for my job in the DFW area. With my husband being with an airline and gone so much, and me working part-time for the airlines, I thought maybe moving back to be near parents and grandmother would be great. I remember my mom telling me back in the 80's that EP was at least 4 years behind the "big" cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin,etc... Now Being back here for 5 years now (Iwas gone for 10) I see it's just getting worse. My high school friends' mother told me she considered EP to be a boomerang city, because everyone who leaves, eventually comes back! For those of you who praise EP, kudos, I personally think it could be better here. Until the border problems are solved, we don't have chance in making this city better. There are positives, absolutely, but again they don't outweigh what I feel are the negatives! My husband who is originally from Jackson, WY, loves it here and hated DFW. So, I guess we're here until we put equity into our home and then up to ID, UT, or WY!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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I came here as a young, 17 year old girl from northern KY, in 1968. Other than a few years spent elsewhere a time or two, I have been here, by choice.

Sure, I have my gripes, but overall, there's no place I'd rather be. I raised two great kids here - one teaches at the vo-tech high school up near Sierra Medical Ctr. and the other left for Houston in 92. I visit her a few times a year but it's way too big and busy for me.

I love the weather, am fortunate to live in a great area (Mountain Park) where it's quiet, peaceful and beautiful, was gainfully employed for 40 years without speaking Spanish, and I have no plans on leaving. I still love the diversity, beautiful deserts and mountains, the food, and our place in Cloudcroft is our home away from home on the weekends.

I always say that one has to live here for at least a year to fully appreciate the beauty of the desert southwest. That's all it took for me.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Irving, Tx
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I didn't...the rest of my family did..However..I still will and forever make frequent visits there..my beloved hometown has the best MExican food in the world
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: TX
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I love El Paso but I'm planning on leaving. Been here all my life but some of the things I dislike are the hot summers, lack of seasons... it's either hot, not as hot, or cold. I hate kfox during the rainy season. Oh man, I lose it when they break into a program to tell me it's raining in my neighborhood. Thanks kfox! There isn't a whole lot to do around here. Basic interactions with the police are typically unpleasant. The beautiful mountain that is illegal to hike in.

A few of the things I like are the people, the food, a lot of the culture, the diversity of the people. Juarez was fun to visit for food and shows and will probably be fun again once things settle down. When it snows in ruidoso the skiing/snowboarding is good, but it's not often. The scenery is awesome if you're into the desert. Couple of great golf courses and fairly inexpensive at that.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Irving, Tx
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I wish I was there..at least I would have family close by!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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I wish I was there..at least I would have family close by!
You do not live here? Where do you live? Do you have any relatives here? Do you talk to them very often?
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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You do not live here? Where do you live? Do you have any relatives here? Do you talk to them very often?
LOL I just love sarcasam.
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