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Old 07-18-2020, 09:52 PM
 
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I'm the guy to whom you're responding met innumerable "unfriendly" people in Tucson, too (a place where I have found most people to be reasonably friendly). LOL
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:24 PM
 
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Considering the place friendly or not might depend on how you perceive the Mexican-American culture, and vice versa.
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:56 AM
 
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Considering the place friendly or not might depend on how you perceive the Mexican-American culture, and vice versa.
Exactly, if someone does not appreciate the culture(s), they will not be happy in either El Paso or Tucson. Both could be considered almost polar opposites of the Dallas/FW Metroplex.
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Old 07-27-2020, 02:28 PM
 
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What is the pace of life in El Paso like?

A little bit about me

Have lived in Hong Kong, NYC and now Seattle. I want to live somewhere smaller after Seattle which is becoming way too hectic for me.

I am going down there in late November to see if its the place to move to. I probably will check out the East side of EP more than the West because of affordable housing.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:45 PM
 
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The Good, Bad and Ugly about El Paso

The good: a) nonexistent winter; blues skies and 50-60 degrees in January. b) best Tex-Mex food anywhere. c) low crime, friendly population. d) outrageously gorgeous sunrises/sunsets e) UTEP and community college offer many and varied options for higher ed.

The bad: a) low pay in many occupations. b) blistering summer heat, but low humidity and high elevation make it semi-tolerable. Stay in the shade and it's not too bad. c) never-ending road construction making cross-town commutes difficult

The ugly: springtime wind/dust storms

Sunset example
Very high property taxes
Very high water bills
Very homogeneous: mostly only chain stores, chain restaurants. Neighborhoods, housing all pretty much look the same. Much of the housing stock is built poorly. Neighborhoods built in record time, shoddy workmanship. El Paso all looks alike. And, yes, it does snow in EP, when it does it’s very dangerous, because the city doesn’t treat the roads, and people don’t know how to drive in it.

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Old 08-31-2020, 08:05 PM
 
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I love this forum, it helped to dispel assumptions concerning the city. It snows sometimes doesn't it? I am a retiree born in Texas but raised on West Coast, need to relocate to a retiree friendly location with mountains. Little taxes! Besides proud of BETO and its his home! Forum contributors, tell me if I am all wet.



By the way, I love the beauty of Albuquerque but it has high crime, tax unfriendly...love the climate though and those fabulous sunsets as well.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:16 PM
 
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Yea it snows. Maybe a dusting one day a year OR nothing all year. It's even rare that a puddle will freeze.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:41 AM
 
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Fall and winter are my favorite seasons here. On the other hand, spring as a season with its wind and dust--not so much.
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:10 AM
 
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Default Love Viewpoints concerning El Paso

Thanks for your inputs guys but it seems to me we Americans need to turn our attention to the changes within our once certain society referencing latest national events.



We have turned our attention away from God and prayer....now we can clearly see the degradation of our beloved USA as it relates to global changes...
west coast fires, loss of life, loss of homes, etc
immigration based hatred increasing at alarming rates, we can not as a nation be blessed in the light of those actions. Agreed we need to focus on inappropriate entry into this USA to preserve resources for everyone, but with compassion and saneness of actions!
poor people/racial inequality has always been an underlying structure in America...it is the South African version of Apartheid. It must be dismantled again to gain any long lasting peace...remember it could be you next month because of any silly reason to hate...that is a pity because people are who they are, end of discussion. Science is not going to solve this equation, it can not even answer basic questions...look toward the Heavens for answers!

Loss of income/resources....America is not the great nation it use to be, left at man's discretion and greed, we are evolving into a jealous, hate mongering, selfish, weak society. Who is to blame?
All of us of course...we can change our direction quickly by looking at some really old fashion morals and beliefs...
It unjustified to lie, steal, kill, and hold yourself greater than your neighbor! I love this country and hope it changes course before it is too late to salvage all that we have held dear these many decades when we were great! No one is greater than the next....


Until we take care of the above realities, we don't have a future here in El Paso or anywhere else!
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:19 PM
 
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Default Huh?

Are you trolling?
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