Let me mention 5 main reasons why I believe we love living in El Paso. If you have more, feel free to add to my post.
Reason #1. Mexican Food.
Everyone loves delicious and spicy Mexican food. But it is even more pleasant to eat it for the price you pay in El Paso. There is no other place with good food for such incredibly low price. Many places in El Paso are famous for the kind of tasty Mexican food they serve. Just to mention a few: Good Luck Cafe, Chicos Tacos, El Ciros, H & H, etc. Other a bit more pricy but nice places to go to are Good Coffee, La Malinche, Leo's, Riviera, Carlos & Mickeys.
Reason #2. Weather.
Yes, we do get tired of summer heat and bright sunshine here. But most El Pasoans would rather stay warm than cold. After all if a few snow flakes fall down in winter, schools are closed, people don't go to work and everything seems to fall asleep like something incredible happened. But let's get straight to the point. We are very lucky not to have any tornado, tsunamis or earthquakes in this area, and that makes El Paso a very peaceful city in terms of weather and natural phenomena.
Reason #3. Safest city.
Did you know that El Paso was named the 2th safest large city in the country as of 2009? In the entire United States that is! That's why it surprises me personally when people from other cities don't come to our city for sporting events or concerts because they are afraid of what's happening in Juarez. We share a lot with our sister-city, but it is not the crime scene.
Reason #4. Desert city.
El Paso is an perfect city for those who prefer living in the countryside and working in a city. You can get busy, work all week, run from one office to another and get stuck in freeway traffic jams all you want. But at the end of the week the whole family can go out hiking or camping in the desert, enjoy the fresh air and beautiful nature. The amazing thing in El Paso is that certain time of the day when the city's noisy beat kind of turns peacefully into the serenity of orange sunsets and tranquility of grand mountains. The mountains are another great place for exploration and small trips.
Reason #5. Cultural diversity.
El Paso unites people of many different nationalities, not just American and Mexican. Fort Bliss and UTEP bring a lot of foreigners from all over the world into this area. And most newcomers feel very welcomed here. Being a foreigner, I found myself merge very easily into this cultural diversity and enjoy it a lot.