Northeast El Paso

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Northeast El Paso is part of the city of El Paso, Texas and is located north of Central El Paso, and east of the Franklin Mountains. Its southern boundary is variously given as Fred Wilson Boulevard or Cassidy Road and Van Buren Avenue, and it extends northward to the New Mexico state line; some portions of this region lie outside the city limits, including parts of Franklin Mountains State Park and areas of Fort Bliss: the Logan area of Fort Bliss around Chapin High School and Castner Range, an old firing range northwest of Hondo Pass Avenue and Gateway South Boulevard. Development of Northeast El Paso, which had begun before the Second World War around the Logan area, started in earnest during the 1950s, when many homes were demolished in the process of the construction of Interstate 10. It is one of the more ethnically diverse areas of town due to a high concentration of enlisted military families. Northeast El Paso has historically not developed at a rate comparable to East El Paso and Northwest El Paso, but in recent years, it has seen an increase in development. It is expected that the population in Northeast El Paso will grow more rapidly as a result of the troop increase for Fort Bliss in the coming years. Northeast El Paso has gained recognition throughout the city for schools like Parkland, Irvin, Andress and Chapin because of their outstanding athletic programs.

Main roadways[edit]

Dyer Street (US Business Route 54 north of the Patriot Freeway; Texas Loop 478 south of it) runs from Pershing Drive in North-Central El Paso generally north and northeast out of the city into New Mexico toward Alamogordo; indeed, it was once known as the Alamogordo Highway. Dyer Street, named for prominent turn-of-the-20th-century El Paso attorney John Dyer, is the main street of Northeast El Paso, with the lion's share of its retail stores, although Gateway North Boulevard and Gateway South Boulevards, the frontage roads of the Patriot Freeway (US 54), have seen a good deal of more recent commercial development (particularly Gateway North), as have Woodrow Bean Transmountain Road (Texas Loop 375), which in 2013 was in the process of being converted to a freeway, and the lesser arterials McCombs Street (Texas Farm Road 2529), Hondo Pass Avenue, and Kenworthy Street.

Education[edit]

Most of Northeast El Paso lies in the El Paso Independent School District and is zoned to Andress, Chapin and Irvin high schools, and also contains Transmountain Early College High School, which is located on the Transmountain campus of El Paso Community College on Gateway North Boulevard at Diana Drive. The portion of Northeast El Paso east of McCombs Street is an exclave of the Ysleta Independent School District, whose main portion is situated in east and southeast El Paso. It is zoned to Parkland High School. The extreme eastern edge of the Canutillo Independent School District takes in the eastern foothills of the Franklin Mountains beginning approximately one mile west of Martin Luther King Boulevard (Texas Farm Road 3255); it has no residential development of any kind.

Neighborhoods[edit]

Here is a list of some of the neighborhoods in Northeast El Paso:

most of its streets have names beginning with "O'" (O'Connor, O'Toole, O'Hara, etc.)

School districts[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Northeast Christian Academy
  • Vineyard Christian School
  • Most Holy Trinity School

Attractions[edit]

  • Border Patrol Museum
  • Cohen Stadium
  • El Paso Museum of Archaeology
  • Old Glory Memorial (a huge free-flying American flag located on Diana Drive between Kenworthy Street and Gateway North Boulevard)
  • Painted Dunes Golf Course