Central El Paso

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Central El Paso is part of the city of El Paso, Texas, and contains some of the city's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Located in the heart of the city, it is home to approximately 130,000 people. Development of central El Paso started around 1875, when the city was barely beginning to gain its roots.

Today, central El Paso has grown into the center of the city's economy and a thriving urban community. It contains numerous historic sites and landmarks. It is close to the El Paso International Airport, Downtown El Paso, the international border, and Fort Bliss.

Panoramic view of Central El Paso from Murcheson Park on Scenic Drive, from Fort Bliss at the left to downtown and El Paso High School at the right

History[edit]

The central El Paso area includes some of the earliest developed areas in the city. In September 1827, Juan Maria Ponce de Leon bought 211 acres of land where El Paso and Paisano streets are today.[1]

Neighborhoods[edit]

El Paso's Austin Terrace neighborhood, with snow

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Metz 1999, p. 20.

Sources[edit]

  • Metz, Leon (1999). El Paso: Guided Through Time. El Paso, Texas: Mangan Books. ISBN 0930208374.