Northeast El Paso is almost a city in and of itself, with a multi-plex movie theater and several shopping centers. Many residents of the area have lived there for generations, and say they wouldn't trade it for any other part of the city.
One reason for its appeal is the beautiful view of the Franklin Mountains. Area residents feel strongly that they have the best view of the mountain that is known to turn shades of purple and pink at sunrise. The Wilderness Park Museum is located on Transmountain road, featuring trail walks and information about the diverse flora and fauna of the area. Residents of Northeast El Paso are particularly proud of the annual blooming of the poppies that cover the mountainside in the Spring.
The U.S. Army base, Ft. Bliss, has brought many families to the area on a temporary basis, but many have elected to stay in the area, creating a diverse community made up of retired military personnel and young families, as well as many Germans, Asian, African-American, and Hispanic families.
The area also boasts Cohen Stadium, home to the minor league baseball team, the El Paso Diablos. With tickets starting at $5, a family can spend the afternoon at the stadium with hot dogs, drinks, and souvenirs for less that $50.
The Northeast high schools are Andress, Irvin and the private school Bethel Temple.
Business is expanding in the Northeast El Paso, although residents still need to travel into the El Paso metro area to gain access to major shopping malls or business center. The airport and downtown El Paso are about twenty minutes from the Northeast.