Recreation and Leisure
Horizon Golf Club features 18-holes of golf on a beautifully maintained course of gently rolling hills. There are tennis courts and a swimming pool. The clubhouse offers elegant dining and dancing, as well as informal lunches during the day.
For families with children, Horizon offers a Little League field and a playground at Community Park. A second park with playground and exercise facilities is located in the new Horizon Mesa subdivision. More parks and improvements are planned in newer subdivisions. School sports facilities are also open to local residents for extracurricular events and activities.
Seniors have the Oz Glaze Senior Citizen Center, constructed by Horizon City on land donated by Horizon Communities. The center is a popular meeting place for all members of the community.
The surrounding high desert is a scenic and recreational resource. At 4,000 feet elevation, Horizon is situated in a vast expanse of natural splendor. It is used for hiking and biking as well as passive recreation. An evening stroll against the backdrop of a desert sunset is something to be savored.
Our residents can take advantage of many opportunities to play an active role in a variety of local service organizations. These include Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist Clubs, the Horizon City Youth Association, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
For kids and teenagers, we have the Youth Association, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies. Seniors can take part in numerous activities at the Oz Glaze Senior Citizen Center.
Families have a choice of Catholic, Episcopal and Baptist churches. Our Community Chapel provides a non-denominational Protestant place to worship.
Child Care and Pre-School
Working parents now have a choice of two major child care facilities. Other daycare and home care options are available. The new Pete Duarte Head Start facility on Darrington Road provides pre-school education close to the Frank Macias Elementary School in Horizon Manor. This facility is operated by the Region 19 Education Service Center.
As a free service to our community, we will provide contacts for your organization to Cub Scouts.
Our Good Life
Our core communities offer all the advantages of small-town living, friendliness, safety, good schools, local shops, and peace and quiet. Horizon’s residents know each other and watch out for one another. Neighbors can meet up at the country club, which offers an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, elegant dining, and entertainment. Old-fashioned community values are alive and well here.
Big City Amenities
The city of El Paso is less than a 15 minute drive west of Horizon. Some of El Paso’s newest shopping malls, outlets, and restaurants are located on El Paso’s rapidly growing eastside. For a more exotic shopping experience, cross the Zaragoza International Bridge and enjoy what Mexico has to offer. We are also 10 minutes from Mission Valley, once settled by the Spanish in the late 16th century. The old churches that line the historic Mission Trail mark the birthplace of El Paso. And with such close access to I-10, road trips spanning the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean is easy.
Here in the high desert, our average high summer temperature is 95 degrees. The average winter high is about 60 degrees. Low humidity and moderate rainfall, 8.65 inches annually, combine to create an ideal climate.
In winter, sunshine and warmth are aplenty. Concerned you might miss the snow? Don't worry. Some winters deliver up to six inches of snowfall overnight (the all time record for El Paso was 22.4 inches in 1987). But wake up early to build your snowman. It will probably melt by noon.