Culture & Lifestyle
Greater El Paso
Whether you live, work, or play in the Horizon area, you'll be close to our big city neighbor, El Paso, Texas.
Just minutes away on I-10, El Paso is a major urban center and multicultural metroplex with a 400-year history, rich tradition, and trademark hospitality. As the largest U.S. city along the U.S. and Mexico border, El Paso offers walking tours of downtown, shopping, outdoor, museums, a zoo, nature trails through four Texas State Parks, an aerial tram up the Franklin Mountains, and more.
The Horizon City/El Paso area is the home of Tom Lea, Leon Metz, and many other artists and writers of regional and national fame. Our museums include:
The El Paso Zoo was voted runner-up for “Best Family Outing” in 2017 by readers of What’s Up, El Paso’s weekly entertainment magazine. Additionally, the El Paso Zoo does important scientific and conservation work.
Music is part of life in Horizon City. Among the year's traditional highlights are El Paso's:
Mariachi Loco Music Festival
Music lovers can also enjoy performances by:
Dance is very popular entertainment on the border, and El Paso Ballet Theatre, Ballet Folklorico of El Paso, and many other dance groups perform regularly.
Theater enthusiasts have plenty of options, including year-round Broadway shows and annual film festivals. El Paso offers a full range of theatrical entertainment at a variety of venues:
The Chamizal National Memorial hosts an annual summer Shakespeare festival. Viva! El Paso, one of the nation's largest outdoor theater presentations, takes place every summer at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.
Ciudad Juárez, our NAFTA partner to the south, and the state of New Mexico also extend their hospitality.
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.