Roads & Access
Access from El Paso is now available from Eastlake Drive, directly off Interstate-10. The main road serving the Horizon area is Horizon Boulevard. Most local commercial development front this thoroughfare, which also connects to I-10. Horizon Boulevard runs east-west from the main urban area to the Hueco Mountains. Ascension is a north-south route connecting Horizon Boulevard with Montana Avenue to our north.
Improvements to the regional road network will occur as the local population expands.
The Horizon area is also close to Loop Road 375, which will become increasingly important as an El Paso by-pass. There are presently direct links to Horizon from the loop road via I-10 and Eastlake-Rojas. A further link to the loop road is planned via an extension of the existing Pellicano Drive. The loop road is being continually upgraded. This includes a major upgrade of the existing Joe Battle/I-10 interchange. Several grade-separated intersections are also at an advanced stage of construction along Joe Battle. This will significantly reduce travel times on the loop road and make it more attractive as a major traffic route.
Some of the older roads in the local street network are also being upgraded with grant money from the State of Texas. Darrington Road, our original north-south spine road, is soon to become a four-lane divided road, all the way from Eastlake in the north to the southern boundary of the incorporated area. Improvements to Ashford Street are pending.
Eastlake Drive is now one of the main roads serving the Horizon urban area. All of Eastlake Drive was built with Horizon Communities’ support. The first phase, built by a local developer, included Rojas from its intersection with Loop 375 to Eastlake, and Eastlake from I-10 to its intersection with Darrington. When it was finished, ownership and responsibility for maintenance were conveyed to El Paso County.
The second part of the Eastlake project was constructed by Horizon Communities. It involved construction and paving from the Darrington intersection to Horizon Boulevard. Upon completion, the Town of Horizon City took over title and maintenance from Horizon Communities. The immediate benefit of the $1.96 million project was the diversion of traffic away from Darrington Street and its school zones. It also opened up the land in this area for new development. Houses have sprung up rapidly in new subdivisions lining these frontages.
Horizon Communities has made other contributions to improvements to the local road network in the past. Repairs and maintenance for the incorporated area are now the responsibility of the Town of Horizon City. Outside Horizon boundaries, the county is responsible for local roads.
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.