Horizon City Growing
By John Rogers
El Paso Real Estate
Yes I said it Horizon City is growing. For those of you who don’t know Horizon City is a community of 9,655 residents located just east of El Paso Texas. It’s no longer that small town you pass through just before you hit El Paso driving through west Texas. A lot of the growth is due to the limitations for El Paso to grow. To the south of El Paso is Mexico; to the north and west is New Mexico. The little bit of land left to the west is mountainous and too expensive to develop for starter homes. The only real area left to develop is in the northeast and east areas. The Public Service Board (PSB) owns most of the land that is available in the northeast. About 16,000 acres in the area is planned for development in the next couple of decades.
The east is where most of the current growth is happening in El Paso. It’s reaching the city limits at a very rapid rate. Only a few miles separate the El Paso and Horizon city limits. A few El Paso builders have already started building in Horizon. De Palma Place and Horizon Height is a couple of developments going on. Classic America, Carefree Homes, and Celtic Homes are a few of the builders.
People are moving to Horizon for more of an urban feel. It’s also a very cheap place to live. This is attracting a lot of young couples who want to own an affordable home. A lot of the dirt roads are going to be paved in the near future. I just hope the city plans these developments out well. El Paso County is one of the most affordable places to live in the country. CNNMoney.com in a July article said El Paso home are undervalued by 26 percent. I agree the homes have been under valued for a few years compared to other similar markets.