87° Partly cloudy


2024 Rankings

  • El Paso Ranks as the Most Affordable City to Spend Retirement in Texas (The Travel, March 2024)
  • El Paso Ranks as Top Budget-Friendly Staycation City in Texas (SumUp, March 2024)

2023 Rankings

  • The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park Earns Silver Title for Best Boutique Hotel in Southwest Region (Stella Awards 2023)
  • Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection Earns Finalist Title for Best Hotel in Southwest Region (Stella Awards 2023)
  • El Paso Convention Center Earns Bronze Title for Best Convention Center in Southwest Region (Stella Awards 2023)
  • El Paso’s Hallelujah BBQ Earns Spot on 25 Best New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas (Texas Monthly, September 2023)
  • El Paso’s Smokin’ Joe’s Pit BBQ Earns Spot on 25 Best New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas (Texas Monthly, September 2023)
  • El Paso Ranks 6th Most Unique Yet Romantic Destination to Propose (The Travel, May 2023)
  • El Paso Ranks 5th Most Instagrammable City in Texas (MSN, January 2023)
  • El Paso Ranks 8th Best Place To Get Married (WalletHub, January 2023)
  • El Paso Ranks 11th Best Metro Area in US for Retirement, Top City in Texas (Storage Cafe, January 2023)

2022 Rankings

  • El Paso Earns Title of 3rd Best Texas City to Reside In (, October 2022)
  • El Paso Ranks 3rd Best Budget-Friendly City to Visit (Traveling Lifestyle, August 2022)
  • El Paso Ranks 3rd City Considered the Safest for Travel (Travel Off Path, August 2022)

2021 Rankings

  • El Paso Top 15 Under-the-Radar-Cities to Live in Texas (Orchard, May 2021)
  • El Paso Ranks #2 Zoomtown USA: America’s Best Cities for Remote Workers (Ownerly, March 2021)
  • El Paso Ranks #4 Best Place to Live When You Can Work From Anywhere (Bank Rate, January 2021)

2020 Rankings

  • El Paso Ranks Among the Top 20 Most Livable Cities in the Nation (Smart Asset, December 2020)
  • El Paso Ranks 5th Safest Large US City (Advisor Smith, June 2020)

2019 Rankings

  • El Paso Ranked #1 Most Affordable Major U.S. City (, June 2019)
  • El Paso Ranks #1 in Top 5 Best Places to Rock Climb in the Country (, June 2019)
  • El Paso Ranks in the Top 15 of Best Small Cites for 3 Consecutive Years (Resonance Consultancy, June 2019)
  • Chihuahuita/El Segundo Top 28 Friendliest Neighborhoods (National Geographic, June 2019)
  • El Paso Ranks Top 20 (#18) for 2019’s Best Summer Travel Destinations (Wallethub, May 2019)
  • El Paso Ranked #6 in Top 10 Safest Metro Cities for 2019 with populations over 300,000(SafeWise, April 2019)
  • San Jacinto Plaza Named “Great Public Space of Texas” for 2019 (American Planning Association’s Great Places in Texas Program, April 2019)
  • El Paso Chihuahua’s Ranked as One of the Best Stop on a Minor League Baseball Tour (, March 2019)
  • Golf Magazine lists Butterfield Trail Golf Club in Top 5 Courses in the US near Airports (Golf Magazine, February 2019)
  • Cattleman’s Steakhouse Ranked #7 for Small Town Steakhouses in Texas That Are Totally Worth the Trip (, February 2019)
  • UTEP Attains National Research Top Tier Ranking (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, January 2019)

2018 Rankings

  • Meeting Source Names Top 25 Convention Cities in the USA for 2018- El Paso- #4 out of 8 for Small Cities (MeetingSource, January 2018)
  • El Paso ranked 4th Hottest Real Estate Market to Watch in 2018 (, January 2018)
  • El Paso Ranked #24 for Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, January 2018)
  • Ranked 46th for Happiest Cities in America (Wallethub, March 2018)
  • Finalist- 2018 All America City (National League of Cities, March 2018)
  • El Paso Ranked #1 in Lowest Cost of Living (Forbes, April 2018)
  • Ranked 16th Most Prosperous City in the U.S. (Rent Café, May 2018)
  • Ranked 5th for America’s Best Small Cities (Resonance, June 2018)
  • Top Retirement Destination for Downtown Living (Where to Retire, June 2018)
  • Ranked 7th Best Place to Live 2018- Top 10 Cities (AreaVibes, June 2018)
  • 7th Safest Metro City in America of 2018 (Safewise, August 2018)
  • 4th Top Winter Vacation Destination in Texas (, October 2018)
  • 14th Best City for Veterans to Live in 2018 (Veteran’s United Home Loans, November 2018)