Would you like to live in the United States, but has much to offer in the way of Spanish culture? Can you be a productive member of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest bilingual labor force? Does working for one of nation’s Fortune 500 companies sound like a good step for your career? Are you a patriotic American that would like to live near world class military facilities? Do you want to be involved in law enforcement that helps protect United States citizens? If you answered yes to at least a couple of these questions, you may want to move to El Paso.
The Spanish influence of El Paso is due large in part to its location on the U.S. / Mexico border. It shares the border with its sister city Ciudad Juarez (one of the largest cities in Mexico). Being far away from Texas’ largest cities, El Paso’s Spanish influence comes as little surprise. Displays of Spanish architecture can be found throughout many of the city’s many neighborhoods. Hispanic culture and heritage can also be found in recurring festivals like Fiesta de las Flores. Regarding the Spanish language, the Census Bureau says it’s spoken by 70% of the population.
Many companies have locations in El Paso to capitalize on this pool of Spanish speaking people. Thousands of residents work in call centers utilizing their ability to speak English and Spanish. Publically traded Western Refining, Helen of Troy Limited and El Paso Electric are based there. A variety of Fortune 500 firms have also chosen to have many regional offices in El Paso. El Paso also has a couple dozen of the top 500 Hispanic owned companies in the United States. Job seekers can also find many career opportunities in law enforcement in the El Paso area. These federal agencies include the Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Border Patrol. The U.S. military and defense industry offer numerous employment opportunities in El Paso. El Paso is home to Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Tens of thousands of El Paso area residents owe their living to these defense industry organizations. The job opportunities alone may be enough to get you looking for El Paso movers to help you relocate.
Once your work week in El Paso is over, you will also be able to keep yourself entertained. There are many festivals held there every year for the residents who enjoy a variety of music. The Neon Desert Music Festival, Sun City Music Festival and Downtown Street Festival are some examples. If you enjoy the performing arts, you can partake in the El Paso Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. There are also gardens, museums and performing arts theaters for public consumption.
If you prefer to be outdoors in you spare time, you can take advantage of many nature activities. Nine state parks, including close by Franklin Mountains State Park are accessible by a car drive. Rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking are some of the common activities at this state park. For a weekend trip you can go to Gila National Forest for 3.3 million acres of hills, mountains and range land. You can also head down to Big Bend National Park for day hikes, bicycling and river trips.
If the points presented above have piqued your interest, start researching your relocation options. If you decide to relocate, hiring professional El Paso movers can help do the heavy lifting required.