El Paso and Las Cruces Rank as Best Cities for Teachers

When looking to buy a new home, there are many factors to take into consideration such as commute time, access to doctors and hospitals, the quality of education their children will have access to, and the quality of work in their own profession. According to a new study 380-city study by AdvisorSmith, El Paso was ranked #1 for Big Cities (500K+ pop.) and Las Cruces was ranked #3 for Mid Sized Cities (150K-500K pop.). Both cities were ranked within the top 7 of 50 Cities for Teachers.

According to the National Service of Education Statistics, the three largest school districts in El Paso were made up of 9,446 teachers, this number is only going to grow based on Beaurea of Labor Statistics. So what is it about El Paso and Las Cruces that make these cities so attractive to teachers? AdvisorSmith used 4 factors to make up their top 50 Cities for Teachers list; total number of jobs, the number of jobs per capita, average annual salaries, and the cost of living.

Top Cities for Teachers by City Size

Thirty-seven of the top 50 best cities for teachers were midsize or small cities, but smaller city living may not be ideal for everyone. In order to highlight this distinction in lifestyle preference, our study segments cities into different sizes based on population, listing the top 10 small (population under 150,000), midsize (population of 150,000-500,000), and large (greater than 500,000 population) cities for teachers.

 

Top 50 Cities for Teachers

Below, we list the top cities for teachers. We include data on the total number of jobs, the number of jobs per capita, average annual salaries, and the cost of living.

Methodology

AdvisorSmith’s study examined three key variables in determining the best cities for teachers to pursue their careers in.

1. Average annual salaries for teachers

For the purposes of this study, we focus on teachers ranging from preschool to high school, excluding special education and career/technical education.

We considered the average annual salary earned by teachers across the different teacher groups: preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school in each city in our study. The higher the average salary, the more highly we ranked a given metro area. The average salary for teachers in our study was $51,418.

2. Density of jobs for teachers in each city

Our study leveraged a location quotient, which represents the number of jobs available to teachers, relative to the national average. Cities with a higher location quotient have a higher concentration of jobs for teachers, which means more career opportunities and more demand for developers in those cities. Cities with higher location quotients ranked more highly in our study.

In 2018, there were 3.8 million teachers (preschool through high school) employed in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for teachers will grow at a 3.82% pace over the 10-year period of 2018-2028, which is a fast as the national job growth outlook. This was calculated using a weighted average across the different age groups and number of jobs.

3. Cost of living index for each city

We adjusted the salaries earned by teachers in each city by a cost of living multiplier. The cost of living, including necessities such as rent, transportation, and groceries, varies by city, so it is important to normalize the salaries so that the cities can be compared fairly. Cities with more affordable lifestyles were ranked more highly in our study.

Source: AdvisorSmith

2124 Floor PlanIf you are a teacher looking to make the move to El Paso or Las Cruces, rest assured that there are many opportunities to grow in your career in these southwest cities. Hakes Brothers can help make your move easy with our knowledgeable sales professionals ready to help you with every step of the way.

If you are looking for a home builder to create your dream home, we have you covered. We currently build new homes within East and West El Paso, TX and all over rapidly growing Las Cruces, NM. Contact our team today to build your home in a city that is perfect for you.

El Paso Among Best Places to Trick-or-Treat

Halloween in El Paso for many is the first feeling of Fall in the Sun City. Families are out and about just before we fall back in time, taking in the last days of evening daylight, and the weather is just beginning to become crisp. It is truly an adventure as parents are mostly playing catch-up with their costume-clad children running through neighborhoods. As new home communities in El Paso continue to expand, it doesn’t take much for children to come home rich with sweets in this West Texas City.

In a recent study conducted by smartasset, El Paso, Texas was ranked as a top 10 place to trick-or-treat. The study took 7 factors into consideration while conducting the study such as single-family housing density, percentage of residents younger than age 15, median home value, violent crime rate, property crime rate, precipitation rate, and average temperature.

El Paso, Texas places in the top 40 for low home value across all 256 cities in our study, at $130,900 on average. It ranks 44th overall for youth population, with 21.9% of the city’s population younger than 15. El Paso also ranks 28th overall for low property crime rate, with around 1,819 incidents per 100,000 residents. It’s a bit on the warmer side, with a historical average temperature of 69.5 degrees on Halloween.

 

Data and Methodology

To find the best cities for trick-or-treating, SmartAsset compared more than 256 cities across the following metrics:

  • Single-family housing density. This is the number of single-family houses per square mile. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-year Estimate and the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Summary File.
  • Percentage of residents aged 14 or younger. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
  • Median home value. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
  • Violent crime rate. This is the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
  • Property crime rate. This is the number of property crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
  • Precipitation probability. This is the chance it rains 0.5 inches or snows 0.1 inches on Halloween. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Average temperature. This is the average maximum temperature on October 31, from 1981 to 2010. We compared the average maximum temperature to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which we think is the perfect temperature for trick-or-treating. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Making the Move to El Paso?

  • If you are thinking of making the move to El Paso, rest assured that your family will be greeted with a safe community, affordable new homes, and warm weather lasting well into the Fall months.
  • Our Hakes Brothers Sales Professionals can help you move into the perfect home for your family. Choose from one of our quick move-in homes or new construction, building a home is made easy with Hakes Brothers.

House Haunting with Hakes Brothers

Halloween is just around the corner and Hakes Brothers, your friendly neighborhood home builder, would like to ensure your family has a safe and enjoyable night of Trick or Treating.

Our El Paso, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque/Rio Grande locations will be hosting events that will allow your pirates, ghouls, and, heroes, to receive some amazing treats all within some of our stunning new homes.

Although there is nothing scary about our new homes, Hakes Brothers is excited to be part of your spooky season. View an area near you and stop by to kick off your night of treat gathering with Hakes Brothers!

 

El Paso and Las Cruces

Visit any of our model home locations from 10 am – 6 pm on October 31.

KING size Candy Bars and Glow Sticks • All Ages Welcome

Albuquerque/ Rio Rancho

Visit our Lomas Encantadas and Mountain Hawk Estates sales offices from
October 25 – October 31 (excluding Sunday) from 10 am – 6 pm
Halloween baskets and candy bags • All Ages Welcome


 

El Paso Tops List of Most Desirable Metropolitan Area

In a recent study conducted by Clovered insurance company, El Paso, Texas was found to be the Most Desirable Metropolitan Area. The study took four influential buying factors into consideration, Community Well-Being, Average One-Way Commute Time, Regional Price Parity, Violent Crime per 100K Residents.

One of the most impactful choices we make as adults is where we choose to call home. The U.S. is a vast and varied tapestry of lifestyles, cultures, cuisines, and attitudes, making it an enormous task to actually nail down the most desirable places to live overall. But we decided to give it a go anyway.

We started by looking at the top 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the country. Then, based on the four most influential homebuying factors according to our survey, we pulled data from four sources to determine the very best place to hang your hat.

El Paso, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, were the top two best spots for affordability, low crime rates, reasonable commute times, and community well-being. The former sits directly on the border of Mexico, snuggled right up against Ciudad Juárez. The aptly named “Sun City” boasts more than 300 days of sun per year, as well as many adventurer-friendly sites. It sits at the foot of the rugged Franklin Mountains, features a picturesque scenic lookout, and has multiple larger-than-life parks to explore.

El Paso and Portland came up relatively close when it came to average well being and commute but El Paso was able to edge out #2 Portland, OR due to regional price parity (RPP), which according to Clovered calculates how much a certain amount of cash will buy you in a given place.

2350 floor plan

2350 floor plan by Hakes Brothers in El Paso, Texas

With so much opportunity in El Paso, Hakes Brothers is proud to be a home builder for the sun city. View all our homes in El Paso, Texas today.

To view the full study visit Clovered.

 

Hakes Brothers Releases New Homesites In Cimarron Canyon

Hakes Brothers Releases New Homesites In Cimarron Canyon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2019 

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Home Builder offers upscale homes in rapidly emerging west El Paso community.

El Paso, Texas – Hakes Brothers, a leading home builder in the southwest, is announcing the release of new homesites within it’s newest community, Cimarron Canyon, located in west El Paso.

“We are excited for the opportunity to grow with the city,” said Dan Nielsen,  Rio Grande Division President for Hakes Brothers. “This will be our second opportunity to build in the Cimarron community and the initial feedback and interest we have received from local and future El Paso residents has been amazing.” The Cimarron master-plan community is highly amenitized, featuring a variety of parks, walking trails, lush landscaped streets, and the newest shopping and dining venues on the westside of El Paso.

Cimarron Canyon

Starting under $310,000, Hakes Brothers at Cimarron Canyon will offer 23 single-family homes on premium homesites, including a variety of luxury features and options designed to appeal to the discerning buyer. Ranging in size from 2,124 to 2,740 square feet, the 5 available single level home designs cater to families of all sizes, and feature award-winning kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, and open spaces, for both indoor and outdoor living. Among the variety of options, Hakes Brothers will offer gourmet kitchens, multi-panel sliding glass doors to capture natural light, three car garages, additional bedrooms, outdoor living areas, and much more.

Cimarron Canyon is located off the 7400 block of Resler Drive in West El Paso and is within minutes of some of the best schools in the area within Canutillo ISD. The community provides quick access to The Hospitals at Providence Transmountain Campus, West Towne Marketplace and The Outlet Shoppes of El Paso. The community also puts you front and center to stunning views of the Franklin Mountains and the upper valley horizon views. Homesites in Cimarron Canyon are now selling and will feature a model home to be completed in early 2020. For more information contact the Hakes Brothers sales team at 915-519-1225 or visit hakesbrothers.com/el-paso

About Hakes Brothers

Founded in 2006, Hakes Brothers has grown to become one of the largest homebuilders in the southwest. Building in both New Mexico and Texas, they have helped over 2,000 families enjoy the home that best fits their lifestyle. Hakes Brothers is passionate about new homes, including professional architecture, modern design concepts, and high quality construction.

For more information about Hakes Brothers or media inquiries, visit hakesbrothers.com or contact Corporate Marketing Specialist, John Alarcon at john.alarcon@hakesbrothers.com

Hakes Brothers hosts a Local Child’s Wish Reveal with Make-A-Wish® New Mexico!

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July 12, 2019 

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Las Cruces Home Builder Gives Back to Las Cruces Local Resident.

Las Cruces, NM – Hakes Brothers is hosting a Wish Reveal party for Las Cruces resident, Annika, before she goes to Italy!

Annika and her family will be going on her Make-A-Wish trip at the end of the month to Italy, and Hakes Brothers is sending them off in style. Annika does not know that her wish is coming true, something that Hakes Brothers will be revealing to her on Monday. Hakes Brothers is a supporter of Make-A-Wish New Mexico and is looking forward to an Italian themed celebration for Annika and her family.

“Being a Las Cruces based company, this community has always been special to us and has provided us with so much opportunity. It is not enough to do well as a company, we also need to do good. Supporting Annika was the least we could do for one of our Las Cruces locals. ,” said Kimball Hakes, President of Hakes Brothers.
Their support helps to grant wishes to children in New Mexico who are battling critical medical conditions. Wishes have the ability to forever change the life a wish child. In fact, many wish kids credit the wish experience with improving their health and strength!

“We are so grateful that Hakes Brothers is joining us to create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Hakes Brothers is a wonderful community partner and their support will make a tremendous difference in the lives of New Mexico children,” said Sara Lister, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish New Mexico.

About Hakes Brothers

Hakes Brothers is a team of professionals, dedicated to providing its family of customers with supreme value in homeownership. Founded in 2006, Hakes Brothers has grown to become the largest home builder based in New Mexico. Building in both New Mexico and Texas, they have helped over 2,000 families select and enjoy the home that best fits their lifestyle. With locations spanning from Albuquerque and Rio Rancho in the north, to Las Cruces and Sunland Park in the southern part of the state, as well as nearby El Paso, TX, Hakes Brothers has set the standard for new homes in the region.

For more information about Hakes Brothers or media inquiries, visit hakesbrothers.com or contact Corporate Marketing Specialist, John Alarcon at john.alarcon@hakesbrothers.com

HAKES BROTHERS TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF MOUNTAIN HAWK ESTATES COMMUNITY

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June 11, 2019 
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New Mexico home builder expands in the Albuquerque market.

Rio Rancho, NM – Hakes Brothers, a leading home builder in New Mexico and Texas is celebrating the grand opening of its newest community in the Albuquerque market, Hakes Brothers at Mountain Hawk Estates in Rio Rancho, NM.

“We are excited to be part of the growth in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area,” said Chris Hakes, Albuquerque division president for Hakes Brothers. “This will be our third community in the area and we are thrilled with the response we’ve received in our other communities. The homes in Mountain Hawk Estates are designed to combine style and elegance, with functional value. We have something to suit families in every stage of life and we look forward to serving the homebuyers in Mountain Hawk Estates.”

Mountain Hawk Estates

Starting at just under $230,000, Hakes Brothers at Mountain Hawk Estates will offer 80 single-family homes with many custom options and amenities. Ranging in size from 1,366 to 2,380 square feet, the community features a wide variety of new homes made to fit the needs of families of every variety. The 6 available floor plans showcase their award-winning kitchens, baths, and both indoor, and outdoor living spaces.

Mountain Hawk Estates is located off Highway 550 in Rio Rancho and is within minutes of some of the best schools in the area under Rio Rancho Public Schools. Located just outside of Albuquerque, this new community provides quick and easy access to parks, trails, shopping, stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, while offering all the peace and tranquility that the southwest has to offer. The community grand opening event is set for Saturday, June 22 from 11 am – 3 pm, during which attendees can tour the model home located at 4478 Golden Eagle Loop NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.

For more information contact Ivonne Navarro at 505-772-0072 or visit hakesbrothers.com/albuquerque/

About Hakes Brothers

Hakes Brothers is a team of professionals, dedicated to providing its family of customers with supreme value in homeownership. Founded in 2006, Hakes Brothers has grown to become the largest home builder based in New Mexico. Building in both New Mexico and Texas, they have helped over 2,000 families select and enjoy the home that best fits their lifestyle. With locations spanning from Albuquerque and Rio Rancho in the north, to Las Cruces and Sunland Park in the southern part of the state, as well as nearby El Paso, TX, Hakes Brothers has set the standard for new homes in the region.

For more information about Hakes Brothers or media inquiries, visit hakesbrothers.com or contact Corporate Marketing Specialist, John Alarcon at john.alarcon@hakesbrothers.com

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