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.

 

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