El Paso’s proud heritage and cultural spirit is well-represented through architecture in the Downtown neighborhood. Moreover, revitalization of the city, which has added trendy lofts and practical apartments to the area, welcomes new residents to the exciting downtown El Paso.
Downtown attracts newcomers who appreciate the arts. Bringing pieces of the past into the present, Francisco Delgado’s unique Sacred Heart Mural splashes across the Sacred Heart Parish. The Fray Garcia Statue, The Boxers’ Mural, and the Vaguero Statue also demonstrates the significant role art plays for the city.
With over 300 stores, this community is a shopper’s dream. Malls, boutiques, and local vendors offer a wide array of merchandise. Visitors also can browse through art galleries and a host of specialty shops.
Downtown is a hot spot for nightlife with a variety of bars, lounges, and clubs. Offering a glimpse into the city’s Hispanic heritage, some local bars offer authentic music from the area. Ranging from Latino to alternative music, this diverse scene often includes mariachi bands, local musicians, and free outdoor concerts. Local steakhouses, grills, and restaurants serve authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as traditional menu items.
Several fitness centers and gyms operate in the neighborhood, including the Escalante Boxing Gym, which is the training center for Oscar De La Hoya. It is the home of Golden Boy Promotions.
Aided by increased enrollment at Texas Tech Medical School, the University Medical Center, and the nearby University of Texas El Paso, Downtown El Paso continues to attract new business.