Lomas Del Rey Apartments for Rent
Translated into English, Lomas Del Rey means “hills of the king.” Considering that this is one of El Paso’s most affluent neighborhoods and that it sits on the foothills west of the Franklin Mountains, it is appropriately named. The developers also picked some high profile names for its streets, among them Grand Teton Drive, Shasta Drive, and Everest Drive. Lomas Del Rey may not be as high in altitude as these famous mountains, but the hilly terrain allows for plenty of breathing space between homes, and in some cases, commanding views of El Paso and beyond.
The neighborhood is a mixture of single-family homes and apartments, the latter being concentrated near Vaquero Lane on the southern end and Kingspoint Drive on the northern edge. Most of the apartments went up between 1970 and the mid 1990s. Most of the center of Lomas Del Rey is devoted to large single-family homes, a few dating back to the early 1900s.
The only school within the neighborhood borders is the private El Paso Country Day School on Argonaut Drive. Nearby schools to the north include Green Elementary on Buckley Drive, Morehead Middle School on Confetti Drive, and Johnson Elementary on South Mesa Hills Drive. The closest churches are the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, both on Festival Drive to the north.
Restaurants and businesses are concentrated along North Mesa Street. A strip mall at the base of Lomas Del Rey offers the First National Bank, Spira Footwear, the Paseo Del Norte Clinic, and Jaxon’s Restaurant. Following North Mesa Street to the south leads to Pizza Properties, Los Gallegos Restaurant, and Sunset Pizzaria. To the north are more shops and restaurants, and at the intersection of Sunland Park Drive, the Coronado Shopping Center.