Military Heights is a small residential neighborhood central to several major points of interest in El Paso, Texas. Equidistant from the Mexican and New Mexican border, Military Heights sits just east of the Franklin Mountains.
A few blocks to the east, Military Heights residents and visitors can access Fort Bliss, a major center for United States air defense and home to the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School. Further to the east of the military base sits the El Paso International Airport. This full-service airport has flights arriving from and departing to various cities around the United States as well as places in neighboring Mexico.
Within the 79930 zip code, Military Heights is bordered by several minor streets. To the north, Fort Boulevard intersects with Alabama Street, the neighborhood’s western border. Altura Drive acts as the southern border while North Copia Street rounds out the area’s square perimeter. Commercial establishments line North Piedras Street which bisects Military Heights.
Popular restaurants along North Piedras Street include Papa Burgers, Yvan’s Offsides Bar and Grill, and Kiki’s Restaurant and Bar. Nearby, couples can tie the knot Vegas-style in the Agape Love Chapel.
Other points of interest surrounding Military Heights include the William Beaumont Army Hospital to the north. This hospital serves military personnel and their eligible family members for checkups to full-scale surgical and long-term treatment needs.
Schools in the area include University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) to the southwest of Military Heights. East of the neighborhood, Austin High School is one of the largest high schools in the El Paso Independent School District. For small children and infants, Nicky and Clare’s Daycare sits in the northern part of Military Heights.