Mission Hills North Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The sun rises above the peaks of the Franklin Mountains casting sun and shadows into the Mission Hills North community below. Lovely adobe style homes in various shades of sand line the avenues that wind through the foothills. This area of West Central El Paso is a late bloomer to development and is growing each day. Its popularity is fueled by its location near the University of Texas El Paso, just south of the neighborhood, which has a student enrollment of over 22,000 students and the Fort Bliss Army Base to the east.
A short drive north from El Paso on State Route 20 provides access to Mission Hills North. The neighborhood is in an area encircled by North Stanton Street on the south and west until it reaches Okeete Drive on the north and ends at the foothills of the Franklin Mountain Range.
A short 30 minute drive North on Interstate 10, and then east on the Loop/375 Trans-Mountain Road from Mission Hills, brings residents to the Franklin Mountains State Park. Covering 37 acres, this park is the largest urban park in the United States. The view from the top is a panorama that includes the city, 3000 feet below, and the Rio Grande River with Mexico beyond.
The park offers Swiss made aerial cable cars rides along 195 acres of the east face of the mountain. Riders enjoy the rugged rock formations and an incredible view of the landscape below. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, tent and RV camping, and even guided rock climbing are all available recreational opportunities in the park. History buffs delight in exploring the remnants of the 1915 tin mining, milling and smelting operations found on the eastern flank of the mountain. The mines established the early settlement of El Paso.