Riverbend Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
With sporting names like Crane Avenue, Finch Way, and Egret Way, the community of Riverbend advertises its proximity to the Rio Grande and its wildlife, not more than a half mile to the west. The southern end of Riverbend also juts up against the border of New Mexico, which, like the river, bends considerably in this part of Texas.
Though a few homes dating back to the early 1900s remain, most of Riverbend was developed after the 1970s. There are a few single-family homes, but most of the housing is in apartment complexes, both high and low rise. Marwood Park is in the center of the neighborhood along Roxbury Drive. The park offers a baseball diamond, shaded picnic areas, restrooms, and a large, grassy play area.
The El Paso Country Club is to the northwest, only two blocks past Riverbend’s northern border. In addition to golf, the club offers a swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. Zach White Elementary School, on Roxbury Drive is behind Marwood Park. The private Mountain West Montessori is on Frontera Road on the southern end of Riverbend. Coronado High School on Champions Place is about two miles east on the other side of Interstate 10. Churches in the area include St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and Mount Franklin Baptist, both off of West Sunset Road.
Two restaurants are in Riverbend — Casa Jurado and Johnny’s Pit Barbecue, both on Doniphan Drive. Most shops and restaurants are along North Mesa Street, also known as Route 20. One mile south of Riverbend off Interstate 10, is the Sunland Park Mall. The two-level shopping center offers Macy’s and Sears as its anchor stores, and specialty shops such as Gap, GapKids, Old Navy, and Victoria’s Secret. An eclectic food court, the Greenery Restaurant & Market, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster are also on site.