Sunset Heights Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Sunset Heights has humble beginnings as a rocky, hilly area, but in the 1800s a developer had visions for something grander. A team of 40 men used explosives to level the land, and the development of El Paso into the north began with the laying out 1,200 lots. Many majestic houses were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s becoming homes to some of El Paso’s most prestigious citizens. The name Sunset Heights was chosen in a newspaper contest awarding $50 to the best idea for a neighborhood name.
Today Sunset Heights retains its historic character, and many of the neighborhood’s unique mansions have been restored. The streets are lined with sidewalks, and residents enjoy views of the Rio Grande River, the Franklin Mountains, and Mexico. The neighborhood is in ZIP code 79902, and it is bordered by Interstate 10 on the south, W. Schuster Avenue on the northwest, and N. Campbell Street on the northeast.
Sunset Heights is in central El Paso within walking distance of the city’s vibrant cultural life. The neighborhood has three parks within its boundaries, including Mundy Park, which has a playground and picnic areas. Nearby Arroyo Park offers more extensive outdoor recreation, including a four-mile loop popular with cyclists and runners.
The University of Texas-El Paso is next to Sunset Heights, and its sports venues and arts centers are a short walk from the neighborhood. The campus’ famous Sun Bowl stadium is the home of the Miners football team and the annual Texas vs. The Nation college all-star football game.
Downtown El Paso has a vibrant nightlife scene, which is mirrored in downtown Juarez just across the Mexican border. Many clubs host live bands, and club-goers can find everything from Latin music to alternative rock.