Fort Bliss, TX - Nearby Cities

    Alamogordo, NM
    A desert community located in the Tularosa Basin, Alamogordo boasts a population of 35,582 according to the 2000 census. The town was the unofficial center for pilot safety research and the development of the United States space program. Its close proximity to Holloman Air Force Base accounts for about half the city's economy. Military personnel live and work in the area as the city is only about 49 miles from Fort Bliss Army base.

    Homes for rent in the area usually range in price from $530 for 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit to about $1055 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit. Homes for sale have a median listing price of $150,000. Local hotels are available for those seeking temporary lodging including the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express with prices ranging in the $65-$100 per night. Amenities include complimentary internet access and refrigerator/microwave in each room.

    Many movies are filmed in the Alamogordo area each year which adds to the town's economy. Local attractions include the New Mexico Museum of Space History, the White Sands National Monument, and the Lincoln National Forest. A hot-air balloon festival is held annually as well.

    El Paso, TX
    El Paso is the sixth-largest city in Texas and has a population of 750,000 people. The Rio Grande River flows through El Paso to the south and west, and the city is surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert. It has a close proximity to Holloman Air Force Base and sits about 49 miles from Fort Bliss Army base. Military personnel make up a large part of its population.

    Homes for sale in the area have a median listing price of $145,000 while the apartments available for rent run about $500 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit and as much as $1200 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath rental home. Temporary lodging in the form of hotels is nearby including Holiday Inns, Embassy Suites, and the Doubletree. Prices range from $129 to $154 and can include breakfast.

    El Paso is home to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as the University of Texas at El Paso. The Franklin Mountains divide the city into two halves with the two slopes connecting in the central business district. The North Franklin Peak stands 3800 feet and is the highest peak in the city.

    Las Cruces, NM
    Las Cruces offers some of the best weather around with over 350 days of sunshine a year. Some of New Mexico's finest golf courses are found here as well as an outdoor plaza featuring shops, boutiques and restaurants. Homes to the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market, vendors offer hand-crafted arts and crafts every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to Noon in the downtown mall area.

    Homes for rent in the area average between $635 a month for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment to $900-$1600 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condominium. Homes for sale range from $260,000 to $400,000 with variations based on zip codes. 49 different hotels in the area are available for temporary lodging with some bed and breakfasts running about $180 a night.

    Las Cruces is located about 49 miles from Fort Bliss Army base and is home to a rich history and cultural diversity. Local Museums such as the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum chart the history of agriculture in the state. Other attractions include the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities available year-round.

    Valdes, NM
    Valdes is located in the desert area of New Mexico which offers campers a chance to experience the culture of the Pueblo Indians. Near the Santa Fe National Forest, Valdes is in close proximity to the capital city of New Mexico, Santa Fe. Camping areas are available in the Black Canyon area boasting RV and trailer hookups and numerous picnic areas and hiking trails.

    Homes for sale in the area average between $400,000 and $500,000 depending on location. Rentals are available at approximately $1200 a month for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Local hotels such as the Mountain Sky Hotel offer average room rates of $80 to $149 a night for those seeking temporary lodging. Guest ranch bed and breakfasts are also available.

    Located just 49 miles from Fort Bliss Army base, numerous outdoor activities are available in the Valdes area. Mountain biking trails are available in the Pecos Wilderness Trail area in Black Canyon. Campgrounds offering joint tent and RV sites as well as walk-in, tents-only campsites are plentiful for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Chaparral, TX
    Chaparral is primarily a bedroom community for the neighboring city of El Paso, Texas. Its close proximity to Fort Bliss Army base which is 49 miles away and the White Sands Missile Range make the military one of the primary employers of the town. Chaparral boasts a population of 6,117 people with the median income per household of $27,000.

    Homes for sale in the area had mean listing prices of $108,000 per residence in comparison to the state average of $165,000. The mean monthly rate for homes for rent was $540. Temporary lodging is available in the area for $85 to $150 per night. Some hotels offer free breakfast included in the rate.

    Chaparral boasts three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The town has several main highways that allow easy access to the area including U.S. Route 54, NM 213, and NM 404.

    La Luz, TX
    La Luz gets its name from a Spanish word meaning "light". Until 1848, La Luz was a part of Mexico. The town is located just north of Alamogordo with a 2000 census population of 1,615. It lies on the eastern edge of the Tularosa Basin with a median income of $28,000. Nearby entertainment can be found in Alamogordo where the New Mexico Museum of Space History is located. Located just 49 miles from Fort Bliss Army base, La Luz is a great place to search for an off-post residence.

    Homes for sale generally average in the mid-to-high $300,000s for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath residence. Rentals range in the $450 range for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. Hotels offering temporary lodging are located in nearby Alamogordo and include everything from a Hampton Inn to a Best Western offering free internet access and a swimming pool for around $89 a night.

    One of the attractions in the area that is open year round is America's Park Ride Train Museum. The museum houses many historical toy trains and is open from Noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The White Sands Monument is another favorite that is located close by.