Discover the Enchantment of Sun City

“Out in the west Texas town of El Paso,” retirees will find Lone Star bliss in the city ranked one of the top retirement destinations by U.S News & World Report for the quality of living, affordability, and low crime rate. Aptly nicknamed Sun City, El Paso is the state’s largest border city, and is a melting pot of historic attractions, rich heritage, and endless entertainment. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Franklin, and Waco mountains, active adults will find a thriving, and colorful city that combines metropolitan energy, with a glimpse into history as reflected in it’s architecture, and infamous local landmarks.

This Southwestern treasure of a city is located near the Mexican border, and stretches along the banks of the iconic Rio Grande River. With over 300 days of sunshine, and a stunning desert landscape that lends itself to a bounty of outdoor recreation, baby boomers, and retirees will find a picturesque backdrop for all their fresh air adventures whether they love to hike, rock climb, or capture its beauty behind a camera lens. No need to take a rain check on tee sessions thanks to a fantastic year-round climate, and challenging golf courses including the Tom Fazio designed Butterfield Trail Course and Painted Dunes Golf Course offering scenic fairways for a captivating day on the green.

From the miles of trails, and diverse wildlife at Franklin Mountains State Park, to soaking in the panoramic views of El Paso, and Juarez at Scenic Drive, Sun City is known for its showy display of desert wilderness that is so quintessentially Southwest Texas. The Wyler Aerial Tramway will sweep visitors off their feet, taking them on an awe-inspiring gondola ride to marvel at the spectacular views of El Paso’s expansive desert-scape. History buffs can explore a pivotal part of Texas history along the El Paso Mission Trail where the echoes of native settlers, and original works of art can be experienced throughout each of the four missions.

What makes El Paso such an engaging place for retirees, and boomers? Everything from Broadway shows, nightlife, and art galleries, to the out-of-this-world Tex Mex food scene, offers an age-friendly on the go lifestyle. El Paso is known as one of the country’s safest cities, and it’s vibrant downtown area boasts an immersion of diverse shopping, local events, and live entertainment. This cultural destination features modern, low skyscrapers, brilliant wall murals, and an array of impressive art sculptures scattered throughout the city. Whether it’s just a snowbird stopover, or they plan on sticking around, this effervescent town invites active adults to come and experience the authentic flavors of the Southwest for themselves.

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