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El Paso, Texas (Fort Bliss)

PCSing to El Paso, Texas (Fort Bliss)

Moving and relocating is a part of almost every military family’s life. When you get a PCS to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, you have less to worry about when it comes to housing. There are a lot of on-base, as well as off-base options which you can choose from depending on you and your family’s preferences. 

Fort Bliss On-Base Housing

On-base housing in Fort Bliss is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. The houses are beautifully designed and you have access to a lot of features and amenities.

Features and Amenities

  • A number of community centers
  • Regular and salt water pools
  • Splash parks
  • Play areas
  • A multi-purpose room with a projection screen
  • Air hockey 
  • Ping Pong
  • Fitness center
  • Community gardens
  • Dog parks

On Base Schools at Fort Bliss

You have access to a number of schools on-base:

  • Logan Elementary
  • Burnett Elementary
  • Travis Elementary
  • Powell Elementary
  • Bassett Middle School
  • Ross Middle School
  • Chapin High School
  • Austin High School

Gas and electric utilities

At Balfour Beatty Community, the Live Army Green program is followed. Through this program, the community strives to conserve energy through a number of different ways. All your gas and electric bills are included in your Basic Allowance for Housing. 

Off-Base Housing Close to Fort Bliss

El Paso (49 Miles from Base)

  • Prices start at $145,000 for 3 bed, 2 bath residences
  • Rentals start at $500 for a 1 bed, 1 bath unit

Chaparrel (49 Miles from Base)

  • Prices start at $150,000 for 3 bed, 2 bath residences
  • Rentals start at $540 for a 1 bed, 1 bath unit

La Luz  (45 Miles from Base)

  • Prices start at $300,000 for 3 bed, 2 bath residences
  • Rentals start at $450 for a 1 bed, 1 bath unit

Alamogordo (49 Miles from Base)

  • Prices start at $150,000 for 3 bed, 2 bath residences
  • Rentals start at $530 for a 1 bed, 1 bath unit

Schools and Colleges

  • Anthony Elementary School
  • Desert View Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • San Miguel Elementary School
  • Sunland Park Elementary School
  • Chaparral Middle School
  • Gadsden Middle School
  • Santa Teresa Middle School
  • Desert pride Academy High School
  • Santa Teresa High School
  • Gadsden High School

Due to the location of Fort Bliss army base, considering living on-base might be a better option compared to living in cities nearby, largely due to the distance you would have to cover every day. However, there are a lot of things to do both on-base and off-base so you can make yours and your family’s experience much better. Plus you have a lot of local attractions like:

  • New Mexico Museum of Space History
  • White Sand’s National Monument
  • Lincoln Natural Forest
  • The North Franklin Park
  • Pecos Wilderness trail
  • Park Ride Train Museum

Weather here is sunny almost 350 days which makes it an ideal place for picnics and camping. You should do thorough research about off-base and on-base housing facilities then finalize your decision.


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