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Fort Bliss Army Base

1st Armored Division, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Armored Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Joint Task Force North, German Air Force Command USA/CAN
4100 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79930

In Fort Bliss, the summers are hot, the winters are short and cold, and it is dry and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 97°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 103°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 18 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is June 23, with an average high of 97°F and low of 72°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 17, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 33°F and high of 57°F.


The wetter season lasts 2.7 months, from July 1 to September 22, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on July 31. The drier season lasts 9.3 months, from September 22 to July 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on March 19.

Cost of Living
The cost of living in Fort Bliss, TX is 19% higher than the Texas average and 8% higher than the nations average. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Bliss, TX are 3% lower than the average for Texas and 10% lower than the rest of the country.

Getting to Know the Area
El Paso is a city in west Texas, along the waters of the Rio Grande. Outside the city, Franklin Mountains State Park is home to cacti and desert wildlife like coyotes and golden eagles. The park’s Wyler Aerial Tramway ascends to Ranger Peak for views of the city and to Mexico.  El Paso is a major metropolitan area with all the amenities expected of a big city, such as shopping areas, restaurants, cultural attractions, and entertainment.


Some points of interest include Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso Zoo, Wyler Aerial Tramway, Western Playland, Scenic Drive, and El Paso Museum of Art.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

El Paso Zoo