If you’ve ever dreamed of the Old West then you may want to consider a home purchase in one of El Paso’s historic districts. If the names Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett or Pancho Villa excite you then El Paso’s Sunset Heights Subdivision may be just the place for you.
Originally the vision of J. Fisher Satterwaite in the early 1880s, the Satterwaite Addition was the first planned subdivision in El Paso. It wasn’t long before the El Paso and Juarez elite were living on the hills overlooking Downtown El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.
In the mid 1890’s Mr. Satterwaite lost the remaining lots due to financial difficulties and the subdivision went through a series of name changes before a 1901 contest by the El Paso Herald, after which it was known as Sunset Heights.
Many prominent families in El Paso history have lived in Sunset Heights. The Burges, Trost, Farah and Kohlberg families all made Sunset Heights their home. In 1915 Pancho Villa met with US General Hugh Scott in Mayor Williams’ home on Rio Grande St.
Located within walking distance to the University of Texas El Paso, the Rio Grande campus of El Paso Community College and downtown El Paso, Sunset Heights may be the perfect opportunity to blend the old with the new.
If you are interested in looking into homes for sale in Sunset Heights or in any of El Paso’s 7 historic districts, First Choice Realty will be happy to assist you. You can start your search for homes for sale in El Paso right here.