North of Interstate 10, Timberwolf
sits about six miles from downtown El Paso.
This centrally-located neighborhood provides access to all the city's major amenities, with nearby highways and several convenient bus routes making it easy to get around. Frequent warm weather and a low cost of living give residents a pleasant, inexpensive place to call home.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Timberwolf's dining scene features a mix of international cuisine options at inexpensive to moderate prices.
For a taste straight from the Mediterranean, try Casa Pizza Italian and Greek Cuisine. A casual, quiet vibe makes this restaurant the ideal choice for a relaxing lunch or dinner. Casa has an excellent veggie pizza that even non-vegetarians enjoy, although those looking for more meat can get the meat lover's pizza. Open since 1987, this restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, so you taste the quality with every bite.
Los Bandidos De Carlos & Mickey’s makes diners feel like they've gone south of the borders for an authentic Mexican meal. The enchiladas stand out on this menu, packed with flavor and a spicy kick to each bite. If you feel like cutting loose, make sure to get one of this restaurant's extra-large margaritas with you dish. Historic pieces on display go well with Los Bandidos' Mexican theme, giving you something to look at while you enjoy the lively, family-friendly atmosphere here. Expect live music acts on weekends and some week nights as well.
Nightlife in the neighborhood mainly consists of local bars, with clubs and lounges in the surrounding areas. For cheap drinks, a DJ and some karaoke nights, go to Twinz Lounge. Friendly bartenders make you feel right at home, while drink specials bring prices even lower. Twinz also has a couple of pool tables, so those with a competitive streak can get a game going.
History & Culture
Timberwolf sits within the central region of El Paso, a city which began as a small village on the Rio Grande River. It held a position as the largest settlement in New Mexico until 1948, when the United States took control of the area after the Mexican-American War. Population growth occurred after the Civil War and during the Mexican Revolution, with industries such as mining and oil refining developing along the way. Today, El Paso houses
a variety of businesses and industries, helping Texas maintain its status as one of the most populated states in the nation.
The city holds several annual events, but none take place within Timberwolf. While the neighborhood doesn't have any art galleries or museums, the Fort Bliss Museum can be found a short drive north on Marshall Road.
Residents tend to get around by car or bus, although walking works for certain errands. Short trips can be completed by walking, but many destinations are too far for walking to be an option. Residents usually don't bike as the streets in this area and those surrounding it don't have many bike lanes.
Motorists have two convenient highways located nearby. For trips north or south, head over to Texas State Route 54, a short drive west of the neighborhood. Interstate 10, a popular highway for trips east or west through the city, can be found just south of Timberwolf. Park on the street around the neighborhood, but check the signs first.
Sun Metro buses service El Paso, with routes 21 and 22 passing through the neighborhood. Taxis and ride-share companies, such as Uber, also service the area. Pickup times after summoning cars vary.
Timberwolf carries a lower cost of living than the city average. Housing costs tend to be affordable, with a one-bedroom
apartment typically renting for about $600.
A Metro ride to the city center costs $1.50 for a one-way ticket, and gas prices come in around 14 percent lower than the national average. A pint at the local pub usually costs about $3.
The neighborhood features a mix of trusted retail chains and independent specialty shops, many found in the Bassett Place shopping center.
Sports fans and athletes should visit Unique Sports, located in Bassett Place. Once known as Unique Soccer, this shop still has a soccer focus, but expect plenty of merchandise for other sports as well. The owner makes you feel welcome while helping you find what you want. With uniform outfitting available, Unique Sports gives coaches a place to equip their team.
and law enforcement personnel may want to stop by Premier Uniform & Tactical Gear, a short distance west of this neighborhood on Montana Avenue. Whether your line of work calls for a bulletproof vest, a pair of handcuffs or just a new pair of tactical boots, you can find it here. The shop has an extensive selection, but feel free to ask the staff if you need help. If you want something in a different size, Premier Uniform also does alterations.
Nearby grocery stores include Albertsons, Target and Costco. Timberwolf doesn't have a farmers market, but one takes place downtown on Saturday mornings.
Timberwolf and the surrounding areas have parks both large and small, so you can pick one that fits your mood. El Paso's parks welcome on-leash dogs.
For a fun place to take the kids and relax, try Mesa Terrace Park. The park has a playground area for the kids to enjoy and a well-maintained grass area perfect for picnics or just laying out to soak up some sun. When it gets too hot, head over to the shaded pavilion area.
A short drive south of this neighborhood, you find Ascarate Park on Delta Drive. At over 400 acres, the park holds a position as one of the largest in the county. With an Olympic-length pool and facilities for baseball, basketball, tennis and more, all kinds of sports go on here. The park also has a lake for those who enjoy boating and fishing. Don't worry about bringing a boat, you can rent canoes and pedal boats. Visit free of charge on weekdays, or come on weekends for only $2. The price goes up to $5 on certain holidays. Several annual events take place at this park, including the Sun City Music Festival and the Grand Festival car show. The activities available at Ascarate Park and the events have varying fees.