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"I lived in Brownsville 19 years"


I lived in Brownsville 19 years - 2/10/2008
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julie
College Station, TX

It was a terrible place to live. Everyone I knew did drugs-smart people, dumb people, rich people, etc. Most people have at least one relative that is in prison because of this horrible problem in our city.

You MUST speak Spanish or will be ostracized. I knew Spanish so I didn't have to go through that whole ordeal.

Businesses are not run like American Businesses are. Brownsville is Mexico. Expect serious corruption in the schools, Police dept, lawyers, and the list goes on.

All of the schools have a high drop out rate, low test scores, and under qualified teachers. The average 18 year old makes a 820 on the SAT and about 10% go to college.


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re: I lived in Brownsville 19 years - 2/10/2008 - 8/19/2010
I honestly enjoy living in Brownsville, regardless of the hot weather...You will find nice people, great food, affordable living, good schools, and a large number of Hispanics of different economic levels who are generally very hard working people. Yes, you will possibly find bad people and others with bad attitude; you might also find incompetent people, corrupt people, drug addicts, but it's perfectly common thing that you will find wherever you go here in the U.S.! We live in a diverse society. Brownsville Texas is a city that many visitors choose to come to because of the convenience of being right across the border from Mexico...Borders cities are generally ugly cities, but even though Matamoros Mexico is an ugly city, people from across are commonly very nice people...Go to a restaurant accross the border and they treat you like royalty! Don't believe 100% of what the news say...The media has completely destroyed the reputation of a city that has brought a lot of great moments to honest people who used to visit Matamoros during their vacation, like me. Also, South Padre Island is 25 min from Brownsville Texas at a speed limit of 60mph. Then, Los Fresnos, Texas is a small city 15 min away from Brownsville and it can be the perfect spot to spend our retirement years...Los Fresnos has a yearly Elvis Presley festival at a place called "Little Graceland". Well, going back to Brownsville...Every year, during the last week of February, Brownsville celebrates "Charro Days Fiesta" where there is a parade on Elizabeth street, followed by different folkloric events related to the Mexican culture and it's a lot of fun. Then, a carnival comes to Brownsville at least 2 times a year. Brownsville is a city that is growing very fast due to its economic development...I believe that today is the perfect time to invest in property or franchises because Brownsville might soon turn into the next big city to visit in the U.S.

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Delphino
Richmond, VA

Why Brownsville?? - 7/25/2008

I'm often asked "Why Brownsville?" since I'm well traveled and have experienced South America, Europe, East Coast and West Coast. Then know allot of the credit for my decision has to go to my real estate agent Robert Avilar, who made time to introduce me and my brother to what I believe is the Best Kept Secret in the world. Brownsville has history, it has culture, it has diversity, it has beauty, it has beaches, it has Mexico, it has Fantastic Food, its economically fantastic and most importantly Brownsville has wonderful wonderful people, where respect is a priority. Yes all good things have a downside, so here it is......Drive Very Defensively, and property taxes can be Very High and incomprehensable, should I learn more, I'll be glad to share.

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julie
College Station, TX

I lived in Brownsville 19 years - 2/10/2008

It was a terrible place to live. Everyone I knew did drugs-smart people, dumb people, rich people, etc. Most people have at least one relative that is in prison because of this horrible problem in our city. You MUST speak Spanish or will be ostracized. I knew Spanish so I didn't have to go through that whole ordeal. Businesses are not run like American Businesses are. Brownsville is Mexico. Expect serious corruption in the schools, Police dept, lawyers, and the list goes on. All of the schools have a high drop out rate, low test scores, and under qualified teachers. The average 18 year old makes a 820 on the SAT and about 10% go to college.

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Delphino
Richmond, VA

I'm actively moving to Brownsville from the East C - 5/14/2007

I've traveled most of my life, and currently live on the East Coast close to Washington D.C. I've chosen Brownsville as a place I want to live after my first visit, two years ago. The people have stolen my heart, then you have the many other ammenities to enhance the overall experience....economy, weather, beaches, fishing, hunting, and lovely Mexico. I'm currently purchasing a home, and will relocate permanantly in 2008 if the good lords willing and my patients will allow me to hold out that long. Brownsville is a Great Place to Retire and enjoy REAL LIVING vs Life.... Respectfully to all Del

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Jeremy
Brownsville, TX

Brownsville living conditions... - 8/7/2006

You will find your major consumer stores here such as: Walmart, Sams, Academy, Best Buy, Circuit City, Target and the like. There are plenty of subdivisions going in for people of almost any income level. Brownsville has its north side where the Mall and Movie's are, the downtown side where the college and old town is along the border. South Padre Island is about 25 minutes away. You can find minor league hockey and baseball within an hour or so drive. The population is about 95% Hispanic and spanish is a nice language to be able to speak. Its sunny 90% of the time with a steady breeze. If you like heat and mild humidity (compared to the East Coast) Brownsville may be the place for you. Its an adjustment from the hustle and bustle of the East Coast, because everything is "ManaƱa." (Tomorrow) Just remember that it is a days drive just to get out of Texas from here. Hope this helps.

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Donald
Milwaukee, WI

Brownsville living conditions ? - 6/6/2006

Thinking about moving to Brownsville , could anyone give me some information . Thanks

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