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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters

Cons

-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area


Located at the extreme southern tip of Texas and the continental U.S., Brownsville is a thriving border town and minor resort area mainly serving wintering Texans. It anchors the subtropical Lower Rio Grande Valley, a vast area spreading 60 miles west and 30 miles north, a business-friendly area clustered with small towns, agriculture, and commercial and manufacturing interests tied to Mexico and free trade status. Brownsville is a major trading center and “maquiladora” or border zone manufacturing center for U.S. companies and an international seaport. There are Gulf Coast beach areas about 20 miles east of town at the mouth of the Rio Grande, notably South Padre Island, a favorite winter and spring-break destination.


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Quick Facts About Brownsville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Brownsville is 8.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brownsville jobs have Increased by 0.92 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Brownsville's cost of living is 24.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Brownsville's population is 175,210 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Brownsville is $78,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Brownsville public schools spend $10,617 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Brownsville.

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Comments


re: Brownsville living conditions ? - 6/6/2006
I grew up un Browsville and now live in Johnson City, TN where I go to college. I also lived there 19 years. It's a great, low-cost place to live. There's a lot to do,... (read more)
re: I lived in Brownsville 19 years - 2/10/2008
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... (read more)
Why Brownsville??
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... (read more)
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