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-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters


-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 Harlingen

    The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harlingen jobs have Increased by 0.07 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Harlingen's cost of living is 23.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Harlingen's population is 65,774 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.96 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Harlingen is $70,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.74%.
    Harlingen public schools spend $11,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Harlingen.

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Here is what you will not get in Harlingen: easy access to great museums and Michelin starred restaurants. However, there are things that counter it. 1) It is... (Read More)



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Not to much to do! Property crimes and drugs is taking over the south border... (Read More)




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