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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 Harlingen


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harlingen jobs have Increased by 0.92 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Harlingen's cost of living is 24.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Harlingen's population is 64,947 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.91 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Harlingen is $75,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Harlingen public schools spend $10,617 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Harlingen.

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Nice, relaxing place to be
Harlingen is 40 mins from South Padre Island whis was recently rated the 5th best beach in the continental US. It's clean (the beach and the water) and it's almost never... (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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