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Pros

-Cost of living
-Strong job growth
-Historic core

Cons

-Unattractive and industrial areas
-Low educational attainment
-Hot climate


What Bert Has To Say About Laredo Metro Area


Once the classic Old West town, modern Laredo is now the largest and most active port of entry to the United States in the Rio Grande Valley. Numerous border-zone manufacturing plants have sprung up since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came about in the early 1990’s. The four border crossing bridges are busy with truck and container traffic to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico, and rail and air cargo carriers have extensive operations. The area is known for having a pro-business environment.



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Quick Facts About Laredo


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Laredo is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Laredo jobs have Increased by 1.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Laredo's cost of living is 15.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Laredo's population is 255,473 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 107.87 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Laredo is $117,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.12 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Laredo public schools spend $8,550 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Laredo.

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I moved to Laredo because of the growing education opportunities the city offered. At the time, I did not know it was the 2nd fastest growing city in the US & the... (read more)
Lacking in Quality.
There is no reason for anyone to move to Laredo, as much of its growth comes from the young Spanish population breeding and multiplying. English is spoken in Laredo but... (read more)
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