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-Cost of living
-Strong job growth
-Historic core


-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.

Laredo has a dominant Hispanic influence with a large middle class and a much larger working class, but many have low incomes and there is considerable poverty or near-poverty conditions in and especially outside the city. The Spanish-colonial city center has been reinvigorated following a commercial boom, and there are some minor league sports teams and some events of cultural interest but overall there is little to do.

At over 100 days per year above 90 degrees, the city is one of the hottest in the United States. The Cost of living is low, but the city’s constant bustle, lack of intellectual stimulation, poverty, high crime rate, and heat will try most anyone’s patience.

Laredo sits far enough west of the Gulf Coastal Plain to be in a zone of dry, rolling hills and plains, supporting scrub vegetation, small cacti, and oak trees. The climate is semiarid. Summers are hot with most days over 90 degrees, but with humidity lower than areas on the Gulf Coast. Most rain occurs in summer as thundershowers. Winters are mild and dry with many days in the 70’s and 80’s; evening lows dip below freezing occasionally.


  • Profile: Small border city
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 438
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Los Fresnos
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Quick Facts About Los Fresnos

    The unemployment rate in Los Fresnos is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Los Fresnos jobs have Increased by 1.33 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Los Fresnos's cost of living is 35.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Los Fresnos's population is 207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 283.33 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Los Fresnos is $0. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.80 percent.
    Los Fresnos public schools spend $10,109 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Los Fresnos.

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