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Pros

-Cost of living
-Economic growth
-Pleasant winters

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area


The McAllen area is dominated by local agriculture, border-zone factories, and commerce related to the port of entry at Reynosa into Mexico. Like other border towns, the area has a dominant Hispanic heritage, high growth rate, and a low cost of living. McAllen is in the center of a broad, flat agricultural area known locally as “The Valley” dotted with vegetable and citrus growing interspersed with small towns and expanding suburbs. The more middle-class Edinburg, 5 miles north, is home to the University of Texas Pan American campus, the largest higher education facility in south Texas. Mission is an agricultural center west. McAllen, which has a reputation for being quieter than the border towns of Brownsville and Laredo, has a nice downtown area and is nicknamed “City of Palms.”

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Mid-sized–border-city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico See Local Real Estate
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City: McAllen
Zip Codes: 78501, 78504, ... 3 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About McAllen


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in McAllen is 5.10 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. McAllen jobs have Increased by 0.80 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 19.10% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare McAllen's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    McAllen's population is 140,269 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.95 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in McAllen is $114,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.41%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    McAllen public schools spend $9,608 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in McAllen. Learn more...

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  2/25/2013
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