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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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    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 19.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, McAllen's population is 140,269 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.95 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in McAllen is $114,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.41%.
    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.

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  2/25/2013
McAllen, Texas

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McAllen, Texas: If you are a transfer from any type of metro-area in the United States you will want to reconsider relocating. The best way to describe McAllen is that... (Read More)

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