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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters

Cons

-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment


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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 South Padre Island


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in South Padre Island is 8.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Padre Island jobs have Increased by 0.92 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, South Padre Island's cost of living is 8.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, South Padre Island's population is 2,837 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.68 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in South Padre Island is $250,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    South Padre Island public schools spend $10,617 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in South Padre Island.

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hot and humid summers
Winter is very mild and wonderful. Lots of wind year round. Summers are hot in the low 90's but... (read more)
Crime
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