Harlingen, Texas 

5 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Population

65,444

+2.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Best Places to Live in Harlingen, Texas

Small border city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Harlingen, TX
 $99,900 
16505 Dolores Huerta St
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 | 1974 SqFt
 $99,900 
16505 Dolores Huerta St
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 | 1974 SqFt
 $97,500 
205 E Barbara St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 | 1208 SqFt
 $83,000 
122 E Flynn Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1454 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Harlingen
Zip Codes: 78550 78552
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harlingen jobs have increased by 1.17%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Harlingen's cost of living is 27.30% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Harlingen's Cost of Living

VOTING
Cameron county voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Harlingen's population is 65,444 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.96%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Harlingen is $88,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.47%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Harlingen

SCHOOLS
Harlingen public schools spend $11,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Harlingen. More Education


Best Places to Live in Harlingen Rankings


Housing Market in Harlingen

It's a good time to buy in Harlingen. Home Appreciation is up 4.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Harlingen Real Estate or Find top agents in Harlingen

The median home price in Harlingen is $88,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

Reviews for Harlingen   5 Reviews
Not as Bland as You Might Think! - 11/7/2018
This area of the state of Texas is bland to most people from the East and northeast. However the community has everything you need at a price you can afford. Dining out... Read More

Start Your Review of Harlingen


Great Place - 10/6/2017
Here is what you will not get in Harlingen: easy access to great museums and Michelin starred restaurants. However, there are things that counter it. 1) It is... Read More

MY town - 2/5/2010
Not to much to do! Property crimes and drugs is taking over the south border... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Harlingen, Texas to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF HARLINGEN, TEXAS
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Harlingen,Texas Map
ZIP CODES IN HARLINGEN, TEXAS
78550 78552

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

Try Now

NEW LISTINGS IN HARLINGEN TX
$99,900
16505 Dolores Huerta St
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

$97,500
205 E Barbara St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$83,000
122 E Flynn Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$104,500
3927 Los Alamos
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$105,000
2117 White Tail Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$95,500
1414 E Austin Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

Join BestPlaces