Best Places to Live in Pharr, Texas

Mid-sized–border-city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Economic growth
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Crime rates

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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.”


QUICK FACTS

City: Pharr
Zip Codes: 78577
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Pharr is 7.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pharr jobs have increased by 0.80%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Pharr's cost of living is 20.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Pharr's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Pharr's population is 76,538 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 132.49%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Pharr is $104,375. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.13%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Pharr public schools spend $11,579 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Pharr. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Pharr

It's a good time to buy in Pharr. Home Appreciation is up 2.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Pharr Real Estate.

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ZIP CODES IN PHARR, TEXAS
78577