South Padre Island, Texas 

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Population

2,856

+3.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$41,714

Median Home Price

$265,600

Best Places to Live in South Padre Island, Texas

Small border city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. March, November and February are the most pleasant months in South Padre Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in South Padre Island
 $1,950,000 
5800 Gulf Blvd Lot 1A
Bed 6 | Bath 4 | 4212 SqFt
 $1,999,000 
2900 Gulf Blvd
Bed 6 | Bath 7 | 3589 SqFt
 $674,900 
6109 Laguna Cir N
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 2700 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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: South Padre Island
Zip Codes: 78597
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in South Padre Island is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Padre Island jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, South Padre Island's cost of living is 4.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare South Padre Island's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
March, November and February are the most pleasant months in South Padre Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
South Padre Island's population is 2,856 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in South Padre Island is $265,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
South Padre Island public schools spend $17,182 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in South Padre Island. More Education


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Housing Market in South Padre Island

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The median home price in South Padre Island is $265,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for South Padre Island   2 Reviews
hot and humid summers - 8/5/2011
Winter is very mild and wonderful. Lots of wind year round. Summers are hot in the low 90's but... Read More

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Crime - 8/20/2008
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NEW LISTINGS IN SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
$1,950,000
5800 Gulf Blvd Lot 1A
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$1,999,000
2900 Gulf Blvd
Bed 6 | Bath 7

$674,900
6109 Laguna Cir N
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$1,297,500
111 Villa Ave
Bed 6 | Bath 7

$495,000
106B W Morningside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$749,000
5903 Gulf Blvd
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$289,000
129 E Venus Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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