South Padre Island, Texas 

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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

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in South Padre Island is 7.60% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Padre Island jobs have increased by 0.07%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, South Padre Island's cost of living is 9.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare South Padre Island's Cost of Living
POPULATION
South Padre Island's population is 2,884 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 71.97%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in South Padre Island is $258,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.15%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in South Padre Island

It's a good time to buy in South Padre Island. Home Appreciation is up 0.8% in the last 12 months. Browse South Padre Island Real Estate.

The median home price in South Padre Island is $258,700. 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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ZIP CODES IN SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS
78597