Ready to escape the cold and head to the beautiful sunshine of South Texas? Naturally landscaped, with beauty at every turn, there is no question as to why the Rio Grande Valley is a much sought after destination for retirees. All of the 10 luxury RV resorts listed here are for those 55 and up, each with luxury amenities and a host of activities designed specifically with you in mind.
The Rio Grande Valley is located in the southernmost tip of Texas, along the Rio Grande, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Colorado. The sub-tropical climate provides an average yearly temperature of 72 degrees, with mild winters that are quite balmy compared to northern climes.
The combination of warm weather and picturesque views draws visitors from across the world, especially during the spring and fall when rarely-seen birds routinely rest in the Valley during their annual migrations. Multiple state parks, nature centers and wildlife refuges coupled with the opportunity to spot birds you may never see again, ranks the Rio Grande Valley as one of the top ten birding locations in the world.
The gulf breezes and sandy shores of South Padre Island are close by. Situated between Laguna Madre Bay and the warm waters of the Gulf, the Island’s 34-miles of beaches offer Winter Texans, year-round residents and vacationers a great place to spend the day.
The Valley’s strong roots in agriculture are evident in the many local farms where you can pick fresh produce. Home to both the grapefruit and the 1015 onion, you will find farmers markets throughout the region, in every city.
The area successfully combines a laid-back attitude with a solid infrastructure, low cost-of-living and a continually evolving community, adding another dimension to a place where cultural roots and Mexican charm are still very present. You can relax amid the swaying palm trees and natural beauty of the Rio Grande Valley yet still have access to big city amenities, making this the perfect place to retire to for the winter or year-round.