Articles Categorized as Rio Grande Valley Cities

Spotlight on Donna, Texas

Located in Hidalgo County, Donna, Texas is a small city in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Covering an area of just 5 square miles, the city is home to more than 16,000 people – many of whom are retirees. Downtown Donna features a number of shops and boutiques as well as fine restaurants for…

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Spotlight on San Benito, Texas

Situated southeast of Harlingen, San Benito, Texas is a popular place for Winter Texans to settle each year. The city is known as the Resaca City because of the river-like waterway that meanders through the community. Stemming from the Spanish word “resacar,” which means to retake, the resaca is an old river bed that is…

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Spotlight on Mercedes, Texas

Mercedes, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the Rio Grande Valley. Located in Hidalgo County, right in the center of the Rio Grande Valley, Mercedes is a lively place to live – and visit! With lots of local attractions, featured arts and entertainment, sports and recreation opportunities and outdoor adventures to take…

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Spotlight on Alamo Texas

Alamo Texas is a small city with just over 18,000 year-round residents, located in the Rio Grande Valley. Although you might be tempted to think it was named after The Alamo located in San Antonio, it was instead named after the abundance of Cottonwood trees that grew in the area. Spanish-speaking people and original ancestors…

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Spotlight on McAllen, Texas

McAllen, Texas is a charming, lively city with lots to offer. From arts and entertainment to shopping and dining to outdoor activities and historical sites, this destination will provide you with plenty to keep busy, no matter how long you’re in town for. Local Arts and Entertainment McAllen’s arts district, located along Main Street in…

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Spotlight on Weslaco, Texas

The charming city of Weslaco offers an ideal Rio Grande Valley location, situated in between the larger South Texas cities of McAllen to the west and Harlingen to the east, each just a 15-minute drive away. A Texas “Main Street” City Take a drive down Texas Boulevard, the city’s palm tree-lined historic Main Street. You’ll…

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Spotlight on Harlingen, Texas

Residents and Winter Texans have long known a little secret about Harlingen that CBS Money Watch recently shared with the world — It has the nation’s lowest cost of living. In fact, it costs roughly 17% less than the national average to enjoy life here. This South Texas city located in the Rio Grande Valley…

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