Top Reasons To Move To McAllen TX

Top Reasons To Move To McAllen TX

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Some questions people ask when considering moving to Mcallen, TX are; Is it affordable? What kind of people live here? What will I do on the weekends? Purchasing property in a new city can be a big decision to make for most people and its important you take time to explore the communities that interest you most. As you consider this move, lets take a look at some of the top reasons to move to Mcallen, TX.

Mcallen is one of the most populous cities in Texas and has become a desirable place to raise a family and purchase real estate. Known for vibrant arts, affordable living, nearly perfect weather, and an exceptional education system its not surprising people are moving to this area. Here are some other reasons to consider…

Affordability: CBS news published that “the average cost of a home in Mcallen, Texas, the third-least expensive community in the country, is $178,000, while a two-bedroom/two-bath apartment rents for $708. When it comes to the cost of living, Mcallen consistently sits below the national average.

Community: Mcallen has a small town feel, but still offers the perks and amenities of living in a metropolitan area. The city has expanded rapidly overtime, and since 1990, has seen a population increase of 22 percent. This growth is attributed to expansion of shopping, dining and recreation amenities.

Arts and Entertainment: Filled with art galleries, museums, active nightlife and various live music venues, Mcallen claims to have a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Also including live theatrical performances or other cultural activities available in the area year round. You won’t lack anything to do!

Job Growth: According to Forbes magazine in 2014, Mcallen is listed as #3 on their list of best cities for job growth. They project an annual growth of 3.9 percent. According to the Rio South Texas Economic Council, Mcallen had 17th fastest growing employment in the nation during the recovery. The city ranked 3rd in the nation to have more jobs than before the recession.

Climate: Filled mostly with sunny days and palm trees, once of the most appealing things Mcallen has to offer is the year round, nearly perfect moderate climate. You can be sure to take advantage of the average yearly temperature of 84.7 degrees.

Education: We know education plays a huge role in considering where to live, especially if you have a family or considering having children. Mcallen offers close access to five institutions of higher education. The Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, South Texas College, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and The University of Texas-Brownsville. These universities have influenced the education system greatly. The education system has been awarded several achievements such as District named State Finalist for Best Large District for 2012-13 HEBExcellence in Education Awards, $19.2 million in scholarship monies earned by 2012 Mcallen ISD graduates, $26.5 million in competitive grants awarded to Mcallen ISD in 2009, and the Texas Outstanding School Board of the Year for 2012.


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