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Where to Retire in Harlingen and Home Prices

The communities are landscaped with bougainvillea, lantana and palm trees, offering habitat for tropical birds. There are active adult and 55+ communities (see link at top right). records the median selling price at $85,000 in late 2014, according to it was slightly lower. Median property taxes were $1,900 for homes with mortgages.

What is special about Harlingen

Home prices and the cost of living are low. It is near the beautiful San Padre Island beaches.

What is not special about Harlingen

Harlingen is in extreme southern Texas so it quite a distance from the rest of the U.S.  There appears to be some tension between the majority Hispanic population and Anglos.  Some residents point to this tension, others say it is a friendly, bi-cultural town.  If you are interested in Harlingen, we suggest you visit and form your own opinion.

Climate and Physical Environment

Harlingen has a semi-tropical climate with moderate temperatures during the winter months.  These moderate temperatures also allow year-round access to the beach, just minutes away.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Market Days Seek treasures in our downtown district, shopping street vendors and shops
Jalapeño 100 Bike Ride & Run Ride, run or host a rest stop providing refreshments and cheering on bike riders
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Where birders come to view our birding population through field trips, workshops, lectures, and a trade show.
Harlingen Performing Arts Theatre and Municipal Auditorium Hosts concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays
McKelvey Park Hosts free outdoor concerts


The crime rate is somewhat higher than average.

Medical facilities

Harlingen is in the center of a growing medical complex.  You may choose from an array of excellent Healthcare providers.


Harlingen’s public transportation, Rio Metro and taxis can take you where you need to go. If you are traveling via airplane, the Valley International Airport in Harlingen offers dozens of flights daily on major airlines:
Continental Express Fly from anywhere in the United States
Southwest Airlines flying out of Harlingen since 1976.
Sun Country AirlinesFlights ser vice direct from Minneapolis.

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