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Where to Retire in Mission and Home Prices

There are a surprising number of active adult communities in Mission and the surrounding area (see Texas Directory under "Find a Community" above).  According to Zillow, the median home value in Mission was $151,747 in early 2021.

What Is Special about Mission

Warm weather, close to the Gulf, great birding and butterflies, low cost of living. Bentson-Rio Grande State Park.  Llloyd Bensten was born here, while Tom Landry is a local hero.

What Is Not Special about Mission

Being at the southern point of Texas it is a pretty remote place.

Climate and Physical Environment

Mission is in the southwestern tip of Texas, near Mexico and the Gulf.   Winter temperature in January averages in the high 50's, while the July average is in the 80s. The area is very dry.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Mission is the headquarters for the World Birding Center which has nine designated sites that will protect wildlife habitats throughout the Rio Grande Valley. There is also a Butterfly Center.  Mission has 4 golf courses as well as some historic sites including Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The Texas Grapefruit Festival is the highlight of the year. The Border Theatre (cinema) opened on remains one of the last theatres with "Art Pueblo Styling", while the Rio Theatre hosts local performances. There are dozens of restaurants from national chains to local Tex-Mex.


The crime rate is about 2/3 the national average.

Medical Facilities

Mission Regional Medical Center serves the town. Rio Grande Regional Medical Center is just a few miles away in McAllen.


There is a small private airport as well as a bus station.

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