FEATURED PROPERTY! 1106 W Sam Houston Boulevard, Pharr, TX 78577 $490,000 MLS#: … [Read More...]
Alamo Real Estate
Alamo, Texas is a small town that shares a name with a big piece of Texas history. When we talk about Alamo real estate, we are not referring to selling a chunk out of battle site. Quite contrary to the area where the fighting took place, Alamo, Texas is home to farmland galore. Alamo real estate is a combination of farms, commercial buildings, and charming neighborhoods.
The town was originally named such because of the Alamo trees that grew in the area. A company called Alamo Land & Sugar company was instrumental in developing the area for residential purposes. In 1909, Alamo Land & Sugar purchased 32,000 acres from Peter Ebenezer Blalock and George T. Hawkins, who had built a railroad depot and an army camp. Ten years later the now Chamber of Commerce was formed and by 1927 the city held a population of 1,000 inhabitants.
Living in Alamo
The city is nicknamed "Refuge to the Valley" because it leads to the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge inhabits 2088 acres and has nearly 400 species of birds. Bird watchers - an estimated 99,000 of them - come from all over the world to spot exotic varieties of feathered friends. Butterfly species, totalling half of all winged wonders found in North America are housed in the refuge, as well as the butterfly museum on site. For land-loving observers, the refuge maintains rare animals such as the Indigo snake and the endangered Ocelot.
Birds are not the only migratory species to take up residence in Alamo during the winter months. Approximately 20,000 "Winter Texans" arrive every year to escape the cold climate of our northern neighbors. Like the instinctual summoning of their winged counterparts, Winter Texans begin arriving in recreational vehicles or other modes of transport to settle in until it's time to go back home.
There are a dozen or so RV parks that cater specifically to these snowbirds, many offering a country club-like atmosphere. You can readily find a parking space for your RV next to tennis courts, dance areas and swimming pools. One step further into luxury territory provides visitors with church services, genealogy classes, arts and craft areas and even yoga.
Real Estate in Alamo
The city is proactive about environmental issues. Building and remodeling supplies like house paint can be recycled through city facilities. Alamo also offers electronic recycling, so items like broken televisions or computers don't end up in landfills.
For the past few years, The City of Alamo Annual Fall Festival has been a family-friendly event hosted by the city. "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" is the motto, and apparently the mission of all involved in the scream-making. The fire department transforms into a haunted house, and the police write citations for all adults not handing out candy. Not really, but sometimes.
Alamo schools are some of the best in the United States. Alamo High School boasts a 97% completion rate for graduating seniors. The list of accolades received by the school system is about as long as the Rio Grande River.
Let us show you how to make Alamo your hometown.