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Edinburg Real Estate
The town name of Edinburg was first associated with the new hometown of Scotsman, John Young, who settled near the Rio Grande from Europe. His correspondence from what is now known as Hidalgo read "Edinburg." In the mid-1850's a post office was established, and the town was officially referred to as Hidalgo.
Our fair city began with the name Chapin and was the county seat of Hidalgo County. We made headlines in the early 1900s with progressive movements like planned streets, and all-brick buildings. Behind all this progress was a team of investors. After a scandal involving one of the founders, the town changed its name to Edinburg.
Living in Edinburg
The University of Texas-Pan American campus resides in Edinburg. UTEP is the largest higher education facility in South Texas. Part of the University is dedicated to preserving the traditions of this unique region. Border Studies Archive is funded by UTPA. And is a library of written and digital media chronicling the lives of past residents of The Valley, as well as the folklore that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
One expression of the local folklore is through dance. Edinburg's Parks and Recreation Department funds a folklorico dance team. For those not familiar with folklorico dance, it is a traditional Latin American style of dance that combines local culture with ballet movements. Our folklorico team dons elaborate costumes that combine influences from the Southwest U.S. with traditional ensembles seen on the streets of Mexico. School-age residents participate in similar dances via the Edinburg color guard.
Local culture is also celebrated in static versions of visual arts as well. The Edinburg Library features a wing dedicated to displaying local artisans and their creations. Every month there is something new for residents and visitors to enjoy. Self-guided tours are free to the public seven days a week.
The Edinburg Arts organization regularly hosts community events involving the performing artists of all kinds who grace our lovely city. The group combines painters with flamenco bands for entertainment and enjoyment during the annual Jardin de Arte festival. Nationally acclaimed opera singers perform in Edinburg, thanks to the efforts of the Edinburg Arts Association.
Oh, and if you want to bring your four-legged family member along to any of these great events but want to train them up a bit first, there is a fantastic dog training facility located in Edinburg. Please check with the organizers of any public event to ensure dogs are allowed.
Real Estate in Edinburg
Life in Edinburg whistles a similar tune to the songs of our founders. We like progress, embrace our neighbors and different cultures and enjoy living in such a vibrant community.
When searching for property in Edinburg, you will find a wide variety of options available. Commercial land, farmland, large ranches, and planned communities are all featured regularly. The choice is yours. Please let us know how we can help you find your place in our lovely homestead of Edinburg.