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McAllen Real Estate for Sale
McAllen real estate for sale keeps evolving. When the first inhabitants set up shop in the McAllen area, real estate in McAllen was for agricultural use. Common crops were cotton, alfalfa, broom corn, citrus fruits, grapes, and figs. Later came canning factories, a winery, tortilla plants, woodworking plants, and fossil fuel exploration.
McAllen is the biggest city in Hidalgo County, and named for John McAllen, who donated land to ensure the St. Louis, Brownsville, and Mexico Railway would build a route through the area.
Today's real estate for sale in McAllen involves development potential; growth is in a different vein of commercial property. McAllen is, reportedly, the town with the highest retail spending per capita in Texas.
Living in McAllen
This area is on the Rio Grande River, which is why it's such a perfect winter resort and port of entry to Mexico. The climate drives the retirement focus for McAllen; another is that it is one of the safest cities in the country.
The locale is also ideal for the Foreign Trade Zone in McAllen, which is most active FTZs in the U.S. Zone #12 opened in 1973, and now occupies 775 acres, and provides designated services for over 100 companies in a dozen industries, and 42 countries.
Another job-providing industry is call centers. Companies like Convergys, T-Mobile, Teleperformance, Hotel.com, and Ticketmaster have opened call centers in the McAllen city limits.
For nature lovers, this area is on the migratory path between North and South America for birds and butterflies. One of McAllen's most popular festivals is the Butterfly Festival held every year. It's a three-day celebration of the winged beauties, with events occurring all across the city. The Quinta Mazatlan mansion is now the World Birding Center for McAllen, and bird watchers from all over come to spot a rare species.
Outdoor activities that occur year round are trips to McAllen Dog Park, a fun time for the furry family members, and the bike paths all over the city. Zinnia Waterpark keeps you cool in the summer and has a sand volleyball court, skateboard area, plus athletic fields.
Play a round of golf on our Palm View Golf Course, a par 72, Bermuda from tee to green, championship course designed by Charles Howard of Austin. They offer a full-service dining room and banquet services for large groups or tournaments.
Learning in McAllen
McAllen Independent School District educates over 25,000 students from 43 countries, in 33 individual schools. Academics, athletics, and continuing education are all at the fingertips of these future diploma recipients.
Post-graduate education includes South Texas College-McAllen and
SWS Southwest Schools. Our McAllen Public Library sets the record for the largest single-story public library in the U.S. It's housed in a former Walmart building and covers over 124,000 square feet.
Fun In McAllen
Our Rio Grande Valley Vipers, an NBA development league for the Houston Rockets, and play at our State Farm Arena. McAllen Nature Center offers free programs to the community, like nature photography, yoga, nature walks, plant tours, and art in the park.
McAllen Arts District: McAllen Creative Incubator is a low-cost studios for start-up artists in the Old McAllen Library building. Downtown McAllen: food truck park is an alternative to traditional restaurant fare, with six trucks that rotate schedules and provide their unique menu items.
17th Street Entertainment District has an array of restaurants, bars, and live music to choose from for a fun night out on the town.
International Museum of Art and Science is a Smithsonian Affiliate that is the result of a McAllen Junior League initiative to promote arts and science through community involvement and activities. One way they accomplish this goal is through their Portable Planetarium, a large mobile sphere that the Museum uses to educate schools and other interest groups on Astronomy.
Real Estate in McAllen
Former farms for sale zoned for mixed use commercial/residential are found around this area. Plus lovely luxury homes with exceptional details like stamped concrete driveways, marble entryways, and various styles of architecture. Other categories of McAllen real estate for sale are new construction single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and resale homes.
Investors looking for rental property will find apartment buildings for sale, other multi-family units, plus single family homes. Real estate in McAllen is a good value, the cost of living here is below the national average.
Contact us so we can help you find your place in one of the fastest-growing centers in Texas.