McAllen Realty

McAllen realty


Located just 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico, McAllen, Texas, is an important border town along the Rio Grande River and Reynosa, Mexico. It is the largest city in Hidalgo County, and, with a population of 143,268, McAllen is the 22nd most populous city in Texas. Just 11.5 miles from Edinburg, 6.1 miles from Mission, and 16.4 miles from Weslaco, McAllen is close to major cities in the area.

Thanks to its location on the border of Mexico, McAllen serves as an important hub for international trade. Contributing to this vibrant atmosphere of trade is the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) that lies between McAllen and Reynosa. The FTZ provides a duty-free environment rich with additional services such as public warehouses, inventory control, and quality inspecting.

The numerous job opportunities available in McAllen centered on international trade, healthcare, and education are not the only reason people move here. Mild winters, a peaceful environment, and a low cost of living draw many permanent and winter residents alike.

A rich Hispanic culture brings diversity and a bilingual feel to the area. Close to beautiful South Padre Island and housing a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities, McAllen offers a low cost of living near entertainment and big-city appeal.

Real Estate

The median home value in McAllen is $145,568. The healthy real estate market has seen home prices rise 5.4% over the past year, so now is a good time to buy. Most houses are single family detached, but you can also find apartments, townhomes, and condos in the area. You can browse houses for sale by neighborhood.

Get Around in McAllen

Driving is the best way to get around McAllen, thanks to its vehicle-friendly layout and plentiful parking. For residents who do not wish to, or cannot, drive, the city also provides a Metro service with 9 intracity bus routes and a paratransit bus service. The McAllen International Airport (MFE) also provides convenient access to points that are not easily driveable.

Life in McAllen

McAllen is a fun and diverse city rich with delicious cuisine, multi-cultural neighborhoods, and both indoor and outdoor entertainment options. Its position along a migratory flyway provides numerous bird watching opportunities for enthusiasts, while a nature center, parks, museums, and cultural centers provide a way to enjoy the history and beauty of the area. Affordable real estate, a vibrant job market, and friendly people make this an enjoyable place to put down roots.

Real Estate Facts

Average Home Value

$371,700 Average Listing Value

Real Estate Market