Mercedes Realty

Mercedes Realty

Overview

Located just 4 miles from the Progreso International Bridge into Mexico, and less than 40 miles from 8 other international bridges, Mercedes, TX, provides a convenient international link to the culture and attractions of Mexico. At the same time, this small city, at just 11.5 square miles and a population of 16,564, offers a tight knit community with strong connections, reliable support, and a sense of teamwork that many of the area's residents treasure. 

Known primarily for the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, which has been providing educational opportunities, leadership development, and competition for youth since 1939, Mercedes also puts on other popular educational and entertainment events throughout the year. Just a short drive from the natural and historical attractions, shopping, entertainment, and educational opportunities of nearby cities like Weslaco, Mercedes is a quiet but valued member of the RGV, appropriately named "The Queen City of the Valley." 

Real Estate

As a rural area with a strong sense of community pride, home ownership is prevalent in Mercedes - Almost two-thirds of residents own their own home. Nearly all of the available homes for sale within Mercedes are single-family detached residences with 3 bedrooms or less, although the area also has a number of land lots available to purchase and build upon. Other types of housing, such as condominiums and rental units are available in nearby cities, such as Pharr, Edinburg, and Weslaco. The median home price in Mercedes is $111,042, and real estate is quickly gaining value in the area: Home prices rose 13.4 percent between 2020 and 2021. 

Getting Around In Mercedes

A car is both necessary and ideal for getting around Mercedes. The city's small size and rural location limit traffic congestion, while the presence of Interstate 2/Expressway 83 Highway runs through the northern part of the city. The result is an easy and fast connection to other areas of the RGV, as well as highways that lead anywhere residents wish to go. 

Airlines and public transportation are not located directly in Mercedes, but residents can access them through neary cities, such as Harlingen, Weslaco, and McAllen. 

Life in Mercedes

Mercedes is valued by its residents primarily for its close-knit community and its frequent events. The residents of this small city tend to know each other well, forge strong relationships with their neighbors, and provide support and assistance for each other when needed. Many residents also take pride in volunteering and in undertaking efforts to improve and strengthen their community. With a quiet environment, Mercedes is a good place to start and raise a family, while the area's proximity to larger cities offers a way to enjoy dining, shopping, and entertainment for those who wish to stay busy within the area. 

Real Estate Facts

Average Listing Price

$194,900 Average Listing Value

Real Estate Market