Mission Realty


Located 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico between the Rio Grande and Mexican border, the city of Mission has a population of 89,666 and forms part of Hidalgo County. This city is also known as the “Home of the Grapefruit” for its booming multimillion-dollar citrus industry. The annual Citrus Fiesta gala celebrates the harvest and attracts people from across the country.

It is ideal for nature lovers, with many parks and wilderness areas. The close proximity to the border means you often see tropical butterflies native to Mexico that can’t be found anywhere else. Mission is home to the World Birding Center, the Rio Grande Valley State Park, and four golf courses. As a result, people flock here every year to photograph nature, birds, and free-flying butterflies.

Mission is also a popular destination during winter and the population doubles every year when people come to enjoy the warm weather and outdoor attractions. Within 18.7 miles of Edinburg, 21 miles from Weslaco, and 9 miles from Pharr, Mission is close to major towns. It also serves as an international gateway between the US and Mexico. Overall, Mission boasts a fast-growing economy with lots to see and do.

Real Estate

Lying at the center of a broad and flat agricultural area known locally as “The Valley”, this area has expanding suburbs separated by many citrus and vegetable farms. About 66% of permanent residents own their own free-standing homes, with an influx of part-time residents during winter. The median property value is $102,600 and home appreciation has increased by 3% over the last 12 months, so it is a good time to buy a place if you’re thinking of relocating to Mission.

Getting Around in Mission

The town has an average car ownership rate of 2 cars per household and most people use their car as their primary method of getting around in Mission. With big roads like North Conway Avenue and East Griffin Parkway that connect all major areas, the average commute time is 19.8 minutes, less than the national average. However, there are also mass transit options, such as the public bus, available for those who prefer not to drive.

Life in Mission

With a low cost of living, strong economic growth, and pleasant winters, Mission has a peaceful environment and plenty of outdoor activities. Landmarks have been well-preserved to maintain some of the town’s historical charm and rich culture.

There’s a wide array of retail stores and more than 50 restaurants available, so residents have various dining and entertainment options. Mission has a highly rated healthcare infrastructure with the Mission Regional Medical Center, many outstanding schools and a diverse faith community.

The largest industries in Mission are Health Care, Retail, and Educational Services. It is also a bustling economical hub with many opportunities to do business. Often described as one of the most peaceful cities in the valley, Mission is an affordable place to live with low crime rates.

Real Estate Facts

Average Home Value

$329,900 Average Listing Value.

Real Estate Market