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As one of the most populous areas in Texas, the McAllen/Edinburg region has become a highly desirable place to purchase real estate and raise a family. Known for the low cost of living, exceptional education system, vibrant art, and culture scene, and nearly perfect weather, it’s no wonder people flock to this area.



The Rio Grande Valley consistently sits below the national average when it comes to the cost of living. 



While keeping true to a small-town feel, Edinburg/McAllen still provides the perks and amenities of living in a metropolitan area. 


Education plays a huge role in the decision of where to move, especially if you have a family or are considering having children. McAllen’s close proximity to five institutions of higher education including The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas-Brownsville, Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, and South Texas College, has influenced the education system greatly. McAllen is also home to a number of top-performing charter schools.


Arts and Entertainment

With vibrant art and entertainment scene, McAllen and Edinburg are filled with museums, art galleries, active nightlife, and various live music venues. Also, residents and visitors of McAllen and Edinburg can indulge in one of the many symphony orchestra performances, live theatrical performances, or other cultural activities available in the area year-round. There’s always something to do or something to see!


One of the most appealing things that McAllen and Edinburg offer its residents is a nearly perfect, year-round, moderate climate. Filled with sunny days and shady palm trees, McAllen residents take advantage of the average yearly temperature of 84.7 degrees! Perfect for driving to the world-famous South Padre Island just an hour and a half away.

Job Growth

According to Forbes, McAllen is listed as #3 on their list of best cities for job growth in 2014 and the Rio Grande Valley has been listed as one of the fastest growing areas multiple times in recent years. An already thriving community continues to grow and you can be a part of that. Join the PVAS team and come appreciate all that South Texas has to offer. 

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