McAllen, TX


Although it may not be the first name to come to mind when you think of Texas cities, folks in McAllen enjoy a high quality of life with all the benefits of a large urban center. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, with 50 public parks and the 2nd Street Running Trail in the city and South Padre Island just over an hour’s drive away. Downtown is home to world-class dining and vibrant nightlife, particularly around the 17th street entertainment district. The arts and culture scene thrives all over town, with museums and performing arts venues of all sizes. The McAllen Creative Incubator works hard to make sure the stream of artists doesn’t slow down any time soon. Many schools in the area score very highly, making apartments in McAllen a strong choice for families. South Texas College sits right in the center of the city, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus is just to the northeast of the city limits.

2 Neighborhoods in McAllen, TX

  • Airport District

    The McAllen metropolitan area, the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, has experienced a population boom since the 1990s, making it one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.

  • Downtown

    Originally an agricultural center for the area, downtown McAllen has grown into a huge retail-centric neighborhood, represented by more than 40 percent of the nation's top retailers. McAllen lies on the southern tip of Texas near Edinburg and Pharr, enjoying a constant flurry of ethnic and religious culture that never leaves you in a dull moment.