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New Resident Relocation Guide to Mission, Texas

April 20th, 2016

Looking for Mission, TX Homes for Sale? Learn More about the Area with the Mission, TX New Resident Relocation Guide

Originally established as the La Lomita Mission and Ranch in 1824, Mission, TX was officially founded in 1908.  The city has a rich cultural history and is famous for being the birthplace of the South Texas citrus industry, otherwise known as “Magic Valley.” The city hosts the annual Texas Citrus Fiesta to celebrate this important heritage.  More recently the city has been recognized as the fourth fastest growing economy in the country, making it an ideal place for families looking to move into Mission, TX homes for sale.

Citrus Industry

Choosing the right location for your new home can be an exciting and daunting task. If you’ve started your search for McAllen area real estate then you’ve likely come across Bentsen Palm, a unique master-planned conservation community. Located in Mission, TX this community features 2,600 acres of Texas paradise that unites 4 distinctive neighborhoods with an exceptional lifestyle and offers homes designed for growing families, active adults and anyone that wants to enjoy living in harmony with nature.

Selecting a neighborhood with great schools is an important factor for families looking to relocate. Mission, TX has a number of excellent schools to choose from. The schools districts surrounding the community include, La Joya ISD, Mission Consolidated ISD and the IDEA Public Schools. This area also offers a number of higher learning opportunities with local colleges and universities, including the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College, A&M University, South Texas Community College and more.

There are a number of excellent healthcare options, including the nationally ranked and five-star rated, Mission Regional Medical Center.  The hospital has also been recognized for clinical excellence in maternity care and total knee replacement.  Rio Grande General Hospital, Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen and VA Outpatient Center are also within easy access.


Conveniently located, Bentsen Palm is within a short drive to everything you need for day-to-day living or for a fun day of shopping.  Whether you’re looking for a great deal or a special gift, you’ll find the area’s major and high-end shopping centers are close by, including the Rio Grande Premium Outlets and La Plaza Mall.

Traveling to and from Mission, TX is easy with three international airports to choose from.  McAllen’s Miller International Airport is just minutes from Mission, TX and the Bentsen Palm community; Valley International Airport in Harlingen is one hour away, and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport is 90 minutes.

Community Park

And for those that enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll find an abundance of parks and recreation surrounding this McCallen area real estate.  The Bentsen Palm Community Park developed with the city of Mission, TX is the largest public community park and sports complex in the Rio Grande Valley.   The World Birding Center Headquarters at Bentsen-RGV Park and the International Butterfly Parkand thousands of acres of state and federally protected wildlife habitat including lakes, parks and the Rio Grande River are located within walking distance of Bentsen Palm.
The low cost of living, excellent weather, and growing economy make Mission, TX an ideal place for families and active adults looking to relocate to the Rio Grande Valley. We invite you to explore the community and see why so many are choosing to call Bentsen Palm home.


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