Bentsen Palm Shares Top Tips for Moving from Houston to the Rio Grande Valley

Are you moving from Houston to the Rio Grande Valley? Whether you’re ready to retire here or you plan to make this your winter home with an RV port home in McAllen, TX and travel during the summers, you’ll find there is a lot to love about moving to the Rio Grande Valley.

 Best Places to Live – The Rio Grande Valley has long been a favorite location for retirees due to the great climate and affordable housing market. In fact, Mission, TX was ranked as the most affordable place in the U.S. to retire by SmartAssets. For those that want the option of living in RV parks in McAllen, TX or want an RV port home, you’ll find Retama Village at Bentsen Palm offers something for every type of RV living preference, including a flexible assortment of pull-throughs, back-ins, super-sites and RV port homes.


Climate – Moving from Houston, you’ll be prepared for the hot humid summers, but you’ll also enjoy milder weather in winter and spring in the Rio Grande Valley, making it ideal for outdoor recreation. The Rio Grande Valley’s subtropical climate is also less humid than Houston.

Arts & Culture – You’ll find there are plenty of museums and galleries throughout the Rio Grande Valley to satisfy any art or history aficionados, including the International Museum of Art & Science, Nuevo Santander Gallery, La Lomita Mission, Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, and the Mission Historical Museum. If you love immersing yourself in a cultural celebration, there are several fun annual festivals; the Texas Citrus Fiesta in January, CineSol Film Festival in September, and the PalmFest International Folklife Celebration in October.


Shopping & Dining – Whether you need everyday items or a special gift, the Rio Grande Valley offers an array of shopping options from malls to farmer’s markets: The La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets in Mercedes, TX, McAllen Farmer’s Market, Earth Born Market, and more. Dining out is always a festival of flavors in the Valley with so many great restaurants to try, including The Patio on the Guerra, Spork, Salt, Delia’s, Café Renee and La Fogata.

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Recreation – Bentsen Palm is located adjacent to the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, which includes the World Birding Center and NABA Butterfly Park with miles of walking trails to explore.  If you love the beach or fishing or both, you’re within a short drive to the coast and South Padre Island.

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Healthcare – Excellent medical care can be found throughout the Rio Grande Valley, including Mission Regional Medical Center, South Texas Health Center, McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen Medical Center and more.

Take a tour today of Mission, Texas and homes for sale in Retama Village at Bentsen Palm to discover why moving from Houston to the Rio Grande Valley will be the best move you’ve ever made!


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