Bentsen Palm Shares 5 Reasons North Texans Are Moving South to the Rio Grande Valley

Being able to say goodbye to the constant din of life in the big city and hello to a more relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by nature, amenities, a growing job market, affordable living and more, is drawing more and more North Texans to the oasis of the Rio Grande Valley. The latest Rio Grande Valley news indicates that people are flocking to this area for a number of reasons, including these top five shared by the area’s #1 master-planned community, Bentsen Palm:

Warmer Year-Round Climate – The warm sub-tropical temperatures are often one of the top reasons for moving to the Rio Grande Valley, with comfortable, mild winter temperatures that last from November to April, and although the temp can climb in the summer months, the average high overall is still 85.7ºF. Once you’re here, you can put that winter coat in storage until the next time you decide to take a trip up north.

Palm trees and blue sky, Maui, Hawaii

Affordable Housing Market – The Rio Grande Valley is one of the most affordable housing markets in Texas. According to, the average median listing price for homes for sale in Mission, TX is $180k, and the median closing price is $124k compared to the median listing price of $400k for homes in Dallas. Homes also continue to appreciate in value, up 11.68 percent in the last two years and up 3.47 percent in the last quarter, making this area a solid investment in a new home.

 Growing Job Market – The Rio Grande Valley is undergoing significant economic development, and the McAllen-Mission-Edinburg metropolitan area continues to experience job growth across a number of industries, including healthcare, technology, manufacturing, education and retail with new businesses moving in and others expanding. Some of these include SpaceX, the world’s first commercial, vertical and orbital rocket launch facility; STARGATE research facility, the formation of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the addition of the Medical School; HOLT Cat expanding its facilities; and Simon expanding with new stores and restaurants in both Palms Crossing and La Plaza Mall. The metro area was ranked the #1 city for jobs in 2016 according to a recent study by ManpowerGroup.


Education and Higher Learning – Education is always a top priority for families that are looking to make a move, and new homes in Tanglewood at Bentsen Palm offer access to the exemplary IDEA Public Schools as well as close proximity to a number of higher learning opportunities including the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College and South Texas College. Schools and universities are also among the top employers in the area.

Teacher helping kids with computers in elementary school

 Community and Culture – The Rio Grande Valley lifestyle offers the best of both worlds, the comfort of the small town sense of community coupled with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Whatever your passion, you’ll find an opportunity to explore it here, including birdwatching, discovering rare butterflies, listening to live music, attending festivals, exploring art galleries and museums, hiking and biking miles of trails through nature and even more attractions in McAllen, TX and the surrounding area. The Rio Grande Valley is full of exciting places to explore and new things to do.

Discover all the best of the Rio Grande Valley lifestyle in a stunning new home built by premier McAllen home Builders in Tanglewood at Bentsen Palm.


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