Top Things Every Dallas to Rio Grande Valley Newcomer Should Know

Congratulations! You’ve chosen to live in a gorgeous new home in Bentsen Palm, built by award-winning McAllen home builders. Find out what you need to know before your move from Dallas to this amazing master-planned community surrounded by nature.

Shopping& Dining Tanglewood at Bentsen Palm is ideally situated minutes from Sharyland Towne Crossing which offers a Target, HEB Plus, Office Depot, Petco, Freebirds, Marble Slab, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, and more for everyday shopping and dining needs.  La Plaza Mall features over a million square feet of shopping, including Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, a number of restaurants, plus a new 245,000 square-foot expansion, focused on adding even more upscale shopping, set to open in fall 2017.

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Education – Families moving into Tanglewood at Bentsen Palm, new homes for sale in Mission, TX, have access to attend the area’s top schools, including the exemplary IDEA Public School located onsite and is also served by La Joya ISD. For those seeking higher education, A&M University in Weslaco, University of Texas RGV, South Texas College and more, are all located right here in the Rio Grande Valley.


Arts & Entertainment – From exciting festivals including the Texas Citrus Fiesta, International Food Festival and PalmFest; to great venues including McAllen’s 17th Street District and Convention Center; to numerous museums including Mission Historical Museum, International Museum of Art & Science and the South Texas History Museum, you’ll find plenty of culture and fun attractions in McAllen, TX and throughout the whole Rio Grande Valley.

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Transportation – While most residents living in the Rio Grande Valley travel by car, there are a number of public transportation options available for those that prefer not to drive, including Valley Metro, McAllen Metro and Metro Connect, which offers express routes between McAllen, Brownsville and South Padre Island.

Medical Care – Healthcare is more affordable in the Rio Grande Valley, and there are plenty of excellent options nearby, including the nationally ranked and five-star rated Mission Regional Medical Center, the Rio Grande General Hospital, Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen and VA Outpatient Center.

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Local Airports – The McAllen International Airport is just 12.5 miles from the Bentsen Palm community and offers domestic and international flights daily via American Airlines, Aeromar, United and Allegiant. Valley International Airport is located in Harlingen, TX, 51 miles from Bentsen Palm; Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Express and Sun Country Airlines all operate from this airport.

For more information and the latest Rio Grande Valley news for residents moving into Tanglewood at Bentsen Palm, homes for sale in Mission, TX, visit


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