Modern-day Alamo, Texas, is named after the famed Alamo Mission in San Antonio which was the site of the notorious Battle of the Alamo. The Alamo Mission was one of many Spanish missions set up in East Texas meant to serve the new Spanish settlements taking root in the area during the early part of the 1700s. Long before the Spanish arrived, Native Americans had inhabited these lands for approximately 11,000 years. Archaeological findings indicate that these civilizations were hunters and gatherers who did not have any established agricultural practices. The city of Alamo is located in Hidalgo County, which was formed in 1852 and named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, noted for his legendary speech, the “Grito de Dolores” (or the “Cry of Dolores”). Today, Alamo is called “The Refuge to the Valley” and is nestled in the Rio Grande Valley in an area nicknamed the “Land of Two Summers.” The land surrounding Alamo is well irrigated and has an abundance of vegetable farms and citrus groves. Furthermore, due to its pleasant weather year-round, Alamo has transformed into a bustling resort and retirement town with many resort-style amenities.
The most notable things about Alamo, Texas, is the small town feel you get when you’re interacting with the people who live here. On top of that, Alamo offers numerous amenities and attractions for any age group. One great example is the Quinta Mazatlan located at 600 Sunset Drive in nearby McAllen. This Spanish-revival estate sits amid sprawling tropical gardens and features around 250 species of birds, as well as offers various educational programs, facility rentals, and a large garden. Another favorite place among nature lovers and bird watchers is the McAllen Botanical Gardens located at 1000 S. Ware Road, also in McAllen. This 20-acre nature center offers residents and tourists nearly one mile of walking trails that take you through a native thorn scrub habitat that includes picnic areas. If you’re interested in history, Alamo is home to Alamo Museum where you can learn the history behind the city of Alamo and about Texas history in general. In addition to those attractions, Alamo is only minutes away from La Plaza Mall that has many name brand retail stores including Abercrombie, A’Gaci, Armani Exchange, and Best Buy. This mall also features Charleys Philly Steaks, Marble Slab Creamery, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Alamo real estate features an assortment of single-family homes representing various floor plans, architectural styles, and includes everything from new construction, foreclosures, ready-to-move-in resale homes, as well as houses up for auction. Whether you’re looking for your first starter home or looking to upgrade to something bigger with more amenities, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Alamo, Texas. On average, single-family homes range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and roughly 1,500 square feet to five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and about 5,000 square feet, Some of the amenities listed for these homes include tile floors, beautiful woodworking, sweeping patios, open kitchens with bars, and much more. Additionally, there is a small selection of apartments and townhomes for sale in Alamo. For those on a tight budget, you can find a decent selection of manufactured homes for sale in the Alamo area, with floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 800 square feet to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,100 square feet. For those interested in building their own home, Alamo has a sizeable selection of lots for sale as well. In order to learn more about available real estate in Alamo, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.