Located on the Rio Grande, the city of Hidalgo, Texas, and is at the junction of State Highway 336 and U.S. Highway 281 in the southern region of Hidalgo County. Before Spanish settlers arrived in the area, Native American groups such as the Coahuiltecan and Karankawa had inhabited the region for countless generations, and were hunters and gatherers who had no particular agricultural system in place, nor did they keep grazing animals of any kind. In 1749, Spanish settlers from a colony established by José de Escandón formed a community named La Habitación (also known as Rancho San Luis and San Luisito) on the land that later becomes present-day Hidalgo. Escandón was responsible for founding over 20 towns and numerous missions along the Rio Grande, and thus was called by many as the "father of the lower Rio Grande Valley.” After Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845, many American pioneers migrated to the region, with a native Scotsman by the name of John Young moving to La Habitación and renaming it Edinburgh, Scotland, which was his hometown. When the postal service built a post office in Edinburgh, the name was changed to Hidalgo. Hidalgo was officially incorporated in 1931.
The McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area boasts an array of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as being less than a few hours from major cities such as San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. There are numerous natural green spaces available, such as the 230-acre Estero Llano Grande State Park located in Weslaco. Situated in the center of the World Birding Center network, this State Park is home to numerous species of South Texas wildlife that include the Gray Wolf, Palo Duro Mouse, Spotted Bat, and White-nosed Coati. Like many of the State Parks in the area, the Estero Llano Grande State Park offers guests many recreational activities such as cycling, caving, bird watching, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and many other activities. Another exciting place to visit is the International Museum of Art & Science located in McAllen, with exhibits that include images from the Hubble Space Telescope, antique stained glass, the Discovery Pavilion, which is an interactive educational exhibit geared towards children. The International Museum also offers other types of educational programs about science-related topics that are meant for all ages.
Hidalgo real estate features an assortment of single-family homes representing various floor plans, architectural styles, and includes everything from new construction to freshly remodeled ready-to-move-in resale homes. 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 Hidalgo, Texas. On average, single-family homes range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and roughly 1,200 square feet to four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and about 3,700 square feet. Some of the amenities listed for these homes include second-floor bedrooms with access to a balcony, game rooms, fitness rooms, sweeping patios, extra entertainment rooms with wet bars, and much more. Additionally, if you’re interested in building their own home, Hidalgo has a sizeable selection of lots for sale as well. In order to learn more about available real estate in Hidalgo, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.