McAllen, Texas, is situated in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of the state. It is the biggest city in Hidalgo County with a population of approximately 130,000, which is a part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area that has a total population of roughly 750,000. Furthermore, McAllen is a part of the larger Borderplex (Reynosa–McAllen metro area) that includes three cities in Mexico and 22 American cities or towns. The history of McAllen started when, in 1904, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway extended its line to reach the Santa Anita Ranch. John McAllen and his son James saw this as the perfect opportunity to build a prosperous town, which in those days depended on their proximity to railroad tracks. The McAllen’s offered to donate portions of their land to the railroad in exchange for the railroad’s guarantee it would run their line through the area. The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway agreed to do this, and so John and James McAllen, along with three partners, Uriah Lott, Leonidas C. Hill Sr., and John J. Young formed the McAllen Townsite Company. Over the years, McAllen’s growth and development has been fueled by agriculture, oil, and tourism.
One of the special aspects of McAllen, Texas, is the small town vibe you get. On top of that, McAllen 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 South Ware Road right here 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, McAllen 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, McAllen is the home of La Plaza Mall that has many name brand retail stores including Abercrombie, Macy's, Armani Exchange, and Dillards. This mall also features Charleys Philly Steaks, Marble Slab Creamery, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
McAllen 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 McAllen, Texas. On average, single-family homes range in size from two bedrooms,one bath, and roughly 1,300 square feet to eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and about 10,100 square feet, Some of the amenities listed for these homes include hardwood flooring, personal offices, sweeping patios, spa-like bathrooms, ventilated storage areas, and much more. Additionally, there is a huge selection of apartments, condominiums, and, townhomes for sale in McAllen. For those on a tight budget, you can find a few manufactured homes for sale in the McAllen area, with floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 300 square feet to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,200 square feet. For those interested in building their own home, McAllen has a sizeable selection of lots for sale as well. In order to learn more about available real estate in McAllen, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.