In order for you to get to the town of San Juan from McAllen, all you need to do is head down Farm Road 1426 and then State Highway 374, only a six-mile drive. In 1767, the Spanish government gave two land grants to Narciso Cavazos and José Maria Balli. Cavazos and Balli, along with their heirs, lived on these land grants well into the 1850s. These families worked their land as subsistence farmers and sheep and cattle ranchers. In 1909, the town of San Juan was established by a John Closner. The historical records show that the town was named after him, though using the Spanish derivative rather than the English form. On December 29, 1917, San Juan was officially incorporated as a town. Today, San Juan is a part of the greater McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas and has an estimated population of 34,000 residents. This number continues to rise every year as this area has experienced a growth in business and industry.
San Juan is a perfect place for those who are in love with nature. There is a lot of natural green space to explore in this region of Texas. Not only that, but places like San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, are less than a few hours away down US 281 North. You have places such as the 2,088-acre Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge featuring four different types of climates and habitats: Great Plains, the Gulf Coast, Chihuahuan Desert, as well as subtropical wetlands. This Wildlife Refuge sits on the banks of the Rio Grande River, providing great fishing opportunities. Furthermore, you can find rare animals such as the Texas ocelot, a form of leopard, and the Gulf Coast jaguarundi. In addition to that, you have the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center which is an early 1900s museum that covers the history of irrigation and farming in Texas. The museum also offers bird lovers an onsite bird habitat. Another alluring aspect of owning a home in San Juan is the nearby La Plaza Mall that has many name brand retail stores including Abercrombie, Dillards, Armani Exchange, and Macy's. This mall also features Charleys Philly Steaks, Marble Slab Creamery, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
San Juan 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 San Juan, Texas. On average, single-family homes range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and roughly 2,000 square feet to five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and about 3,300 square feet, Some of the amenities listed for these homes include stone water fountain, swimming pool, hot tub, ceramic tile flooring, and much more. Additionally, there is a small selection of apartments and townhomes for sale in San Juan. For those on a tight budget, you can find a sizeable selection of manufactured homes for sale in the San Juan area, with floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 700 square feet to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,000 square feet. For those interested in building their own home, San Juan has a sizeable selection of lots for sale as well. In order to learn more about available real estate in San Juan, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.