Harlingen is a city of diversity, a unique fusion of American and Mexican, as well as Texan cultures, with residents hailing from a number of different backgrounds. This blending of cultures paired with Harlingen’s central position within the Rio Grande Valley makes it a place that both residents and businesses love to call home.
Beautiful year-round weather, vivid South Texas culture, affordability, and high-quality of-life attract residents to this rapidly growing region. Harlingen provides a small-town atmosphere with access to big amenities, including world-class public schools and superior medical care facilities, which play a vital part in Harlingen’s quality-of-life as well as the economy.
With a number of healthcare facilities, ranging from hospitals with emergency and trauma care to specialty care and clinics and as home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Harlingen provides superior medical care and a talent pipeline of highly trained individuals for the healthcare industry.
Residents enjoy spending a night on the town, dining on savory cuisine ranging from Tex-Mex and barbecue to fresh Gulf seafood and exciting nightlife and entertainment, shopping, museums, festivals and the arts, and trips to the beautiful beaches of nearby South Padre Island. For the outdoorsman, Harlingen is paradise, offering a variety of activities including birding, biking, hiking and golfing, and some of the best fishing and hunting in Texas, with a large variety of game animals and some of the most sought after game fish throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Harlingen’s strategic location in the Rio Grande Valley international border region and young, talented and trainable workforce make it a great place for business. The region is home to a diverse population of nearly 1.3 million residents on the U.S. side and over two million in the bordering communities of Mexico. The city is only minutes from the Free Trade International Bridge, has access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Port of Harlingen, and is home to the region’s largest commercial and cargo service airport.