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Retail in Harlingen

Harlingen is strategically located for quick shopping access from all across the Rio Grande Valley and you can find whatever you need in the local malls, shopping centers and even the historic downtown.

Popular Shopping Destinations

Valle Vista Mall

Kohan Retail Investment Group owns Valle Vista Mall, which offers a variety of national retail stores where you can take a break for a quick meal in between your next shopping destination.

Harlingen Corners

Harlingen Corners is located adjacent to Valle Vista Mall and is quickly developing into the next great shopping destination in Harlingen.

Cameron Crossing

Located across from Valley Vista Mall is Cameron Crossing, Bass Pro Shops, and lots of great restaurants and hotels.

Downtown Jackson Street

Unique shops in Downtown Harlingen feature home décor, apparel, antiques, Texas-original artwork, furniture, comic books, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles.

77 Sunshine Strip

Follow 77 Sunshine Strip and you’ll find a variety of stores from furniture, toys, gifts, accessories and more.

Jackson Street iron sign


Harlingen’s economy is booming and continues to grow stronger year after year. Harlingen is a true Billion Dollar Economy. In fact, Harlingen is only one of three cities in the Rio Grande Valley with taxable sales of over a billion dollars.

The first Saturday of each month you’ll find Market Day on Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen. At this old-fashioned open-air street market you’ll find all sorts of interesting and unusual items for sale from antiques, to toys, produce to homemade crafts, and, of course, trash-to-treasure items. Stroll leisurely from booth to booth, visit with friends or make new ones, and enjoy local food vendors and music. Because of our great weather, Market Day runs year-round!

A Place to Eat and Be Seen

If you want to “eat out” in Harlingen, no problem, we have plenty of great places to satisfy any taste, with indoor dining and many featuring patios.

Pizza, sushi, steak, seafood, hamburgers, chicken, American, Asian, Italian and of course, Mexican and Tex-mex, we have it all in Harlingen. Food prepared at well known chain restaurants and at local establishments by skilled local chefs, it’s all here. If you leave Harlingen hungry, well, you just weren’t trying.

Growth Areas for Retail

If you’re looking to bring in, or create, a new retail business in Harlingen, here are just a few of the things that we have the greatest need for in Harlingen:

  • Computer Sales and Service

  • Phone Sales and Service

  • Restaurants (⅓ of all Harlingen residents eat out frequently)

  • Theme Park or other place for family fun

  • Home Construction and Sales

  • Specialty Food sales - Grocery - Bakery - Something unique

  • Health Services

  • Insurance

  • Clothes and Shoes