Located at the Crossroads of the lush Rio Grande Valley, at the southern tip of Texas, Harlingen is where two countries and two cultures meet. Harlingen’s south Texas charm is influenced by the traditions of Mexico, and due to its semi-tropical climate, residents and visitors alike enjoy a variety of year-round activities.
Just north of Mexico and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the Harlingen area is blessed with a warm climate and friendly people.
There is plenty to do in Harlingen. From city parks, private and public golf courses, hike and bike trails and nature parks to fitness centers, shopping centers, movies and performing arts theatres, Harlingen has it all. A trip to the beach at South Padre Island, or a visit to neighboring Mexico, is just minutes away. Many wildlife and nature preserves in the Rio Grande Valley bring thousands of birders to the area yearly, many of whom attend Harlingen’s internationally known Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival held each November.
Harlingen’s thriving economy was originally built on agricultural, predominately cotton, citrus and vegetables. Today, the economy has diversified to include health care services and logistics, manufacturing and distribution corporations which continually bring in more residents.
Harlingen’s relaxed lifestyle and youthful population keep it young at heart, and its seasonal visitors, affectionately called “Winter Texans”, come to take advantage of its mild, tropical winters, add a carefree liveliness to both its cultural life and local economy.
Whether you’re interested in finding a home for a family, or a corporation, or looking for a captivating and relaxing vacation spot, Harlingen’s got it covered.