Welcome to Rio Grande Valley
From the white sand beaches of South Padre Island to the gently rolling hills of Falcon State Park, the Rio Grande Valley is a great place to live, work and play. The area stretches from the Rio Grande River along the U.S. – Mexico border to the northern ranch country in the northern sections of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties, making it the largest border region in the U.S.
The Valley’s close ties to Mexico is reflected in the architecture, language and culture with a mixture of old-world charm and innovation. The subtropical climate with moderate winters is conducive to active lifestyles. Smart retirees select South Texas as their choice to winter and, once they experience all that the area has to offer, many decide to call the Valley home year-round. The area is ripe with wholesome family activities, great schools and safe neighborhoods.
A young and trainable workforce makes this an ideal location for new start-ups and businesses looking to relocate or expand. The area is already known for its manufacturing and warehousing so it makes sense to consider establishing or relocating research and development departments here.
The Rio Grande Valley has everything you would expect to find in a large city, with multiple award-winning hospitals, major chain stores and restaurants, outstanding entertainment venues, world-class birding, hunting and fishing, professional sports and more. The Guide to the Rio Grande Valley features information on things to do, places to see, businesses that are thriving here and listings of area resources and attractions. This also marks my first year as President of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, which publishes the Guide.
Once you look through our publication, I’m certain you will understand why this region is consistently included in national rankings regarding job growth, safety, low cost of living and tourism. I welcome your comments and suggestions.