Laguna Vista : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Laguna Vista

Laguna Vista is a small residential community on the coast near beautiful South Padre Island, Harlingen and Port Isabel, Texas.  This popular resort area at the southern tip of Texas has a very warm winter climate and is increasingly home to many retirees as well as vacationers.
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Where to Retire in Laguna Vista and Home Prices

There are many condos, single family homes, and active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).  Mean price of a home in 2013 ranged between $100,000 and $200,000 according to City-Data.com and the Zillow Home Value Index was $150,000 in early 2014.

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What is special about Laguna Vista

Warm winters and one of the most beautiful parts of Texas. Be sure to see the Jean Lafite well while you are in Laguna Vista (he was a famous pirate who lived here).
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What is not special about Laguna Vista

It's way down in the end of Texas, almost in Mexico.
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Who will like retirement in Laguna Vista

People who want to live near the beach in a resort -like setting will like it in Laguna Vista. The population is evenly split between Hispanics and whites.
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Local economy is driven by

Tourism
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Climate and Physical Environment

Laguna Vista is on the bay near San Padre Island and Port Isabel in southern Texas. The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 52. The wettest month is September (6")

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Other than beach culture one should head for Port Isabel or Brownsville.
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Crime

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Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are 14 miles away in Brownsville.
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Transportation

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Valuable Links

Wikipedia for Laguna Vista
Texas retirement guide
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What people are saying about Laguna Vista

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Facts about LAGUNA VISTA
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,Resort Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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