Port Isabel : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Port Isabel

Port Isabel is a resort town of about 5,300 on a barrier island in extreme southern Texas, almost in Mexico. Corpus Cristi is 110 miles to the north. Surrounding towns include South Padre Island, Harlingen, and Laguna Vista. Port Isabel is a beach town and a popular resort, as well as being a retirement destination. FIshing, beach going, and relaxing are popular activities. The area is quiet and the weather is warm in the winter.
 

Where to Retire in Port Isabel and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in Port Isabel, or you can live in regular home near the beach, here, or in one of the surrounding towns.
Median home value in mid 2016 was $118,900, according to Zillow.com

 

What is special about Port Isabel

Southern-most place in Texas, right on the beach.  It is a great tourist area and has a very warm year round climate for retirees.
 

What is not special about Port Isabel

Port Isabel has been devastated by hurricanes in the past. Crime is above average. And, it is closer to Mexico than to any large U.S. city.
 

Who will like retirement in Port Isabel

People who want to be near the beach will like it here.  About 3/4 of the population is hispanic and 1/4 white.
 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism is a big driver of the Port Isabel economy.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 52. The wettest month is September (6")
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are at least 3 museums in Port Isabel including the Lighthouse, Port Isabel Historic Museum, and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.
 

Crime

The crime rate is slightly above average.
 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Brownsville, about 19 miles away.
 

Transportation

Port Isabel has a small airport, the nearest international airport is in Brownsville, 21 miles away.

 

Valuable Links

City of Port Isabel Tourism
State guide to Texas retirement and retirement communities
Port Isabel Museums

 

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Facts about PORT ISABEL
  • 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: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • 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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