There are many small towns and planned communities in the region that make it popular with active adults 55+ looking for a great retirement. Prices can differ by area and town, particularly near the Gulf, but the average price of a home is well below the national average. Prices can differ by area and town, particularly near the Gulf, but the average price of a home in 2012 is near or slightly more than $100,000. In McCallen, a larger town, the price was about $130,000.
The Rio Grande Valley consists of 4 counties spanning the border between the United States and Mexico. Each specific area has many towns and retirement options to suit almost any retiree's budget or preference. From RV resorts to Mobile Home communities, the 55+ crowd is important. The Rio Grande Valley fully appreciates it's "Winter Texan" community and strives to ensure the location will continue to attract guests.