What you need to know about McAllen, TX

McAllen is known for its flourishing arts culture, including its Creative Arts Incubator, which supports aspiring artists in the Rio Grande Valley. The incubator also houses Techspace, created to provide low-cost space for startups as well as co-working opportunities - and one of several initiatives in place that foster entrepreneurship here.  Recognized by Livability as having a top downtown, the city also has a business climate that continues to grow, with retail consistently leading the way. Residents and visitors will find a downtown entertainment district filled with galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and more. Nature lovers flock to Quinta Mazatlan for butterfly and bird watching.

Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Jobs in McAllen, TX
Discover the top employers and job prospects in McAllen, TX.
McAllen TX Things to Do
Watch birds, play golf, go shopping and much more
Former Walmart in McAllen Becomes Huge Library
Big box store turns into big book warehouse.

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Population

135,048
Up by 6.63%
Sacred Heart Catholic Church crosses the skyline of McAllen, Texas, Hidalgo County.
McAllen TX Chamber Hosts Annual Cookoff
April barbecue competition features chicken, ribs, brisket
A red sauce is applied to dough at De Alba Bakery
Eclectic Dining Options in McAllen TX
Explore the range of flavors to savor in McAllen, Texas, fit to satisfy any appetite

Nearby Cities

People use computers and devices in a colorful room
TechPlace Gives McAllen Entrepreneurs a Meeting Place
Chamber establishes TechPlace for entrepreneurs
his sculpture is the logo for the Art Village on Main
McAllen Stands for Public Art
Mosaic Standpipe Project transforms local landscapes

Housing

Homes Owned 60.25%
60.25% Complete
Homes Rented 39.75%
39.75% Complete

Real Estate

In McAllen, Texas


Ready to move to McAllen? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in McAllen.
Travelers walk through the McAllen Airport with luggage.
McAllen, TX Airport Completes Major Expansion
Airport upgrades terminal, parking, security and more

Median Home Price

$112,200
Lower than the state average
McAllen, TX Business Overview
McAllen enjoys numerous business advantages
Education Options in McAllen, TX
Schools in McAllen, Texas prepare students for a bright future
This is a great place for small business, and it's because of the uniqueness of the market.

David Martinez, local business owner

Schools

In McAllen, Texas


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how McAllen rates.

Median Household Income

$43,476
Lower than the national average

Business

In McAllen, Texas


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in McAllen.
Hospitals Provide Top Care in McAllen, TX
Medical centers anchor abundant care services
McAllen, TX Sports and Recreation
Residents have multiple recreational opportunities

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old
McAllen, TX Neighborhoods
Find out which neighborhoods in McAllen, TX are the most popular and where long-term vacationers like to stay.
Best Places to Eat in McAllen, TX
Discover the "don't miss" restaurants in McAllen.
Frio Grande Ice Center in McAllen, TX
See what makes Frio Grande Valley Ice Center one of the hottest tickets in McAllen, TX.
The Idea Lab created by the McAllen Chamber of Commerc
Entrepreneurs Get Support from McAllen Chamber
Programs back inventors, entrepreneurs

Health

In McAllen, Texas


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in McAllen.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 28%
28% Complete
Graduated High School 74%
74% Complete
Nuevo Santander Gallery in McAllen, TX
Arts Scene Keeps Growing in McAllen, TX
New studio spaces, activities enliven McAllen’s art scene
McAllen, TX Water Walk Neighborhood
McAllen, TX Water Walk Neighborhood is a great city attraction designed by Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke.

McAllen, TX's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Downtowns 2012

More About McAllen, TX

McAllen TX Chamber Hosts Annual Cookoff
April barbecue competition features chicken, ribs, brisket
Eclectic Dining Options in McAllen TX
Explore the range of flavors to savor in McAllen, Texas, fit to satisfy any appetite
TechPlace Gives McAllen Entrepreneurs a Meeting Place
Chamber establishes TechPlace for entrepreneurs
McAllen Stands for Public Art
Mosaic Standpipe Project transforms local landscapes
McAllen, TX Airport Completes Major Expansion
Airport upgrades terminal, parking, security and more
McAllen, TX Business Overview
McAllen enjoys numerous business advantages
Education Options in McAllen, TX
Schools in McAllen, Texas prepare students for a bright future
Hospitals Provide Top Care in McAllen, TX
Medical centers anchor abundant care services
McAllen, TX Sports and Recreation
Residents have multiple recreational opportunities
McAllen, TX Neighborhoods
Find out which neighborhoods in McAllen, TX are the most popular and where long-term vacationers like to stay.
Best Places to Eat in McAllen, TX
Discover the "don't miss" restaurants in McAllen.
Frio Grande Ice Center in McAllen, TX
See what makes Frio Grande Valley Ice Center one of the hottest tickets in McAllen, TX.
Entrepreneurs Get Support from McAllen Chamber
Programs back inventors, entrepreneurs
Arts Scene Keeps Growing in McAllen, TX
New studio spaces, activities enliven McAllen’s art scene
McAllen, TX Water Walk Neighborhood
McAllen, TX Water Walk Neighborhood is a great city attraction designed by Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke.
Jobs in McAllen, TX
Discover the top employers and job prospects in McAllen, TX.
McAllen, TX Culture Overview
The show goes on at many attractions throughout the city
McAllen, TX Local Flavor/Food Overview
McAllen's dining scene offers diverse menus and atmospheres
Educational Game Changers for McAllen, TX
Innovations make education a driving force for entire Rio Grande Valley
McAllen TX Things to Do
Watch birds, play golf, go shopping and much more
Discover the McAllen Creative Incubator
The McAllen Creative Incubator in McAllen, TX moved into a new home, taking up residence in what used to be the city’s public library.
Small Businesses Thrive in McAllen
See what's helping small businesses thrive in McAllen, TX and how business owners find the support they need.
McAllen Green Initiatives Include 'Bag It' Campaign
The city of McAllen, TX is environmentally friendly through green programs such as HEB reusable grocery bags.