Bentsen Palm’s Guide to Relocating Your New Home in Mission, TX
October 18th, 2017
Moving to your new home in Mission, TX offers easy access to a world of outdoor entertainment that can’t be found anywhere else.
Located near the southern U.S. border, Mission was not only named the overall fastest growing city in the country, but it also placed second for highest income growth, and came in fifth in the country, making it an ideal place for families looking to move to Mission, TX. The increase in jobs, income, and population is likely due to the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area experiencing employment growth in the healthcare, textile, and manufacturing industries. Mission’s cost of living is 20% lower than the national average. This means you have more money to spend on adventures!
For those that enjoy being out and about with family and friends, there are a number of fun-filled things to do in Mission, Tx. Here’s our top 7 picks:
1. Bentsen State Park, Mission – Take a break and enjoy the beautiful terrain of the Rio Grande Valley.
2.National Butterfly Center, Mission – Home to over 200 species of butterflies, take a field trip to this RGV gem.
3.Children’s Museum of Brownsville, Brownsville – The kids will love this and you might just find yourself playing right along with them! It’s located within a short drive or a long walk to the Gladys Porter Zoo!
4.Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, Port Isabel / South Padre Island – Enjoy the view of SPI, the Bay Bridge, and the pirate ship docked nearby as you chow down on some good seafood.
5.Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville – Open since 1971, this zoological and botanical park housed exotic and native species in an expansive 31-acre plot right in the heart of Brownsville.
6.International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), McAllen – A Smithsonian affiliate, the IMAS aims to promote a deeper appreciation for art and sciences. Visitors love all of its interactive exhibits including the water cycle, digital climbing wall, musical wall, construction zone, science lab, art lab, and more! There’s also an outdoor park and play area as well!
Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island – Looking for some fun in the sun? This is your place, and its located right near some fun SPI hot spots.
5.Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen – A historical adobe mansion, Quinta Mazatlan is a nature and birding center that sits on a huge property filled with nature trails, native plants, and wildlife. Check their calendar for fun family events scheduled weekly or monthly to see if they might have a tour during your visit!
6.Schlitterbahn Water Park, South Padre Island – The beach is steps away, but check out this park for fun in the lazy river, inner tubes, wave pools, kiddie pools, and slides!
Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg – Learn about the rich history of South Texas at this beautiful historic museum housed in the old Hidalgo County Jail.
7.World Birding Center, Mission – With 9 locations across the Rio Grande Valley, anyone can find love in birding. The RGV is one of the top places in the country to spend some quality time bird watching as they migrate through our terrain!