Certified Retirement Communities

Retire in the Center of it All

Harlingen, Texas

Location is key when you are planning your retirement. That is why Harlingen is a magnet for retirees and Winter Texans alike. Centrally located between the two other major cities in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) – McAllen and Brownsville – Harlingen is the ideal place to live while experiencing what the entire RGV has to offer whether it is spending the day on the beaches of South Padre Island, visiting the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, shopping at the RGV Premium Outlets in Mercedes, bowling a game at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill in Harlingen, or hunting for hidden treasures at the shops in Harlingen’s Historical Downtown District on Jackson Street.


Harlingen also prides itself at being Outdoors 365. With an average temperature of 74ºF during the winter months, Harlingen offers year-round outdoor activities including the famous Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival – one of the world’s largest birding festivals – in November, and the Jalapeño 100 Bike Ride in February. During the summer months, enjoy the Blues on the Hill Concert Series at McKelvey Park, and the Heritage Festival in the fall as well as other special events throughout the year. Harlingen is also the perfect destination for golf. In fact, according to a poll by the National Golf Foundation, the Rio Grande Valley has more playable days of golf per year than anywhere else in the United States. Harlingen has four public golf courses and one private course. The Harlingen Country Club hosts the annual Life Begins at 40 Golf Tournament every spring.


Ranked number one as the least expensive cities in the United States by the Council for Community and Economic Research, Harlingen offers a comfortable retirement for any budget. Enjoy the good life In the Center of it All – sit back, relax, and experience the best of South Texas – 365 days a year.

For more information visit    www.visitharlingentexas.com

               Tropical pleasures.  Family fun.  Year round sun.