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Brownsville is the sixteenth most populous city in the state of Texas with a population of 175,023. It is located on the southernmost tip of the Texas on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Situated where the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico meet, a strategic location and status as the only Texas border city with a deepwater port, gives Brownsville, Texas a competitive edge, especially in the logistics and transportation cluster.
The 2010 census places the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 460,220 allotting it the eighth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas. In addition, the Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area counts with a population of 1,136,995, allotting it the 4th largest metropolitan area in the Mexico-US border.

The area stands out for its import-export operations; Brownsville’s largest trading partners being the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The city is also known for being a fast-growing manufacturing place with solid infrastructure and logistics, valuable resources, a young and skilled workforce on both sides of the border, and low labor costs. A region uniquely positioned as a hub for international trade and tourism.

Brownsville's semi-tropical climate is recognized as one of the most delightful in the nation. The city has an average temperature of 74 degrees and an average rainfall of 25.55 inches. Average relative humidity is 75.25%. The comfortable year-round climate provides for an abundance of recreational fun and activities. 

The city offers a safe and peaceful community with many “resacas” (reservoirs) that add to the beautiful landscape, which comprises a plethora of dazzling palm trees, flowers, and hundreds of plant species that have turned neighborhoods into a tropical paradise.

Whether you like modern design, or Mexican and Spanish influenced architecture, or perhaps you prefer the colonial style homes in Brownsville’s historic neighborhoods, the city has exceptional architects, builders, and realtors that can assist you in your search for the ideal, affordable home.

Residents regularly visit Matamoros, South Padre Island, and Boca Chica Beach as both places are only minutes away. 
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Brownsville offers a wide selection of shopping  With Sunrise mall and popular stores like Best Buy,TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier 1 imports, Lowe's, Target, Ross, Kohl's Academy Sports, Home Depot,  and Burlington. shoppers have plenty options to choose from. 

Sunrise Mall
A popular shopping are is  Sunrise Mall with 50+ stores, a Cinemark movie theater and great restaurants to choose from. Great department Store options like JCpenny, Sears, and Dillard's. for Sunrise mall map and full list of stores CLICK HERE

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HEB Plus is a popular Grocery store with 3 stores in the area and also 2 Walmart Supercenter for all your needs and Globo Supermarket.

Brownsville Farmers Market

The market brings locally grown produce that is natural and free of pesticides straight
from the farm to your table.  By establishing a market in downtown Brownsville we are
increasing access of healthy options.   The Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday
at Linear Park from 9am to noon.  1534 E 6th St, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Valley Regional Medical Center
Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville, TX and the surrounding communities in the Rio Grande Valley. We are an HCA Gulf Coast hospital committed to providing the best health care for our residents.
Innovation and an unwavering commitment to patient care are the cornerstones of our hospital. Come experience our family centered care at Valley Regional.

Valley Regional Medical Center is a licensed 214-bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing more than 25 specialties. We are leaders in the healthcare industry and specialize in a variety of high quality inpatient and outpatient services including

JK Medical Clinic 2686 W Alton Gloor Ste #1 Brownsville    956-350-5444


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

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