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Brownsville, TX

Brownsville, TX


Brownsville, TX

Moving to Brownsville, TX
The population of Brownsville is currently teetering around 200,000 making it the third largest city on the Texas/Mexican border (just smaller than Laredo and El Paso). Those found moving to Brownsville from faraway places are charmed by its tropical weather, rich Mexican culture, and unique urban highlights. The city’s motto is “On The Border By The Sea,” and that is exactly where you find yourself in the southernmost tip of Texas.

Moving to Brownsville, TX—The Highlights

If you are moving to Brownsville, TX from a hometown where you grew up or built a vibrant social life, it can be difficult to leave behind family and friends. Just be aware that Brownsville is a very friendly city full of transplants. Though it is hard to say goodbye, there are unlimited opportunities for making new connections after moving to Brownsville. Here’s what you can expect from the area:

  • The Weather in Brownsville. The climate in this area is considered “semi-tropical.” The average temperature year round is 74. Brownsville is just a 30 minute drive to South Padre Island.
  • Where Brownsville is Located. There is a Mexican city of 750,000 directly adjacent to Brownsville, TX, so the area is truly home to well over 1 million residents. Brownsville is the southernmost point of the U.S. “lower 48”.
  • The People of Brownsville. The population is 93% Hispanic, so there is certainly a Mexican flair to the culture. Texas is always known for its friendly, southern hospitality.
  • Transportation in and around Brownsville. Vehicles are the travel option of choice. There is also a minor 14-bus transit system that covers most of the city.
  • Shopping in Brownsville. Dillard’s, JCPenney, Gap, Old Navy and American Eagle stores are all located at the Sunrise mall, but residents also enjoy shopping at the authentic Benito Juarez Marketplace across the border in Matamoros.
  • Eating in Brownsville. If you’re moving to Brownsville, TX with an appetite for Tex-Mex cooking, your palette will be quenched forever. From the popular chain restaurants to locations where the menu is completely in Spanish, Brownsville has it all.

Moving to Brownsville, TX—Your To-Do List

City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Visitor Information
Resident Information
School District

The service center for Brownsville, TX is located in La Feria, TX.

Information about Brownsville, TX

Est. Population: 175023
County: Cameron
Latitude: 25.9000
Longitude: -97.5000
Zip Codes: 78520
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