Located at the crossroads of the lush Rio Grande Valley, at the southern tip of Texas, Harlingen is where two countries and two cultures meet.
Harlingen's South Texas charm is influenced by the traditions of Mexico, and due to its semitropical climate, residents and visitors alike enjoy a variety of year-round activities. Just north of Mexico and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the Harlingen area is blessed with a warm climate and friendly people.
There is plenty to do in Harlingen. From city parks, private and public golf courses, hike and bike trails and nature parks to fitness centers, shopping centers, movies and performing arts theaters, Harlingen has it all. A trip to the beach at South Padre Island, or a visit to neighboring Mexico, is just minutes away. Harlingen's relaxed lifestyle and youthful population keep it young at heart.