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Brownsville real estate market overview

  • Average Monthly Rent: $939
  • Home Price/Value Percentage Change: 12.10%
  • Median Home Value: $158,392
  • Best Time To Sell a Home: n/a
  • Affordability Index: High
  • Days To Sell a House: 46
  • Job Market: Weak
  • Public School Ranking: 27

Location and weather

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County and is the 16th largest city in Texas, as well as the largest city in Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville has a progressive city atmosphere and is located in close proximity to Mexico, which contributes to the city's tourism. Known as the Chess Capital of Texas, Brownsville is rich in history and offers a lively arts scene. There are also over 30 family-friendly city parks here, ideal for recreation for all ages.

Brownsville has a semi-tropical climate, with an average temperature of 74 degrees and around 25 inches of rainfall per year.

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Population, job market and cost of living

Brownsville's population is 190,254, with a growth rate of 0.62%.

The job market has decreased by -3.55% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 27.47%. With a location centered where the Gulf of Mexico and Rio Grande meet, along with being the only border city of Texas that has a deep-water port, Brownsville has a competitive edge in the logistics and transportation cluster. These have been two of the main contributors to the economy here.

Other leading industries in Brownsville's job market are food processing, petrochemicals, and aircraft repair. Brownsville is a very affordable city to live in, offering some of the lowest housing expenses in Texas for a smaller city.

Brownsville real estate market details

  • Downtown Brownsville
  • Palm Valley
  • El Valle Grande
  • Rancho Viejo
  • Brownsville Country Club

The average monthly rent in Brownsville is $939 for an average apartment size of 827 sq. feet.

There has been a 12.1% increase in Brownsville median home value over the last year. As of 2023, the median home value is $158,392.

On average, homes in Brownsville sell after 46 days on the market.

The affordability index in Brownsville is 73. This number indicates high affordability in this city.

The top ranked public schools are Ortiz Elementary School, Brownsville Early College High School, Veterans Memorial early College High School, Idea Brownsville Academy and Idea Frontier College Preparatory. This information derives from general educator statistics, school attendance, and the US Department of Education.

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