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Brownsville real estate market overview

  • Average Monthly Rent: $832
  • Home Price/Value Percentage Change: 18.6%
  • Median Home Value: $210,000
  • Best Time To Sell a Home: n/a
  • Affordability Index: 194
  • Days To Sell a House: n/a
  • Job Market: Weak
  • Public School Ranking: 28

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 184,125, with a growth rate of 0.24%.

The job market has increased by 1.2% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 27.5%. 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

  • Rancho Viejo
  • Palm Valley
  • Palmhurst
  • McAllen
  • Edinburg
  • Mission
  • Combes
  • Harlingen

The average monthly rent in Brownsville is $832 for an average apartment size of 827 sq. feet.

There has been a 18.6% increase in Brownsville's median home value over the last year. As of 2022, the median home value is $210,000.

The affordability index in Brownsville is 194. This number indicates very high affordability in this city.

The top ranked public schools are Ortiz Elementary, Port O Connor Elementary, Rancho Verde Elementary, Brownsville Early College High School, Olmito Elementary, Tidehaven Intermediate, and Paredes Elementary. This information is based on data from The US Department of Education, The US Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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