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McAllen, Texas, US – Overview: City of Natural Wealth

Popularly known as the City of Palms, Mc Allen lies on the southern tip of Texas. It is one of the rapidly growing cities of United States and has a population that grew more than six times from 106,414 to 710,514 in a span of seven years.


The city is largely characterized by humid subtropical climatic conditions. While summer temperatures can easily go up to 35°C, the winter season has recorded the lowest temperatures of -11 °C in the past.

City of Natural Wealth

McAllen is dotted with many varieties of palm trees and is also home to numerous deciduous trees like the Sugarberry and Rio Grande Ash that add to its beauty. The city of McAllen is also a winter resort and attracts tourists with its beauty.

While it is the largest city in Texas’ Hidalgo County, its location at the junction of different climatic and geographical regions makes it home to a spectrum of beautiful feathered creatures, thus making it a paradise for bird watchers.


Economically sound, the city of McAllen has a well-developed industrial as well as retail sector. While it earlier revolved around agriculture and petroleum to a great extent, the city is now also known as a centre for citrus fruit packing and processing.

Along with its oil refineries and manufacturing units, the city has also attracted business from firms that require labor for assembling their products as the cost of labor is relatively cheap here. The rapid yet stable growth and development of this beautiful city, that has over 40 varieties of the palm trees in its regions, is truly commendable.


While the McAllen-Miller International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Rio Grande Valley region, McAllen is mainly served by American Airlines, Continental and Allegiant Airlines. By the third quarter of 2009, the Northwest/Delta Airlines will add to the fleet of airplanes that connect this city to the rest of the world.

The city of McAllen is connected to Reynosa, Mexico by a bridge. While it can be reached via the US Highway 83, the McAllen Express Transit is also a good option and covers different regions of the city from 6:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. on all weekdays. Another means of exploring the beauty of this city is through an array of cabs and rental cars that can be found around the city and are affordable too.

So, visit the city of natural wealth and have a wonderful time enjoying your time with your friends and family!

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