With a little more than 180,000 residents, Brownsville, Texas, might seem at first glance to be just a small city. When you factor in the large metropolitan area, however, the population swells to nearly 500,000 and you can easily see why this area has so much to offer its residents. With a beautiful climate and plenty of attractions to entertain the whole family, Brownsville is the place to be in Texas. If you are interested in the history of this city, you will find a great deal of both Confederate and Spanish historical sites here. The Brownsville Art League Fine Arts Museum and Historic Neale House are popular local landmarks as is the Browne-Wagner House. The Alonso Complex and Camp Belknap are both here as well and certainly worth a visit.
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Housing StatisticsThe average listing price in Brownsville is $171,573. The median home sale price is much lower at $73,312. 63.11 percent of residences are owner occupied, and the apartment vacancy rate is 11.28%. Brownsville is a great place to think about buying a property because of the low costs. Looking for rental houses is a great option for those not entirely ready to buy yet.
School SystemsBrownsville has some of the finest schools in Texas. There are nearly 50,000 students attending school in Brownsville and there are more than 50 school options to choose from for children 5-18. Not only are there excellent public schools, but there are also magnet and charter school available. Raul Yzaguirre School For Success and Harmony Science Academy are just two of the outstanding charter options available.
Local ShoppingIn Brownsville, the top shopping destination is the Sunrise Mall. This single location has everything from quaint kiosks to designer stores all under one roof. When you tired of shopping, visit one of the restaurants or cafes that are placed throughout the shopping arena. Adolio's Restaurant and the Japan Cafe are both popular choices for dining and The Nestle Toll House Cafe is known for their desserts.
Local SportsThe biggest sports attraction in Brownsville is the Jackie Robinson World Series that is hosted in this city every year for 9-year old baseball players. The crowds that turn out for these games rival that of the regular World Series itself and while the games are normally televised, nothing can beat the excitement of actually being there.
Arts and CultureThere is a lot in Brownsville to see and do and one of the best places to start is the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. This gallery allows the visitor to see art from around the world, and it hosts collections from some of the top artists. Past and future exhibits include such world famous art as the King Tut Exhibit and the Dali Exhibit.
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