If the name Weslaco seems a little odd, there's a reason. The town's name is a combination of letters from the name W. E. Stewart Land Company. Weslaco's most famous resident to date is Harlon Block. You know that photo of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima? Harlon was one of them. Weslaco is also known for the annual Texas Onion Fest, which features live music, arts and crafts, dancing horses, a car show, and an onion eating contest.
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Plenty of rental options! Whether you're looking for houses for rent, apartments or rent to own homes, you won't have a hard time finding them in Weslaco. The town's rental vacancy rate of .024% is just about even with the U.S. average of .025%, and roughly 28% of homes here are renter-occupied. Weslaco has several neighborhoods to choose from, including the downtown area and Olivarez Number 5 Colonia, which will both put you close to great restaurants, like Sun Rise Cafe and Milano's Italian Restaurant.
Low home prices! Homes in Weslaco cost around $100,000 less than the U.S. average, making this an affordable place to live. Focus your search on neighborhoods with a high number of owner-occupied properties, and you won't have trouble finding homes for sale. Check out Midway Village Colonia and Expressway Heights Colonia, and you'll do even better. Homes in these neighborhoods have the highest appreciation rates in Weslaco, which means you get more value.
Abundance of nature! Weslaco has several places for you to enjoy nature. Head to the World Birding Center, located in Estero Llano Grande State Park, to see tons of native bird species, as well as butterflies and other wildlife. Some of the birds you can catch a glimpse of include brown pelicans, gray hawks, and Muscovy ducks. At Frontera Audubon, you'll also have a chance to view a bunch of different bird species in a beautiful setting. Frontera also has butterfly gardens to explore.
History and entertainment! At the Weslaco Museum, you can learn all about the town's history from several exhibits and historical collections. Highlights from the museum include a painting of "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," an early bank safe that dates back to 1920, theatrical memorabilia, and replicas of a 1920s kitchen and barber shop. During summer, grab a blanket or chair and head to Weslaco City Park for the Movies in the Park series.
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