Mission, Texas, known as the “Home of the Grapefruit,” sits in the western portion of the McAllen metro area and just minutes north of bustling Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Thanks to its outdoor attractions, culture and warm weather, Mission is one of the most popular Winter Texan communities, with its population doubling during the influx of part-time residents every winter.
Widely known for its ecotourism and birding attractions, Mission is home to the World Birding Center at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, the NABA International Butterfly Park and four golf courses. The city also features historical charm through the maintenance of various landmarks and a rich culture as experienced through two local theatres and such events as the Texas Butterfly Festival and the Texas Citrus Fiesta. Additionally, more than 50 eateries are available, offering diners plenty of options when it comes to dining out.
Mission is truly a great place to visit, live and do business. It offers highly rated healthcare through the Mission Regional Medical Center, outstanding schools, a diverse faith community and, with the construction of the new Anzaldua International Bridge, enhanced opportunities for international relations.
The city is fast-growing and serves as an international gateway between the U.S. and Mexico at Reynosa. Its mix of old and new comes together to create an exclusive environment that continues to draw in new residents and businesses.
For more information on Mission, visit the City website at www.missiontexas.us or the Mission EDC website at www.missionedc.com.