Welcome to Pharr, Texas, a city rich with bi-cultural diversity, beauty and history. Positioned within one of the country’s fastest-growing regions, the City of Pharr presents numerous advantages for residents and businesses, as well as plenty of things to see and do for tourists. The City has earned a spot as one of six America’s Crown Communities for excellence in local government, and has garnered recognition as an All-America City and a Texas Main Street Community. In addition, Pharr is the Valley’s first Preserve America City, a federal initiative that supports community efforts to preserve its cultural and natural heritage.
Pharr, the “First Texas Triple Crown City”, is a culturally diverse city with a key location just minutes from the U.S. – Mexico border and South Padre Island. A regional hub for transportation, the city hosts the Pharr International Bridge, which supplies a competitive advantage for Pharr businesses and enhances international trade opportunities. This exceptional business environment continues to draw in new companies looking to relocate or expand in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2010 Pharr opened the “First” and only Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen South of San Antonio, followed by the grand opening in 2012 of the “First” and only Costco Wholesale in the South Texas Region, two one-of-a-kind Rio Grande Valley “Firsts” that are a regional draw for the fast-growing All-America City.
Accompanying the exceptional economic features of Pharr are plenty of outlets for shopping, dining, recreation and culture throughout the Valley. And if you’re looking to feel right at home while “Pharr away” from your home, we have the best hotels at the best prices, only a short distance from airports and major highways. The City is the home to Tierra Del Sol, a championship and celebrity preferred golf course, and the Pharr Events Center, where “Pharr Rocks”, hosting the most concerts and main events in South Texas.
Historical Trolley Tours are a unique way to learn about the city, Pharr Live is a great way to enjoy the traditional music of our region, and a host of annual events provides a wonderful forum for the community to come together. Among the most popular events in Pharr is the Hub Phestival, celebrating our vibrant heritage with the “Biggest Outdoor Street Concert” in the Rio Grande Valley, featuring internationally acclaimed artists, food, rides and the only Margarita Showdown in South Texas, where you can sample some of the best tasting margaritas in the region. Our Salute to Veterans Parade & Firework Spectacular is the only one of its kind, offering the only fireworks show in South Texas in honor of our Veterans. Another “First in Pharr” event, that continues to grow, is the Mexico Artisan Fair, featuring over 130 artisans from across Mexico, as well as traditional Mexican food, music and dance.
While Pharr continues to experience much in the way of growth and development, it has held tight to its deep-rooted traditions, offering a friendly, tight-knit community ideal for families, Winter Texans and employers. Pharr is dynamic and prosperous, truly an exciting City to be in, offering a little something for everyone, in a very big way. As Pharr grows and continuous to diversify, we invite you to be “First in Pharr” and join us. Visit the following websites to learn more about all that’s going on in Pharr, www.pharr-tx.gov, www.pharrchamber.com, www.pharrevents.com, or stop by and visit us on your way into the Rio Grande Valley.