Nature lovers can enjoy naturalist tours at one of Texas' three salt lakes, "El Sal del Rey," about 20 miles north of the city. History buffs will appreciate the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail, and a mobile app will alert the user when nearing a site to provide information. Every winter since 1937, residents have participated in the Texas Citrus Fiesta with a variety of craft and food vendors, along with activities such as the Parade of Oranges and vaquero cook-off. In February, the Mega Winter Texan Fiesta offers a golf tournament, Mexican artisan show, classic car show, dances and public recitals of cowboy poetry. Every March, enjoy talented indie music at the carefully curated Never Say Never festival.

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Meet Edinburg, Texas, sitting just off the Gulf of Mexico and home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. With sunny and warm weather, Edinburg is also a bargain market for homebuyers. Affordable single family homes of one or two stories dominate listings, but beautiful condos can also be found at great values around the downtown area. For those looking for more space and luxury, check out new construction in one of Edinburg's gated communities, and those wanting to build their dream home can easily snatch up a plot of land.

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