Contrary to what people say, everything isn't always bigger in Texas. Home prices in Laredo are well below the national average, and some of the most affordable in the state. The cost of living in Laredo is relatively low too. Homebuyers that take advantage of this get more for their money and have a broad selection of homes to choose from, ranging from modest 2 bedroom ramblers on a xeriscaped lot to spacious 5 bedroom mansions with lush, green lawns.
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Laredo has a unique personality that reflects the tastes and preferences of its residents. You'll find a few big-box retailers here, but even more independent clothiers and ethnic retailers. Beloved BBQ, breakfast tacos (referred to as "mariachis" by locals), a baseball team, movie theaters, a cultural center and plenty of other entertainment opportunities exist. The Laredo Energy Arena frequently hosts national boxing matches, headline comedians and today's hottest musicians in concert. Architecture aficionados appreciate the Spanish-style buildings that date back to the 18th century in the San Agustin de Laredo Historic District. There are also numerous Catholic cathedrals in the Laredo metro area. Even if you aren't a religious person, you can't help but look in awe at the intricate details and timeless touches on these architectural works of art.
Located on the north side of the Rio Grande River, the border town of Laredo has experienced tremendous growth over the years, doubling in population since 1990. The three bridges that connect it with Mexico combined with the Pan American Highway stretching from Canada to South America have established Laredo as a primary port of entry and an international trade hub. There are ample job opportunities in the area, including many with the national supermarket chain HEB, and the unemployment rate has been lower than the national average in recent years. Laredo also boasts over 200 days of sunshine, giving residents yet another thing to love about the city. The weather is perfect for kayaking and canoeing on Rio Grande, and people from all over flock to the Laredo Birding Festival. Even if you aren't a birder yourself, you'll enjoy scenic views and other wildlife sightings in the area. Lake Casa Blanca International Park offers camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and swimming. There are countless social, economic and recreational reasons to live in Laredo. Browse our listings for sale in the Laredo metro area and find your own place to call home in this beautiful city in southern Texas.