Located in one of the northernmost areas of Hidalgo County, the City of Edinburg is one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most diverse cities with a strong sense of community pride. It is the perfect home for someone who wants to live just outside of a big city or for the person who wants to have their own ranch to raise livestock. A family living in a city like Edinburg really gets the best of both worlds.
Take a look at the beginnings of Edinburg and learn how Santa Cruz Properties can help you and your family purchase a rural residential lot of land in this great city.
Around 1908, travelers settled in a city they named Chapin, which was named after County Judge Dennis B. Chapin. In 1911, this city was renamed Edinburg. The city rapidly prospered thanks to John Closner and W.F. Sprague (streets are named after them in the city) and there was a lot of ranching activity up until 1915.
In 1927, more streets continued to be named after prominent executives and railroad officials. The “Golden Spike” train first entered the city this year. The train was initially operated by San Antonio-Rio Grande Valley Railroad, but the Edinburg Southern Pacific Depot opened later that year. Fun fact: the restored Southern Pacific Depot currently houses the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. By walking in Edinburg’s downtown area, one can appreciate the architecture of historical buildings like this one.
By 1928, a country club, a hospital and schools were built during the expansion of the city. Edinburg’s citizens also constructed its first college, Edinburg College, which later became Edinburg Junior College and Edinburg Regional College, then Pan American University and most recently transitioned from The University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA) to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in 2013. As you can see, positive changes and expansions are still taking place to this day.
Present Day Attractions
Presently, a family can enjoy various activities in places like the Museum of South Texas History, Carmike Cinemas, El Sal del Rey (Salt of the King), Edinburg Municipal Park, Edinburg Municipal Golf Course, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center and the Edinburg Professional Baseball Stadium. These are only a few locations that you and your family can visit in your free time. Edinburg continues to expand and will, without a doubt, have more to offer in the near future.
Why You Should Buy Property Here
Living in Edinburg will allow you and your family to live within close range to not only all of the attractions and educational institutions that the city has to offer, but you will also be a short drive away from other cities in Hidalgo County. For example, you and your family can drive to McAllen to explore a multitude of restaurants, shopping centers and nightlife activities or escape to a recreational site like the Mission Hike and Bike Trails or Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.
From La Joya to Mercedes, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy in Hidalgo County. Buying a plot of land in Edinburg can fulfill your dream of becoming a landowner and bring you and your family one step closer to appreciating the culture and commerce found in the RGV. The best perk about buying land with Santa Cruz Properties, however, is that our land prices are low compared to other sellers.
We Can Help You Get Started
Santa Cruz Properties strongly believes in giving everyone the opportunity to follow his or her dream of becoming a landowner. We would love to help you and your family get started with this process. In order to purchase land with us, all you need are two forms of identification (Texas driver’s license/identification, passport, social security number, birth certificate from country of origin) and a down payment plus applicable fees. You can view our lots for sale here. If you have any questions, call us at 956.383.0868.