The Rio Grande Valley has been attracting people from all over the world with its rich culture, great weather and low cost of living. There are tons of things to do, from Mission to Weslaco, all the way to South Padre Island. With all of these cities so close together, you don’t have to worry about waiting in traffic during rush hour. But there is one city that has been continuously growing and has exciting expansions for the future.
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Edinburg is home to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the RGV Toros and Edinburg Arts. There is an abundance of activities to enjoy, such as the 11th Annual Texas Cook ‘EM: High Steaks event,FridaFest,Out of this World UFO Conference and Festival and so much more! There are also plenty of places to shop and eat. Although Edinburg has so much to do already, there is still more big news that is setting the city apart from others.
“Edinburg is great for everyone. I love it here. It’s exciting to know that this city just keeps growing with new additions like IMAX!” – Ana Villanueva of Santa Cruz Properties
For years, the RGV has wanted an IMAX theater. With movie theatres constantly bustling, it was only a matter of time until this state-of-the-art technology came to Edinburg. A new IMAX theatre is now being constructed at the Carmike location. With this revolutionary projection system, powerful digital audio system and a screen over 75 feet wide and four stories tall, there is no better way to watch a movie. Construction is estimated to be completed by early 2017 and is sure to be the premier movie theatre in the RGV.
Edinburg Off-Campus Student Luxury
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has made great advances in providing the first medical school in the RGV. Now, students have another option for off-campus housing. Construction has begun on a $29.1 million residential community that will bring 588 beds to the market. This brand-new development is located on Chapin Street and Sugar Road, will have three separate buildings and 252 units. It is set to open in the Fall of 2017.
Bert Ogden Arena
This arena will serve as the largest in South Texas and will host events year-round. With a $65 million capital investment, this 8,500-seat arena will be home to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. This project will create 150 new jobs and will host bigger and better semi-professional basketball events while also bringing renowned entertainers from around the world.
RGV FC Stadium
The Rio Grande Valley Toros are ready to dominate with their brand new stadium, scheduled to be finished in 2016. This 10,000-seat stadium will also feature 28 suites and four locker rooms. Complete with a large scoreboard, this American professional soccer team will bring fans from across the Valley together to cheer on their home team.
The Shoppes at RGV
Edinburg shopping center is already a successful area where residents and visitors come to shop, but the city is planning to expand this 444,000 square foot shopping plaza into a 1.2 million square foot development, allowing more stores to become a staple in the RGV. This area has generated $4.6 million in local sales taxes and has created over 220 full-time jobs. With some big-name brands like Academy Sports, J.C. Penney, Petco and Burlington Coat Factory, this market reaches over 900,000 consumers in the United States and several million internationally.
Make Edinburg Home
Since 1993, Santa Cruz Properties knew that the City of Edinburg would be a growing area and the best spot to raise a family. We want to help people from all walks of life accomplish their dream of owning land. Let’s help you take the next step in your family’s future. Give us a call at 956.383.0868, or visit us in Edinburg at 2810 N. Closner Blvd.