Although i think McAllen Texas is a great beautiful city its justice system lacks a lot. For lack of a better word it sucks. I know this because i have been involved in the system helping my girlfriend with a custody case for the last 4 years. As far as the DA in McAllen he is very corrupted would not even look at evidence we had. Instead he told our lawyer to get out of his office and said my girlfriend was lying about everything. The lady judge that handles most of the custody cases in McAllen, well very corrupted and very bias. In fact we had her removed form the case after 4 years of fighting and the court got us another judge from out of town. The child protection department in McAllen well don't get me started. They certainly don't put the children first. Tell you what if you are white and have money or are related to someone who is considered a well know figure in the community, well you have it made. Also some of the lawyers in McAllen can be bought if the price is right. You have to be careful who you trust in McAllen. This man got away with child abuse and no one helped, its all about how much money you have to give these people. For those of you out there fighting in McAllen's justice system i wish you good luck.
We moved here from Louisiana. We actually live in Mission but Mission and Mcallen have pretty munched merged. Everyone is very friendly. We moved to Sharyland Plantation and couldnt be happier with our purchase. This is a family community. The schools are the best. We have 2 daughters in elementary and they live it. The teachers am principal are great and run a tight ship. Shimotsu is the elementary and the junior high is right down the road you have to live in this area with In 1 mile to attend Shimotsu. The area reminds me of Mayberry Str. Lol! Kids ride their books and walk to school. They have great walking paths and sidewalks throughout the plantation.
Sharyland Plantation has several subdivisions in it with different price ranges through out. We have found Taft so many people that move around a lot move here. So you have lots in common with a lot of people. We live in Camino Real and its amazing how family friendly our neighborhood is. Family riding bikes together. Kids playing everywhere. I couldn't be happier with our choice. We feel so safe here. My husband travels so I wanted to be somewhere I felt safe. Good thing about this neighborhood is people are constantly moving in and out, when there. 3 to 5 is up, so you won't have a problem selling your home. :)
After living in the Rio Grande Valley and visiting there yearly I can testify to its constant tropical beauty along with a variety of places to go, attractions to see and things to do. It's hard to mention McAllen without also mentioning Edinburg and Mission. Over the years they have merged into a metropolitan whose only differences are distinguished by their City Limit signs. Three cities equals trice the fun for younger as well as older generations. The cost of living in McAllen is very low, allowing you to get a great bang for your buck!
The city of McAllen reeks with Mexican Flavor from authentic Mexican food; there is a restaurant on every corner, to the diverse colorful shops at the Las Palmas mall. Bird watching in McAllen is awesome with a spectacular variety of birds, traveling on their migratory path between North and South America. With palms, bougainvilleas, oleanders and a host of exotic tropical flowers and fruit trees, butterflies abound as well as a diverse wildlife population.
I still enjoy crossing over into Reynosa Mexico from McAllen, where the drug cartel is less volatile and shopping for inexpensive souvenirs, trinkets, alcohol, reduced dental treatment and pharmaceutical drugs. Take a trip to McAllen, I promise you won't be disappointed.