Although the RGV is only four of Texas’ 254 counties, the The Rio Grande Valley of South Texas is comparable in size to the US state of Connecticut.
The The Rio Grande Valley of South Texas region is known for its warm weather, exotic birds, and citrus orchards.
The warm weather attracts a large number of retirees from the Northern United States and Canada (Winter Texans), during the winter months.
Cameron and Willacy counties are part of the Gulf Coast geographic region of Texas, whereas Hidalgo and Starr counties are part of the South Texas Plains region.
The terrain is mostly flat, although there are some hills in the western part of the RGV in Starr county. However, one does not truly appreciate its size until one takes a Texas road trip.
The abundance of great shopping opportunities attracts Mexican Nationals throughout the year.