Activities To Do In Pharr, Texas

Activities To Do In Pharr, Texas


Friendly people, inviting weather, countless attractions and activities await your arrival in Pharr, TX. This lovely border community boasts a rich history and vibrant energy that resonates through the region, making it an exceptional place to retire and call home.

Hidalgo County – A Warm and Inviting Place to Call Home

Moderate year-round temperatures have made this area a highly coveted respite for more than 100,000 ‘snowbird’ Winter Texans who flock here annually to escape the cold. Beyond the fantastic weather, visitors and residents in Hidalgo County love the location because of it’s proximity to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and exciting tourist destinations like the barrier island of South Padre Island. San Antonio, home of the Alamo and the city’s famous Riverwalk shopping and dining district it is only a short drive from our community. It’s also just minutes to the Pharr-Reynosa International bridge to the country of Mexico where travelers can experience an array of international flair and culture on a whim. For those seeking to travel the world, the McAllen International Airport is a short shuttle ride away, and you’ll love our amazing Sunshine Travel Program!

Pharr Isn’t Far from Fabulous Activities and Attractions

This peaceful and quiet city with just over 75,000 permanent residents offers nearly everything you can want from a place to retire and call home. Residents can enjoy pristine nature preserves, spectacular gardens and parks, and plentiful shopping and flavorful dining options. Gorgeous and serene settings can be enjoyed throughout town, with Fireman’s Park at Town Lake being a local favorite respite to relax and soak in nature. Catch a movie at the Cinemark Theater in Pharr Town Center, enjoy your days shopping at fabulous international and regional stores, challenge your skills at the community golf course, or partake in spirits and exquisite fare at a number of local eateries and pubs.

The Vibrant, Multi-Cultural History of Pharr

There are also more than a dozen notable museums and galleries documenting this community’s rich and fascinating history. Pharr has been home to nomadic Coahuiltecans, colonized by Spanish explorers, and survived the trials of the US-Mexico War which ultimately set the boundary at the Rio Grande River in 1848. Sixty years later, four men with vision – John Kelly, Henry Pharr, R.C. Bridge and W.E. Cage established Pharr, TX as an official city. Within next two decades, Pharr became incorporated and churches, schools, city services and the Rio Grande pumping plant became realities. As the ‘Hub City of the Valley’ Pharr has continued to flourish as an international commercial transportation outlet, making it a vital business center with strong ties to Mexico and the rest of the world.

Minutes Away in McAllen Entertainment Abounds

We’ve got a little bit of everything here, and if you don’t find it here in Pharr, you’ll find it in nearby McAllen. Leisurely activities, creative opportunities, and reputable medical facilities abound in the South Texas community of McAllen located just 3 miles from Brook Ridge’s Independent Living residences. Noted as one of the top 100 places in the nation to live concerning the quality of life by US News and World Report in 2016, this vibrant metro city lives up to its reputation. While the 17th Street Entertainment District is a primary destination for food, lively pubs, and cultural immersion, the La Plaza Mall offers the best shopping in the city. Parks are abundant in McAllen, with the city’s Nature Center and impressive library being local favorite places to spend a quiet day. The International Museum of Art & Science is also a great destination with continually changing exhibits, making it a perfect destination when your friends and family come for a visit.

Brook Ridge Retirement Community Makes Life Easy — and Fun!

If an all-inclusive senior living residence situated amid some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rio Grande Valley sounds appealing, then you’ll love the 55+ community here at Brook Ridge in Pharr, Texas. Our motto is “Get the most out of life,” and that’s precisely what our independent living environment allows seniors to do — live, laugh, and enjoy every day to the fullest. Between our caring staff and highly desirable living quarters, look no further for a desirable place to retire. We take pride in offering top quality care, daily classes and activities, comprehensive transportation services and much more! Our Brook Ridge Community features spacious newly renovated units, a new sparkling pool, and now offers an all-day dining program featuring home cooked meals that you can enjoy on your schedule. We understand that making the transition to a new home can often be nerve-wracking, and we strive to alleviate the stress involved in making the transition into our 55+ senior living environment with our easy move program.

Come Home to Brook Ridge

If you’re as excited as we hope you are about finding a truly remarkable place to call home, take a moment to contact us here and our friendly staff will be happy to assist and provide you with more information about the Brook Ridge 55+ Senior Living lifestyle.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living

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