Community Profile

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The City of San Juan in Deep South Texas offers a developing and growing consumer base at the center of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo urban area. It is adjacent to the McAllen metroplex which is a hub for retail, international commerce, trade, and banking. Because of its ideal location, San Juan offers great market opportunities and captures the purchasing power that comes from the McAllen metroplex, South Texas region, and northern Mexican affluent markets.

Regional Location

  • Close proximity to McAllen Miller International Airport
  • Easy access to North and South Interstate 69 that leads to an international port of entry into Mexico
  • Adjacent to the Rio Grande Valley’s East-to-West corridor, Interstate 2

Bi-National Metropolitan Population Profile

  • With a population of approximately 1.5 million in the Reynosa-McAllen Metropolitan Area, its expected local demand for goods and services will increase, providing great business opportunities for the future.

Regional Market Demand

  • Over a million people visit the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle National Shrine each year.
  • San Juan’s industry cluster of luxury car dealerships attracts high-end purchasing power to the area with over $189 million in gross sales for 2013.

LEADING EMPLOYERS

  • Education
  • Government
  • Warehousing and Logistics

EMERGENT INDUSTRIES

  • Allied Medical
  •  Retail
  • Tourism & Entertainment

DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES

  • McAllen: 3 miles
  • San Antonio: 244 miles
  • Houston: 358 miles
  • Austin: 318 miles
  • Monterrey Mexico: 154 miles

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Regional Attractions

  • South Padre Island
  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
  • World Birding Center
  • Gladys Porter Zoo
  • Pharr International Crossing

Major San Juan Attractions

  • National Shrine: Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle
  • San Juan Wetlands Nature Center
  • Liberty Park
  • Cesar Chavez Foundation Memorial

EDUCATION

 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District has rapidly become a state and national leader in creating more academic opportunities for all students. PSJA caters to a 32,000 student body and is focused on graduating all students College Ready.

Thomas Jefferson Early College High School

Thomas Jefferson Early College High School offers two years of college credit or an Associate Degree by the time they earn their high school diploma in the fields of:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Inter-Disciplinary Studies
  • Chemistry

South Texas Independent School District (STISD)

STISD is comprised of five magnet schools across the region with areas of concentration that include: Business, Education, Technology, Medical Professions, and Science.

IDEA Public Schools

Idea Public Schools are tuition-free K-12 public charter schools that are committed to “College For All Children”. They serve more than 15,000 students with 30 schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Idea Public Schools have sent 100% of its graduates to college for eight consecutive years.

Colleges & Universities

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Our Lady of the Lake University – Rio Grande Valley
  • South Texas College
  • Texas State Technical College
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
  • Kaplan College