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Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was estimated to be at 37,601 as of the 2014 United States Census. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and is part of the Southern United States. It is near the Rio Grande, across the border from the Mexican city of Nuevo Progreso, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and is about 59 miles (95 km) west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. Weslaco derives its name from the W.E. Stewart Land Company. It was the hometown of Harlon Block, one of the Marines photographed raising the flag at Iwo Jima, and of film and television actor David Spielberg. Streets north of the railroad tracks have Spanish names, and streets south of the railroad tracks bear names in English as a consequence of a 1921 municipal ordinance which declared that land north of the tracks be reserved for Hispanic residences and businesses, and land south of the tracks be reserved for “Anglo” residences and businesses. During World War II, sandbag production reached a peak in Weslaco, and the town declared itself the "sandbagging capital of the world." Weslaco is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Weslaco in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Weslaco like a local. When planning a trip to Weslaco, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of South Padre Island. Take a short trip from Weslaco and set some time aside to explore the South Padre Island. Dotted with places like Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center; it will definitely be a good idea. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Weslaco*

  • Living in Weslaco - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 83.71 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Weslaco

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Weslaco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.67 USD

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