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Brownsville is located on the border of the U.S. and Mexico. The city neighbors Harlingen and San Benito. Renters who are searching for homes for rent will find numerous amenities in Brownsville, such as Resaca De La Palma State Park, Valley Regional Medical Center and Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. 

Historical Information About Brownsville

  • José Salvador de la Garza was granted the land that makes up Brownsville by the Spanish government in the city's early history. The land was used for ranching.
  • The site of modern Brownsville also served as a military base in the 1800s. The fort was called Fort Brown, deriving its name from Maj. Jacob Brown, who was killed in battle at the fort.
  • Brownsville became part of Texas in 1848.
  • The population of the city increased during the Gold Rush, as individuals took a route through Brownsville to California.
  • The ethnic makeup of Brownsville during the early period of the city fostered an eclectic mix of cultures and languages. Many renters in Brownsville at this time could speak multiple languages, such as Spanish, German, French and English.
  • The city's motto is "On the Border By the Sea."

Resources for Renters

  • The city has a website designed for current residents and prospective renters. It includes information on prominent locations in Brownsville, including the Mitte Cultural District, the Gladys Porter Zoo and the Sabal Palm Sanctuary. The site also has information regarding the Brownsville metro, parks and recreation and the Brownsville public library system. 
  • Parents can visit the Brownsville Independent School District's site to learn about education in the city. This particular site has information on the history of the school district, zoning maps, campus improvement plans, directories and important links for parents and children, such as an online gradebook, a code of conduct for students, the district's dress code and procedures for grading.

Common questions asked in Brownsville, Texas

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🏠 How can I tour properties in Brownsville, Texas during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Brownsville, Texas are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

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