I'm taking a job at UTPA in Edinburg and I need to grab an apartment ASAP. If you had the choice, where would you live? I'm thinking I'd like to live north of downtown McAllen which seems to be the cultural center in that area. Any thoughts?
oy. the short answer: nowhere. stay where you are. the not quite as short answer: i think you have it about right, but keep in mind 'cultural center' in mcallen means a slightly higher bar/church ratio. you may be better off snaggin' a place a bit further north, around trenton possiblly - especially if you intend on commuting by bike. east of 10th would also be a good idea, as there are few bike lanes (last i checked) between it and mcoll. youve probably heard it before, but it gets pretty @%^@ing hot in the valley, so get ready for some intense heat-stroke goodness!
Well, I'm living up north in College Station right now. It's way too hot for me up here. I basically stay indoors during the summer. I'll pick up the bike again in August.
But yeah, I'm looking for a higher bar to church ratio and I don't think I want to live amongst my students in Edinburg. Just looking for bars, coffeeshops etc. within walking distance. My general impression is that McAllen > Pharr in this regard.