For thousands of years, approximately 200 individual Native American tribes that comprised the Coahuiltecans inhabited the banks of the Rio Grande starting from the Pecos River to the Gulf of Mexico. The land of modern-day Mission is where these tribes hunted and gathered for more than a thousand years, using only the natural resources needed for food, clothing, and shelter. Archaeological evidence shows these tribes never fully established agricultural practices or possessed grazing livestock. In the early part of the 18th century, Spain began to colonize the area and built numerous missions near here and throughout other parts of South Texas. The Spanish controlled a vast area that stretched from the Panuco River in Tampico, Mexico, to Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1762, King Carlos III of Spain instructed those in charge of Spain’s operations in Texas to divide the territory up into one-kilometer portions along the banks of the Rio Grande. These land portions also extended approximately 16 miles inland. Parts 55 through 57 is where Rancho La Lomita was established. Rancho La Lomita became the site of the historic La Lomita Chapel. After Texas became the 28th state of the United States, Rancho La Lomita was granted to a Captain Conway and J.W. Hoit who would later establish the town of Mission.
The city of Mission is only two hours and 24 minutes away from Corpus Christi and only three hours and 36 minutes away from San Antonio, both via US-281 North. Other than that, Mission is near many natural green spaces such as Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge located at 3325 Green Jay in Alamo. This 2,088-acre National Wildlife Refuge is situated along the banks of the Rio Grande river. Since 1943, the wild refuge has been a refuge for protected migratory birds due to its unique location where different climates and habitats meet: the Chihuahuan Desert, subtropical wetlands, Great Plains, and Gulf Coast. Some of the wildlife seen in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is the Texas ocelot and Gulf Coast jaguarundi, both of which are endangered species. In addition to that, you have the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park which is located in Mission. This 764-square foot State Park features a cafe, Texas State Parks Store, various exhibits, hiking trails, cycling trails, a place dedicated for camping and picnicking, as well as birdwatching and butterfly observation. Furthermore, the La Plaza Mall serves the area by providing residents and tourists name brand shops such as Abercrombie, A’Gaci, Armani Exchange, and Best Buy. This mall also features Charleys Philly Steaks, Marble Slab Creamery, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Mission real estate features an assortment of single-family homes representing various floor plans, architectural styles, and includes everything from new construction, foreclosures, ready-to-move-in resale homes, as well as houses up for auction. Whether you’re looking for your first starter home or looking to upgrade to something bigger with more amenities, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Mission, Texas. On average, single-family homes range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and roughly 1,600 square feet to eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and about 11,600 square feet. Some of the amenities listed for these homes include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with island, swimming pools, wet bars, game rooms, and much more. Additionally, there is a sizeable selection of apartments, townhomes, condominiums for sale in Mission. For those on a tight budget, you can find a number of manufactured homes for sale in the Mission area, with floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 376 square feet to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1,100 square feet. For those interested in building their own home, Mission has a sizeable selection of lots for sale as well. In order to learn more about available real estate in Mission, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.