Located within Texas, United States, the city of Pharr is located in the McAllen metropolitan area.
Pharr is reasonably good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite loud, especially closer to US Highway 83, US Highway 281 or the railway line.
In Pharr, many of buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings and mobile homes are the main alternatives in the housing stock. The homes in this part of the McAllen metropolitan area are very new, since about 45% of its dwellings were built since the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city has quite a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly two thirds of the population of this city own their home while the remainder are renters.
Locals will find that wherever their property is located in Pharr, primary schools are nearby. In contrast, there are only a limited number of high schools and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to food, some house buyers in Pharr may have the option to do groceries on foot in one of over 50 stores, while others will have to use another means of transportation. A small selection of restaurants and cafes can be found as well.
This city is especially car friendly. Accessing a parking spot is generally easy, and the majority of real estate listings are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as US Highway 83. However, walking is not very feasible for residents in Pharr since very few common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.