The relaxing island life of the Texas Gulf Coast includes South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista. Refer to the links for my candid impressions.
For me, the Island Life regards are a larger region that encompasses Harlingen, Los Fresnos, and Brownsville, not just the focus area for my selling real estate — South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista.
The jetties on South Padre, aren’t just for watching dolphins play in the waves. It is the prime location for Space-X launches.
The extra attention means higher property values.
Currently, the lowest-cost property is below $200,000.
Off the island, median prices of desirable locations in Port Isabel and Laguna Vista are falling around a $500,000 median price.
Fun Outdoor Activities
On the island and around the area, here’s a list of activities I didn’t cover in the community-specific entries.
Jet skiing, with rentals
Air Padre has been the outfitter for all kit-surfing needs and lessons over the past twenty years. The co-owner is a regular at D Pizza Joint. He is always in shorts, a flashy western shirt, hat, and boots.
Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available on the island from several shops.
Sky Diving either static, tandem, or solo for the certified is available with the drop zone on the north end of the island.
Deep-sea fishing guides Salt Walker’s along with Isla Tours | Captain Murphy’s are top-tier merchants catering to the relaxing island life lifestyle of sunsets, angling and whatever else floats your boat.