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Old 02-15-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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Rio Grand Valley CG recommendations

We are starting to look for CG's in the RGV area of Texas for 4-5 months next winter. Any hidden gems out there that anyone knows about? We would like to stay in CG's in the $400 mo. or under price range. Thanks for your input!
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Check out some of the owner owned lots in 55+ communities, if you qualify. They are normally good values and come with many amenities.


http://www.wintertexantimes.com/


http://welcomehomergv.com/
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We stayed down in the RGV in Jan and had a great time and are going back in March. While we were there and spent time and looked at all the top rated and refered places and Llano Grande was the best by far(IMO) Bentsen Palms and Retama Village were a close 2nd & 3rd. All 3 of these are going to be over the $400 price point your looking for but worth it for lot size, trees and shade and amenities. They looked newer and updated. Most of the others seemed stuck in the 80's. We will be back there in a few weeks. Here is a link Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club
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Thanks folk's. 89* there, 30* here. I can't wait for next year in Texas!
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Finding something for less than $400 a month might be a bit tough. At least in comparison to most of the resorts/CGs in the area. The RGV is big so if you have any preferences in location you might want to look at providing info on that.

We spent 2 winters at the Winter Ranch Resort in Alamo which is a bit east of McAllen. BTW...they have been offering a free month if you pay for 4 for first time customers.

We found it a nice group of people to be around and the location gave quick access to I-2/HWY 83 for travels both east and west. Be prepared for winds and few days you can leave an awning out unattended. If you haven't been there you will be surprised by the amount of agriculture in the area.

The population in that area is very much hispanic and if you speak Spanish you will enjoy practicing it. Medical facilities are abundant and when we were there I went to MX for dental work that I am very happy with.

You should be able to find several resorts similar to Winter Ranch and you can decide on location and features. You can't hardly spit in that area and not hit a resort.
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You might also want to split your time since this is a first for you. Then you won't be stuck in a place you don't like.

Since you're from Michigan, many Michiganders go straight south to Gulf Shores, Alabama. The state park is great and you can spend the whole winter in it. It's full of snowbirds.

You could also spend some time in Rockport, Texas which we really like and opposed to the actual 'valley'. It's more laid back, not as crowded and more tropical in looks. The 'valley' is one big city.

Good luck finding 'your' spot. The next year try out southern Arizona. We've enjoying temps in the 80's with lots more in the forecast. No humidity, no bugs.
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Gulf Shores was where I first started looking. We have family in Dothan. I'll have to revisit the area via internet and take a second look. Thanks Sky Boss and twogypsies. Lots of homework left to do.
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Many of the communities are on public streets, and Google has mapped them. You can zoom to street level and look around.


We have a S&B in Leisure Valley Ranch and there're are many RV lots in the area for less than $400 a moth some with Casitas. (I don't have one) West end of the Valley 27 hole golf course.


Use Google Earth to explore the RGV.
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