Many people who have experienced an island vacation, no matter where in the world, have come back happy, relaxed, and refreshed, ready to get back to everyday life. While your island vacation was just that – vacation – the people on the island that made your stay fun and relaxing live and work here, day in and day out. If you didn’t want to leave next time you visit, you don’t have to! You may have several reasons why you want to make the move to South Padre Island, and we can’t wait to welcome you when you buy a South Padre Island property with us!
Why You Should Buy South Padre Island Property
If you’ve ever been to a beach or island destination before, you may have noticed the pace of life is just a little slower. We like to call it “Island Time,” and it offers a different vibe from the hustle and bustle of big cities, where everything runs on a schedule and being “late” is not allowed. Island Time means taking your time and enjoying every moment of each day. When you buy a home on South Padre Island, you’ll be part of that Island Time every day, not just for a short vacation.
South Padre Island locals aren’t just trying to accommodate you as a guest, we want you to feel at home, even before you make your purchase. The small-town island atmosphere offers an “everybody knows everybody” sort of life, and it’s not unusual to get a smile and wave from someone you may not know.
While you may be able to sit out on your deck or patio and enjoy a drink after work, there’s a different vibe when your view is just your back yard versus the beach and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Not only do you get salty sea breezes and beautiful views, but you can also visit the beach any time you want. Go for a swim, laze on the beach, or break out of the gym and take your morning run on the sand. Living on an island means you’re not far from the beach, even if you choose an inland location.
South Padre Island is a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Texas mainland. You’re only a couple hours’ drive to Texas mainland cities like Brownsville, Alamo, Corpus Christi, and others. Close to the Mexican border, you’re just a short drive from a different world.
Vacationers often plan a trip to a place where the weather is “perfect” year-round. Those from more northern climates escape the snow and ice of winter for the warm, sunny, beach and island weather. Owning a home on South Padre Island means you don’t have to plan an escape to come here. With winter temperatures in the 70s at times, and average summer temperatures only in the mid-90s, South Padre Island weather is a big draw for would-be residents and tourists alike.
Going hand-in-hand with friendly locals, our cozy island is just 3.74 total square miles, with only 2.69 of those miles being land. If you truly want the small-town feel for your next residence, South Padre Island is just the place for you.
Many people think island living is just out of reach financially. Whether they perceive home prices as being astronomical, or the higher cost of everyday items increased due to access from mainland producers, island living remains a pipe dream for many. South Padre Island has a myriad of property choices that are more affordable than you may realize, ranging from affordable vacant land where you can build your island dream home or cozy existing home all the way up to multi-million-dollar properties. No matter what you’re looking for, the professionals of Franke Realty can help you find it on South Padre Island.
If you don’t plan on your new South Padre Island property being a primary residence, you can offer it is a vacation rental. South Padre Island has a busy tourist trade, and more and more of our guests are looking for a more private experience during their stay. The knowledgeable staff of Franke Realty knows exactly what it takes to create a successful vacation rental on South Padre Island, and we’re happy to help your new investment work for you.
Welcome to South Padre Island
The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Franke Realty want to be the first to welcome you as our new neighbor on South Padre Island. We’ll help you through every step of the process of buying your new island property. We offer some of the best beachfront and inland properties, from vacant land ready for you to build your dream home, to the perfect condo or single-family home, whether it’s your first island residence or you’re experiencing island living for the first time.