Harlingen, Texas, is a city in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas. It is located only 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and its nickname is “Capital of the Rio Grande Valley.” Harlingen has a population of around 65,000 friendly Texans.
Harlingen is a major city in the Brownsville-Harlingen Metropolitan area. It has an excellent school system, with a wide variety of both public and private schools. It is home to the Marine Military Academy, a highly esteemed private military preparatory school for boys. Harlingen also is home to the Harlingen Armed Forces Reserve Center, which serves as a training and drill facility for members of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.