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International / Southmost Neighborhood 

The International / Southmost neighborhood was selected for its tremendous opportunities and strategic location less than a mile from downtown Brownsville, and close to major anchor institutions including UTRGV and Texas Southmost College.


The neighborhood enjoys excellent regional and international connectivity through the major commercial corridors of International and Southmost Boulevards, along with direct access to U.S. 69E. The community, 1.4 square miles in size, is defined on the south by the interstate and a natural resaca (waterway). A canal and the Southmost Nature Trail define the northern boundary of the neighborhood. Brownsville and Rio Grande International railroad tracks form the western boundary, while on the east Gonzalez Park acts as community amenity and a defining edge. This area has also been identified by the City of Brownsville as a primary focus area for reinvestment through its designation as a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NSRA) in 2018.


The neighborhood includes a wide array of assets to build upon including Canales Elementary, Faulk Middle School, Lincoln Park School, Porter Early College High School, Tony Gonzalez Park, community gardens, and popular local restaurants such as Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que, Mota’s Tacos, Brownsville Coffee Shop #2, and the International Coffee Shop.

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