Brownsville - On the Border by the Sea
I'll be moving to Brownsville within the next two months. Scary thought.. leaving it all for the power of love.
Brownsville is a City about 10 miles from the border of Mexico, and a 40 minute drive from South Padre Island. Seems as though you're in Mexico rather then the US with the culture that surrounds you. Those I have run into were very nice people.
Brush up on your Spanish if you plan to stay long! Many speak English as well, but as I did, you will run into the folks that speak only their native tongue.