Harlingen, Texas has an unusual name. Where did it come from? In the heart of the Rio Grande Valley this little town is a great place to visit but will you want to live there? The town is not the best place to shop as the stores are rather small and old. If you like that sort of area the Harlingen may be for you. Homes are cheap as few want to live there. The work environment is about the same as other Texas towns. It is who you know that counts. Education is only going to get you in the door, you have to know someone to make it to employment. I guess that Harlingen is like many other towns and I would give it a pass. Joe Olujic lives near Harlingen and will give you a tour if you ask nice.