Laguna Vista, TexasLaguna Vista is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It is a quiet community located on the mainland shores of the Laguna Madre Bay and is also home to the South Padre Island Golf Course.
Rod Bates writes in the Island Breeze (9/15/07) that Laguna Vista has historically existed under many names over the course of its history. Perhaps the oldest name is Los Mogotes, translated as wooded hills, because it was part of the ranch of the same name. Also, another ranch known as Buena Vista lent its name to the place in the 1800s through the early 1900s. The Buena Vista ranch was named for the old Spanish land grant of the same name and is the grant just north of the Santa Isabel in which Point Isabel was located.
In 1928, the Point Isabel Land Company purchased much of the area now known as Laguna Vista with the idea of making a country club for their Point Isabel buyers. They marketed the development as the Laguna Vista Club, and the name stuck.
Today, this community features large homesites, Golf Villas, Waterfront living and luxurious Townhome Rentals.
DemographicsThis town is included in the Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito metropolitan area. According to the 2000 Census, 1,658 people lived in Laguna Vista. Also in 2000, it had a median family income of $48,304. An estimated 72% of living spaces in Laguna Vista are occupied by their ownders, not by renters - eventhough vacation housing is not uncommon.
EducationChildren living in this area are zoned to Port Isabel Independent School District. Grades K-2 attend Garriga Elementary, Grades 3-5 attend Derry Elementary, Grades 6-8 attend Port Isabel Junior High, and Grades 9-12 attend Port Isabel High School. All schools are located in nearby.
Parents opting for private schooling may contact Laguna Madre Christian Academy at (956) 943.4446. Brownsville offers a variety of possibilities as well.
- Faith Christian Academy (PK - 8) 956.546.7725
- First Baptist School (PK - 8) 956.542.4854
- Episcopal Day School (PK - 6) 956.542.5231
- Livingway Christian School (PK - 11) 956.548.2223
- Incarnate Word (PK - 8) 956.546.4486
- Kentmont Montessori School (PK - 6) 956.542.0500
AttractionsSouth Padre Island Golf Couse offers a standard of living like no other. Sunsets have to be seen rather than described. The third green looking east over the Laguna Madre Bay must be felt rather than featured. The craftsmanship found in its homes is better appreciated in person. SPI Golf Course can only be celebrated first hand - through sight, smell, and touch.
EventsThere is a lot going on at the Golf Course. Special & Weekly events. Keep in mind that our temperate climate allows our golfers to tee off 12 months a year.
SPI Winter Texan Golf Classic - January
Texas Senior Open - November