CBS News ranked McAllen as the third-cheapest place to live in the United States. The average cost of a home in this town is $178,000, and the cost of living is 16.2 percent lower than the national average. McAllen is located in southern Texas, close to the United States-Mexico border. It’s home to the International Museum of Art and Science, a museum that displays works from top artists and educational scientific exhibits. The town of McAllen is also home to the beautiful Quinta Mazatlan sanctuary. This peaceful urban sanctuary has a beautiful garden filled with native plants. The sanctuary also has a stunning, Spanish revival style mansion. There are also great stores to shop at in McAllen, and the town has many delicious local restaurants.