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Welcome to Alta Vista (aka 'Alta Vista Colonia') ...

Alta Vista is located on the South Texas Plains.

Alta Vista is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

The location of Alta Vista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alta Vista is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alta Vista lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alta Vista: (956)

The community of Alta Vista has also been called Alta Vista Colonia.

Communities Also Named Alta Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Alta Vista: This one is located in Hidalgo County and the other is located in Frio County.

Beyond Texas, there are 27 communities that are also named Alta Vista - they are located in Alabama (2), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Utah (2) and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta Vista.

Communities near Alta Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta Vista.

  • McAllen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Edinburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Mission
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Pharr
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • San Juan
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Alamo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Hidalgo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Palmview
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Palmview is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,839 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmview
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Palmview
  • Penitas
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • La Joya
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Vista ...

Looking for more information about Alta Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta Vista, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta Vista.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta Vista. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hidalgo County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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