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The Highlands, Texas

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Welcome to The Highlands (aka 'The Highlands Colonia') ...

The Highlands is located in Hidalgo County.

The Highlands is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

The telephone area code for The Highlands: (956)

Communities near The Highlands ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from The Highlands and not the distance if you drove it.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Alamo   [Map]   19,220   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Donna   [Map]   16,518   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edinburg   [Map]   87,650   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harlingen   [Map]   65,539   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hidalgo   [Map]   13,831   SW   18 miles [29 km]
McAllen   [Map]   142,212   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for The Highlands.

Communities Also Named The Highlands ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named The Highlands: This one is located in Hidalgo County and the other is located in Harris County.

Beyond Texas, there are 49 communities that are also named The Highlands - they are located in Alabama (4), British Columbia, California (2), Colorado (3), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine (2), Maryland (4), Massachusetts (3), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for The Highlands.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around The Highlands. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of The Highlands. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around The Highlands.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for The Highlands:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for The Highlands ...

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

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) The Highlands. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Hidalgo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around The Highlands - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from The Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2315, Longitude: -97.9764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for The Highlands.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for The Highlands.