The Palms Retirement Center
"Adding Years to Life and Life to Years"

Affordable, comfortable and conveniently located retirement home in the Rio Grande Valley--take the time to visit or research The Palms Retirement Center. At The Palms our residents live in one-bedroom or efficiency apartments with their own kitchen, living area, and bathroom. They have opportunities to enjoy the company of other residents in their age group. They also have access to a wide array of amenities such as exercise equipment, a library, and a computer.


In addition to the on-site amenities available at our Harlingen, Texas, facility, residents who enjoy getting a little farther from home, can also enjoy athletic events, plays, concerts, museums, and bird and wildlife sanctuaries throughout the Rio Grande Valley.


We accept residents at The Palms Retirement Center without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identy, ethnicity, handicap, disability, religion or national origin.  However, applicants must be 62 years of age or older, meet the income requirements, and be capable of caring for themselves and their apartment. The care of providers is acceptable. And, since our rents are based on individual incomes, residents pay approximately thirty percent of their income for housing, which includes utilities--electricity, water, sewer, and garbage.



As you explore our website, we hope that you find all the information you need to help you or someone that you know find an affordable retirement home in the Rio Grande Valley. We have a safe and clean facility and welcome your visit!

A Section 8 housing  facility for seniors 62+(Income Restrictions Apply).  For information about our facility call 956-421-4331, TTY 800-735-2989 or send email to

The Palms Retirement Center was opened in 1985, initially under the sponsorship of the Harlingen First Church of the Nazarene. The Center is owned by a non-profit corporation with an independent board of directors which shapes its policies.

Signing over of personal assets is not a requirement for residency.

The owner does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.