The City of Alamo has no direct relation to the Alamo located in San Antonio. The land on which the city is located was once owned by the Alamo Land and Sugar Company. The City of Alamo is located in the South Texas area known as the Rio Grande Valley. The Rio Grande Valley consists of four counties: Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron. Alamo is located almost in the center of the Rio Grande Valley, in Hidalgo County. The area, which includes Alamo, has been in a construction boom for an estimated 5 years with new subdivisions, restaurants, and businesses being developed in a rapid pace. The Rio Grande Valley area is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation.
The City of Alamo is also called the "Refuge to the Valley" since traveling though Alamo will take you straight to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. It is a favorite of birdwatchers from all regions of the world.