Laredo is the largest and most important inland port on the U.S.-Mexico Border and it was designated as the fastest growing city in the state and the second-fastest growing city in the nation as we entered the XXI century.
With a population of 236,091 (2010U.S. Census), Laredo continues to be a community on the rise. With four bustling international bridges, three modern hospitals, a constantly-evolving university and an expanding system of infrastructure, Laredo and Webb County provide a safe and promising environment for families and entrepreneurs alike. Colorful history, great shopping, lively entertainment, good food, and fine accommodations abound in Laredo.
Laredo's major asset is its geographical location. At the southernmost end of I-35 and connecting with Mexico's Highway 85 it makes it an ideal distribution and crossing point for major markets in Mexico, and to those in the northeast and Midwestern United States. The city lies at latitude 27.32 N and longitude 99.28 W.
Nestled on the northern banks of the Rio Grande River, Laredo lies 145 miles southwest of deep water of Corpus Christi; 154 miles South of San Antonio, Texas; and 150 miles north of one of Mexico's wealthiest and most industrialized centers -- Monterrey, Mexico.
City of Laredo 53,403 acres
County of Webb 2,148,480 acres
Topography Relatively flat with rolling hills
Average Elevation 438 feet
How to get here:
By car: From San Antonio – IH 35 South
From Houston – US 59/IH69 South
By plane: Airlines coming into Laredo: American, United and Allegiant
Southwest flies into San Antonio where you can rent a car and drive the 150 miles south on IH 35 South (less expensive).