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Old 03-03-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Wow Corpus hasn't changed much in the last 40-50 years, thats amazing. People down there have very extreme opinions about Corpus, They either hate it, or they absolutely love it. So you don't think they are alike at all? I noticed that demographically it seems to be pretty alike, and lots of people refer to CC as a blue collar worker city, do you guys think of SA the same way? Also CC has a ton of low paying jobs, and not that many high paying jobs, do you guys think SA is the same way?
Having similar demographics doesn't mean a city is similar. San Fransisco could have the same demographics as Pittsburgh, neither would be similar. Also, SA isn't blue collar. Corpus, very much so.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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They are nothing alike, IMO.

Are you originally from the Carolinas?
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Having similar demographics doesn't mean a city is similar. San Fransisco could have the same demographics as Pittsburgh, neither would be similar. Also, SA isn't blue collar. Corpus, very much so.
Good answer. What about the rest of you guys, what do you all think?
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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They are nothing alike, IMO.

Are you originally from the Carolinas?
Yes maam' i am.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Carolina, I'm interested, why are you asking? Are you planning to move to SA?
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Carolina, I'm interested, why are you asking? Are you planning to move to SA?
Yep, pretty much already there. I was debating between SA and CC, I currently reside in Austin, but the cost of living here is a little higher than i'm looking to pay seeing that I will be attending college. I liked the laid back atmosphere that CC had, and was hoping SA would offer the same. I just picked SA because they have a little bit more to offer for the family that CC doesn't have.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Well, that's one thing SA and Corpus have in common, the laid back atmosphere.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Hey folks I'm back with another question. I lived in Corpus Christi for 2 years, and it seemed like most of the people there referred to CC as "Little San Antonio". Do you guys see any truth in this statement, is the atmosphere of SA similar to the atmosphere of CC. Are the attitudes of the people kind of similar? What do you guys think?
I am 45 years old and was born and raised in Corpus, left there when I was 22 fresh out of University. I live in SA now and can tell you that
SA is definitely a step up. To say that Corpus has not changed much in the last 40-50 years is ludicrous! Corpus used to be very segregated and treated mexican americans like 2nd class citizens in all walks of life. It had virtually no retail and relied mostly on agriculture and petrol. It is definitley more laid back than SA. I go back to visit my parents at least once a month to get away from SA. SA is the 7th largest city in the US. Corpus does not even come close to that.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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I am not trying to bash on here, I enjoy visiting the Corpus Chrisiti area (mainly Port Aransas/Mustang Island) BUT calling Corpus Chrisiti a little SA, in 2009, is like calling SA a "little Los Angeles". It just doesn't feel right to me. San Antonio is a much, much larger city than Corpus Christi with a much more diversified economy that attracts all types of business, tourists, etc. Almost 2 million people live in the metro area of SA compared to just over 400,000 in Corpus Christi metro area. Downtown Corpus is a sad dead ghost town compared to San Antonio's vibrant downtown. On top of that, the "jewel" of Corpus Christi, Whataburger, just left it's Corpus world headquarters for San Antonio. Some are calling it the final nail in the coffin for business and development in Corpus Chrisiti. The downtown/bay area has so much potential in CC, but the city government is stuck in past, and until they change their old fashioned ways, Corpus will continue to be eclipsed by all they other great Texas cities.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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I am not trying to bash on here, I enjoy visiting the Corpus Chrisiti area (mainly Port Aransas/Mustang Island) BUT calling Corpus Chrisiti a little SA, in 2009, is like calling SA a "little Los Angeles". It just doesn't feel right to me. San Antonio is a much, much larger city than Corpus Christi with a much more diversified economy that attracts all types of business, tourists, etc. Almost 2 million people live in the metro area of SA compared to just over 400,000 in Corpus Christi metro area. Downtown Corpus is a sad dead ghost town compared to San Antonio's vibrant downtown. On top of that, the "jewel" of Corpus Christi, Whataburger, just left it's Corpus world headquarters for San Antonio. Some are calling it the final nail in the coffin for business and development in Corpus Chrisiti. The downtown/bay area has so much potential in CC, but the city government is stuck in past, and until they change their old fashioned ways, Corpus will continue to be eclipsed by all they other great Texas cities.
Wow when did that happen, and has the move been 100% completed?, are they already up and running in SA?
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