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Old 09-21-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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sbd,

Since your job will be near the airport I 'd not recommend you consider Portland or Port "A", as the commute would be brutal. Your drive time from Harbor Landing (Oso Bay area) to Bear Ln would be about 15 minutes on average. Except during the Christmas season, SPID @ Staples is home to the largest shopping mall in town and during the months of Nov and Dec traffic can get backed up pretty good during the Christmas season.

I hope this helps.
How do you figure the drive from Portland being "brutal"? I live in Portland, drive clear out to the 5 Points area in Calallen 4-5 times a week for work. It takes me about 22 minutes. The drive to the airport isn't that bad. I could understand from Port A being bad, but thats another 20 minutes!

Trust me, it isn't brutal, and the OP should really consider Portland, as it is in a nice area, has alot to offer, INCLUDING APARTMENTS.


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Old 09-21-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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No possible explanation for lack of ppl in the pictures,,, there are lots of people here. We do drive on our beaches, on any given day in the summer, you will be hard pressed to find a parking spot on the Padre Island beach. We love our beach.

We tend to just drive down the beach and find a spot beside the surf, back up onto our own little private beach place, spread our blankets, fire up the BBQ, and make friends with the nearest neighbor. You just have to experience it to understand.

We even take the dog.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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How do you figure the drive from Portland being "brutal"? I live in Portland, drive clear out to the 5 Points area in Calallen 4-5 times a week for work. It takes me about 22 minutes. The drive to the airport isn't that bad. I could understand from Port A being bad, but thats another 20 minutes!

Trust me, it isn't brutal, and the OP should really consider Portland, as it is in a nice area, has alot to offer, INCLUDING APARTMENTS.
The harbor bridge is under re-construction now,,, again. Last time I was over there it was down to one lane, took 20 minutes to make the crossing. Sorry, just the way I see it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I cross the Harbor Bridge everyday. Just like any traffic one has to deal with (take SPID for example), there can be traffic at peak times that cause a slowdown in movement. Further, the bridge WILL be fixed before long, and this will be a non-existant issue, where as other areas of town that have traffic congestion (Ever go on Baldwin around 8am towards Del Mar?? HORRENDOUS traffic!!!), will not see an ease in it.

Sorry, just the way I see it


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Old 09-23-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Hey everybody, I want to thank you for all your helpful comments on this thread and others. I'll be moving to CC area within the next 2 months. Next week we fly down to look for a house. I have a 6 yr old so I'm largely interested in houses located in the very good to excellent schools. I'm leaning heavy Calallen and the Southside of CC. Any comments?
My husband is concerned about "storm surge" and flooding and since y'all have been getting a bunch of rain lately, how are these areas holding up? Is there any place I should avoid?
And then there is housing prices; generally speaking, have y'all been experiencing the sluggish housing market like other places or has your market prices held fairly stable? I'm wondering if your prices are tied to San Antonio in some way because they seem a little higher than the pan handle or Houston area?
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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You'd be safe from a storm surge in Calallen and if you stay far enough from the Nueces River you won't have a problem with flooding during a heavy rain. Some of the neighborhoods near Oso Creek on the far south side had a lot of flooding last week. The amount of rain we got was unprecedented, but that doesn't mean it can't happen again.

Welcome to town! I hope you like it here.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Calallen :)
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Agreed with Marlow. Calallen has stayed safe from the recent flooding thankfully and we usually do with a few exception areas (Labonte Park, etc.).
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Don't take Sawgrass...I currently live there....the apartments are nice, but nothing every gets done if its broken. Actually love the atmosphere. Heard Sugar Tree was better.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Well, I am in CC, nice town. Everything you need in close proximity. As of Monday, I will be a full time resident here . I decided on the Christiwood apartments. Just liked the design and seemed nice enough. Maybe some of us on here can get together one day and you can show me the town
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Well, I am in CC, nice town. Everything you need in close proximity. As of Monday, I will be a full time resident here . I decided on the Christiwood apartments. Just liked the design and seemed nice enough. Maybe some of us on here can get together one day and you can show me the town
Congratulations and welcome! Hope everything works out very well for you here.
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