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Old 07-18-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Thoughts of living in Rockport and commuting to Corpus?
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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maybe my memory is not so good, but weren't you the one who bought in Calallen? if so, have you changed your mind?
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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We have some friends who are thinking about buying a home in Rockport and commuting to Corpus. Yes, we will be moving to Calallen the end of Sep or early Oct. We did not check out Rockport so we cant help them with info so thought I might ask the forum folks.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I've worked with two people who commuted from Rockport to downtown CC and neither complained about it. I think it's about a 30-minute drive and traffic wouldn't be bad unless you were trying to get to the Southside. Even then it would probably be "bad" for 10 minutes or so.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I don't think the commute would be a problem if you are used to a 30-45 min trip but we rejected Rockport because of the crime rate. For a community that small we thought it was pretty bad.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I believe Marlow is right...probably about a 30 min. drive. I have heard good things about Rockport. The homes there are a lot more expensive than CC. So, if they want to live in a more expensive seaside community then it may be for them. I personally have become spoiled since moving here...I have a 15 min commute to work, live on the southside and work atthe base. When I lived in AZ I had a 40 min commute, so this is paradise.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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how bad is the crime rate and where can i check it out?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The crime rate is really not bad in Rockport. It is far worse in Corpus Christi.

Here are the numbers for 2008 for comparison and links to the City-Data web pages where you can check them out yourself.

Rockport
Murders 1, rate per 100,000 = 10.4 **
Rapes 3, rate per 100,000 = 31.2 **
Robberies 2, rate per 100,000 = 20.8 **
Assaults 13, rate per 100,000 = 135.1
Burglaries 115, rate per 100,000 = 1195.2
Thefts 285, rate per 100,000 = 2962.0
Auto thefts 17, rate per 100,000 = 176.7
Arson 1, rate per 100,000 = 10.4 **
City-data.com crime index 295.3 (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)

//www.city-data.com/city/Corpus-Christi-Texas.html
Murders 19, rate per 100,000 = 6.6
Rapes 192, rate per 100,000 = 67
Robberies 490, rate per 100,000 = 171
Assaults 1,525, rate per 100,000 = 532
Burglaries 3,464, rate per 100,000 = 1,208
Thefts 13,503, rate per 100,000 = 4,712
Auto thefts 685, rate per 100,000 = 239
Arson 96, rate per 100,000 = 33.5
City-data.com crime index 516.8 (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)

** Rates per 100,000 are hugely warped when the total number of incidents are very small. In these cases the total number of incidents are less then 3.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Big crime difference- Just about every murder in Rockport over the past 12 years since I've practiced law here is - family or friends or jealous husband - people who know each other. Many Corpus murders are gang related and drive bys.

In Rockport if you can stay cool with your wife .. and her lover... no problem!

I live in the South part of Rockport. It takes me 23 minutes to get from my house to the Nueces County Courthouse at 901 Leopard- driving average speed 65-70.

The schools are much better in Rockport too
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Rockport's worst crime happened in October 2007. I was sitting quietly in my law office when I received a call from Live Oak Elementary School. It seems my daughter Hattie age 7, had slapped a boy in her class on the shoulder who was chasing her BFF down the hall. She tried to use "defense of a 3rd party" defense, however on cross-examination I found that she had really hoped the boy would have chased her instead.

This place is so safe that I used to leave my door wide open. Unfortunately one day when I came home my county commissioner was sitting on my steps drinking a Diet Coke- he told me it was hot and he was thirsty. Another time a stray dog got in and ate my dog's Hill County Premium Dog Food.
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