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Old 03-10-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I recently went to Port Aransas for a vacation, and i fell in love with the place. I currently live in Arlington TX, but i want to move down there. The problem im having in that i cant seem to find a place to live! All im seeing is for beach rentals, nothing like apartments or long term stay.

Anyone that is from down there, or been down there that knows where to look, or what to do? I really want to move down there as soon as a possibly can.

If anyone can help me out i would definitely appropriated it!
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Port A is so touristy but you might look for an agent. Its much easier to find a rental in Rockport where I live we have all the ocean stuff but also a more stable population. Aransas Pass would be the easiest but its a corrupt pit.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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Port A has beach shacks on stilts that look like they should have "Comdemned by City!" signs in the yard for 250k. Also, you have to drive to another city to find a good supermarket. Keep in mind too that you are on the "barrier island" when the next hurricane blows everything on Mustand Island flat. I like the place too, but...
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:04 AM
 
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Yea I dont think you want to live in Port A...find somewhere nearby
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Yeah,,, we all love Port A, but no one in their right mind wants to invest that kind of money to actually live there. I recall staying at a place called Sunday Villas, (little round condos on stilts) about 15 years ago and almost all were for sale. Prices then were about $65-70K per unit, I understand its triple that now. I still love the place.
Sunday Villas
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Try Starkey Properties...Marcus Starkey is one cool dude, and he's very dialed in to what's going on in the area.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Although all you're seeing is beach rentals, you might try to contact some of the condo renters to see if they'd agree to a year-long lease. Also, if you have a chance, you should plan to visit for several days, go to some local restaurants, etc. and ask around. You never know what you might find.

As others have said, if a hurricane heads this way, you'll need to evacuate and you could possibly lose everything if there's a big storm surge. Keep that in mind when thinking about what stuff and pets you might bring with you and take storm warnings seriously.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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I've also been looking for a place down there. I want to get a condo for now and later on get a house. Look for a condo to buy!
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