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Old 07-26-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Rosharon, Texas
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I'm moving back to Texas in a couple of weeks......... I have a couple of job leads in the CC area. I've only visited CC a time or two. My mind is a blurr if you catch my drift, anyway ---- does anyone have any insight about the area and whatnot ???? all opinions welcome. I also have 2 interviews set-up in Houston already! But, I know CC is beautiful ~~~~ HELP
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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We are moving to Corpus, returning to TX after 30 years in MN. We visited Corpus 3 times (a week each time) and we think we will love CC. It is very laid back, (no rush hours) is clean and for a city of almost 300,000, seems smaller. We looked at all neighborhoods, new and old, and looked at new homes from $200k to $350k. We checked out taxes, crime rates, cost of living (and being an Urban Planner) checked out zoning, the comprehensive plan, talked with the Chamber of Commerce and several dozen residents in various parts of the city. My wife is a business owner so she checked out demographics and talked with several dozen business owners. We will be retiring in about 12 years so looked at CC as a place to live long term and during our retirement years as well. This is our last move and our last residence.
We didn't check out schools but did check out the university and colleges in CC. We also checked out health care in CC. We also did not check out the night life (with all the home technology, home theatres and research I do, don't need night life, our home is also our entertainment and we invite people over to entertain, we don't need to be entertained outside of our home).
Since I am an Urban Planner by education and 30 yrs experience, I look at cities history where the city is, why it is where it is (development and planning wise) and the potential for the future.
We found housing prices extremely reasonable and several great neighborhoods. We are somewhat familiar with the city from all of our research and visits (we didn't look around as tourists, we looked around as future residents planning to live there forever). I might be able to answer some specific questions as can several other regular posters who live in CC.
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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you are moving back here but dont have a place to live or a guaranteed job yet? are you planning to stay in a hotel or something? just curious.....you must be brave, cuz i would be scared to death to move somewhere without a home and job all lined up beforehand!!
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Rosharon, Texas
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you are moving back here but dont have a place to live or a guaranteed job yet? are you planning to stay in a hotel or something? just curious.....you must be brave, cuz i would be scared to death to move somewhere without a home and job all lined up beforehand!!
Well Bell,
It's like this ........... I have saved up enough money to live on for at least a couple of months........ I have a RV, truck, friends, and a will power that would knock your socks off !!!!! I have the full beleif that where every I decide to stop I will get a job. I've always been able to bounce on my feet. Have faith in this Texas Tornado
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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And with that attitude you will do just fine.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:36 PM
 
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I used to live in Texas some years ago and all I can remember about Port Aransas.....SPRING BREAK.......and just being really wasted on the beach.
But that was like in 1986-87.
PARTY...PARTY...PARTY and ohhhhh the bikinis....YEAH baby!
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