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Old 05-09-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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I'm a 30 year black male with a wife and 3 kids(1,3,5). I have a potential transfer opportunity at my job that could take us to corpus christi. I've read some of the forums but they seem kind of dated( a year older or more) I'm wondering if the crime is really as bad as I've read? Is this a good city to raise a family in? We will be looking at homes in the 170k-190k range. Would that put us in a good neighborhood? I'd appreciate any input you guys and gals have!
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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CC is a great place to raise a family. that being said, stay clear of the west side and north side. the east, southeast and south side of CC are the nicer parts of town with homes within your price range.. crime is like any other city, i would not consider it a deal breaker for anyone moving here. once you get here, you realize the laid back lifstyle CC has to offer. i cant wait to get back there myself.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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There are plenty of good, safe neighborhoods in that price range. Most of the crime is gang and drug related and as long as you're not involved in gangs or drugs you should be fine.

Corpus Christi is a nice place to raise a family, but, depending on where you're moving from, it may not feel like there are lots of opportunities for outside activities. We do have all the usual things, sports teams for kids, art camps, swimming lessons, etc., but you won't have the seemingly endless opportunities bigger cities have.

Also, keep in mind that it gets really hot and summer lasts a long time. It's supposed to be 90 on Friday and the daily high will most likely be in the 90's til at least the end of September.

I don't know if this is important to you or not, but CC has a very small black population--around 5%. It's predominantly hispanic, followed by white. That may or may not be an issue for you, but just wanted you to be aware. That said, I don't think it's a very racist place. We're friends with a biracial couple who moved here from California and I recently asked the wife if they'd ever felt uncomfortable and she said no. It was something she was concerned about before they moved here.

Good luck with whatever decision you make!
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