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Old 07-31-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Moving to CC in less than two weeks.. anyone have an recommendations for apartment complexes?? in good areas, not too expensive or all bills paid... looking for a safe quiet place to live, its just me, my husband and two small dogs.. He will be working on the naval air station so where there are a lot of military is good with us also
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Flour Bluff and the areas around the NAS are good areas. As well as those neighborhoods on the West side of Oso Bay. The rougher parts of the are are quite a way up NW closer to the old downtown Corpus. This https://www.crimereports.com/ website is recommended by the Corpus Christi police department to view crime reports in the community.

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Old 08-01-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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thanks! just wanted to make sure I made appointments to see apartments in the better areas, don't want to get down there and drive into the ghetto by accident & waste our time, we only have a few days to find a place & move in! *bangs head on wall*
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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I'm currently at The Shores. My 1br which was ab 600ish sq foot rented for $650/mo with a covered parking spot. It was also in a newer building that was more modern and had a LOT of impact on my utility bills. They are located on Ennis Joslin ~ 3 minutes from the base and the university.

My time here has been good and although it was a bit pricey, I felt that I recouped some of that in the utility bill. Maintainence wise, it was about the best place I had ever lived. The AC went on the fritz about three months after I moved in and within a day they had a whole new unit installed. Since then I've made no calls other than AC filters and light bulbs etc. I would check them out as they are not in Flour Bluff but probably one of the closest complexes to the base. Also, definitely not ghetto and not as pricey as Baypoint or the new Camden property. Just google it and you will see the proxmity to the base. It's also about half a mile from the highway so it's easy access to get other places in town.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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shores is actually on my list to call / visit! if they have any apts available.. we pay $750 for our 3bdrm house + all utilities, so it ends up about $1100/mo... really hoping to save a lot with an apartment when we move to tx only killer on moving is gonna be our pet deposit! oh well... we lived in a one bedroom over a 3car garage back in MA. so won't be too much of a change

do you do all utilities included?
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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Utilities are not included but your bill for trash/water would be about 25-30/month. That's payable to the apts along with rent. I've only had it get above 30 maybe twice in a year. Other times it would hover around 22-25.

As I said previously, electricity is where you will see a benefit if you get one of the newer units. I haven't had a bill over $80 yet, and thats in one of the hottest, driest summers in the state's history. I keep my A/C on 81 when away (8-5 job) and it will usually be down to about 76 within an hour easily. I also have home theatre equip, gaming computer etc, so I am certainly drawing the power --- yet it stays pretty cheap. Just make sure that when you shop for a provider you try to get the lowest rate (we are deregulated). I believe my rate is around .011/kwh. You can usually get that lower by signing a year long contract.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Utilities are not included but your bill for trash/water would be about 25-30/month. That's payable to the apts along with rent. I've only had it get above 30 maybe twice in a year. Other times it would hover around 22-25.

As I said previously, electricity is where you will see a benefit if you get one of the newer units. I haven't had a bill over $80 yet, and thats in one of the hottest, driest summers in the state's history. I keep my A/C on 81 when away (8-5 job) and it will usually be down to about 76 within an hour easily. I also have home theatre equip, gaming computer etc, so I am certainly drawing the power --- yet it stays pretty cheap. Just make sure that when you shop for a provider you try to get the lowest rate (we are deregulated). I believe my rate is around .011/kwh. You can usually get that lower by signing a year long contract.
How do you know which electric company to choose?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We subscribe w/ Stream, very good rates. You just call the companies and check their charges per kilowatt. You may have success using the Internet to check on providers. Don't know if you could choose whichever company you'd like if you live in an apt though.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The areas around NAS are terrible. Stay South of SPID if you just need to live in the Bluff. Anywhere north is rampant with methamphetamine, (along with its tweakers), and transients. The "nicest" apartments in the Bluff itself are Bay Club or The Wharf, which isn't really that nice.

Apartments off of Ennis Joslin are nice, but are expensive. Sugar Tree or Harbor Landing aren't bad and are priced ok. Baypoint and Camden South Bay are really nice, but cost a pretty penny.
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