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Old 09-03-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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League City is quite different from Rockport. Being a suburb of Houston, I find League City to be more urban, and fast paced. The beach at Galveston is not as nice as Corpus / Mustang Island.

That said, alot of people live there so it must have some perks.

If you want to be near a big city (Houston) then League City or Clear Lake might work for you.

Down by Rockport, its much slower, country, etc. Corpus Christi is a fair sized city, but not on the order of Houston.

Another negative: League City is directly upwind from Texas City which has lots of refineries. CC also has refineries, but not as many.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Indiana and Cape Coral
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Great info! Thanks!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Sure, anytime. If you tell us a little more about what your are looking for in terms of culture, amenities, we might be able to point your elsewhere. Is this a retirement home or will you be working? Any children? Have you ever lived on the coast before?

If you want the warmest possible climate, go all the way down to South Padre Island. The difference is its a resort town, its all about the beach there. Corpus Christi is a city that happens to be near the coast.

There is a SPI golf course community with houses on the golf course and bay. It's mostly retirement age.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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L:eague cCity is just another part of the Houston Metro -more crime and traffic-- I45 gets horrible at times.

Rockport does not get the air pollution from CC's Refineries as the prevailing winds blow them landward and west
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Silver City, NM
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FYI the "beaches" are on the island, about a 30 minute drive from Rockport.
Not entirely true... there is the Rockport Beach area which is a bluewater beach - very nice and where they do the fireworks on the 4th. And of course, Goose Island...

We moved to Rockport from Austin a few years ago and wouldn't live anywhere else. Absolutely love it. We bought a house in the historical area close by the bay. Have to take your time to find what you want and consider it carefully. While living on the water is really nice, there are a host of issues to consider with maintenance being the biggest one next to hurricanes.

There's always alot of things going on in Rockport, just gotta look for 'em. One thing to think of is as this is not a large town, finding reputable plumbers, electricians, carpenters, construction, etc. folks is difficult... there's quite a few "handymen" out there charging professional artisan rates for very non-professional work.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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God Post Bjaxon. You're right about maintenance too-the ocean breeze rusts everything. My kids can't really have a bike. On the other hand -no air pollution. Yes some handymen are not so handy but that's true everywhere. I've lived here about 15 years, have a law practice and part ownership in Adams Nursery -a fun business that doesn't make a lot of money.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: League City
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Thanks for all the feedback! Looking around League City as well. Is one better than the other? Would really like to find something on a golf course.
Apples to oranges. League City has way, way more amenities due to proximity to Houston. But it is getting a bit crowded. I am pretty sure the population has doubled in the last decade. I haven't spent any considerable time in Rockport, but to me it seemed like a more pleasant and laid back town. League City does have lots and lots of really nice areas, and there really isn't a 'bad' area of League City. There are quite a few neighborhoods in League City that are on a golf course. But I think it's hard to generally compare the two because they are on opposite ends of the spectrum. I'd suspect if you want a quieter life in a well kept town minus big city hassles, then Rockport is the way to go. I loved what I saw in Rockport.
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