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Old 06-26-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I thought Portland was anchored by that abandoned steel mill looking place. I may drive down in the next couple weeks to get another look at the areas to the north/east of CC.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Oildog, that's more towards Ingleside, along the LaQuinta Shipping Channel. That is not actually in Portland, to my knowledge.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Silver City, NM
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I live in Rockport now, moved here from Austin a couple of years ago. Absolutely love it!

We have everything we need locally for daily stuff and if we need anything from the “big box” stores, we drive to CC - 30 mins. on hwy 35, 75mph speed limit. As mentioned, the airport is 30-40 mins. away and I’ve never had a problem flying to where I need to go. Would dearly love to see Costco open up a store as I try not to shop at anything having to do with Walmart. Academy just opened a store in Portland - glad they did...

I’m a musician who regularly plays in Rockport, Fulton, Corpus and Port A - I rehearse weekly with people in Corpus and do not find the commute bad at all... funny thing is, I can get to their house in about the same time it took me to go to rehearsals in Austin (and the drive is much less a hassle).

We originally thought about living in CC (I had been stationed there while in the Navy back in the late 70’s), but having spent some time in Rockport-Fulton, well... we stayed. From what I was used to in Austin, the housing prices here don’t seem bad. What did surprise me is insurance and finding out (after we bought our house), that if your house is less than 2000’ from water, your rates go up! So... you DO pay for the view in more than one way.

For me, there is no other place I’d rather call home.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Recommendations on housing websites, I'm looking toward Rockport? I've found Zillow inaccurate, trulia is hit or miss, and have some success with realtor.com. In Houston there is a great site har.com.

Comments on inland places like Sinton?
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Recommendations on housing websites, I'm looking toward Rockport? I've found Zillow inaccurate, trulia is hit or miss, and have some success with realtor.com. In Houston there is a great site har.com.

Comments on inland places like Sinton?
Once you find a home you can look it up on the CAD site.
That will give you an idea of what the county values it at, when it was last sold and what last year's taxes were.

Rockport is Aransas County.

Here's the site:


Aransas CAD - Property Search
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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Try the Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel MLS link. I have found it to be helpful.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Recommendations on housing websites, I'm looking toward Rockport? I've found Zillow inaccurate, trulia is hit or miss, and have some success with realtor.com. In Houston there is a great site har.com.

Comments on inland places like Sinton?
Sinton, no breeze to speak of besides being surrounded by cotton/sorghum fields. Of all the possible locations I'd look in Aransas Pass for several reasons which I will not list. There are currently 67 homes for sale ( I plugged in 3 bedroom, 2 bath ) in a wide range of prices.

In AP you can be in either Port A or Rockport in 10 minutes excepting week-ends on the AP-PA ferry. Who wants to go to Port A on the week-ends with all the tourist, excepting young people. You have two HEB's and a Walmart nearby. Unlike Portland, it's a real little town and has a pretty fair cafe on Commercial St., downtown, called The Bakery. I ate there as a kid running around town in the early 60's. More importantly, a lot of local business people and retiree's eat and air their opinions there. It's a real source of local information.

People forget just how sweltering the beach is the next two months. In the latter part of Sept. until next July you can have weekday mornings and evenings pretty much to yourself on Port A beach, when it's not too windy to enjoy the beach. Corpus Christi has become a sweltering man-swarm with all the associated big city problems. As a retired person why put up with it?.

Corpus Christi Homes - Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel
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