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Old 12-26-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Is CC a good place to retire to, or do most go further south to the Valley. Concerned with available medical facilities and stuff for retirees to do, with ease to get around.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Is CC a good place to retire to, or do most go further south to the Valley. Concerned with available medical facilities and stuff for retirees to do, with ease to get around.
My parents are retired and have lived in CC all of their lives. It is inexpensive, has some good hospitals where many docs do their residencies. The Medicare Advantage plans are also much lower out of pocket than the other Texas cities.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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A couple things, I have not been impressed with the Spohn hospital system there at all with personal experiences. Anything needing specialist care typically is better served by a trip to Houston.

Airport has very limited destinations.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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A couple things, I have not been impressed with the Spohn hospital system there at all with personal experiences. Anything needing specialist care typically is better served by a trip to Houston.

Airport has very limited destinations.
Which kinds of services are you referring to? My Dad had excellent bypass surgery at Spohn downtown. South side Spohn mostly cares for maternity cases.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I'd be worried about the air quality in the area with all the refineries around.
Walks along the beach and some good restaurants are a couple of things in its favor. Not as pretty as similar type places in FL though.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I'd be worried about the air quality in the area with all the refineries around.
Walks along the beach and some good restaurants are a couple of things in its favor. Not as pretty as similar type places in FL though.
I lived in corpus a very long time and don't remember that the air was polluted nor any complaints about it. The refineries are concentrated on the "northside" of town. We've actually enjoyed a resurgence of aquatic birds like the native brown pelican. Back in the 80s, seeing one of these birds from the causeway was not common. Now it is. If refineries caused so many issues, I can't see how this would be possible. I don't think that any Texas beaches compare to Florida, different topography. Florida is lush and green. Texas is more desert-like with less rainfall. Florida caters more to senior citizens.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Refineries and air pollution are not a problem here. The refineries are away from most of the city.

The Christus Spohn hospital system is not bad at all. They are the best hospitals south of San Antonio. Shoreline specializes in heart and brain, Memorial is the trauma center of south TX, and South is general health issues and maternity. My only complaint is that the hospitals are always full and always busy.

The airport is very small, (hopefully that will change one day). However, San Antonio's airport is only two hours from here.

The beaches are nice, there are a plethora of outdoor activities to partake in, several attractions and entertainment options, and good food.

Aside from the city being small, (and flat), what is there not to like?
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I wrote a demographics article for the Corpus Christi Caller_Times and broke down the different age groups. THere is a paucity of people in the oldest ages- for some reason Corpus is not a retirement place. Rockport and Aransas County are however and they cater to seniors.

Crime is probably one facgtor-Rockport has little violent crime and that crime is not against strangers-family fights etc
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal Bend, Texas
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Go retire in Harlingen. great medical facilities, great beach access, all around great town. Huge BASS pro shop, close to McAllen too, which is also a great town. Beats Corpus anyday! Corpus is a dump!
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I lived outside of Harlingen and except for warm weather it was nothing special. Its way too isolated- a drive to Houston Austin is an ordeal.

I like Rockport because its much closer to the big cities-it has oceanfront and less crime per capita than Harlingen or Corpus.*
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