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Old 06-21-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Richards, TX
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Pros and cons of living in Corpus?
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:05 AM
 
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You can live in a very nice large house in the best part of town for under 400K!
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It is a small city, (whether that is a pro or con is a personal preference). I think two of the most disappointing things about CC are: One, the large gang culture that exists in this city, (the entire west side is a large ghetto). But every city has its low income areas.

The second thing would be the lack of development downtown. There is so much potential with nothing being done about it. The most exciting thing the news keeps reporting about is the new "hi-rise" going up downtown. It is only a six story multi-use condo project that any other city has 100's of.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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The second thing would be the lack of development downtown. There is so much potential with nothing being done about it. The most exciting thing the news keeps reporting about is the new "hi-rise" going up downtown. It is only a six story multi-use condo project that any other city has 100's of.
There are reasons, easily defined, for the above. What has been developed, the so-called SEA's area, in brief, feels a little too contrived and disjointed.

On the other hand, CC may have the U.S.'s longest cable stayed bridge in 2020, which will definitely change the skyline. There again, with WTC leveling out around 60, some folks say it's a bridge to nowhere. According to them, the main purpose of the new bridge is to allow the new "Panama" size natural gas supertankers, access to the port. The fallout of the collapse in oil/gas prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil/gas flows. It's not known yet how much CC has leveraged itself to buildup infrastructure to deal with the increased population of (temporary) workers and equipment heading for or servicing the Eagle Ford Formation. Roads, schools, housing, water lines and more all cost the city a lot of money, expected to be paid off with revenues from oil/gas production that is suddenly not flowing into local and state purses the way it was anticipated. . . for years to come.

The single biggest thing, over the past 30 years, that's caused CC's general decline is voter apathy and city leaders, flushing real estate, in their own interest. It's a small city with a big Greed. CC could be a very nice coastal city if the citizens made it a priority. One problem now, most competent high school graduates leave town for better jobs elsewhere. In the vacuum, incompetents from the surrounding smaller towns move to CC for low level service jobs, and girls, looking for a husband.

In order to fix a problem(s) you first must identify them. To gloss over, or worse, pretend problems don't exist, allows things to really get wrapped around the axle.

Anyway, that's the way I see things.

Rust
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