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Old 11-12-2006, 03:30 PM
 
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Looks like great weather, affordable housing etc. Who knows the inside scoop on Corpus Christi?
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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I've lived 25 min from CC for the last 7 years and basically before that Ive lived everywhere.


CC is pretty nice - stay away from the refinaries- The old houses off Louisiana st are pretty nice as is the Ocean Drive area. Its cheap - pretty friendly- and enough stuff to do- good weather too!

Some of the surrounding areas are nice too. I have 226 acres im trying to make into a wildlife area on Lake Corpus Christi - the north part of the lake is super-nice -water clean. Want to live there?

I myself live in Rockport. Its a friendly casual town about 30 min from CC no traffic. Rockport has better schools and is totally safe. Also has more men than women and lol not because of any prison - its cause of lots of boaters and fishers (not me).

Ingleside is also safe - old naval base. Portland sort of expensive.

If you have more specific questions let me know.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:48 PM
 
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Well I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and recently moved to Chicago. I have to say that I really miss the nice weather, scarce traffic, and low cost of living. It is a beautiful city if you enjoy beaches and a nice view of the ocean. Opportunities however are not the greatest as far as employment goes. It is more about who you know, but if your lucky and well qualified, a good job might just come your way. It is a great city to raise a family- not too big and not too small. I am actually considering moving back myself because I miss the sun shining!
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:24 AM
 
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I lived in Corpus Christi for a few years in the late 80's.
I lived out on the island (North Padre) and here are my impressions:

Would be a great place to retire. Hot and humid, but also constant breeze (that helps!). Very water-centered lifestyle. World class sailboarding. Lot's of San Antonio and Houston folks with weekend homes and big boats. Cocktails at 5 are standard.

In town, the drive along the bay is lovely! The downtown area was kind of...dead...when I lived there, but there was an excellent art museum (for a city of that size) and a later a new aquarium. Hopefully, with all of that "progress" they didn't tear down all of the cool deco and MCM architecture (???anyone know???).

I eventually left; as a young widow with a toddler, it was just too "old" of a crowd for me.
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