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Old 08-22-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Houston/Dallas
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I got offered a job in kingsville but I really am not a small town person and was considering living in corpus and commuting to kingsville daily. Do you think that's a little extreme? I see the most logical place would be Calallen area. Does anyone know the drive and how long it is? Is there any good apartments for a single person in that area? Studio or 1 br would be great
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Congrats on coming to the area.

K'ville is about 45 minutes downtown to downtown. It is rarely any longer, almost always a clean shot. You question is do you think that is extreme? My thoughts are... I came here a long time ago from a place where a 30 minute to one hour commute to work was normal. If you're OK with that, I would be good living in CC and commuting. Around here you are pretty much considered hard core if you drive more than 20 minutes to work. I'd do it, but many will think you are insane. We're a nice beach city in the desert. To me, Kingsville is a desert town in the desert. YMMV. If you chose to live on the South side of CC there are a couple of "Short Cuts" that get you to Kingsville in about 30 minutes. It's all what you're up to.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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I got offered a job in kingsville but I really am not a small town person and was considering living in corpus and commuting to kingsville daily. Do you think that's a little extreme? I see the most logical place would be Calallen area. Does anyone know the drive and how long it is? Is there any good apartments for a single person in that area? Studio or 1 br would be great
That drive would be 30 about minutes - and watch your speed as you approach Driscoll.

There are more (and better) housing options on the south side of Corpus; you might consider living there and commuting via Chapman Ranch.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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Whichever you decide, be sure and rent first. I live in CC and used to work in Kingsville. I HATED the commute because it took 1.5 hours out of my day. OTOH, I wouldn't have wanted to live in Kingsville. You can try commuting and see whether you like it or not.

If you decide to look in CC, I suggest that you look as far south on Weber as you can and take Chapman Ranch road in, or, like you said, Calallen.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Weber corridor or something along Saratoga is a better bet and not much difference in commute time. Calallen is growing and nice but is fairly removed from the rest of the city. If you want to live in "the city" Southside would work best in this case. If you want nice suburb feel then go with Calallen. There are more and newer apartments on the Southside as well. Calallen school district tries to discourage apartments so many of the ones that exist are older.

Your idea isn't extreme. Lots of people do it and Kingsville is trying to improve itself so it can capture the population. Lots of the professors and students at TAMUK don't live in Kingsville.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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I have moved several times and always used this forum. Im currently living in CA but also lived in WA recently. I think its how all these threads cant handle a simple conversation about apartments and commutes without commenting on race or politics or respect. Its like come on... Stick to the topic and be helpful. Why does every thread turn into a debate that doesnt really relate to the original question.
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