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Old 04-01-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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i assume you will be at Christus Spohn Memorial...FP residency?
well anyway, right across the street from the main entrance to the hospital is an AWESOME Mexican restaurant. A MUST is the shrimp cocktail appetizer-so awesome. it's almost a meal in itself-chock full of fresh avocado...in a big goblet. TO DIE FOR. also the fajitas with steak and mushrooms and some special sauce..omg awesome. about the only thing i miss about the area.
Cafe Maya, I think it's called? Been there once...one of many great Mexican restaurants in the Corpus Christi area.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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thats it! salivating just thinking about that mexican shrimp cocktail..dayum is it GOOD.

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Cafe Maya, I think it's called? Been there once...one of many great Mexican restaurants in the Corpus Christi area.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Its interesting to me that Flour Bluff, Calallen and Portland are talked about as though they are separate towns (only Portland is officially a separate town even though it is in Corpus Christi metro area and other than crossing a bridge is part of Corpus geographically). Flour Bluff and Calallen are in the city limits of Corpus, they are just neighborhoods of the city of Corpus. Also, when you talk about crime in Corpus, the majority of the crime is in one area of Corpus, not the entire city. Corpus has many areas of affluent residents (Lamar Park, Kings Crossings, Country Club, St Andrews, parts of Flour Bluff and several others). Many of the older homes in Del Mar and along Ocean Drive are being purchased and totally renovated. Corpus is changing, slowly but surely for the better.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
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There are a lot more military families in Portland now...but there is nothing that I would say is "very run down."

Then again, I drive through South Dallas every so often, so my idea of "very run down" is probably different than yours.
Ah lol no ,, I made more than a few trips through old Oak Cliff myself, and I actually happen to have a strange affinity for the Fair Park ancient neighborhoods around the Cotton Bowl as well .

There are some run down areas of Portland some that I can think of right away would be the area behind the Goodwill store , that whole center is not in good shape nor is the neighborhood behind it and/or charter cable.

The center that has the K-Mart in it as well as pockets of the neighborhood behind there ............and whats with the apartments half boarded up , on that bluff as you enter Portland from CC, I thought they were perking along OK until I noticed the other day , half the windows were boarded, then the old adult bookstore , I am never sure if that is in Portland or CC but I think it is Portland ...

Then I have girlfriend that lives in an incredibly expensive home there ,, so , I ve been on both "ends " of that town
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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We found homes a little pricer in Portalnd compared to the southside of Corpus. The boarded up apartment buildings are due to redevelopment of most of that property near the Lexington and Aquarium.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I dunno about Portland. I have heard the taxes are higher than CC. Taxes in CC are bad enough.. Schools are probably better in Portland. My wife is a math teacher at Del Mar Community College and she has a very low opinion of CCISD.

We live on the south side of Saratoga near Airline. It's a very pretty area with some good home values right now.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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I graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in the 70s. Back then, Corpus was full of drugs and Portland was pretty wholesome. Hope Portland is still the same.

Yes it is still the same. I live in Ingleside, and the Navy will be leaving next year.

To answer the question asked, I would live in Portland or Ingleside ANY DAY over Corpus. I hear there are nice areas like Calallen, and a few other areas, but I have never lived there. I am raising young kids, and I have not had any problems!
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Keep in mind that Corpus is Nueces Co and Portland is in San Patricio Co.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I prefer any of the towns outside of CC. Portland is convenient and good schools but is more like a suburb than its own community. Ingleside and Rockport are their own little places -also good schools.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Thumbs up Portland or Corpus Christi, Tx (Move info.)

I have lived in Portland, Tx for 28 years and love it. You are only 12 miles from Corpus and all it has to offer and you are close to Port Aransas and our beaches. Our town is just large enough to enjoy, ie, crime rates are low, great school system, close to the water and beautiful homes in the Country Club Estates. It is a great place to raise a family and the folks here are nice and friendly. Hoping this helps and good luck in whatever you choose to do.
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