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Old 02-24-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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My wife and I will be moving to Corpus Chrisit for at least 3 years for a medical residency program and are looking for advice on where to live. We are from Portland, OR and both of us kiteboard and love the outdoors. We have been looking into the South side of Corpus or the Country Club area of Portland and are looking for some local insider information to help us decide.
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Lee
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Move to Portland TX, just across a Bridge to Corpus.. that way you can stay in Portland. =)

Besides Portland TX is a much nicer town, even though it is just a hop, skip and jump away.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Grew up in Portland...great place to live. I have seen people kiteboard at Violet Andrews Park, plus Portland is close enough to Corpus that you can take advantage of the kiteboarding opportunities in Corpus as well...Portland is closer to the Corpus bayfront than the south side of Corpus is.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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Question Portland, Tx or Corpus Christi

I know I'm moving to the Corpus area because my husband took a job with LSI at CCAD what I'm trying to decide is housing. Would I find more for my money in Portland or Corpus? And what about taxes? Since they are so close to each other driving to work is not a problem.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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You will find cheaper housing/taxes/etc. in Corpus. That being said, Portland has the better school system, lower crime, etc.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
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My husband has worked for LSI for some years , the rumor is they are closing their contract in October,, most of the guys are trying to get hired by CCAD,, we are just trying to get out of here period.

I love Corpus ,,but it has changed ,, and not for the better
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:09 AM
 
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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.

Last edited by BluesConnect; 03-31-2008 at 01:10 AM.. Reason: answer sounded wrong
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
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Lots more military families in Portland now ,and some very run down areas across form the newer housing but by and large 150% safer than Corpus .
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Lots more military families in Portland now ,and some very run down areas across form the newer housing but by and large 150% safer than Corpus .
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.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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.
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