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Old 01-17-2017, 09:44 AM
Location: Dallas
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I have the opportunity for work to move to either Corpus Christi or Mobile, Alabama. I know that they are somewhat comparable in size. Has anyone lived (or familiar with) in Mobile and can give me some pros/cons between the two cities? I've been through both going to the beach so I know the climate is different but that's about it.
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:30 PM
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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The only real comparison I can think of between the two is that they are both Gulf Coast cities. It would take a book to document the differences, but some of the main ones are:

Mobile is much much greener with a huge array of flora typical of the "deep south" - azaleas providing one of the most spectacular shows in spring. Huge live oaks and magnolias abound.

Mobile is much wetter with frequent thunderstorm downpours at all times of the year. The humidity may not be that much different, but it can feel more oppressive in summer compared to Corpus where there are fewer trees to block gulf breezes.

Mobile offers the option of both fresh water and salt water sports/fishing, oysters, floundering etc.

In general, it depends on what a person prefers in an ocean side city. A quick comparison on Google aerial views and street views is the best way to get introduced to the general ambiance of each locale.

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Old 01-18-2017, 05:47 PM
Location: Corpus Christi
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I too had this option once (still do technically).
Mobile is a decent city, closer to more places than Corpus certainly. Cost of living ends up the same according to Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not ok

You should visit each and see which you like better. Mobile is more "southern" and CC is more, well, different than southern.

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Old 01-18-2017, 09:07 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Try posting this topic into the city vs city thread... You might get better feedback there.

I am from CC, but have only been to Mobile once. Don't remember it well enough to have an opinion.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:56 PM
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I would pick Corpus over Mobile.
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