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Old 06-07-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm not sure about either of those things so I can't help you there. I do know that the Seashore school on the island and the Flour Bluff school district are both considered to be very good, at least for the area. If I had school-age children (sniff sniff, hard for me to say because my kiddo just graduated) I would probably live in CC over Rockport because there's just more to do here. You can do it all from Rockport, but it will involve more driving.
I agree, also I have small children...would like to be closer to main hospital/doctors etc
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Have you considered Portland? Ingleside? Maybe Aransas Pass? All three areas mentioned have some great spots for water access. I live in Portland, and highly recommend it, especially along the waterfront off of Broadway.

Port A and The Island aren't the only games in town you know. As far as drug activity in Rockport, I have been here 9 years, and don't really recall much of drug busts, especially in the wealthier areas near the water. Flour Bluff had/has a far worse reputation for that kind of activity.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:16 PM
 
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Have you considered Portland? Ingleside? Maybe Aransas Pass? All three areas mentioned have some great spots for water access. I live in Portland, and highly recommend it, especially along the waterfront off of Broadway.

Port A and The Island aren't the only games in town you know. As far as drug activity in Rockport, I have been here 9 years, and don't really recall much of drug busts, especially in the wealthier areas near the water. Flour Bluff had/has a far worse reputation for that kind of activity.
Hi, thanks for commenting. We did look a little at Portland, I'll check other sections you posted as well :-)
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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For "something on the water, because he wants to have easy access to boat/fishing"
North Beach is right between Portland and Downtown Corpus. That's where I live.
The Harbors Development on the northwest side of North Beach is a very nice canal-front community with a very good HOA and mostly retirees, although there are a couple of families with kids too. The regular public elementary school for North Beach is Evans, which is a very low socioeconomic type school. The kids I know here go to the public charter school near Downtown called Corpus Christi Montessori School, which offers a very homey kind of alternative approach to eduation. Others kids go to the Gregory-Portland school district 6 miles away (that ISD takes transfers for free).
Most North Beach residents shop in Portland and completely avoid all of Corpus' Southside traffic jams.
The Southside of Corpus is what I call "hell" -- you're nowhere near the water and everything looks like it could be Anywhere USA. Just strip malls, chain stores and roof farms. Did I say traffic jams?
We live on North Beach because it's right on the water, a really nice beach (the north end especially), right by Downtown, close to Portland, and very affordable. Homes in The Harbors sell for about $200,000+.
You can keep a boat right by your house and be in Corpus Christi Bay in 5 minutes.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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For "something on the water, because he wants to have easy access to boat/fishing"
North Beach is right between Portland and Downtown Corpus. That's where I live.
The Harbors Development on the northwest side of North Beach is a very nice canal-front community with a very good HOA and mostly retirees, although there are a couple of families with kids too. The regular public elementary school for North Beach is Evans, which is a very low socioeconomic type school. The kids I know here go to the public charter school near Downtown called Corpus Christi Montessori School, which offers a very homey kind of alternative approach to eduation. Others kids go to the Gregory-Portland school district 6 miles away (that ISD takes transfers for free).
Most North Beach residents shop in Portland and completely avoid all of Corpus' Southside traffic jams.
The Southside of Corpus is what I call "hell" -- you're nowhere near the water and everything looks like it could be Anywhere USA. Just strip malls, chain stores and roof farms. Did I say traffic jams?
We live on North Beach because it's right on the water, a really nice beach (the north end especially), right by Downtown, close to Portland, and very affordable. Homes in The Harbors sell for about $200,000+.
You can keep a boat right by your house and be in Corpus Christi Bay in 5 minutes.
Thank you!
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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Rent first. I realize moving is a pain, but buying the wrong house is a bigger pain. Rent for a year, get a feel for your own personal commutes, and then buy.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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At the moment my husband is wanting to move to Port A area. I am still undecided, mostly because I have young children, trying to determine which area would be best. Just wondering how many growing families there are in port A as compared to zip code 78414 area
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Dubai
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At the moment my husband is wanting to move to Port A area. I am still undecided, mostly because I have young children, trying to determine which area would be best. Just wondering how many growing families there are in port A as compared to zip code 78414 area
I concur with Dr.Mcninja, (I've never been to where you are talking about but have lived in many, many different Countries (8 and climbing) in my life.

Always rent first, however I think 12 months is a bit excessive, you can usually work out places in 3 months, so rent for 6, and by the time you've bought your new place your 6 month will be running out.

Good luck.

Oh, and the School Run is more important than the Work commute.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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I concur with Dr.Mcninja, (I've never been to where you are talking about but have lived in many, many different Countries (8 and climbing) in my life.

Always rent first, however I think 12 months is a bit excessive, you can usually work out places in 3 months, so rent for 6, and by the time you've bought your new place your 6 month will be running out.

Good luck.

Oh, and the School Run is more important than the Work commute.
Thank You!!
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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At the moment my husband is wanting to move to Port A area. I am still undecided, mostly because I have young children, trying to determine which area would be best. Just wondering how many growing families there are in port A as compared to zip code 78414 area
Port A has a good school system but is expensive and has a lot of traffic for a town it's size. About twice as many people work there as live there. At a 300k budget you will struggle to find something in good shape in Port A and you need to keep in mind windstorm insurance can be as much or more than your property tax. There is a decent "local" community in Port A and they are used to people from elsewhere coming in. Can be a mess Spring Break and Summer time. A cousin of mine has a house out there and I've stayed there in Summer and Winter. It's a completely different town off season. At your budget the benefit will be a low chance of losing any money on the house. A decent lot in Port A costs 200-300k.
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