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Corpus: homestead document, furniture store, general prices, parking downtown, landscaping

 
Old 03-17-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Quick update. We have been in our new home in Corpus for 2 1/2 months and lovin the city, weather, neighbors and our neighborhood. So far everyone except for the city clerk that we met inquiring about filing our homestead document, have been friendly, helpful and and willing to provide other advice and helpful hints. Since we sold most of our furnishings (cheaper to buy new that to move furniture) we have been in I think every furniture store in Corpus and all were helpful and courteous as well. We have found general prices including groceries, cheaper than they were in MN. The most surprising so far has been meter parking downtown for 25 cents for 5 hours. In Minneapolis it is 25 cents for 8 minutes.
Our builder has been most helpful and attentive to the few minor touch ups we found when we moved in and has all ready done the few additions we decided upon after moving in (slate on the front and rear porches, crown molding in the quest bathroom that we originally said we didnt think we needed and gutters). Since we are not yellow pages shoppers, we find products and services from referrals of neighbors or if we see somthing we like we ask people about their satisfaction. Next project is landscaping around the house and fence in the back yard.
I am not sure if it my cowboy at heart look and manerisms or my wifes blond hair, but so far we have been treated and welcomed to TX. As a business owner, my wife has had nothing but great experiences. We will see how welcome I am in the city government when I start my work there in a few months.
Not much time for coffee yet since I am still working on the Republican Convention and traveling back and forth to MN until Sept. I promise, a coffee get together for the other corpus posters (if they so desire) in Sept. I will update again in a month or two.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That's great news. Keep us updated. I've been very interested in what living on the TX coast might be like -- I've read the other threads where you've discussed your decision, and seen all the negativity. But as Texas grows up, it seems like more people from all over will be relocating to the TX Coast for the quality of life... and those folks may be more committed to making sure it is a good place to live.

I've seen a bit of that in the Austin suburbs... people rag on all the Californians relocating to the area. But I've seen backwater corrupt good ole' boy networks be taken down by stubborn, demanding Californians and the developers and businesses that cater to them. I'm not a fan of sprawl, but in certain areas the relocation invasion can only help things get out of the dark ages.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Glad to hear it, I will be in town next week, if you want to have that meet and greet.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Sounds like you two are settling in just fine - I'm glad!
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:46 PM
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Quick update. We have been in our new home in Corpus for 2 1/2 months and lovin the city, weather, neighbors and our neighborhood. So far everyone except for the city clerk that we met inquiring about filing our homestead document, have been friendly, helpful and and willing to provide other advice and helpful hints. Since we sold most of our furnishings (cheaper to buy new that to move furniture) we have been in I think every furniture store in Corpus and all were helpful and courteous as well. We have found general prices including groceries, cheaper than they were in MN. The most surprising so far has been meter parking downtown for 25 cents for 5 hours. In Minneapolis it is 25 cents for 8 minutes.
Our builder has been most helpful and attentive to the few minor touch ups we found when we moved in and has all ready done the few additions we decided upon after moving in (slate on the front and rear porches, crown molding in the quest bathroom that we originally said we didnt think we needed and gutters). Since we are not yellow pages shoppers, we find products and services from referrals of neighbors or if we see somthing we like we ask people about their satisfaction. Next project is landscaping around the house and fence in the back yard.
I am not sure if it my cowboy at heart look and manerisms or my wifes blond hair, but so far we have been treated and welcomed to TX. As a business owner, my wife has had nothing but great experiences. We will see how welcome I am in the city government when I start my work there in a few months.
Not much time for coffee yet since I am still working on the Republican Convention and traveling back and forth to MN until Sept. I promise, a coffee get together for the other corpus posters (if they so desire) in Sept. I will update again in a month or two.
Thanks for the update. Do keep us posted.
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