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Old 04-05-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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Can anyone give me some suggestions of nice C.C. neighborhoods? I'd be looking for something of under 1500 s.f., and, hopefully, under roughly $165,000.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Your money goes a long way in Corpus Christi so there will be no problem finding a house under that price per square foot ($110) in a nice neighborhood. It will probably be harder to find a house that is under 1500 sq feet in a nice neighborhood than it will be to find something in that price range.

I would suggest the following areas/neighborhoods (big areas are first, with smaller neighborhoods within these areas in parenthesis):

Calallen (Wood River, Quail Valley) - This area is far from downtown, has its own school district which is excellent, and seems like its own little town. FM 624 (Northwest Blvd) can have a lot of traffic.
Southside (Kings Crossing, The Lakes) - The only negative to this area is that you have CCISD schools, and the major roads (Staples, Everhart) are heavily traveled.
Padre Island - Flour Bluff Schools are not the top in the state, but they are better than CCISD. On the island, you get a slower paced lifestyle...but you do have to deal with spring breakers.
Portland (Northshore, Oak Ridge) - It's a separate town from Corpus Christi but it's only 10 minutes from downtown. Also has an excellent school district. Houses tend to be a bit more expensive here than in Corpus Christi, but good deals can still be found. The town is growing fast.

If you would, please give a better idea of what you are looking for in a neighborhood, and I can try to be more specific with an answer.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Your money goes a long way in Corpus Christi so there will be no problem finding a house under that price per square foot ($110) in a nice neighborhood. It will probably be harder to find a house that is under 1500 sq feet in a nice neighborhood than it will be to find something in that price range.

I would suggest the following areas/neighborhoods (big areas are first, with smaller neighborhoods within these areas in parenthesis):

Calallen (Wood River, Quail Valley) - This area is far from downtown, has its own school district which is excellent, and seems like its own little town. FM 624 (Northwest Blvd) can have a lot of traffic.
Southside (Kings Crossing, The Lakes) - The only negative to this area is that you have CCISD schools, and the major roads (Staples, Everhart) are heavily traveled.
Padre Island - Flour Bluff Schools are not the top in the state, but they are better than CCISD. On the island, you get a slower paced lifestyle...but you do have to deal with spring breakers.
Portland (Northshore, Oak Ridge) - It's a separate town from Corpus Christi but it's only 10 minutes from downtown. Also has an excellent school district. Houses tend to be a bit more expensive here than in Corpus Christi, but good deals can still be found. The town is growing fast.

If you would, please give a better idea of what you are looking for in a neighborhood, and I can try to be more specific with an answer.
You named a lot of them. There are several nice neighborhoods on the southside within that price range. especially south of Saratoga. The southside is the fastest growing part of the city. Bad thing is there is a lot of traffic. Nothing compared to Houston or Dallas though.

Also as awecelot said, its in the CCISD school district. Not the best in Texas. Its like any other inner city school districts though.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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Thanks to everyone for their feedback.

Am I correct that Flour Bluff is separate from Padre Island? Is Flour Bluff a good area...and a little less inclined to spring breakers?

Also, in looking at home listings, it appears "Del Mar" has older/historical homes. Is this a historical neighborhood....or just an old one?
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Also, in looking at home listings, it appears "Del Mar" has older/historical homes. Is this a historical neighborhood....or just an old one?

Both. It's a nice area and close to the bayfront if that's what you're looking for.

Am I correct that Flour Bluff is separate from Padre Island? Is Flour Bluff a good area...and a little less inclined to spring breakers?

Yes on both counts. I imagine that they see increased traffic and more people at the stores during Spring Break, but it's not a Spring Break gathering place like the island is.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Tough to find a house for under $200,000 in Del Mar or Flour Bluff (we looked at everything, new construction, newer and historical and renovation homes when we were searching). There are neighborhoods in this price range however and nice neighborhoods too. Much depends on what you want as far as convenience to shopping, transit, schools, etc.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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There are several neighborhoods in the Calallen/Annaville area as well. And there is one way out towards Rand Morgan also. Its a new sub division. Check the area out here. The only thing to complain about is that its about 15 minutes to get into inner Corpus where most things are.

There are several nice homes you can find out here anywhere from $80,000-$200,000. Not to mention Calallen is the best school district in all of South Texas.
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