U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Halloween!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Corpus Christi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 04-08-2008, 08:47 PM
 
7 posts, read 30,728 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I am originally from south Florida, but got stuck in Oklahoma for 10 years. I have finally gotten a job in Corpus, I move on Saturday. I cannot wait, everyone complains about the heat and humidity, beats the cold nastiness around here. Now I just have to find all the good places to fish/dive/windsurf!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas
808 posts, read 3,369,130 times
Reputation: 298
No better place for windsurfing than Cole Park. For a place that's (slightly) less frequented, go to Portland and try Violet Andrews Park. As far as fishing, watch the outdoors report on the news (I think it's on channel 3). They usually give the top spots for each week. I'm not sure about diving; never done that there myself.

Hope you enjoy Corpus!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
1,376 posts, read 2,791,734 times
Reputation: 1442
May I say welcome to Corpus. It is a great city! I hope you enjoy it. What area are you moving to?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 11:52 AM
 
7 posts, read 30,728 times
Reputation: 10
Well, I wasn't really sure of some of the areas, so I picked one of the nice apartments over on Padre Island. Should be nice.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
1,376 posts, read 2,791,734 times
Reputation: 1442
Very nice. You picked probably the coolest spot in the city during the summer. Tempatures are probably around 5-10 degrees or so lower than inland areas of the city like the Greenwood/West Oso area or especially Calallen or Annaville on the northwestern edge.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:46 AM
 
3 posts, read 12,170 times
Reputation: 10
Hi, I am moving myself and entire family to Corpus next month. I am flying down in 2 weeks to check out rental housing. I am very interested in the areas that will be safe for my family-4 kids. The realtors that are working with me are sending lots of hits from Flower Bluff(?). I will be working downtown Corpus at a hospital, so I know they are trying to keep me close to there, but I'm from rural Illinois, so I am used to a little drive to work. Of course, rental prices are also somewhat of a concern, due to a mortgage here. I have read the forums many times and heard so many things-good and bad. At one point, so scared of the place, I almost cancelled everything. I understand the heat, crime, and personal issues people have with Corpus-heck-I wouldn't say a good thing about where I live now and I've lived here most of my life. I just want some good decent, solid information to be prepared for my trip down in order to make confident decisions for my family's wellfare. Thanks and sorry I ramble.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas
808 posts, read 3,369,130 times
Reputation: 298
Flour Bluff is plenty safe. Corpus Christi's crime is pretty isolated to a few bad areas (like any city). Most neighborhoods in Corpus would be plenty safe for your family. That being said, if you are concerned about schools, just stay out of the CCISD district or the West Oso district, and you should be fine.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
1,376 posts, read 2,791,734 times
Reputation: 1442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breezyone View Post
Hi, I am moving myself and entire family to Corpus next month. I am flying down in 2 weeks to check out rental housing. I am very interested in the areas that will be safe for my family-4 kids. The realtors that are working with me are sending lots of hits from Flower Bluff(?). I will be working downtown Corpus at a hospital, so I know they are trying to keep me close to there, but I'm from rural Illinois, so I am used to a little drive to work. Of course, rental prices are also somewhat of a concern, due to a mortgage here. I have read the forums many times and heard so many things-good and bad. At one point, so scared of the place, I almost cancelled everything. I understand the heat, crime, and personal issues people have with Corpus-heck-I wouldn't say a good thing about where I live now and I've lived here most of my life. I just want some good decent, solid information to be prepared for my trip down in order to make confident decisions for my family's wellfare. Thanks and sorry I ramble.
Here is a section I wrote on a different topic:

If you move to Corpus, I would recommend Flour Bluff or Calallen. And Portland has better schools than most of Corpus, but not than Calallen ISD. Most grocery stores as said above are H-E-B. Its a nice grocery store. There are a couple of H-E-B Pluses. Those are really nice! Better than Wal-Mart in my opinion. There is also a few Wal-Marts and a Sun Harvest for grocery stores here. Oh ya, and one Sam's Club.

For shopping, the only good mall is Padre Staples Mall. There is also Moore Plaza and Sunrise Mall. But I wouldn't recommend Sunrise Mall. A new outdoor lifestyles center is being built in Corpus. Kind of like an outdoor mall. The Calallen/Robstown area is also getting an outlet mall before too long. Oh ya, by the way, Padre Staples Mall is about to get a whole new make-over/expansion. Almost to unrecognizable porportions. So that is exciting.

The cost of living down here is considerably lower than in Seattle. So I am sure if you can make a living in Seattle, you can deffinently make it down here.

The downtown area for the city is very nice for its size. It has a few nice sky-scrapers as well. The city council is currently trying to revitalize it though. A couple of buildings are currently being renovated for condo's. And there is a strict abandon building ordinance being placed for the area. So hopefully businesses will once again get attracted to the area.

And the three fastest growing areas of Corpus are on the southside, Flour Bluff, and Calallen. All of the areas are urbanizing/suburbanizing. Portland is also growing very quickly. Its only about a five minute drive from the downtown area of Corpus and about a fifteen minute drive from the main shopping corridor in Corpus named S.P.I.D. South Padre Island Drive. That is where pretty much everything is around here.

As for recreation. There is plenty to do down here, especially if you like the outdoors. There is Arena football, Hockey, division one college basketall, professional baseball and semi professionall baseball. If you like the outdoors, there is wind surfing, hunting, surfing, and nice walks along the bayfront downtown. Its always windy down here. We should be the real "windy city".

There is also the art museum, the USS Lexington, the Texas State Aquarium, and more.

The weather down here is nothing like Seattle. The only time its cool down here is November-Feburary. During the summer its hot and very humid. As a matter of a fact, Corpus Christi is the hottest city in the U.S. with heat indicies included. During the summer, the months of July-September the heat indicies average up to 110 degrees during the day time and 90 degrees during the night. Not to say that it doesn't get cold down here, because sometimes, it does. We get sleet about once a year. Its very light though when we do get it. Nothing big to shut the city down. It will freeze about 3-10 times a year. Every once in a while it wont get about 32 degrees all day. When it snows, if you even wanna say it does, its just a flurry or two. No accumulation. About once every two-three decades we will get a snow storm. In christmas eve-christmas morning of 2004, the city itself got 4 1/3 inches of snow. Out here in Calallen we got 11 inches at my house. But its super rare that it would happen. Anyways, in the summer dont expect the tempature to drop below 73 degrees until October. In the winter it can be cold, but its nothing like up north.

Anyways, I hope I answered everything and gave you an idea of what its like down here. If you have anymore questions I would be happy to answer.

I hope I helped!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:47 PM
 
3 posts, read 12,170 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks for the info!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:51 PM
 
378 posts, read 1,338,560 times
Reputation: 88
It snowed in CC what?!? I live in SA and it has never snowed here ever. And were at a two hour drive north of ya'll. Are you sure it snowed in CC.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Corpus Christi
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top