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Old 11-24-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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We are thinking of moving to one of the canal neighborhoods in North Padre. Does anyone have any thoughts (good/bad) on the area. Moving to be near family and won’t have to commute into the city. Is the sewer treatment an issue for the development. How’s the water quality in the area for watersports? Crime? Any local insight would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:49 PM
 
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whats your budget???
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:09 AM
 
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Budget is $500-600k.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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Budget is $500-600k.
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Netime and best of luck.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Netime?
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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This is definitely a weird thread. I was actually hoping for some insight. LOL...
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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So was I! Always great to get insight from someone familiar with the development.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:46 PM
 
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Sewer treatment isn't an issue. North Padre has it's own mini plant at the end of Whitecap and it's pretty modern. Folks out there are very adept about freaking out over anything.

Overall water quality around the city is good with a couple caveats. 1. North Padre canals have water exchange issues particularly the further you are from the Laguna. Water doesn't circulate well and it can smell. 2. You generally don't want to swim for a day or two after a rain storm but that's true just about anywhere.

Crime is fairly normal for a mid sized mid income city. Our violent crime numbers tend to be higher due to a higher incidence of domestic violence(or we just report it more than other places). Most murders are either gang related or domestic violence(which is true throughout the U.S.). The island occasionally has a spate of break ins which the POA flips out about.

On the island generally I'd say this. It's a lifestyle decision. If you like to go to the grocery once a week or so but want to go fishing on your boat a lot or go to the beach everyday it's a good choice. If you aren't a boat person a canal house in your price range is kinda a waste. About half that 600k is going to the canal(you can buy a really nice house of those sizes in pretty much any good neighborhood in town for 300k including on the island on a non canal lot).

Culturally it's different. Most of the folks who live out there are transplants. I know a lot of people who move out there from the rest of the city and move back a few years later. Basically the fishermen are the ones who stay. It's too "far" for everyone else on doing stuff.

The POA for Padre Isles has had a war as of late. Not living out there I don't know the details, just folks are animated about it. I will say Padre Isles has by far the most rigorous POA in the area(that's either a plus or minus for most people).

Personally I wouldn't live out there, too boring with a lack of variety of things to do compared to Ocean Drive corridor but that's my personal viewpoint.

If you'd say your specific water activities you are in to or looking to get in to I could comment further.
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Old 01-09-2020, 03:00 PM
 
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I lived on the Island for 4 years, 2 years on a canal and 2 years on the golf course. For me, the island is the only place l would live if I was still there. I never smelled anything bad on the canals when I lived there. I liked living on the canal actually but the lack of privacy on your back deck is kind of bothersome at times.

It's only 7 miles to HEB plus so grocery shopping wasn't an issue for us. There is a little crime on the island because where there is money there is potential crime. Most of the crime is from leaving your garage door open or you car doors unlocked.

What we disliked the most is the mosquitos after a good rain. They were awful and predictable. Overall I would live there again! (We moved away for business reasons)
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:02 AM
 
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Something to seriously consider when debating moving to the island is hurricanes. I wouldn’t live on the island because of them. There is basically one way off of the island and thousands trying to flee. That tends to create long lines of cars and there is no alternate route until you get way up the road on the interstate where they open the evacuation lanes. Since I don’t live out there, I have no personal experience with the sewer or water, but there hasn’t been anything on the news about it either.

Regarding crime, the whole city of CC has an average crime rate imo. The murders tend to be gang related or happen at backyard bbqs when the drunks pull a knife on one of their relatives. Come down and stay for a week to check out the whole town to see if you like it.
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