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Old 09-06-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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I am looking at Corpus also, I am from Arizona so heat doesnt worry me. What are some good neighboorhoods within 10-15 mins drive of the university? Also what is the property taxes like? What can you expect on say a $175,000 home, Thanks in advance
Hello - on a $175,000 home you are probably looking at about $4000 a year in prop taxes and about $2500 in house/wind /hurricane insurance.

Mel
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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wrong wrong wrong. i am frankly getting tired of everyone who defends Corpus and South Texas, by saying to each of us who had bad experiences down there, or didn't like it down there, or it didnt work out for us, that it was simply because of PREJUDICE.

matter of fact, the statement below, ASSUMES that there was a race problem, so it would make one assume that there is obviously some issues down there with race, prejudice, assimiliation, cultural clashes etc.

notice how the poster simply used "prejudice" as the assumption of why others didnt like it down there. didn't mention any other possible reasons e.g. weather/climate, city government, economy, lifestyle/recreation/activities, job opportunities, geography etc.

it's like someone assuming that the reason someone doesnt like Memphis is because of its' high percentage of black people.
I think you just have to try it for yourself. Everything is based on personal opinion and preference.

Mel
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Appleton, WI
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Okay....I did some catch up reading and again...Thank you!!! The first few times I went to Florida (okay, the first 7) everytime I left I said 'I wanna live there' - because I was in vacation mode; I loved the sand, the weather and the palm trees. When I actually looked into moving there my views totally changed. So, thank you for bringing that to my attention; and you're right - the rose colored glasses to come off and I need to do some solo exploring on my own with out the hand holding romantic side of it! I want to check out the parks, and libraries and spend some TIME in the schools in the classroom and talk to the locals - LOL. I love the idea of knocking on doors and getting a feel for the people; love that idea! Thank you again to everyone that took the time to respond. The last thing I want to do is take a step down from I am in my life as well as my childrens lives, academically, athletically and socially!

On a side note - my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you affected by 'Ike'.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I've lived next to Corpus for 10 years and even before that visited many times. Corpus is generally a nice place. IT has the best traffic situation for any large city ( along with Buffalo NY) very easy to get around. Its pretty friendly but does have poverty and ugly nasty refineries on one part of town.

Perhaps a better choice is to pick one of the smaller safer towns just north of CC. Ingleside has lots of cheap land ( but that will be temporary ) due the recent pullot of the Navy. Rockport has, according the EPA, the cleanest beach environmentally in Texas as well as rapidly improving schools ( District is now Recognized- just two students short of Exemplary). Its friendly and totally safe. Portland is a bedroom community but closer to downtown CC than most of CC.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I've lived next to Corpus for 10 years and even before that visited many times. Corpus is generally a nice place. IT has the best traffic situation for any large city ( along with Buffalo NY) very easy to get around. Its pretty friendly but does have poverty and ugly nasty refineries on one part of town.

Perhaps a better choice is to pick one of the smaller safer towns just north of CC. Ingleside has lots of cheap land ( but that will be temporary ) due the recent pullot of the Navy. Rockport has, according the EPA, the cleanest beach environmentally in Texas as well as rapidly improving schools ( District is now Recognized- just two students short of Exemplary). Its friendly and totally safe. Portland is a bedroom community but closer to downtown CC than most of CC.
Here's my opinion...
I live in CC, not next to it. Corpus is generally not really a nice place.
True the traffic is not bad, but it is not a large city. It is not really friendly at all. I do however feel safe here.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I am looking at Corpus also, I am from Arizona so heat doesnt worry me. What are some good neighboorhoods within 10-15 mins drive of the university? Also what is the property taxes like? What can you expect on say a $175,000 home, Thanks in advance
Honestly I would have to say your crazy if you leave AZ for Corpus. I use to live in AZ and want to return now. I wish I would have never left.
Taxes...yikes...they are much higher here than AZ.
Like someone else said...4,000 plus 2500 for the wind,hail and storm.
I had a 2300 sq ft home in AZ with a pool on a much bigger lot and only paid 1256 a yr.
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