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Old 02-11-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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My family is considering a move to TX. Possible job in the Port Aransas/Port Aransas Pass area. Looking for a home with some acreage. (rural) Reading the post leads me to look at the Rockport or Ingleside areas. Could anyone help with some big differences between the two. Have child going to high school so education is also important factor. Thanks
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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i have heard great things about both, but heard Rockport is VERY expensive. sorry i dont know any details, but good luck! hope yall like fishing or surfing or just going to the beach!
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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Smile Port Aransas

There is a huge dufferene between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. There is a big difference between Ingleside and Rockport. Rockport is somewhat larger and is very into the "arts". Many people from around Texas have homes there.Also, many people from the Corpus Christi area have weekend homes there. Ingleside grew once the Navy placed their mine warfare center there, but I believe that may be closing. Ingleside would be more affordable with acreatge than Rockport. Rockport in a coastal town and the prices are high.

Port Aransas is on mustang island/north Padre Island. IT is a huge touris town in the spring and summer. They have excellent schools there. There are many restaurants but most people go into Corpus Christi for shopping,medical care and movies.

Aransas Pass is more of a fishing community. I do not know about their schools. It is on the mainland and no where near as expensive as Port Aransas or Rockport. I know all these areas well, as I lived in Corpus Christi for 22 years
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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Thank you for the feedback. We are currently living in a small coastal town so that would not be much of a cultural shock. Also have to travel for dinner, movies, medical care, etc.
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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Any opinions on the portland/Gregory area?
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Port Aransas is on mustang island/north Padre Island. IT is a huge touris town in the spring and summer. They have excellent schools there. There are many restaurants but most people go into Corpus Christi for shopping,medical care and movies.
are housing prices high in Port Aransas?
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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I would definitely look into Ingleside. I have lived here for 7 years, and I would choose it before Rockport, esp w/a high school child. Aransas, heck no! Gangs and violence. Ingleside school system is going though some changes, but as long as your child has a good educational foundation, he or she should be fine. Gregory/Portland is very nice also. My son graduated from IHS in 2005, and my youngest son is entering the 7th grade.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Ingleside schools were just rated as _ "Academically Unacceptable" by the state and as Texas lags the rest of the country in education - you might re-consider. Otherwise Ingleside has cheap land- building a house might be nice- its lost population because of the Navy leaving.

Rockport and Port Aransas have the best schools in the area- Gregory Portland did as well but they are now rated only as "Acceptable" Both of the above towns have their own identity and both are more expensive to live in than the others, but at the moment bargains abound.

Aransas Pass is plagued by drugs and perhaps the worst city government in Texas. They keep hiring and firing city managers and in the interim the bowling alley owner is appointed- he was even appointed judge and is totally unqualified. They make land deals that bite them .. its just a mess.
The schools are so so.

These school ratings just came out in the last month- check the Texas Education Agency for the details school by school. Interestingly enough Aransas County ISD and Port Aransas ISD have the lowest tax rates in the area.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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Ingleside schools were just rated as _ "Academically Unacceptable" by the state and as Texas lags the rest of the country in education - you might re-consider. Otherwise Ingleside has cheap land- building a house might be nice- its lost population because of the Navy leaving.

Rockport and Port Aransas have the best schools in the area- Gregory Portland did as well but they are now rated only as "Acceptable" Both of the above towns have their own identity and both are more expensive to live in than the others, but at the moment bargains abound.

Aransas Pass is plagued by drugs and perhaps the worst city government in Texas. They keep hiring and firing city managers and in the interim the bowling alley owner is appointed- he was even appointed judge and is totally unqualified. They make land deals that bite them .. its just a mess.
The schools are so so.

These school ratings just came out in the last month- check the Texas Education Agency for the details school by school. Interestingly enough Aransas County ISD and Port Aransas ISD have the lowest tax rates in the area.
I was going to link this thread to a post you wrote earlier. You beat me.

see what ocean 2026 wrote about Port Aransas.

Calallen or Gregory-Portland?
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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This thread is 2.5 years old. Someone seems to be resurrecting old threads.
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