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Old 11-29-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Corpus is nice and I love it to death, but its anti-growth. It really is. It is kind of depressing actually. On the bright side, I am on a overnight trip to McAllen and this town has grown a lot! It is beautiful city. It is also growing at a rapid pace! I wont be surprised if it will soon surpass Corpus in population and be the biggest and most beautiful city in South Texas. Excluding SA of course. I sure hope I make it into the Border Patrol. I would definately move to McAllen.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Sorry, but there isn't anything beautiful about McAllen. Strip mall after strip mall. It's not a city, just one giant mall. It probably will surpass cc in population one day, but that doesn't make it a great city...and eventually this residents will wise up and move to corpus. At least the smart ones will.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Corpus is nice and I love it to death, but its anti-growth. It really is. It is kind of depressing actually. On the bright side, I am on a overnight trip to McAllen and this town has grown a lot! It is beautiful city. It is also growing at a rapid pace! I wont be surprised if it will soon surpass Corpus in population and be the biggest and most beautiful city in South Texas. Excluding SA of course. I sure hope I make it into the Border Patrol. I would definately move to McAllen.
McAllen's metro area is already about 300K in front of Corpus Christi's metro area.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Umm although I criticize CC's growth McAllen has an even younger more fertile population and it has much more of its grown from people swimming,walking and crawling across the border.

Although the valley is pretty the nice parts of Corpus are much more scenic.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Umm although I criticize CC's growth McAllen has an even younger more fertile population and it has much more of its grown from people swimming,walking and crawling across the border.

Although the valley is pretty the nice parts of Corpus are much more scenic.
Those aren't counted in Census stats.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Corpus Christi metro population is actually around 500,000.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Corpus Christi metro population is actually around 500,000.
Nope. It's around 414,000: Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA) Population and Components of Change
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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my bad. Thought I read somewhere it was more like 489K. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Before deciding on Corpus we researched and visited Harligen & McAllen. No comparison for a variety of reasons.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I for one think McAllen is a great, prospering, rapid growing city that will continue to make big leaps and great things happen for it. Its beautiful and there is nothing to complain about down there. It has the best shopping all the way up to SA.
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