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Old 11-14-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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you cant go wrong with either choice
I agree, they both have their pro's and con's and are close enough together that living there one can easily enjoy the positives of both locations. Unless you are traveling by sailboat, as I often did, then it can take several hours.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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I would choose Rockport as a place to put down roots because of its easy access from both directions. You can always visit Port A whenever you want.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I agree, they both have their pro's and con's and are close enough together that living there one can easily enjoy the positives of both locations. Unless you are traveling by sailboat, as I often did, then it can take several hours.
And I should add, that sailing trip is only feasible when the wind is out of the East or West, otherwise the bottle neck of the ICW is very difficult to sail through, and dangerous if there is barge traffic. I have had to tack through that section of the ICW once when my engine quit, and it was a lot of work and would have been dangerous if there had been much traffic.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I wouldn't want to live out on Port A (unless I was a retiree that really didn't need access much of the time to the mainland), simply due to the ferry wait time. Thats one of many things I like about living in Portland; I can easily get to the Island at Port A, or go to Corpus, never too far from either place!


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Old 12-07-2011, 03:36 AM
 
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Rockport: artsy, yuppie.

Port A: locals are beachcomer/hippy laid back. Many snow bird tourists.

Keep in mind that if you live in Port A it's a drive to another town to do any serious shopping if you need anything other than sea shells.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Rockport: artsy, yuppie.

Port A: locals are beachcomer/hippy laid back. Many snow bird tourists.

Keep in mind that if you live in Port A it's a drive to another town to do any serious shopping if you need anything other than sea shells.

Don't forget, Port A is also a great place to buy flip flops.

and t-shirts, and shorts.

And there is an IGA grocery store there, as well as several places where you can buy fresh fish and beer.

What more does a person need?
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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A friend of mine was considering where to retire. He went to Rockport and asked people "What's the best thing about Rockport?" They said it is near the water. Then he asked "What's the worst thing about Rockport?" They said it's near the water.

He retired in Victoria. He never bought a place, he just rents, but after ten years, he's still in Victoria, and hasn't changed his mind.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:39 AM
 
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several places where you can buy fresh fish and beer.

What more does a person need?
Point. You win!
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Don't forget, Port A is also a great place to buy flip flops.

and t-shirts, and shorts.

And there is an IGA grocery store there, as well as several places where you can buy fresh fish and beer.

What more does a person need?
When I was in the Philippines for nearly ten years that was my life. Now I want to relax and be nearby the beach. I don't have a lot of money so where should I go for a simple lifestyle? I'm making the move next November (2012) Also anyone know of a good honest hard working Realtor who can help me find a cheap home? Thanks
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When I was in the Philippines for nearly ten years that was my life. Now I want to relax and be nearby the beach. I don't have a lot of money so where should I go for a simple lifestyle? I'm making the move next November (2012) Also anyone know of a good honest hard working Realtor who can help me find a cheap home? Thanks
I don't know any realtors in the area. Try starting a new thread about your question and be more specific about what you are looking for, lifestyle, price, what kind of work you do, etc.
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