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Old 08-07-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Check out the Cornerstone development in Flour Bluff (Don Patricio and Flour Bluff Drive), 6 new homes going up and 24 lots available. You can get a new custom home on a 1/4 acre lot for under 300,000. This development flood safe up to category 4 hurricane. Lots of transplants have built homes here because of the location, the walkable neighborhood and it is not your typical one builder development, no track homes. Lamar Park is a great neighborhood but even a fixer upper is hard to find under $300,000.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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We had a lovely weekend in Corpus where the company my husband will be working for, drove us from Padre, through Flour Bluff, along the south side of Corpus, all the way up Mustang Island, ferrying over and through Rockport and through all the communities until we got back to Corpus. It was wonderful seeing all the different possibilities. The next day, somone took me through individual communities in Corpus. the Kings Crossing, etc. area was very nice, and my husband loved the "newer" homes, but then i went all through Lamar Park and surrounding areas. Though I found many of the homes with hugely inflated prices, and numerous ones not very appealing visually... there was something about the "vibe" of the area I really liked. We don't know whether we will rent initially or purchase right away. I just HATE the idea of moving twice and would rather purchase, which is why I'm doing so much research. I think I'd really like living east of San Antonio, closer to the bay, and realize I'd probably need to buy a fixer-upper to do this because of how high priced the remodeled homes are. I'd miss the mature trees and established neighborhood if I purchased south, I think. Plus, I love the idea of walking to the bay.

Corpus has so much potential... i surely hope politicians and movers/shakers come to understand what "could" be done with that city and move in a direction toward making it a unique destination. Having lived in south Louisiana, I'd forgotten how much I loved purchasing shrimp off the boats and deep sea fishing out in the gulf. It will be nice to have that option again.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Glad you had such a great time! I just sent you a DM about a couple of houses in the areas you like that I've had my eye on.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Rockport and Corpus are quite different. Corpus has gangs and ugly refineries but its a real city.

Rockport is a wildlife and artist town with good schools and one can walk any street at any hour and be safe.

I live right south of town - the commute to downtown cc is 24 minutes- a nice drive - never much traffic but after a while boring.

The parts of Rockport South are on the intracoastal and there are barrier islands to protect against surges. I can sit on my deck and watch a hurricane come in -although recent legislation makes evacuation more mandatory.

Your chance of being killed in a drive by shooting or robbery in Corpus may be LITERALLY 100,000 times more likely than in a hurricane.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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With regards to your question about Del Mar and TAMCC; we have some experience with both. My wife is one of the Math Professors at Del Mar and our eldest son finished his MBA at TAMCC last year.

The quality of instruction at TAMCC is excellent, I can't speak to the Administration. Del Mar is indeed a Community College, rather than a Jr. College, most all of the credits are transferable to other institutions. Quality of instruction in the math and science department is 1st rate. Del Mar is also a well respected school in the vocational fields of study with good schooling in basic medical arts and technology. Perhaps a better endorsement is the area employers who hire these graduates.

Regards Administration,,, Del Mar CC is going thru a bit of a rough patch with budget concerns this year. Real Estate prices are stagnate, tax revenues are down, and campus enrollment is declining, all of which are bad news for a CC which depends on funding from the community. To counter these things Del Mar is stepping up the number of courses which can be taken on-line to reduce costs for the student. Instructors are working overtime to create courses that can be taken using a computer at home, needing to travel to the school only for testing purposes or for one-on-one student/teacher time. This saves both time and money without sacrificing service to the community.

If you have any specific questions, fire away.
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