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Old 07-02-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Corpus Christi is alright. Lots of sketchy people, especially downtown, but they make life interesting.

I've only been living in Corpus for a couple of months, but i'm definitely enjoying my time... although i wouldn't want to live here for more than a year or so.

the reason's i like it are as follows:

Proximity to the ocean.

Downtown... i live downtown, so there's almost always something going on.

Proximity to other areas in Texas. All my families properties are within a 4 hour drive.... I think this is the biggest reason I don't mind Corpus.

Oh and sushi spots... they're plentiful and good quality.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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I just got back from the area. Corpus is someplace I don't mind visiting once a few years or so, but there is no way I'd want to live down there. It's not exactly ghetto but it has this dirty, run-down feel to it. Kinda what you'd expect a town that thrives on refining to feel like.

It's definitely not the worst place I've lived but it's no where near somewhere I'd want to live.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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Corpus has a lot of promise to be a much bigger resort town than it is, and I've always wondered why it wasn't more developed/recognized. Some of the beaches in town are "meh," but you get to Padre and Mustang Islands, and they're great. I'm one of those weird people who prefer Texas beaches because they're warm enough to swim in most of the year.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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Corpus has a lot of promise to be a much bigger resort town than it is, and I've always wondered why it wasn't more developed/recognized.
Because it's a service industry town that only really exists due to the refineries in the area. There is no other jobs there, really.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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corpus is great. i never realized how great it was until we moved to Laredo.
When you move to a third world country, I would see where CC might have some potential...
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:21 PM
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Insult Laredo AND Corpus Christi, all at the same time!

Nicely done!
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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When you move to a third world country, I would see where CC might have some potential...
maybe you should do the same to appreciate what CC has to offer.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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I grew up in Corpus Christi from 1970-1988 and had a wonderful childhood there. I am going back as my husband just got a very good job there. I am OVERJOYED to be going back to my hometown. I spent my childhood playing outside year round, going to the beach, fishing, waterskiing, going camping at the beach and Lake Corpus Christi, and rarely encountering crime. I am excited to be taking my daughters there. For those of you who don't like Corpus Christi because the people there are not your ethnicity, I feel bad for you that you harbor fear and hate for people who are not like you. BTW, I am a redheaded native Texan of English, Irish, German and Dutch heritage.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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I wish I made better choices with my life so I'd have the means to move away. Someday, hopefully.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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What?!

Anecdotes - I love to read them. Now I'm wondering how helpful they are! Everyone has such polar opposite experiences, it seems.

I wish that ScubaShawn poster had come back - what turned him from loving it to leaving and saying it was awful?
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