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Old 03-19-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Third Coast
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I used to live in south-suburban Omaha I still miss those bike trails; there's nothing like that here. But you'll feel at home here with the wind. In some ways, this town reminds me of Omaha.

Independent bookstores: Omaha 1; Corpus Christi 0

Oh, and South Texas makes Nebraska look mountainous
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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there is a bike trail along ocean drive that takes you from Poenisch(sp?) Park to cole park and along the seawall. i moved from CC 2 years ago and wish i could move back, the laid back atmosphere is what i miss most. i lived off alameda (pope place) and it was a wonderful part of town, not to mention safe. i think CC is not appreciated enough by the younger crowd because it doesnt have the same attractions as a larger city, but once you pass the age of 30 and want life to slow down a little, CC is the perfect town. It has enough things to do and plenty of beauty to enjoy.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Oh, I forgot to ask. What are the mosquitos like around there?
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Corpus is low education and limited by nasty refineries that keep getting fined.

Rockport or Ingleside might be a better choice. Rockport is scenic, with perhaps the best schools in the area and no polluters. Ingleside does have a few plants but is about to redeploy the Naval base and there will be plenty of opportunities.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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My family moved to Corpus Christi 9 yrs ago. We love it here. We live just north of the city in an area known as Calallen, we are still in the city limits and still have city services - trash, police, fire dept. There are definately areas of town that I'm afraid to go into after dark but we have a new police chief and he is really trying to turn the problems around. If your new job is in the downtown area you might want to check out Portland, Texas. Its very close to the downtown area, you would just have a short 10 minute commute across the Harbor Bridge everyday.

I just want to mention that the city government really drags its feet on getting anything done, they hire consults for everything and then they turn around and hire another consult to make sure the first one is correct.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Oh, I forgot to ask. What are the mosquitos like around there?
When we have lots of rain we have lots of mosquitos. When it's dry, they're not such a problem.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Calallen :)
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Oh, I forgot to ask. What are the mosquitos like around there?
Horrible. 'Nuff said, lol.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Crime in Corpus Christi

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I was disappointed when I first visited CC to find that very little of the area feels like a sea-port city, unless you are right on the bay. I definitly prefer the Rockport-Fulton area just up the coast 29 miles.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, I think that I won't move to CC but will visit from time to time. I will definitely be looking into Austin, and even San Antonio-- more inland, less mosquitoes. Maybe Dallas. I guess if I am making some money I can take a vacation to the coast from time to time. I don't want to move to Houston either because it seems like a sweat box. I'll bet there's lots of mosquitoes down there.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I lived in Corpus for 3 years in the 1990's. We got transferred out and went kicking and screaming! We couldn't wait to move back - missed the beach and all the wonderful people we had met. We moved back 6 months ago - bought a house without having jobs here but were employed within a few months. CC is definitely NOT a Detroit! Like all cities - there are pros and cons. Many younger people go away to college and don't return. I think that is unfortunate - for them and for the city. You do have to research neighborhoods before you move here but that would be recommended for any city. The pluses for us are several nice beaches just a few minutes drive away, a beautiful bayfront, many festivals and events all year long, the warm weather, great fishing, bird watching, top location in the world for windsurfing and a great university - TAMUCC. The cons are small lots and narrow streets in newer areas, not enough neighborhood parks, a backwards city government which opposes anything good for the city's growth and progress, low wages, high homeowner's insurance costs, lack of customer service attitude in healthcare.

There are many wonderful places to choose from in Texas but, personally, we prefer CC to Houston/Galveston. Padre Island is much nicer and has much more to offer, we believe, than Galveston. San Antonio is an amazing city to visit and just 2 hours away. For us, nothing beats living 15 minutes from the bayfront OR Padre Island. We don't feel the need to pay higher prices for a home on the island because so few are right on a beach and if we have to get in the car to drive to the beach, it doesn't matter if it's a 5 minute drive or a 15-minute drive to us.
We love living here!
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