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"Texas Gulf Coast Living Still Affordable"

Texas Gulf Coast Living Still Affordable - 8/24/2006
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Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Texas is one of the best kept secrets in the United States.
If you or anyone is interested in waterfront property that is still affordable this is the city to really consider. Over the next two years the coastal bend is going to boom. The addition of Packery Channel is just the start for this laid back Gulf Coast community. Packery Channel gives Corpus direct access to one of the best deep sea fishing areas in the U.S.

Brad Padgett
Re/Max Metro Properties
5242 Holly
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78411

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A City That Could .... - 8/5/2012

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The Salt Water Humidity Has Saved My Face! - 5/24/2012

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lovin corpus - 1/3/2012

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Nice place to live, but too hot for my taste - 9/5/2011

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air quality - 1/13/2010

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Want to live near the Ocean again ! - 5/31/2009

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Hot and humid. Allergies and asthma. - 5/9/2009

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Trashy city by the sea - 4/3/2009

Corpus Christi calls itself the sparkling city by the sea. It is sparkling if you like excessive number of tall outdoor adverting billboards and store signs destroying the skyline views. This town is full of people who do not care about thier homes or environment. There is trash floating in the water, all over the parks, along the beaches. People do not take care of their homes. Property taxes are the highest in the state at 3.3%. Home owners insurance highest in the country. High electricity at average of 15 cent to 25 cents a kilowatt. Houses are cheap if you don't mind nasty neighbors. Houses located along the only pretty area of Corpus (Ocean Drive) are expensive but not bad for being so close to the bay. Just don't pay attention to the trash in the water and along the shore. Corpus also have many abandoned buildings which the city government will do nothing about except for spending tax payer's money on consultants. We have been here a year and ten months and dislike this deteriorating city by the sea. I work for the federal gorvernment and my pay is the same as when we were in North Carolina. Our disposable income dropped in Corpus Christi due to the high cost of month to month expenses (taxes, electricty, water, insurance). Even with a state income tax in NC, the month to month expenses were much less and NC is much prettier. Corpus is too windy, hot, humid, dry, dirty and boring. Nearest place for excitement is San Antonio which is 150 miles north. I do NOT recommend Corpus Christi. Positive: It does have the best water access for the public in the country. Just look out for the glass and trash.[read more...]

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Most people don't give Corpus a Chance - 1/29/2008

I moved here a little over a year ago, knowing no one or nothing about Corpus Christi. I had lived in Coastal cities before (San Diego, Pensacola) and was pleasantly surprised by how pretty the bay area downtown was. I took the first job I was offered (no, it did not pay $5-7, it was about $10 and hour) and worked there until I could corner a better position. Afte a few months and a couple interviews, I was offered not one, but two jobs that paid well over the median income of 20,000. Many people expect to step into town and get offered the dream job at dream pay. What people fail to remember that even though jobs pay less, the cost of living and housing are far less than the US Average. The Cost of living here is on average 10-12 points below US Average. And Housing is closer to 20 percent lower. There are downfalls here- crime is worse than I would like, and there is little nightlife for the under 30 crowd - but I like it. Work hard, network, and you will find a nice life here in Corpus.[read more...]

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Corpus is not so bad! - 12/13/2007

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