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Pros

-Nearby coastal areas
-Cost of living
-Pleasant winters

Cons

-Crime rates
-Isolation
-Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Corpus Christi Metro Area


Corpus Christi is a prosperous port town about 160 miles north of the Mexican border. It is a center for the petroleum and petrochemical industry, and a major shipping gateway on the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a military presence with two naval air stations in the vicinity, and a Texas A&M campus in town. The series of long barrier islands, particularly South Padre Island to the south, provide excellent beach, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities for tourists and residents alike.

The local cultural amenities and museums in particular exceed what you might expect to find in such a town. The area has a good economy, low housing costs and cost of living, and a warm humid climate, but also brings some of the high crime rates found in other places along the Gulf.

Corpus Christi is located on Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet off the Gulf of Mexico. The climatic conditions vary between the humid subtropical region to the northeast along the Texas coast and the semiarid region to the west and southwest. Summer days are consistent with highs ranging from the mid-80’s to the mid-90’s with moderating Gulf breezes late in the afternoon. Summer evenings and mornings are warm with lows seldom below 70 degrees. 100-degree temperatures are rare at the coast but common a few miles inland. Winter months have the least rainfall and are quite mild with just a few days below freezing. Severe tropical storms occur about once every 10 years, with lesser storms once every 5 years. Snow falls an average of once every 2 years.


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Quick Facts About Corpus Christi


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Corpus Christi jobs have Increased by 2.81 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Corpus Christi's cost of living is 15.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Corpus Christi's population is 305,427 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.92 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Corpus Christi is $112,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Corpus Christi public schools spend $10,667 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Corpus Christi.

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seems like a dead end
Have never lived here but have visited family here dozens of times over the last 40 years and the place never seems to change. Probably a good place to retire especially... (read more)
unless you are hispanic or/and a meth lover this i
Cctx seems to turn out like the new Gotham.... Crimes, greedy, ugly and psycho people everywhere. And yes if you aren't hispanic (no matter how friendly you are!) you... (read more)
12 month summer.
Corpu Christi is a city in Texas. The city is located near Mexico.The city has a Mexican culture. Most speak Spanish.12 month summer in this area.Many jobs in oil... (read more)
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