Corpus Christi : Texas

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What Corpus Christi is like for active adults
Corpus Christi, Texas has won several awards as a city and retirement community. It was selected as an all-American City in 2003 and routinely surfaces as an affordable place for active adults 55+ to live. Located near the southern tip of Texas, it has a warm climate and an extensive waterfront with popular beaches.

Corpus Christi, with a population of almost 280,000, is large, but not so big that it is overwhelming. The city bills itself as "The Sparkling City by the Sea,” or simply “Corpus”. The name derives from the Spanish, “body of Christ”, a reference to the Eucharist.

Active adults in retirement here will find plenty to do here. There are many local attractions, particularly concerning the waterfront, boating, beaches, and fishing. Golf is popular here. The downtown area has a museum district, skyscrapers, lots of interesting shops, plus marinas along the interesting waterfront.

A number of older restored houses can be found Heritage Park. Active adults in retirement will find every kind of housing choice – from dedicated retirement communities to all types of housing in the city’s neighborhoods. From apartments to condos to houses, the area offers very good value and is a reason why Corpus Christi is one of the fastest growing metros in the U.S. Prices are among the most stable in the country. Corpus Christi is the county seat of Nueces County.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

A number of older restored houses can be found Heritage Park. Active adults in retirement will find every kind of housing choice – from dedicated retirement communities to all types of housing in the city’s neighborhoods. From apartments to condos to houses, the area offers very good value and is a reason why Corpus Christi is one of the fastest growing metros in the U.S. Prices are among the most stable in the country. The price of a home here is considerably less than the national average. The National Association of Realtors reported that the media selling price of a home in Corpus Christi in late 2012 was $144,900.

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What is special about this retirement community

All-America City 2003; 2006 Top Ten Digital Cities Award; South Texas Museum of Art; Padre Island National Seashore; Mustang Island; Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area (great bird watching); Municipal wireless broadband network; Corpus Christi Museum of Art and Museum of Art Laguna Gloria

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What is not special about this retirement community
Hot, humid summers. Large crowds of college students on spring break
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Active adults 55+ live here who like being in a vibrant city with an active downtown on the waterfront.
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Local economy is driven by
Tourism (college spring breaks are big here), military, education, and real estate. The Corpus Christi Naval Air Station is here.
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Climate and Physical Environment

Corpus Christi is located on a bay in what is usually called South Texas. It is somewhat protected from major storms by 30 mile long barrier island, Mustang Island. Corpus Christi has a warm semiarid climate, reaching average highs in summer months in the mid 90's. The average low in January is 46 degrees. The Corpus Christi has very high average wind speeds, making it ideal for wind-related activities.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Some of the most visited attractions include the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum. In Corpus Christi's museum district are the Museum of Asian Cultures, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the South Texas Museum of Art, and the Harbor Playhouse theatre. The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is here. There are several colleges and universities in Corpus Christ, including Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
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Crime
The crime rate in Corpus Christi is above the U.S. average.
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Medical facilities
As is befitting a progressive city there are many large hospitals here, including the Corpus Christi Medical Center.
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Transportation
The Corpus Christi International Airport is on the west side of the city.
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City of Corpus Christi

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What people are saying about Corpus Christi

Comment from member about CC
Corpus? In 2002 as a Coast Guard officer, I had a 3 year tour in Corpus and bought a house. I thought the city was on the verge of greatness, especially with 2 miles of ocean front. In 2005 the city had a new redevelopment plan and it looked great and I figured I'd retire there. In 2011 I retired moved back to Corpus and found NOTHING was done. Oh, earlier in the decade, they got a new ballpark and arena but neither were in the downtown and the ballpark was on port authority land. So within 4 months I left Corpus an I moved to Greenville, SC, which has an awesome downtown!! See ya Corpus!!
Posted by admin on April 30, 2012

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Facts about CORPUS CHRISTI
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Coastal,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: Boomer1

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