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. Aerial photo of Corpus Christ courtesy of Wikipedia and .