Corpus Christi Real Estate
A southern coastal town of around 440,000, Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas. The economy has historically been based around the Port of the Corpus Christi, the 5th largest in the nation, three military installations in the area: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Army Depot, and Naval Air Station Kingsville; and a dry-land farming community. Oil and gas developments in the area have substantially bolstered the economy in the last few years.
Corpus Christi enjoys a humid, subtropical climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. The consistent weather makes it a paradise for outdoor activities. Locals and tourists alike enjoy offshore fishing, deep sea fishing, beach activities, surfing, boating, wind-surfing. Other attractions include the Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington museum,
There are five major neighborhoods in the Corpus Christi area: Southside, Ocean Drive, Flour Bluff, Padre Island, and Calallen. Surrounding towns are Portland, Rockport, and Port Aransas. The Southside is the fastest-growing area of the city, with a lot of new constructions. The Ocean Drive area is comprised primarily of older homes, close to downtown Corpus Christi. Flour Bluff is midway between Corpus Christi proper and Padre Island. Its proximity to the military installations makes it a popular neighborhood for military families, and the highly-rated Flour Bluff Independent School District makes it a desirable location for residents. Padre Island attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year, but locals love the relaxed atmosphere and easy beach access. Calallen is the furthest west side of the city.