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Corpus Christi, TX
Overview of Corpus Christi
The wide choice of apartments and rentals in Corpus Christi, TX, offers many opportunities for newcomers to enjoy life in this coastal city. Nicknamed the "Sparkling City by the Sea," Corpus Christi is an unique mix of the people who live, work and play here. It's a blending of military personnel, oil workers, professionals, cowboys and surfers.
Living in Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi sits alongside Corpus Christi Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, south of San Antonio. It began as a trading post in 1838 known as Kinney's Ranch. The quiet settlement became a staging ground in 1845 for U.S. troops preparing for the Mexican-American War the following year. The war secured Texas and the present-day Southwest for the U.S. The city incorporated in 1852 under its present name. The town grew slowly with the main industries being sheep and cattle and related industries. It became an important shipping center even though it was hampered by a shallow bay and the barrier islands.
By the early 20th century, four railroads served the city, which helped bring new businesses, residents and tourists. Finally, after years of planning and construction, the city opened a deep water port in 1926. That, along with the discovery of oil in the county, helped the city weather the worst of the Great Depression. In the years leading up to World War II, the Naval Air Station opened at Corpus Christi and continues to this day.
Residents of Corpus Christi today enjoy more than 250 sunny days each year in a breezy seaside location. They appreciate the area's diverse economy and thriving tourist industry. Plus there are numerous recreational, historic and cultural opportunities.
Popular Corpus Christi neighborhoods include: Calallen, Flour Bluff, Clarkwood and Annaville..
Corpus Christi Work & Study
Corpus Christi's economy is supported by the fifth largest port in the U.S., the petroleum and natural gas industries, manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, tourism and the military. Some of the manufactured goods include gypsum, metals, stone products, glass and chemicals. Plants in the city also process seafood, meat and cottonseed oil. Other top employment sectors include services, retail, government and healthcare. More than 6,000 residents are civilian employees at local military installations as well.
Educational opportunities can be pursued at several institutions of higher learning. These include the Corpus Christi campus of Texas A & M University, the private Our Lady of Corpus Christi and Del Mar College, a community college.
Corpus Christi Cost of Living
The cost of living in Corpus Christi is quite affordable, about 15 percent lower than the national average. This translates into affordable rental living. Monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts at about $500, although $600 to $700 is more common. Two-bedrooms start at $685 with a wider selection available at $850 to $900. Luxury, resort-style rentals are available as well for somewhat higher prices.
Corpus Christi Attractions & Entertainment
There are plenty of attractions and entertainment venues in Corpus Christi with a little something for everyone. For historical and cultural diversions, there's the Museum of Science and History, the Heritage Park and Cultural Center, the Texas State Aquarium, the Texas Surf Museum, and the USS Lexington, a WW II era aircraft carrier that is now a museum. The Lexington is one of the city's most popular attractions. It was used as a set in the 2000 feature film, Pearl Harbor.
Outdoor attractions obviously include the city's bay-front beaches, plus the beaches of nearby Padre and Mustang islands. Water sports like surfing, sailing, fishing, kite boarding, wind surfing and swimming are a given here. But you can also golf, play tennis, or go bird watching. There also is the area's natural beauty which can be found at the protected Padre Island National Seashore. The national seashore is a 70-mile stretch of protected coastline that serves as a haven for 380 species of birds. It also has a rich history including shipwrecks of Spanish vessels from the 1500s.
As a tourist destination, you can count on a wide selections in dining, nightlife and shopping in the city as well
Corpus Christi Special Events
Corpus Christi hosts a number of special events during the year. Everyone is sure to find an event with special appeal for them.
Buccaneer Days, also called "Buc Days," has been a city staple for 75 years. Held in the spring, it includes multiple events, including a carnival, rodeo, illuminated night parade and more. Midget Ocean Racing Fleet runs weekly races on Corpus Christi Bay, and is the longest running event of its kind. Open to sailors at all levels, the weekly event is a working sails only pursuit race. Rockport Seafair features crab races, live entertainment, seafood and a carnival among other things. Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts is a three-day event celebrating the performing and visual arts. Held at the Corpus Christi Art Center if has art displays, demos by arts, performances and a kids area with interactive art stations.
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