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Guide to Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Apartments For Rent

A coastal city with more wind than Chicago, Corpus Christi is a beautiful southern city in the great state of Texas. From Latin translation meaning “body of Christ,” Corpus Christi was named by a Spanish explorer in 1519 when he discovered the semitropical bay. With 460.2 square miles, the majority of this city is covered in water, 305.6 square miles.

Due to such a large amount of water, Corpus Christi is nicknamed the “Texas Riviera” and the “Sparkling City by the Sea.” Not only has this large quantity of water been the basis for nicknames, but it is also the source of great outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, birdwatching, and just playing in the sand along shore.

Corpus Christi is a sparkling city indeed. Being home to nearly 450,000 people, Port of Corpus Christi, which is the fifth-largest in the United States, serving the Corpus Christi International Airport, and accommodating the students of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, this is certainly a vibrant city of life. Home to oil workers, cowboy culture, surfers, the upscale, and more, living in Corpus Christi can be great for anyone.

Things to Do in Corpus Christi:

Whether you want to learn a little bit more about history, have a fun day with the family, dine on fresh seafood, enjoy the nightlife, do some shopping, whatever it is, there is no shortage of things to do. It doesn’t matter what kind of person you are or what your hobbies are in Corpus Christi, there is sure to be something in this wonderful city that you will enjoy.

Take a walk back in time as your explore a naval aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington. One of the major attractions of Corpus Christi, this is also a piece of history that offers a humbling look into the lives of those aboard this vessel and the things that went on during times of war. Don’t forget the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, and the Art Museum of South Texas. Tour the oldest shipwreck and marvel at its treasures, or go visit the various art exhibits filled with works of local and national artists, or even take an art class.

The Texas State Aquarium is a day of fun and excitement waiting to happen. Located on Corpus Christi Beach, this aquarium is home to 12 exhibits, filled with animals from around the world. The entire family is sure to have a blast as you explore the Amazon jungle, Tortuga Cay and more. For more looks at nature the Padre Island National Seashore is 130,000 acres of exploration, while the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center offer a variety of over 2,500 different flowers to admire. For a more casual time with nature the Mustang Island State Park is the place to go. Enjoy some fishing or build a sand castle along the five miles of Gulf Coast shore; there is even a Paddling Trail for kayaking.

When it comes to food, Corpus Christi is the home of fresh seafood and authentic Tex-Mex. The gorgeous backdrop of the glistening waters makes every dining experience remarkable.  Restaurants like Carmen’s Authentic Mexican and WaterStreet Seafood Company are wonderful eateries. You can’t be in Texas and not have a steak of enjoy some BBQ at places like Katz 21 Steak & Spirits or Bad Brad’s Bar-B-Q Joint.

Corpus Christi nightlife is extremely active with night clubs, billiards halls, comedy clubs, karaoke, and so much more. Places like the Lizard Lounge, Cassidy’s Irish Pub, and Overtime Bar are all local hot spots to visit for a night on the town.

Shopping in Corpus Christi is easy to do with all the options available. With so many plazas, shopping centers, and consignment shops you’ll find whatever you need. La Palmera is the local mall. With over 100 stores and eateries, valet parking, and air conditioning, La Palmera is a one stop shop for all your shopping needs.

What to Consider When Moving to Corpus Christi:

It is quite clear that Corpus Christi has a lot to offer in terms of food, shopping, nightlife and culture. It is also home to a large university and many different neighborhoods. With so much division, there are many things to consider when searching for Corpus Christi apartments.

North Beach, also known as Rincon Point, is a neighborhood of Corpus Christi located in the far north region. Surrounded by Corpus Christi Bay and Nueces Bay, North Beach is also referred to as Corpus Christi Beach for the sandy beach of the bay. The area is home to the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington.

Mustang Island is a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Large portions of this island and Padre Island are part of Corpus Christi. This island is a very popular destination for spring breakers due to the beach.

North Padre island, similar to Mustang Island, is a barrier island. This northern part of Padre Island is indeed a district of Corpus Christi and is a high income residential area as well as a popular spot for fishing and boating.

Robstown in a western suburb of Corpus Christi and is recognized as the official home of Texas Hold ‘em poker. This area has some hot and humid summers and mild winters.

Flour Bluff is divided into a northern and southern region. North Bluff is mostly occupied by the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. This region holds a lot of history.

Why Corpus Christi Apartments Are Hot:

The glimmering waters that encompass the bulk of the city welcome in all who want to move to Corpus Christi. The abundance of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed on the water as well as on land make Corpus Christi apartments appealing to the sports and adventure enthusiasts. The beaches and many attractions will keep the family time enjoyable as you explore new things every weekend.

The food of Corpus Christi will provide a wide array of flavors and origins sure to please any palate. The nightlife, shopping, and education are all around wonderful for the local adults and college students that call Corpus Christi home. Corpus Christi is such an amazing place that 74 percent of those that visit the city actually reside in Texas. Live in the city that other Texans are visiting.

Why Corpus Christi?

  • Heritage Park features a self-guided tour of the nine historic Victorian homes and the Cultural Center.
  • Exciting events include the Texas International Boat Show, Marina Market Days, and the Texas Jazz Festival.
  • Surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, sailing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, beachcombing, and wildlife viewing.
  • Great golfing at Corpus Christi’s two municipal courses, Lozano Golf Center and Oso Beach Golf Course.
  • Enjoying live performances at the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Harbor Playhouse.
  • Buccaneer Days, a rodeo, festival, and carnival that has taken place in Corpus Christi for over 75 years.
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