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Corpus Christi, TX

Getting to Know Corpus Christi

Living in Corpus Christi is like being on vacation every day. With miles of beautiful beaches and nearby Padre and Mustang Islands, Corpus Christi enjoys warm sea breezes and an average temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Averaging 255 days of sunshine per year, Corpus Christi is a great place to find your new apartment.  Whether you are looking for Corpus Christi rental homes, Corpus Christi vacation rentals or apartments in Corpus Christi, let Apartment Guide help you find the home that speaks to you.

 

Did You Know?

Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, a Spanish explorer, mapped the areas around the Corpus Christi Bay in 1517. He happened to enter the bay on the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi (body of Christ)--and that's how this city came to bear the same name.

 

Best Neighborhoods in Corpus Christi

This Texas city overlooking the Gulf of Mexico offers a wide variety of neighborhoods, from the hip to the upscale:

  • Mustang-Padre Island: An upscale neighborhood and one of the most popular vacation spots on the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Calallen: Attractive to families who appreciate its excellent public high school.
  • Downtown: Hip millennials love being within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and weekend excitement.
  • Bay Area: This upscale neighborhood puts you close to Corpus Christi Bay, ideal if you love the beaches, boating and fun in the sun.
  • Ingleside: Just a short commute from downtown, this is the place if you want to be near families, Cole Park and an array of al fresco dining options.

 

Free Things to Do in Corpus Christi

It goes without saying the local beaches are the best free thing in Corpus Christi, with lovely shorelines that provide ample opportunity to fly kites, play a game of bocce, or simply take in the views. Other free things to do include seeing the cool exhibits at Texas Surf Museum or a trip to 43-acre Cole Park to enjoy the skate park, lighted fishing pier and live music and movie nights in the summer.

 

Activities for Families with Kids  

While your young ones might not be ready for a visit to the Art Museum of South Texas or Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the splash and burbling of the Watergardens between the two is irresistible. The Corpus Christi Independent School District has 60 schools, with Seashore Middle Academy, a charter school, and Windsor Park G/T considered two of the best.


Outdoor Living
Everyone needs variety, and Corpus Christi offers great shopping, delicious dining options, a vibrant nightlife and lots of outdoor activities. Enjoy fishing and bird watching, stroll along the marina, or even drop by one of the city's skate parks. If surfing the waves is your thing, Corpus Christi has you covered; its 18 mile-per-hour average wind speed makes for excellent kiteboarding and windsurfing.

 

Best Beaches in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is perhaps best known for its beautiful beaches, including North Beach and McGee Beach as well as two barrier islands, Mustang Island and Padre Island. Because the ocean is a quick drive from nearly anywhere in the city, residents can easily head to the shore and enjoy a relaxing swim or sunbathing. As an added bonus, several apartments and rental properties are within walking distance of the Corpus Christi's best beaches.