Tucked away in southern Texas, Corpus Christi is a place where you’re much more likely to see bicyclers in flip flops than dirt-kicking, spur-wearing cowboys on horses. This is the Florida of Texas, sans the price tag – where windsurfers, fishing poles and sailboat masts create the skyline. Nestled on Corpus Christi Bay, the greater Coastal Bend is surrounded by water, folks in their convertibles, and a bustling and efficient community juxtaposed with an “I’ll get to it tomorrow” attitude.
But don’t be fooled – the Coastal Bend is much more than a beach. Those who live in the area do so not only for the “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” mentality, but also for its thriving economy, largely attributed to the Port of Corpus Christi. Many energy companies have invested in developments near the port in order to facilitate transportation.
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The local art scene is growing, the farmers markets are plentiful and the history is unique. The region’s maritime culture is on display at the USS Lexington and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, while natural areas like the Padre Island National Seashore and the Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge showcase the metro area’s beautiful coastal setting. Speaking of, the local food scene is unbeatable thanks to the abundance of fresh Gulf seafood.