|Bedrooms||Average Rent||Cheapest Rent||Highest Rent|
|1 Bedroom Apartments||$937||$509||$2,788|
|2 Bedroom Apartments||$1,107||$568||$4,897|
|3 Bedroom Apartments||$1,417||$607||$3,996|
|4+ Bedroom Apartments||$854||$659||$1,637|
A coastal city with a cosmopolitan, artistic heartbeat, Corpus Christi comes by its nickname of “The Texas Riviera” honestly. Offering vast swaths of sealine and miles of promenade -- as well as beautiful barrier islands -- the city is also dotted with lakes and rivers. Along with boasting major museums and gardens, Corpus Christi is home to several colleges and libraries. Given its status as one of the largest port cities in the U.S., it often comes as no surprise to those looking for Corpus Christi apartments that major employers include Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Army Depot’s helicopter repair operation.
From its origins as a trading post in the 1830s, the area served as an army camp during the war with Mexico, and Corpus Christi was incorporated in 1852. The Port of Corpus Christi, which quickly became a major part of the city’s growth and identify, was completed in 1926. The naval air station followed, opening soon after World War II.
Short, mild winters are a major selling point for people checking out apartments in Corpus Christi. Snow is virtually unheard of, with temperatures rarely falling below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the coldest months. Spring begins early -- around March -- while October heralds in a very mellow autumn, with temperatures in the 70s. Of course, summers are known for their heat and humidity, but the city’s breezier-than-normal winds help mitigate these factors.
Dozens of city buses serve Corpus Christi daily, and several among the fleet are decked out as red trolley cars. The buses, operated by the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, also offers a “bike and ride” option for those commuters who’d like to bike part of the way to work, school or shopping. While the city is still working on pedestrian-friendly options, the best neighborhoods for walkers are the Bay Area, South Side and Central City areas. When you need to travel further longer distances, the Corpus Christi International Airport is conveniently close by.
Harbor Bridge and the John F. Kennedy Causeway provide access in and out of the city for commuters. Major highways and interstates convenient to Corpus Christi include I-37, I-69E and Texas State Highway 44. Traffic is relatively manageable in the city, with the average commute time calculated at between 15 to 19 minutes.
For both local and far-flung news, look to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, a daily newspaper. Several network affiliate and independent television channels are based in Corpus Christi, as are dozens of radio stations offering a broad range of news/talk, music, religious, sports and multilingual options.
People looking for Corpus Christi apartments often do so because of its famous water views and beach life, as well as its cosmopolitan downtown. But in truth, each of the city’s zones has its own personality. With a culture that embraces everything from the rodeo to modern art, and which draws from upon its diverse cultural heritage, Corpus Christi is always surprising visitors and residents alike. It’s both arty and upscale, scholarly and laidback. It’s part cowboy, part Mexican bohemian, part surfer -- and all heart.
Harbor Bridge, which crosses the Port of Corpus Christi, is famously bedecked in colored lights after nightfall. Another landmark, the USS Lexington is a massive floating museum ship anchored in North Bay. The city’s Shoreline Promenade boasts several gazebo-like structures known as the “Miradors del Mar,” or “sea watchers.” The promenade seawall is also increasingly famous, because of its stunning murals created by local artists. The islands just off Corpus Christi, Padre and Mustang islands, are also familiar landmarks throughout Texas and beyond.
Along with visiting the USS Lexington, other family-friendly activities in this coastal city include swimming at beaches like the one at the Padre Island National Seashore, or visiting the Texas State Aquarium. Kayaking, surfing, birding and watching sea turtles hatch are all popular daytime activities, while nighttime brings a vibrant club and dining scene. High-end shopping opportunities include fashionable boutiques and antique malls, as well as the multi-vendor El Mercado market square. Or catch one of the city’s sports franchises, such as the Corpus Christi Ice Rays hockey team, and the minor league baseball team Corpus Christi Hooks.
Special annual events include the Arts Alive weekend in September, and the Dia de los Muertos Street Festival in late October. Music lovers look forward to the city’s Texas Jazz festival in October, while foodies revel in both “Shrimporee” in June and A La Mano (Food Truck Fridays), running from September to December. Buc Days -- a rodeo-themed festival and fair -- happens in the spring at various points around the Bayfront area of the city.
For overnight camping and beach trips, head to Corpus Christi’s offshore islands. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, 50 miles away, is ideal for spotting exotic creatures. Corpus Christi is also within a few hours’ ride to Mexican cities like Nuevo Laredo, as well as Texan meccas like Houston and Austin.
When it comes to Corpus Christi apartments, neighborhoods in the Bay Area are much in demand. Water views and proximity to kayaking, sailing and other activities are obvious reasons for this popularity, but the area also offers access to the Texas A&M branch. Despite its name, the Central City section is actually somewhat rural, but you can find apartments here, as well as plenty of food and clothes shopping. Calallen, known for its excellent schools, is another family-friendly section of the city. For couples and singles looking for Corpus Christi apartments in the downtown region, you’ll find plenty of suitable buildings dotted among the clubs and boutiques. Ingleside is a bit quirkier, with docks and outdoor marking places making for a great mix among both traditional and beach-themed apartment dwellings.
Known as 'the sparkling city by the sea' and one of the great state of Texas' most lively coastal regions, Corpus Christi has become a natural place for Texans who are seeking life on the coast. With a plentiful amount of options in Corpus Christi apartments for rent available all over the city, this south Texas gem is a haven for fishermen, beach lovers and just about anyone who loves living in a Gulf Coast atmosphere.
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Then of course once you've moved in, you have to get the most out of your Corpus life by getting out of the apartment and enjoying all that this city has to offer. With amazing attractions like the historic USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium located just moments from any doorstep, newly situated residents will have little worry of finding ways to enjoy their free time. The Museum of Science and History is another captivating destination, while the Suter Wildlife Refuge is one of the state's best bird watching areas. Throw in fishing trips and day trips to the beach and this city truly has so much adventure to offer its residents.
For those looking to enrich their minds, Texas A&M University maintains a local campus in the heart of the city too.
The Lone Star State is a fantastic place to call home, and living by the coast makes it even better. Let us help you find the perfect new home among the many available listings for Corpus Christi apartments for rent at ApartmentHomeLiving.com today!