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    NAS Corpus Christi, TX Local Information

    NAS Corpus Christi is in the city limits of Corpus Christi, Texas. Corpus Christi has about 313,000 people, and is in Nueces County, which has a population of about 340,000 people. A nearby commuting-distance small community is Portland (16,000), and further communities include Port Aransas, Rockport, Robstown, and Kingsville.

    It is about 18 miles from downtown Corpus Christi to the Naval Air Station; this takes about 23 minutes to commute, but the city is fairly spread out and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Nueces County is about 25 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Corpus Christi area ranges from $500 to $800 per month, with a median of about $600 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a detached house in Corpus Christi is about $145,000, compared to $180,000 for Texas. A townhouse in Corpus Christi is about $250,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Corpus Christi is a large city in South Texas, in the "Coastal Bend" area, just off the Texas coast. The city is one of the largest seaports in the USA, handling tens of millions of tons of cargo of all sorts each year. This is a majority Hispanic city, with a blend of several ethnic groups.

    Corpus Christi is part of the South Texas-Coastal Bend region, near the southern tip of the state. This area is nearly tropical in climate, and a cross-over area for the Texan-Mexican region. The area is partly protected from coastal storms by a thin layer of barrier islands, which create a series of narrow oceanside bays, with some deeper inland bays. This gives a lot of waterfront for boating, sailing, and other water sports.

    NAS Corpus Christi is in the Flour Bluff section of town; it's called Flour Bluff from a shipment of smuggled Mexican flour confiscated by the Republic of Texas during the Mexican-French Pastry War - no, really, that was the name of an actual war.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a warm, dry climate, with winter temperatures in the mid-60s to high 40s and summer temperatures in the mid-90s to mid-70s range; winter lows can be as low as the teens and highs into the 90s, and summer highs as much as 105. The area has regular, strong, and gusty winds, and is subject to occasional hurricanes; be prepared for this sort of disaster. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are generally mild to warm. Snow is very rare.