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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Corpus Christi is $789,514, which is more expensive than 94.9% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 84.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Corpus Christi City Center is currently $1,436, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.9% of Texas neighborhoods.

Corpus Christi City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Corpus Christi, TX is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Corpus Christi City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Corpus Christi, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Corpus Christi City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.9%, which is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Furthermore, the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 88.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, an interesting characteristic about the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

Occupations

With 1.8% of employed workers living in the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Diversity

Did you know that the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood has more Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Corpus Christi are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood, 48.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.8%), and 7.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (28.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in Corpus Christi, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (37.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report English roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.2%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Corpus Christi City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (68.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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