The beating heart of Corpus Christi, the city’s downtown neighborhood is alive year-round with cultural events, festivals, concerts, and folks simply basking in “the sparkling city by the sea.”

Looking out over Corpus Christi Bay, the streets of downtown are chock-full of original food, art, and cultural hubs. From fine dining to casual fare to trendy food trucks, there’s palate-expanding cuisine on every block, and there’s always a welcoming bar around the corner to top off the evening. The American Bank Centers brings dozens of concerts, shows, and conventions to town every year, and a few steps away, top attractions like the Texas State Aquarium, Art Museum of South Texas, U.S.S. Lexington, and the Selena statue offer endless entertainment.

As the economic epicenter of Corpus Christi, Downtown bustles with doctors, bankers, lawyers, engineers, small business owners, techies, and artists. Perhaps inspired by the soaring murals and the extraordinary coastal skyline, residents and visitors alike come together Downtown to celebrate original food, art, and ideas.

From high-rise condominiums and apartment complexes to single-family homes, there’s a home for everyone in this city. Real estate downtown ranges from the 80,000s to the 800,000s. Students living Downtown attend schools in the Corpus Christi Independent School District, as well as Central Catholic Elementary and St. James Episcopal School.