On the coastal edges of Corpus Christi, the neighborhoods of Flour Bluff and North Padre Island look out over both the Laguna Madre and Gulf of Mexico. They are, in short, a beach-lover’s dream. Between the two of them, Flour Bluff and North Padre boast countless piers, mini golf courses, restaurants, golf courses and parks, and the state’s newest Schlitterbahn Water Park. Surrounded by sparkling waters, sea breezes and beautiful, scenic views, these communities are truly idyllic.

A quick jaunt over the bridge, North Padre Island is the paradisal epitome of “island life.” Laid-back, relaxed, and full of beautiful sights and sounds, North Padre has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing are just a few of its residents’ favorite activities, and thanks to the community’s year-round moderate temperature, there’s no limit to when or where you can take part. Ten miles down the island is Padre Island National Seashore, the world’s longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island, with over sixty miles of protected beaches, wetlands, prairies, and tidal flats.

Point Tesoro is one of the community’s top neighborhoods, offering upscale, spacious real estate starting in the upper $300,000s, while Gulfstream offers beachside condominium life with instant access to rolling waves, sparkling pools, restaurants, shopping, and more. The options for North Padre living come in all shapes and sizes.

Students of North Padre have two fantastic options when it comes to public schools. On the island, Seashore Charter Schools offers a top-rated education at their campuses: Seashore Early Childhood Academy, Seashore Learning Center, and Seashore Middle Academy. Over the bridge there is Flour Bluff Independent School District, a district rated “recognized” by the Texas Education Agency. Campuses include Flour Bluff Early Childhood Center, Flour Bluff Primary School, Flour Bluff Elementary School, Flour Bluff Intermediate School, Flour Bluff Junior High School and Flour Bluff High School.