There’s a reason Port Aransas and Mustang Island are among the state’s most in-demand vacation spots.

But while these areas might be an escape from the daily grind for most people, for those who reside in the Port Aransas-Mustang Island area, the scenic views, relaxing sea breezes and constant sunny weather are just an everyday part of life.

Home to the Lone Star State’s best beaches, you’ll encounter friendly dolphins, the call of countless gulls and pelicans, and the smell of salty, sweet beach air all around. Swimming, diving, fishing, parasailing, golfing and bird-watching are easy year-round in Port A, thanks to the city’s moderate climate and convenient location.

The community is also home to top-notch shopping, dining and entertainment options, including the Port Aransas Museum, Mustang Island State Park and the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, which lets you get up close and personal with gators, crabs, birds and a variety of fish. Be sure to check out the town’s BeachtoberFest for true family fun.

Neighborhoods in the Port Aransas-Mustang Island area run the gamut, offering everything from the peak of luxury to more affordable, laid-back communities. Cinnamon Shore, for example, is an upscale, master-planned condominium community complete with its own “town center,” entertainment stage, restaurants, boardwalk, stocked lakes and more. For more low-key living, the Sandcastle Condominiums offer easy beach access, a sparkling pool and affordable prices in one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Boasting a variety of communities and price points, Port Aransas-Mustang Island offers beachside living for all types of households. Come see this beautiful Texas respite for yourself—you may never want to leave.