Upscale Corpus: the 8 Most Exclusive Areas in the City
For those who have passed the “first home buyer” phase and are looking to expand their living situation into something more luxurious, several Corpus Christi neighborhoods provide that sense of comfort, class, and luxury. Whether you want to live next to the beach or in the thick of downtown, there’s a community for every style of upscale homebuyer. In accordance, here are the eight most exclusive neighborhoods in the city!
Edgewater Terrace is located just west of Ward Island and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus. The neighborhood has stunning Mediterranean-style homes looking out towards the bay, some having 5+ bedrooms and multiple all-purpose rooms for complete home customization. Some homes are remodeled mid-century homes that maintain the classic look with an updated twist. Expect gardens and decks that cater to the coastal life. Homes are listing for around $300,000 on average, but some of the most luxurious homes that sit on the bay are listed at over $2 million.
Key Allegro is referred to as “The Texas Riviera” and is one of the most luxurious communities in the Rockport area. Homeowners in Key Allegro live like true islanders in a “key-like” neighborhood design with water passing between blocks of homes like a fine-tooth comb. This neighborhood is ideal for people who own boats and use them frequently, as there is access to the coast right from the neighborhood. There is a park nearby, as well as plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and museums. An average home in Key Allegro is selling for $500,000 and is well worth it.
Point Tesoro is located on North Padre directly across the causeway to the island. Tucked away behind Schlitterbahn water park, this neighborhood also includes water inlets between each block for homeowners who want the ocean in their backyard. Most of the homes in this neighborhood are listing for around $350,000, but there are plenty of houses here going for well over $700,000. One of the great additions to the subdivision is Douden Park, a community garden that residents can use to grow things together and foster community.
The Bay Area is a long stretch of homes that run from near the Central City area all the way across Ward Island, which hosts the campus of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Homes along Corpus Christi Bay are listed for over $500,000, with most of them exceeding $1 million. These homes are located off Ocean Drive and come in all different styles and levels of comfort. For the most affluent home buyer, you’ll want to check out some of the homes that look like European castles. Either way, there are plenty of homes out here that are two-stories for ideal waterfront views, and decks outside to make it a fixture for entertaining guests.
If you want a high-class living situation but still want that big-city feel, downtown Corpus Christi is a the perfect neighborhood for urban luxury. Homes in this neighborhood are located next to Blucher Park, a heavily wooded park with a creek…the perfect place for the avid bird-watcher in the family. Another nearby area is the Sports, Entertainment, and Arts District: an area set up for outdoor music events, baseball games, and art showcases. Of course, living downtown, you will be close to all the amazing food and nightlife options. Homes in this neighborhood are on the market for over $450,000, with some at almost double that figure.
Right behind Point Tesoro is the gorgeous neighborhood of Port O’Call. Picture in your mind the typical waterfront properties going along the beach and then add brilliant splashes of color and class – that is Port O’Call. Homes vary in style from Mediterranean style homes that blend rustic and modern touches to traditional beach-style homes painted vibrant and lively colors. Some homes have outdoor entertainment areas complete with kitchens and televisions, as well as boat docks to situate your marine vessel right in your own backyard. Houses in the Port O’Call community sit on the market around $400,000, with some more elegant homes surpassing $3 million.
Waverly Estates is a little six-block area of homes in the Bay Area, reserved for the most luxurious of homeowners. One home on the market has seven bedrooms and chandeliers in almost every room of the house. Sounds like my kind of place! Once again, find yourself in the waterfront area of Ocean Drive overlooking Corpus Christi Bay or tucked away inside the neighborhood, still only a block or so from the water. Houses in this neighborhood vary in style but offer that beach-style simplicity. Currently, homes on the market are listed for well over $1.5 million.
Flour Bluff is a little neighborhood located on the Encinal Peninsula and borders Corpus Christi Bay on the north, Oso Bay on the west, and Laguna Madre on the east. While you might be surprised by Flour Bluff being on this list because of its diverse neighborhood community and affordable homes, the houses available with waterfront property are some of the most expensive homes in Corpus Christi. Face Laguna Madre for some gorgeous views from your living room. Expect homes with gated entrances, water features, and a sleek Mediterranean feel.
Homes along the water in Flour Bluff are selling for over $1 million, and with the growing population of Corpus Christi, that might be a modest number on the market for future years. Waldron Park has a nine hole golf course to enjoy, and the Gulf Winds Golf Course is on the North Bluff with a full eighteen holes.