These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Corpus Christi

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Corpus Christi are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Corpus Christi, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Corpus Christi neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Corpus Christi are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Corpus Christi:

  1. Mustang-Padre Island
  2. Bay Area
  3. South Side
  4. Calallen
  5. Flour Bluff
  6. Northwest
  7. Central City

Read on to see how we determined the places around Corpus Christi that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Corpus Christi?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Corpus Christi, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 7 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Corpus Christi.” We’re lookin’ at you, Mustang-Padre Island.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Corpus Christi has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Mustang-Padre Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,903
Median Home Price: $286,650
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,031
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%

2. Bay Area

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,866
Median Home Price: $149,188
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,003
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

3. South Side

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 103,198
Median Home Price: $143,535
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,360
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

4. Calallen

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,783
Median Home Price: $131,880
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,281
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

5. Flour Bluff

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,371
Median Home Price: $105,808
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,772
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

6. Northwest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,335
Median Home Price: $106,045
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,692
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

7. Central City

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 92,539
Median Home Price: $65,628
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,320
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Corpus Christi

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Corpus Christi where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Corpus Christi:

  1. Central City
  2. Northwest
  3. Flour Bluff

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Corpus Christi

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Mustang-Padre Island 1 3,903 $286,650 2,031 2.7%
Bay Area 2 39,866 $149,188 4,003 5.0%
South Side 3 103,198 $143,535 4,360 4.6%
Calallen 4 14,783 $131,880 4,281 3.2%
Flour Bluff 5 17,371 $105,808 5,772 5.0%
Northwest 6 15,335 $106,045 5,692 6.0%
Central City 7 92,539 $65,628 7,320 5.8%

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