More than just a popular tourist destination, Corpus Christi is a great city for senior citizens to call home during their golden years. With approximately 450,000 people living in the greater metro area, and a 15% senior citizen population, this port city truly is a Gulf Coast crown jewel. For most seniors, the effect of aging also creates the desire to stay warm. On average, Corpus Christi stays in the 60's and 70's between October through November, and 80's to high 90's from May to September. If you do start to sizzle in the summer there is an easy solution… simply cruise down to one of the many beaches in the area and take a dip in the refreshing ocean water. We recommend Rockport Beach, McGee Beach, Mustang Island Beach, and North Beach.
Many seniors decide to retire in popular beach destination such as Florida or South Carolina. As fantastic as these cities are for retirees, the cost of living tends to be much higher than Corpus Christi. Overall, the cost of living in Texas Riviera is considerably lower than most coastal cities, mostly because housing prices are significantly lower, plus you can find much of the same perks as the aforementioned cities, with fantastic fishing, local beaches, golf courses, rich history, and great nightlife. Redfish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and Baffin Bay, are several places to catch speckled trout, flounder, and black drum. The Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington, and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History are open year-round. Cruise down South Padre Island Drive and eat at a plethora of fantastic restaurants and local bars.
The overall quality of healthcare is always important to consider when mulling over where to spend the next chapter of life, especially for seniors. Although, Corpus Christi has that "small town feel" it does not have small town healthcare. Large geriatric programs are readily available at Christus Sohn Hospital, Care Regional Medical Center, and Kindred Hospital. There are also a number of senior service providers to choose from just in case you require additional care, including home care agencies, nursing homes, assisted living communities, and retirement homes. If you or an aging loved one needs help navigating the complex world of senior healthcare, please do not hesitate to call one of our FREE Care Advisors at 1-800-955-8510. Also, to the left you will find a directory with over 50 categories of services throughout greater Corpus Christ.
Naval Air Station (NAS) is located just 6 miles from downtown, and thus, many of the current residents living in Corpus Christi have strong ties to the US Military. Corpus Christi is also home to a large Hispanic community, as the US/Mexico Border is only a 2.5 hour drive south. According to City-Data, the population is broken down as follows: 62% Hispanic, 31% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 2% Asian. What a fantastic blend of culture and diversity!