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Moving Tips and Information to Corpus Christi

Located in southern Texas on the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi possesses breathtaking waterfront views and comfortable year round temperatures. The humid, subtropical climate brings extended sunny summers and shorter mild winters. Corpus Christi is nicknamed ‘Sparkling City by the Sea’ and the more than 300,000 residents would probably agree with that. Because the city is located on the Gulf, it is a major port city for the United States, ranking as the fifth largest in size. Since many costal cities have higher wind speeds, outdoor activities such as kite boarding, wind surfing, fishing, boating and sailing are very popular. If that type of excitement isn’t what you’re looking for, the city and residents take a much more laid back approach to life and enjoy a slower paced lifestyle. So if you are looking to move to Corpus Christi, we have the knowledge and expertise to help assist you in anything moving related.

Valuable Information on Both Moving to and Living in Corpus

We have more than 20 truck rental facilities within the city limits of Corpus Christi; this makes it easy for you to rent or return moving equipment at any time. If you are new to the city, the information below may help you when moving to or living in Corpus Christi.

  • Neighborhood Selection – At the center of the city, downtown Corpus Christi thrives on shopping, restaurants, and nightlife; it attracts more tourists than any other part of the city. The Bay Area neighborhood near downtown is the place to live if you own a boat and enjoy frequently being on the waterfront. Not only is Bay Area on Corpus Christi Bay, but it also offers multiple shopping options such as the Sunrise Mall and many local shops. If you are moving to Corpus Christi with children, Calallen, Annaville or Ingleside are good neighborhoods to consider living in to raise your family. These three areas are well known for high quality schooling and nearby amenities like local shops, grocery stores, and fast dining. Del Mar is one of Corpus Christi’s oldest and most historical neighborhoods; it is also where the Del Mar College has been educating students since 1935. Across the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, Mustang and Padre Island both have waterfront properties to rent or own, but the island is best known as a Spring Break destination.
  • Humidity – Proper storage is crucial when moving, especially in humid climates similar to Corpus Christi. For all those extra pieces of furniture or family valuables, make sure to find a well-ventilated storage unit to prevent any of your belongings from becoming damaged. With a relative humidity range of 55% to 91% in Corpus Christi, Texas, we offer humidity controlled self-storage centers to make sure your household items stay out of harms way.
  • Move Smarter – If you're moving a short distance, you may be able to get away with making more than one trip. However, if you will be moving longer distances, let's say Phoenix to Corpus Christi for example, you'll need to make sure you have the right size of truck. Choosing the right size vehicle to move your belongings is particularly important when moving farther away, so experts recommend using the following two tips:
    • In general, the contents of a dorm or one-bedroom apartments will fit in a 15' cube truck.
    • Two to three fully furnished bedrooms will require a 24'-26' truck to ensure your move is completed in one trip. Generally, the contents of most homes will fit in a 24' truck with one to two trips.
  • Events & Traffic – Festivals and outdoor activities are constantly taking place in this lively city. Large events, such as the Lunar New Year Festival, Texas A&M University's Parade of Nations, and the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series, are only some of the things to choose to attend throughout the year. Remember to always be sure to check the city's event calendar to avoid traffic and huge crowds when moving, especially if you are relocating downtown. Once settled in, be sure to join the fun!


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