The Spanish government was the first entity to own Padre Island until 1820 when the Mexican Revolution took place. After the revolution, Mexico took ownership of Padre Island from 1821 until 1836, when the Republic of Texas was formed and took over ownership. The Republic of Texas claimed a stretch of land between the Nueces River and the River Grande River. Following the Mexican-American War that took place between 1845 and 1848, the Texas territory came under the control of the United States government, along with Corpus Christi. During these various ownerships, the island was known by different names such as La Isla Blanca (White Island), Isla de los Malaguitas (Island of the Malachites), with Padre Island being the most recent. The first permanent European settlement occurred on the southern tip of Corpus Christi and was established by Padre Nicolas Balli, a Spanish priest, after whom it’s named after. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the only people to visit the island were the Native American tribes, a few Spanish troops, and survivors of three shipwrecks that happened off its shores in the 16th century.
Corpus Christi Island is in proximity to other islands such as Padre Island and Mustang Island. Padre Island is situated along the southern coast of Texas and is the largest of the barrier islands. Not only that, but it is the world's longest barrier island. It stretches from Corpus Christi to the resort community of South Padre Island and is about 113 miles long and 1.8 miles wide. It’s home to Padre Island National Seashore, which has been designated as a "Globally Important Bird Area" and is a perfect place for birdwatching. Some of the birds you can find there are sanderling, great blue heron, brown pelican, and cattle egret. Then you have Mustang Island, which is 18 miles long and is an excellent place for swimming, sail boating, diving, and, of course, wildlife viewing. In addition to that, there is the Texas State Aquarium located at 2710 North Shoreline Boulevard. This aquarium features an extensive collection of local aquatic sea life, a dolphin preserve, coral reefs, touch pools, a shark tank, and a children's playground. For shopping and dining options, you have places such as La Palmera 5488 South Padre Island Drive, offering over 100 mainline shops and stores, as well as Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's as anchor stores.
South Padre Island real estate features an assortment of single-family homes representing various floor plans, architectural styles, and luxurious features. On average, single-family homes range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and roughly 1,470 square feet to seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and about 11,000 square feet, Some of the amenities listed for these homes include theater rooms, recording studios, billiard rooms, elevators, and much more. In order to learn more about available real estate in South Padre Island, Texas, or to schedule a tour, feel free to contact us today so we may assist you further.
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