Contrary to what I read in another review, there is no water in the South Side neighborhood, unless you buy a house with a pool. The bay is 4.5 miles away and you'll drive 10 miles to get to the beaches on the Gulf. There is a very nice hospital here, lots of medical offices, a Starbucks, Marble Slab Creamery, a Gold's Gym and a Kohl's. Not too far from here is the Bowlero, a cool bowling alley with laser tag and other fun things. There are a lot of good restaurants on the South Side. There is a big H.E.B. Plus, probably the best in town. It has a lot of gourmet and international food. There is a Wal-Mart. There is not as much crime here, but as with every part of Corpus Christi, it's just prudent to keep your house locked up tight. If you can get into a neighborhood with a crime-watch system, that seems to be the most affective thing I've seen. The neighborhoods on the South Side are designed to keep traffic and road noise to a minimum. The only people who drive down the street are the people who live on that street. It's safe to go for a walk or a run on the South Side, although there are no running paths or bike paths. You have to run on the crooked sidewalks or in the roads. There are a lot of middle aged and older people, so it's quiet. The neighbors are considerate and most people keep their houses and lawns up. I've heard people say that Corpus Christi is a lot like Mexico, run down, etc. I will tell you that the South Side is not like that. It is a nice, modern suburb with a decent amount of amenities.