Port Aransas is great place to live, vacation, and make an investment. Established as a Mustang
Ranch in 1853, Port Aransas is still a small town in terms of permanent residents. The quaint and relaxing town has only a population of about 4,000. Over the past three years, the real estate market has been very active here. The strongest appeal for buyers may be its beautiful beaches, spread across about 6 miles along Mustang Island's gorgeous coastline. The majority of properties sold in Port Aransas are second vacation homes and short-term rentals. Port Aransas appeals to a wide range of buyers - families, "empty nesters", snow birds, and retirees, thanks to its tropical climate, clean and wide sandy beaches that you can even drive on, and superb fishing opportunities.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Things to see and explore in the area include the University of Texas Marine Science Institute
, which offers hands-on fun and delightful adventures for all ages, including an acclaimed Summer Marine Science Camp to teach students about good stewardship of the marine environment; Lydia Ann Lighthouse
, a beautiful historic and lighthouse located within the city limits of Port Aransas, just behind San Jose and Mustang Islands - and is the second oldest such fixture on the Texas Coast, and the oldest surviving structure in the Aransas Pass Corpus Christi area; and the Chapel in the Dunes
, a one-of-a-kind secluded chapel nestled among the sand dunes, and the oldest functioning church still in existence on Mustang Island.
DINING IN PORT A
Port A's beaches are as choice as its many restaurants. Dive into rich Italian food at the Venetian Hot Plate, the intriguing Irie's island food, an idyllic South Texas waterfront seafood experience at Virginia's on the Bay, or Kody's for beer and burgers. You can even take a fresh catch into almost any restaurant, and they will cook it up at discount price.