Your question is a common one. The best place to live is just down the street from where my Wife and I live on Padre Island. The subdivision off park road 22 and White Cap has a lot of very well priced homes. Living on Padre Island is fantastic, but you really need to know your neighbor- - - The Gulf of Mexico. There are several things you should consider and know before you decide to move to the Island. If you have some time, send me an email and we can talk about Padre Island life. My Wife and I moved here 3 years ago, and there we're a lot of questions I wish I would have asked before we moved.
If you click on my profile you will see I have almost 20 years experience in real estate, and I'm also a Broker associate with Coldwell Banker Pacesetter-Steel Realtors.
Hope to talk to you soon.