Oops - my bad, Lost. I actually meant Corpus! We have some friends that have a house in Rockport and we're currently looking for a cruiser to keep in the area so we can all tagteam vacations/cruises. CC actually looked like the best area.
I've been there several times, but have never looked at it from a sailor's perspective since we're still new to it.
As for the 4 reasons you just mentioned - I'm sold! What are some of the better marinas in the area? We're looking at the 41' range (Irwin CC, etc.) and would like a place that's convenient for haul-out, etc.