Padre Isles is a master-planned community featuring waterfront homes on North Padre Island, Texas. Development began in 1965 with 8,950 planned residential and commercial sites. To date, 5,408 lots have been completed. There are 3,080 single-family lots and 2,000 multi-family residential units. North Padre Island is home to many full-time residents. Many make the convenient 15-minute commute to Corpus Christi for work. Commercial facilities on the island include: golf course / water park, banks, fire station, churches, charter schools, yacht club, numerous restaurants, gift/souvenir shops, convenience stores and a variety of professional offices/services/studios. A grocery store is currently under construction (as of 2019).
The canal system is the heart of the community, with over 30 miles of concrete bulkhead containing navigable waterways to the Intracoastal Waterway, Corpus Christi Bay and connectivity to the Gulf of Mexico. There are seven boat ramps with trailer parking areas for owners.
Residential homesites are comprised of the following:
Single-family lots make up the majority (4,363) of the properties. These lots are further subdivided into waterfront and water access. Waterfront lots, as the name implies, are located adjacent to water; while water access lots are interior parcels not next to a waterway, but having access via any of seven area boat launch ramps.
Water front lots are further subdivided into two distinct types; patio and garden lots. Patio lots are waterfront lots with the rear property line located on the waterside of the bulkhead (normally 50′ into waterway). Average sizes of these lots are 50’x120′ with a 50’x70′ land area and 50’x50′ area over water. These lots have “Water Building Areas,” in which general construction is permitted out to 25′ from bulkhead. There are 1,096 patio lots for single-family construction in Commodore’s Cove, Point Tesoro and Ports O’Call subdivisions.
Garden lots make up remaining 1,125 waterfront properties dedicated for single-family construction. These full size waterfront parcels, averaging 60′ x 120′, have rear property lines along the bulkhead. There are, however, mooring areas beyond the bulkhead (normally 10′ or 15′, depending on the subdivision) in which limited mooring facilities may be constructed.