London is located near Bishop in southwestern Nueces County.
Now an up-and-coming area of Corpus Christi, southwest of Oso Creek. London undoubtedly has one of the best public-school districts around. Perhaps, this is the reason families of aspiring college-bound students have made the decision to buy homes in the London area. The current population is 1700 with the expected growth to 2000 over the next four years.
Its legacy is thanks to Sam and Fanny London, who purchased the surrounding land from the King Ranch around 1909. A frame schoolhouse was built at the townsite in 1909, and a brick structure was erected in 1914. In the early 1990s the community had the school and a number of houses. Around that time, high school students attended school in Corpus Christi.
Currently, most homes in London are situated on large one-acre or half-acre lots, with septic tanks for wastewater service.
More than 3,000 homes will be developed in the area during the next 10-15 years on newly annexed land by the city of Corpus Christi. They'll be on smaller lots and connected to the city's wastewater and water system providing utilities, police and fire services, as well as street and park maintenance.