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Old 06-27-2018, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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What is the 35 and St John's area comparable to in San Antonio? Is it affordable?
Maybe 78237 or 78238 areas. Can be rough but nice in some pockets. It is affordable, but for that reason, it can be a bit shady.
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:05 AM
 
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Maybe 78237 or 78238 areas. Can be rough but nice in some pockets. It is affordable, but for that reason, it can be a bit shady.

Those areas aren't bad at all, I'll look further into it.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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Houston is more diverse with a wider variety of culture.
And a little cheaper when factoring housing and retail competition.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:21 PM
 
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And a little cheaper when factoring housing and retail competition.

Yea I definitely like Houston a lot and am considering it also, but I thought I'd try Austin first so I can be closer to my son.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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Yea I definitely like Houston a lot and am considering it also, but I thought I'd try Austin first so I can be closer to my son.
You know what? I thought you were taking your son with you, which is why I was steering away from Austin. I was feeling kind of bad about your son moving to a place where he might feel like a second-class minority. If it's just you, then yeah - check it out. Try to live and work on the south side of Austin so you can get out of town quickly.

Do you work hospital or retail?
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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You know what? I thought you were taking your son with you, which is why I was steering away from Austin. I was feeling kind of bad about your son moving to a place where he might feel like a second-class minority. If it's just you, then yeah - check it out. Try to live and work on the south side of Austin so you can get out of town quickly.

Do you work hospital or retail?

Second class?Wow is it really that bad in Austin?I might have to take that into consideration in the case he ever comes to live with me or to stay extended periods of time. I'll check out Houston too, I pretty much just want a change of environment for myself and to open more doors for my son so he can see that the world is bigger


Right now I work retail but I prefer mail order, do you know if Austin has any facilities? I also wouldn't mind working at a small local pharmacy.
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Second class?Wow is it really that bad in Austin?I might have to take that into consideration in the case he ever comes to live with me or to stay extended periods of time. I'll check out Houston too, I pretty much just want a change of environment for myself and to open more doors for my son so he can see that the world is bigger


Right now I work retail but I prefer mail order, do you know if Austin has any facilities? I also wouldn't mind working at a small local pharmacy.

No it is not that bad. No ethnic group is over 50% in Austin, the schools are around 65-70% hispanic, white families clamour to get their kids into Spanish dual language programs, every bank teller, pharmacist tech, bus driver, doctor's office etc speaks Spanish.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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Second class?Wow is it really that bad in Austin?I might have to take that into consideration in the case he ever comes to live with me or to stay extended periods of time. I'll check out Houston too, I pretty much just want a change of environment for myself and to open more doors for my son so he can see that the world is bigger


Right now I work retail but I prefer mail order, do you know if Austin has any facilities? I also wouldn't mind working at a small local pharmacy.
Maybe it's better now. Back when I lived there, the segregation was very striking to me, coming from San Antonio.

We had some friends from Austin come stay with us in San Antonio recently for a high school soccer tournament. One of the boys was born in Mexico to a wealthy family that moved to Austin when he was young. They live in Enfield, a very white, old-money area of Austin. He was thrilled to be in a place where so many people look like him and everyone is mixing together. We watched the SA city council Despacito video and he was so proud to see people with Spanish names holding important positions. I got the impression he gets a lot of abuse for being Mexican, even though he's handsome, athletic, and speaks perfect English. I'm sure it's better in more normal neighborhoods.

However, San Antonio can be a trap where life is easy, expectations are low, and horizons are small. Good for you for wanting to show him the world.

I've been out of the pharmacy world for 30+ years so can't help. Have you looked into hospital pharmacy? When I was a tech, pay was higher in hospitals than in retail. The reverse was true for pharmacists, who made more in retail.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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No it is not that bad. No ethnic group is over 50% in Austin, the schools are around 65-70% hispanic, white families clamour to get their kids into Spanish dual language programs, every bank teller, pharmacist tech, bus driver, doctor's office etc speaks Spanish.
The other poster is overflowing “second clsss citizen” thing. I have seen the Hispanic community to be more diverse than the SA population. I have met way more South Americans snd Central Americans here then I ever did in my 24 years in San Antonio. And as for the kiddo that grew up I. Enfield snd then went to SA, of course he saw more Mexicans, I’m going to bet $100 he was visiting Sonterra. There’s more Mexican nationals there than any group in SA.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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Yea I definitely like Houston a lot and am considering it also, but I thought I'd try Austin first so I can be closer to my son.
I would stay in San Antonio so I could be as close as possible to my son in case of emergencies or just for a whim of fun and adventure. Austin is still Texas and isn't very different from San Antonio. Show him the world by living within your means so you can take him to other states and countries. The inexpensive areas of Austin where you would be living would look just like the inexpensive areas of San Antonio. But, you would be atleast an 1.5 hours away from your son.
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