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Old 01-28-2007, 09:40 PM
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I'm a letter carrier in Newark NJ and am seriously considering a move to either Austin or San Antonio.
I am 36,married (I am white,wife is black),no kids,looking for lower cost of living,nicer weather,home with more than 1/10th of an acre of land.
Just had a few questions I hope can be answered on this site.
1.Anyone out there who transferred with the postal service?
2.Can anyone reccommend what suburban towns have larger post offices (more than 20 routes)?
3.Are the routes mainly mounted or do you walk from house to house?
That's all I can think of right now.I would appreciate any advise from anyone,postal or not.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:48 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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I cannot answer one or two (not sure how big a city needs to be to require 20 routes), but as for No. 3....

Every new housing development since maybe the mid 90's (not sure) has put in cluster boxes, so there is little in the way of walking in the new areas. Older areas still do curbside and/or door to door, although age again determines which. Only the very old neighborhoods actually do 'door to door', whereas most since the late 60s early 70s have curbside vehicle delivery.

Not sure if this helps at all, really, but places like Round Rock/Pflugerville will have almost no door-to-door since the cities are so 'young', while central neighborhoods in Austin will have quite a bit.
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