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Old 09-18-2011, 10:57 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Originally Posted by Cali BassMan View Post
Get the heck outa Missouri and head for the coast. Pronto
Originally Posted by ozarksboy View Post
I hear there are thousands of such places up and down the coast of California. ... Plenty of night life apparently. Some peole only come out after dark,...
yep, get outta Dodge and head west till you see lotsa water

left coast is for you.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:08 AM
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A lot of people are moving to the area around San Antonio to places like Schertz,Universal City,etc.The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD is a good school district.We have a new YMCA, there are soccer fields and baseball diamonds for Little League, and a city swimming pool.There is also a new library and post office. The town has a Fourth of July festival, plus Schertz Fest, a Jazz Festival and several other events throughout the year. You can grocery shop at Handy Andy, H.E.B.(headquartered in San Antonio and throughout Texas and into mexico)and Super Walmart.
You can eat at the chains,or some of the local mom and pop places like El Jalisco ,BG's and the java Nook.
You can drive just a couple of miles to Universal City,Live Oak and Selma.Live Oak has the Regal Live Oak Cinema,and you can shop at the Forum at Target,Ross,TJMaxx etc.
It's not far to San Antonio so you can take the kids to the Botanical Garden ,various museums, and SeaWorld and Fiesta Texas. There is fine dining for a special night out,and they have a symphony and various events planned through out the year.
It's an easy drive from Schertz right up IH35 North to New Braunfels, San Marcos and Austin.
You can take the kids to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and ride tubes down the Guadalupe River.Schlitterbahn has been featured on the Travel Channel as one of the best water parks in the country.San Marcos has the outlet malls, and you can take the kids to the State Capitol in Austin and around.
There are various lakes around here to take a boat on,and several state parks in our area.
Enchanted Springs Ranch near Boerne has been used for movie shoots and they put on various shows. All the small towns around here have festivals.Right now, Floresville will be starting their peanut festival.Poteet has a strawberry festival, Cuero has Turkey Days,and Gonzales has Come and Take it Days.That is where the first shot in the Texas Revolution took place.The have a museum there in town.
You can drive up to Fredricksburg to the Chester A.Nimitz Museum of the Pacific.Admiral Nimitz was from there, and the museum is located at the hotel his family owned. You can also go to lockhart for great bbq.
I think most houses in my area run to about 100 grand,or you can buy an older home.We have tow brand new apartment complexes here in Schertz.
Your husband could work for Bexar County and there are some other correctional facilities in the area.
However, you might not care for the 100 degree plus heat we get at times though.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:11 AM
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Oh I forgot to mention this.You can also drive to the Texas Gulf Coast.You can drive to Corpus Christi (200 miles from SA) or Port Lavca (90 to 100 from SA) Rockport, Port Aransas andPadre Island. You can also take a trip to Houston or Dallas too.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Location: Great State of Texas
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Originally Posted by Lariat View Post
You don't want rural...you want the suburbs.
Yeah, I agree. If you want activities, convenience and big city amenities close by then you want the suburbs.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:52 PM
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The only probelm I see in future is san antonio is highly dependent on military government spending. It certainly isn't going to continue the growth it has seen in future.Also the housing market means that alot less military familes are going to invest in a home where they will on average stay perhaps five years and then not sell at the high gains seen thru the last two decades. Certainly alot that qualified in the past wil not with tightening loan standards also.I already see the number sof developemnt not going thru because of thsi near friends who live in the area. Also 100'000 doesn't buy much even there.
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