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Old 06-29-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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Hi...I am new to this site...but can you help? I am a native new yorker and am possible relocating to San Antonio.

Can anyone shed light on the following in San Antonio:

1)How bad is the insect/snake/spider/scorpion issue? I mean are these regular visitors inside the houses? Is it better if i lived in the City in a condo rather than the suburb of SA to avoid the critters? I am highly phobic of all of them

2)How humid/hot and in what months is it really bad?

3)Culture: are folks friendly/open? Fast paced or slow? Aggressive or passive?

4)The job i want is in the City of SA. What are the current condo values? Is SA modernizing and building new condos all the time?

If anyone can shed light on any of the above i would greatly appreciate it especially # 1 above. I freak out if critters get into my condo or home...would apprecitate your feedback.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I've lived here for 15 months, but here are my answers in orange:

1)How bad is the insect/snake/spider/scorpion issue? Lot's of ants, lots of seasonal butterflies and mesquitoes. I've only seen one scorpion, and one gartner snake.
I mean are these regular visitors inside the houses? We have an ant problem. Is it better if i lived in the City in a condo rather than the suburb of SA to avoid the critters? Scorpions are more common in and around new developments. I am highly phobic of all of them

2)How humid/hot and in what months is it really bad? Last year was very dry and hot. This year we have had a lot more rain, so it's been pretty humid, but not as hot.
3)Culture: are folks friendly/open? Yes, it feel's like living in a small town. Fast paced or slow? Very laid back way of life. Aggressive or passive? Very passive.
4)The job i want is in the City of SA. What are the current condo values? No idea. Is SA modernizing and building new condos all the time? Send 210 a private message, I think he could tell you.
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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thank you so much. appreciate your help.
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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Default Relocating to S.A. help please...

After all that's been said (Austin vs S.A.) I prefer a bit more laid back life with "nice people". I've lived in L.A.CA and currently in Vegas where the RE market has completely bottomed out with the highest forclosure rate in the country and needless to say people are not very friendly. I have had my share of rude people.

I am a single female late 30's would like to be in a safe friendly area of S.A....either a townhome or single family home...any suggestions please???
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I am a single female late 30's would like to be in a safe friendly area of S.A....either a townhome or single family home...any suggestions please???
This thread might help.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...-areas-sa.html
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think that you would like the friendly attitude of most of us here....and the value for homes/condos is probably better here than just about anywhere else in the US right now.

As far as jobs are concerned, seems to me that everywhere you look there are help wanted signs out...so if you are not working in this city it is because you don't want to (or feel you are above the types of jobs available perhaps).
Welcome...you will like it!
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