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Old 10-13-2010, 06:44 PM
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Greetings all,

I am planning to relocate to San Antonio later this year and have a couple of questions on living and moving.

I will be working at 2 schools within the zip codes of 78709 and 78244. One in San Antonio and the other in Converse. Safety and commute distance (within 5 miles one way or round trip) via my own transportation and public transportation are my priorities. I am looking for a one bedroom and one bath apartment, rate should be from $600-$850.

Please feel free to recommend, it would be great if you have positive experiences with any apartment complex. I also welcome stay-away warnings!

Thank you all very much!
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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78709 is Austin not San Antonio.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:08 PM
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I'm sure it's just a typo. Converse's Zip is 78109.

I would recommend staying away from the Town Square apartments on FM 78. I had two acquaintances who lived there for a time and both were pretty unhappy there.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:25 AM
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Thank you. It was a typographical error. I meant zip code 78109. More recommendations and input would be appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:28 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I live at the Republic at Woodlake apartments. It's my first place, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I like it. Spacious rooms, big closets, a little laundry center for the facility (and a hookup for a washer and dryer in each apartment, if you have that). I don't use the pool, but it's there. The complex is across from a shopping center: Target, Best Buy, Ross, Subway, Chick-fil-a, and lots of other little places I can't remember right now. The Target has a little grocery section, but if you need more food, there's a Wal-Mart in one direction and an H-E-B in the other. Lots of fast food around too.

They have two different floor plans for 1 bedroom apartments: a smaller one (587 sq ft) that's good if you're on your own, and a larger one (734 sq ft) that's good for sharing with a significant other. Last I checked, the first was about $619/month and the second was about $689/month. You would also have to pay utilities (water, trash, pest control) that usually come out to about $60/month, and you're required to pay for Time Warner Cable's basic cable, for about $40/month. My energy bill through CPS ranges from $40 - $60/month, depending on how often I use the AC. I also pay $50/month to TWC for wireless internet, but that's not required - just my preference.

All in all, I think it's a good complex. You get a decent amount of space for what you pay. My only complaint is that my school is so far away, but living closer to UTSA would result in a smaller apartment for the same price, so I'm willing to stay here for the time being. I recommend checking it out, if your heart is set on this area. It's very close to bus stops, as well, since you're interested in public transportation. As for safety, the only issue I've heard of was a Little Caesar's down the road being robbed once. I believe there are some websites you can search for crime records by zip code, if you'd like to know more.

Hope this helps!
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:06 AM
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Ridgemont Properties - stay away.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:12 PM
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I've had bad experiences at a few apartments managed by The Lynd Co.
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