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Old 08-15-2006, 10:34 PM
 
Location: california
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I'm a future transplant from CA to TX and as many other i've been reading this website for months now.

Although i've read all the responses to people asking about where to live in SA, i'm still not clear on the "desirable" areas of the city.

Or can anyone tell me on the areas to avoid?

thanks
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Default Not So Desirable Areas in San Antonio

These areas I would classify as not so desireable in San Antonio:

South of downtown SA (past Loop 410...though closer to outer Loop 1604 is OK), East of downtown SA (to Loop 410), West of downtown SA (to Loop 410).

North, Northwest and Northeast of downtown (extending beyond outer Loop 1604) are desireable. Note, outside of inner Loop 410, the terms Northwest and Northeast includes far West and far East portions of the city (basically North of Highway 90).
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:34 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Southeast SA is desireable. That area has really changed in the last few years. Steel, have you been to the Goliad Rd./Military Dr. area? Brooks City Base is seriously on the rise.

Also, far South San Antonio (south of 410) is changing as well because of Toyota. What was once farm land is now apartments, housing and new retail. Also, a new college is being built in that area as well as a huge new state of the art magnet high school.

There's rumors that a Mills Mall will be built near Brauning Lake off Southton Rd and 37.

It's a new era for the south side!
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:53 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Like I've said many times the areas I'd stay away from are the inner west side, inner south side and the Inner east side.

I'll draw a map and highlight the good and bad areas.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:56 PM
 
Location: california
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Thanks, you are all so helpful
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Default Southeast Side of SA

You're right 210. I painted a little to broad with the South part. I have been down there in the Southeast side and it is changing rapidly. In fact, all of Military Drive has been changing fast! My wife and I used to hang out in that area when I was stationed at Kelly AFB back in 1979. Now that we live outside Loop 1604 we tend to hangout on this side of town, but still hit Military Drive once in awhile.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:04 AM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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I just made this really quick so please forgive the sloppiness of the freeways. That's the really the layout of the freeways (in terms of how they really curve) but they're placement is correct, of course this isn't to "Scale" but that's ok. The freeways I have down are 410, 1604, 37, 35, 10, 90, 281, 151 as well as the central loop and Wurzbach Parkway (a hybrid of freeway and super street).

The color of the areas is how I graded the areas. Hopefully it helps.

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Old 08-17-2006, 09:58 AM
 
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Wow! That's great, 210! That is going to help lots of people!
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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That's pretty neat - but I still don't know where I am when I'm in Texas. My husband is going to make me do the driving next time we are in Texas so I have some clue about where I am!
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:23 AM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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210, pretty good maps! You may want to add TO---> "wherever" at the end of the highways to give perspectives for those that don't know which way other cities are in relation to the map.
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