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Old 01-11-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I will be moving to San Antonio next month for my job. I will be working near SeaWorld. I have been to the River Walk and like that area. I'm comfortable in an urban environment....but is that too far to drive? Is RiverWalk a good area to live in? Any suggestions?
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If you're working near Sea World and like the outer suburbs you'll have more to choose from near work than you could imagine.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thank you for the quick response. Is there anything out there with more of an urban feel? Or maybe village feel....with local retail, restaurants, bars etc within walking distance of a neighborhood? I'm not usually a fan of suburban neighborhoods.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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Thank you for the quick response. Is there anything out there with more of an urban feel? Or maybe village feel....with local retail, restaurants, bars etc within walking distance of a neighborhood? I'm not usually a fan of suburban neighborhoods.
I can't really think of anything nearby that would fit the bill...

Maybe the closest would be around the UTSA or Medical Center.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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From a more urban area (near downtown / The Riverwalk) you can pretty easily hop on 151 and get to Sea World. I don't know what it's like out that way during rush hour.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Personally I think it better to be closer to work as it's easy to get downtown in the evenings and on the weekends.

You may want to check out Helotes, Castroville or even Boerne; those are "small" towns close to SA although Helotes pretty much butts up to the SA city limits. Boerne would be a bit of a drive...

Good luck, and welcome to SA!

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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I live NEXT to Sea World (close enough to hear the Sea Lions bark) and previously worked downtown. It is, indeed, an EASY commute. Going against traffic would be even easier. Definitely under 30 minutes, maybe closer to 20 depending upon work/home location (mine was 22 minutes there, 27 minutes home ~ door to door). If you prefer the urban/downtown atmosphere, don't hesitate to live there! I'd move there in a HEARTBEAT if it were an option for me!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:37 AM
 
Location: 78245
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Culebra and 1604 area would probably be good for you. There are various apartments in the area as well as neighborhhods. Plenty of restaurants and stores.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Thank you for the quick response. Is there anything out there with more of an urban feel? Or maybe village feel....with local retail, restaurants, bars etc within walking distance of a neighborhood? I'm not usually a fan of suburban neighborhoods.
Nope.

IMO 1604/Culebra is a total cluster-F of strip malls, chain stores and traffic. Nothing unique or villagy about it at all.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Live in the Southtown area in an apartment or condo. It's a quick jump to get onto Hwy 90 west and then 151 out to Sea World. If your hours are morning to evening it would not be bad at all. If you had to go to work at the 5 o'clock rush hour then all bets are off on commute time.
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