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Old 05-19-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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You're incorrect. There are, literally, hundreds of thousands of people (of all stripes) that have moved to SA within the last decade.

And the city has changed, and is changing, for the better. But, as per normal, people like you would prefer to complain that we're not Austin.
I agree somewhat with Quattro72 as well. There are some professional positions here but not in the abundance as in other cities. Slowly we are seeing a little bit of an increase. It does make me sad that a lot of college grads looks at other cities after graduation because their field of study does not have openings in SA. Granted, we can't every type of industry but just more avenues for recent college grads to tap into. It's very competitive at that crucial time right after graduation and for the ones that cannot find something in their field, the opportunity slips away as that recent college grad has graduated 1 or 2 years ago. So its either move to another city to gain that entry level experience or stay in SA and do something different in their major.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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You're incorrect. There are, literally, hundreds of thousands of people (of all stripes) that have moved to SA within the last decade.

And the city has changed, and is changing, for the better. But, as per normal, people like you would prefer to complain that we're not Austin.

I agree with you that there has been a lot of people who have moved to SA but at the same time there has been hundred of thousands of people who have moved out of SA because this city is stuck in its small town mentality and offers nothing for someone who seeks a higher quality life style. For those who cannot see that is in denial.

Change? That is a word you locals are afraid to use and hear.

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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SA does have its fair share of corporations but nothing compared to the other large TX cities. Even if a certain large corporation does have a presence here, it will usually stick its call center operations or other low level/low wage operations in SA.
I completely agree with you. Call center jobs are exactly that – “Jobs”. For those who are more educated, they prefer a “Career.” Austin, Dallas, and Houston offer a lot more professional career and business opportunities. No doubt about that.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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That's what I suspected. You're living smack in the middle of the most suburban/generic part of SA. It would be like living in Round Rock, or Plano, or Sugarland, and concluding that Austin, Dallas, and/or Houston don't have a "cool/hip" factor or attract young/educated professionals.

Clearly, you valued a "good deal" on your apartment over finding a great neighborhood to live in. And that's fine; people prioritize different things.

But the fact is that you live & work in suburban sprawl, and your experience is not going to be representative of San Antonio.

There's cool stuff here (albeit on a smaller scale than the other big cities in TX). But you're not gonna find it at the intersection of 281 & 1604.
most of SA is suburban sprawl, just some parts are nicer than others, everyone has their own preference.

Just because I live in Stone Oak does not mean I dont venture out of this area. Unless you live downtown, you are going to have to venture out at some point in time.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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whats cool and hip is all subjective.

i find san anto very cool and hip and love most of it.
Yeah, I find it cool and hip that it takes me 5 minutes
to get to work and that the gas station and my bank
are on my route.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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most of SA is suburban sprawl, just some parts are nicer than others, everyone has their own preference.

Just because I live in Stone Oak does not mean I dont venture out of this area. Unless you live downtown, you are going to have to venture out at some point in time.
Most of every city in Texas (and the country, really) is sprawl.

My point is that where you work & live is not in an area where you're going to find hip/cool/interesting/cultural stuff. It's just not. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist in SA.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Most of every city in Texas (and the country, really) is sprawl.

My point is that where you work & live is not in an area where you're going to find hip/cool/interesting/cultural stuff. It's just not. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist in SA.
In your opinion, where are the cool/hip parts of SA that cater to young people?

I personally dont think there are hip/cool "parts" of SA that cater to young people, you are going to have to drive to one part of the city for this and to another part of the city for that.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm a Southamerican, engineer, liberal, loves meeting people from all over the World, love going to the beach and eating seafood and absolutely hate slow drivers on the left lane.
Forgot to mention.... I absolutely hate the traffic on I-35.

That should tell you what I think about San Antonio vs Houston.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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SA has a large population of Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans, the Hispanic community is notorious for not stressing education in the home
Sorry that you have the wrong impression of hispanics.
But I can tell you that my community (venezuelans) are known for being highly educated.
In few words... we are not all the same.

Venezuelan American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Venezuelan American population is highly educated. Its members have bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees at nearly double (48.5%) the total national percentage (27%), while only 6% of the group's adults did not complete high school, compared to 15.9% of the total national population.[1]
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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In your opinion, where are the cool/hip parts of SA that cater to young people?

I personally dont think there are hip/cool "parts" of SA that cater to young people, you are going to have to drive to one part of the city for this and to another part of the city for that.

San Antonio has hip cool parts, Southtown, Midtown area, Downtown in general. I think you need to read the beginning of this thread again.
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