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Old 03-30-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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youd be quite surprised at what deals you can find in AH if you just drive around and look. sadly (or maybe not?) my situation has changed and the missus and i are moving out of AH and out to the hill country.

doesnt help that our LL is being a total d-bag, but thats another thread...

/good thing is our lease is up in a few months anyways!
The apartments are off Lynn Batts Drive, I think it is more what some considerOakwell Farms. Although, I saw grafitti & bars around the corner I had some pretty positive feedback about the location.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Oh, should have quoted, since I was asking rare_com where the apartments he chose were. Oakwell Farms is decent. Now the other side of Harry Wurzbach is even better.

Terrible about Medical Center Drive.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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^ I am a she lol! A single female relocating to SA so I am a little nervous and my family is nervous as well but I know I will be OK!
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Ok I was looking at apartments in Medical Center but decided to take one in the Alamo Heights area.

Don't let all of this negativity scare you. Like I told you on another thread, I've been here for 23 years and I wouldn't leave this town for nothing. I've traveled all over the country and no where have I seen a place that I'd consider leaving San Antonio for. Sure, there is crime but what city of our size doesn't have crime of some sort. Like folks have said, use common sense and you'll be fine. Our cars have been vandalized a couple of times by petty theives but if that's the worst we've experienced in 23 years, I'm thinking we're doing good. You will be just fine but use common sense i.e. don't leave valuables in your car, don't leave it unlocked, avoid driving around at night in the "bad parts of town", etc. These are things you'd do no matter where you live these days.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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Car Vandelism....hmm that's why I wanted a garage but didn't find much luck. Most of the apartments were detached garages.

Not to highjack the thread but can you hint at the "bad parts of town"? Another poster said "
south (if you go far enough, south isnt bad in the hill country), east and west sides"
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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The apartments are off Lynn Batts Drive, I think it is more what some considerOakwell Farms. Although, I saw grafitti & bars around the corner I had some pretty positive feedback about the location.
thats the one place you can count on seeing graffiti. big dumpsters, big trash cans owned by businesses always seemed to get tagged and the business owners dont really care :\

if you want to do your part, you can call 311 and they will connect you with a lady who will hook you up with paint and rollers to paint over graffiti on dumpsters n whatnot. i go around maybe once a month in my neighborhood and paint over the graffiti on city dumpsters.

however, come end of next month, ill be out in the hill country away from all the retards who tag on my own plot of land!
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Ok I was looking at apartments in Medical Center but decided to take one in the Alamo Heights area.
Please don't be afraid about moving to San Antonio. In general it is a very safe city. Obviously there are issues in some areas, but if you use common sense you should be fine.

Obviously some people have had bad experiences and then may want to generalize and say the everything is bad, but that's extremely inaccurate. I've lived here for about 2.5 years and yet to see/hear/know of any crime to people I know.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Car Vandelism....hmm that's why I wanted a garage but didn't find much luck. Most of the apartments were detached garages.

Not to highjack the thread but can you hint at the "bad parts of town"? Another poster said "
south (if you go far enough, south isnt bad in the hill country), east and west sides"
far enough south would be i37/1604, around where one of my big contracts is.

east and west you really have to go see for yourself. i believe there is a thread titled 'why would you want to live in 78250' or something along those lines that you should read. its on one of those undesirable sides of town...
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Car Vandelism....hmm that's why I wanted a garage but didn't find much luck. Most of the apartments were detached garages.

Not to highjack the thread but can you hint at the "bad parts of town"? Another poster said " south (if you go far enough, south isnt bad in the hill country), east and west sides"
Using big generalizations, near east and west from Downtown are a little shady. South is not great. North is usually best, particularly east of 281 (like Alamo Heigths) and north of 410 between 281 and I10.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Found it...thanks!

Does anyone actually like living in 78250?
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