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Old 07-19-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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I have been here in San Antonio for a little more than a month and I like it, but there are a couple of things that are bothering me.
First is the weather. It's freaking hot and humid here. The second thing is that the playgrounds at the parks here for the kids suck here. I went to a couple of malls and only one of them had a tiny playground(which was old and dirty). I asked why they didn't have a playground at the north star mall, and the lady at the help desk didn't know what to say.
At least the houses and condos are cheap, and rent too.
The only things I miss from LA is the perfect weather, the cool parks, and the cool playgrounds at the malls over there, and the family of course. What I don't miss is the crazy expensive cost of living and the high taxes.
Has any one moved here recently? I still would recommend moving here.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Welcome - and remember, things like parks cost $$$ - which translates into higher prices (at retail establishments) or taxes (at public facilities). Can't have it both ways, unfortunately. Personally, I'd never dream of leaving a child at a mall play area - but to each their own.

Once you're settled in, look at apartments with nice playground/common areas, or even buy a place and build your own dream play area!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Default What about ?

Do you miss that L.A. traffic?
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I have been here in San Antonio for a little more than a month and I like it, but there are a couple of things that are bothering me.
First is the weather. It's freaking hot and humid here. The second thing is that the playgrounds at the parks here for the kids suck here. I went to a couple of malls and only one of them had a tiny playground(which was old and dirty). I asked why they didn't have a playground at the north star mall, and the lady at the help desk didn't know what to say.
At least the houses and condos are cheap, and rent too.
The only things I miss from LA is the perfect weather, the cool parks, and the cool playgrounds at the malls over there, and the family of course. What I don't miss is the crazy expensive cost of living and the high taxes.
Has any one moved here recently? I still would recommend moving here.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Welcome - and remember, things like parks cost $$$ - which translates into higher prices (at retail establishments) or taxes (at public facilities). Can't have it both ways, unfortunately. Personally, I'd never dream of leaving a child at a mall play area - but to each their own.

Once you're settled in, look at apartments with nice playground/common areas, or even buy a place and build your own dream play area!
Believe me, I never keep my eye off my kid. I would never leave alone anywhere. I guess you are right about the playground thing and taxes.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Personally, I'd never dream of leaving a child at a mall play area - but to each their own.
I don't think anyone leaves their kids alone in the area, at least that I have seen. There is a sign there that says not to leave kids unattended. Some of the play areas have an area inside of them for the parents/guardians to sit while the kids play.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You may want to checkout these places for your child to play indoors. They aren't free but look like fun. I don't have children but if I did ....

Funtastic Playland, San Antonio's Ultimate Party and Play Destination!

H-E-B Science Treehouse Exhibit

Museum Info :: San Antonio Children's Museum
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I'm not a kid anymore but I love the HEB Treehouse!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Lol, I don't miss the LA traffic one bit.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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It's freaking hot and humid here.
I'm from Canada so you can imagine what a dramatic difference I
found with the weather here in Texas.

However, I adjusted and now find 70 degrees cold.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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I'm from Canada so you can imagine what a dramatic difference I
found with the weather here in Texas.

However, I adjusted and now find 70 degrees cold.
Wow, that is a dramatic change! I'm glad it is working out for you. Talk about an inspiration . I was wondering why did you move? Do you like it?
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