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Old 07-21-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Hi there, my husband and I have lived in the Washington, DC area all our lives, but are considering a move to the San Antonio area for a job opportunity my husband has, that's located about 35 miles north of San Antonio. I would love any comments and feedback on the area, the best places to live north of SA, and especially from anyone who's lived in the DC area as well. The plan is that I would look for work in SA, so we'd live somewhere north of the city so my husband can commute further north to his job, and I could commute south into SA. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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When you say north do you mean along HWY 281 or IH-10?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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When you say north do you mean along HWY 281 or IH-10?
Or I-35? Three places would take you to very different potential areas for living:

I-10: Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, La Cantera area, etc

281: Stone Oak, Encino Park/Ranch, Bulverde

I-35: New Braunfels, Garden Ridge, Selma, etc.

What is your budget? Houses in those areas range from 200's (or less) to millions, depending on specific subdivisions. If you provide more details, we can point out to more specific areas.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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I am from MD just outside DC. Obviously don't expect DC and SA to compare but trust me I do love it here. I love that the lifestyle is more laidback. DC area everyone is always trying to get somewhere on time (here people seem to be late a lot more to events or meetings).

My husband and I live in Canyon Springs which is just behind Stone Oak which is in the 281 area. I love the area because we have lots of shopping and restaurants to go to without having to travel out of the area. We do travel outside the area for work though.

Would love if San Antonio had a metro but maybe someday but I doubt I will see it in my lifetime.

We have lived in San Antonio now seven years. Prior to here we were in Colorado Springs for four years and before that Maryland which is where I was born and raised. I am not a winter person so moving back to that area was not even a thought when my husband retired from the military and of course the cost of housing ... we would have to live in a townhouse and not have the space we enjoy now. We both have excellent jobs in this area which is great. We get to do a lot more traveling because the cost of living is so much lower.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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Hi there, my husband and I have lived in the Washington, DC area all our lives, but are considering a move to the San Antonio area for a job opportunity my husband has, that's located about 35 miles north of San Antonio. I would love any comments and feedback on the area, the best places to live north of SA, and especially from anyone who's lived in the DC area as well. The plan is that I would look for work in SA, so we'd live somewhere north of the city so my husband can commute further north to his job, and I could commute south into SA. Thanks!
Where will your husband work? I'll try to help as I know the area pretty well and also have some experience with DC. I was also given an offer to relocate to DC, but I turned it down to stay in SA...even took a huge pay cut.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Personally I like north of SA more than south of SA or downtown area.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Hi there, my husband and I have lived in the Washington, DC area all our lives, but are considering a move to the San Antonio area for a job opportunity my husband has, that's located about 35 miles north of San Antonio. I would love any comments and feedback on the area, the best places to live north of SA, and especially from anyone who's lived in the DC area as well. The plan is that I would look for work in SA, so we'd live somewhere north of the city so my husband can commute further north to his job, and I could commute south into SA. Thanks!
Don't do it. I'll send you a DM regarding San Antonio. Yes, we did live there for almost 3 years (I'm originally from the Northeast). Couldn't leave quick enough. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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firstclassflyer ... you are always so negative towards San Antonio but never state in any posts why you hate it so much. I am just thinking you are a grumpy person who generally doesn't like anything. I have lived in Maryland, Florida, Colorado and Texas and personally I love San Antonio. They only thing it doesn't have for me is a great beach I can get to but I can always fly to Florida, Mexico or the Carribean to get my beach fix.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I'm from Fairfax/Vienna outside DC. It's a big adjustment but we like it.
Cost of living is great, 30% or less than DC! We are in Stone Oak and like
it. It's very close to what you are used to. I'm an attorney and
Work downtown. People talk about how bad the traffic is, it is a cakewalk
compared to the beltway!!
It an adjustment but a welcome one, my kids love it. Good luck
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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How's that 115 degree weather working out for ya, DC?
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