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Old 08-10-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Hello! My wife will be working at SeaWorld this fall and we want to live near the park.

What zipcode areas do you suggest?

Cost isn't necessarily an issue. We do have three children (all under five) and would like a nice family neighborhood.

Thank you so much!

Clay
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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That entire area of town is BOOMING.

Some newer areas you can look into: Alamo Ranch, Stevens Ranch, Westlake Hills.

The Northwest side is probably the fastest growing area of town right now. I think you'll find a lot of options to choose from.

Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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Alamo Ranch has been grat for us! Minutes from Sea World and lots of families!
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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78253 is the zip you should look at. It spans from Potranco to Culebra outside of Loop 1604. Between Military and Potranco is a neighborhood called Westcreek. You can see Sea World everytime you leave Westcreek. It's only a mile or 2 to SeaWorld depending on how far in you are. She could probably walk to work since the employees enterance is on Military just across Loop 1604.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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In addition to 78253 (which as Aquajox said spans the areas outside 1604, I'd also suggest looking at a few specific subdivisions. Spring Vistas, Sierra Springs, Magnolia Heights, and Westover Crossing are all just South of Military and are all fairly new. Trophy Ridge is just South of Potranco, has a nice pool and playstructure and a brand new elementary school opens in that neighborhood next fall. My neighborhood, Oak Creek Estates, borders the West side of Sea World, and although it is considerably older (was here before Sea World! ) and has no neighborhood amenities, we do have very large lots (most all are over 1/3 acre, with many being in the 1/2 - 3/4 range). (There are two sections of Oak Creek; the older section is North of Military and has the larger lots, the newer section is South of Military and has smaller lots.) Additionally, the Westover Hills area is just a hop, skip, & a jump over Hwy 151 from Sea World and there are tons of great homes there!

If you use the search on www.mysa.com you can search by subdivisions. Zip codes can frequently span some pretty diverse areas. For instance, 78251 is the zip for the most all the neighborhoods I suggested (except Trophy Ridge - which is 78245), but it also extends quite aways; out to Culebra and down to Potranco.

There are lots of folks on this board who live in this area! If you have any questions, just ask us! We're all pretty partial to it, and it's a great area to raise a family!
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Oak Creek (and most of Westcreek) also have a lot of TREES. The major issue I had with all the Continental (now DR Horton) neighborhoods were they killed almost every single tree in the neighborhood. Potranco used to be a street with pretty much nothing but trees, but now it's nothing but houses.. Good thing about Oak Creek and Westcreek is you can basically drive by them on 1604 and not even see them because of all the trees. The other neighborhoods you can see from Miltary all the way to Potranco without anything blocking your view, unfortunately.
sorry, I like trees and would never, ever move into a development that got rid of them all..
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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Brycewood - 78251 - is a new Pulte subdivision off of Potranco near Hunt Lane. They've sold out, but there are many homes for sale or rent. We're there and love it. The pool is clean and large.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I won't disagree with you that DR Horton knocks over too many trees (then they have the gall to charge us for the ones the didn't knock over!); but to single them out is unfair. Almost every developer/builder in this area does that! And I hate it as much as you do, seeing how they basically rape the earth to build houses is appalling.

Cheers! M2
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Default Westcreek

Driving away from Seaworld on Military thru Westcreek:

Where to live near SeaWorld-drivetime.jpg

Looking over Westcreek towards SeaWorld. It's not as flat as it looks, because the picture is taken from a higher elevation. There are gentle rolling hills in this area of San Antonio.

Where to live near SeaWorld-westcreek.jpg
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I won't disagree with you that DR Horton knocks over too many trees (then they have the gall to charge us for the ones the didn't knock over!); but to single them out is unfair. Almost every developer/builder in this area does that! And I hate it as much as you do, seeing how they basically rape the earth to build houses is appalling.

Cheers! M2
didn't mean to offend anyone, but they're the largest by far there, so the destruction they did is most evident.. My builder (Centex) did a number on some of the cheaper houses by Westcreek and I can't stand them for it. No matter who the builder is, I highly encourage people not to support any of them that destroy everything. Make it a point to say that's why you won't build there also. I honestly don't know why anyone would want to live in a neighborhood with no trees (or very few). It looks like a bomb went off.
Also, I cut through Sierra Srings or one of those neighborhoods today when I went to HEB+ and noticed that personally owned trees are getting larger. Hopefully in 10 years or so they'll be all over the neighborhood and it should look really nice.
Wish Westcreek would look at the fences they have over there too. They're FAR superior to the ones we have in Westcreek..
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Driving away from Seaworld on Military thru Westcreek:

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Looking over Westcreek towards SeaWorld. It's not as flat as it looks, because the picture is taken from a higher elevation. There are gentle rolling hills in this area of San Antonio.

Attachment 6318
Very nice pictures and great proof of what I said about all the trees in WC
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