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Old 07-28-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I surely do not live in a ghetto. Nor do my friends and family. And we really need to stop using this derogatory term as well.
Fine. Crime infested vs. slightly less crime infested. There. Happy?
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Fine. Crime infested vs. slightly less crime infested. There. Happy?
crime, aside from extremely minor traffic infractions, is almost non-existant in my neighborhood.

no real infestations going on here. the worst we get is the random thug coming by with his spray can and messing up my garbage cans.

/yes im watching you, random thug, with my night vision cameras.
//ill catch you out there one night
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:02 AM
 
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Thanks for your info, all of you are helpful.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Well, I'm curious. Did you make your trip yet? Where'd you end up staying? Did you enjoy yourselves?
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I hope they weren't violently mugged staying in one of San Antonio's "ghettos!"

Seriously, they're probably just like the other 4M+ visitors that come to this city every year. They stay downtown, enjoy the Riverwalk, eat at a lot of overpriced restaurants where the food is good, sipped a few margaritas afterward, wandered around the Alamo and hopefully stayed away from the tourist traps across the street from it.

They probably bought some San Antonio memorabilia for themselves and a few select family and friends, thought the weather was nice but too hot, and left with a good impression of our fair city and wondered how nice it would be to actual live here, especially if they're from someplace that gets a lot of snow and ice!

Or at least I hope so!

Cheers! M2
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Fine. Crime infested vs. slightly less crime infested. There. Happy?
Sounds to me like someone needs to revise the kinds of places they frequent!
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Sounds to me like someone needs to revise the kinds of places they frequent!
Well, I think "ghetto" doesn't necessarily refer to a place as much as it does people!

I equate it people who claim there's nothing to do in San Antonio, or no fun to be had here. Many times it's not the city that's to blame for their situation, but themselves!

People are a product of their environment. Choose badly, and get the expected outcome!
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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Visited San Antonio and looked for myself. Still it would be nice to have specific areas to avoid mentioned by someone who lives there. That way when I do move (due to husbands job) I will know what NOT to look for.
Thanks all of you.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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In all honesty, most of the places you'd want to avoid will be pretty apparent in their appearance. I'd hesitate to point out specific areas of town to avoid, because in many cases there are "pockets" of good/bad - and it would be unfair to say it's all one way or another, IMO.

I travel all over SA almost daily, and even in some of the "lesser" neighborhoods, there are some absolutely wonderful people/places!
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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TexasRedNeck, that sounds absolutely reasonable to me. Thanks
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