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Old 08-02-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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My mom really wants to move to Schertz/Cibolo but I dont want to. She said doesn't want to buy a house in San Antonio because of high property taxes. Staying in San Antonio would be best because she may be getting a new job(which is close to my school), and she plans to go to school here too (at NW Vista). What are the pros and cons of Schertz/Cibolo?
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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cons - having to drive on IH35
Pros- I dont know
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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With all due respect, it's up to your Mom - not you. She's the one that has to pay the bills, and she has to take the cost of housing, etc. into account. It's fine to help her review all the options and costs, but don't presume to try to tell her what she "should" do - from the sounds of things, she's done all right by ya'll.
Look at it as a learning moment - be open to her ideas and concerns, and use it to help you learn how to evaluate things. Having said that, one of the things you CAN do is discuss the hidden cost of transportation. Too often, folks look only at the cost of gas - they forget wear and tear on a vehicle. As a practical matter, you can pretty well bet that the *true* cost of driving is pretty close to 30-35 cents/mile, more if you get less than about 18 mpg.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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From Northwest Vista College to Schertz/Cibolo is going to be a rough commute. Either it's better to live in Schertz/Cibolo and attend Northeast Lakeview or attend Northwest Vista and live near there.
Also, property taxes might be high in San Antonio but if someone is having to drive a lot to get to point A to point B, whether it is school or to work, the property tax savings disappear.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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We lived in Northcliffe (off the golf course, Comal County) and the cost of housing, taxes, and insurance were alot cheaper outside of Bexar County. We also didn't have to deal with the Edwards Aquifer so we never had water restrictions like the rest of SA and I could water every night (Carrizo Aquifer). We almost never drove inside 1604. 90% of dining and shopping was within 15 minutes north and south of 1103 so 35 wasn't a real issue. The few times I did have to go through SA during peak times, I went down 78 to avoid the traffic jams in Selma.

I'd live there again in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: 78108
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Cibolo's taxes are cheaper overall (if you live in Guadalupe county). We live there and love it. Great place. Low crime. Steele is an excellent high school too.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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My mom really wants to move to Schertz/Cibolo but I dont want to. She said doesn't want to buy a house in San Antonio because of high property taxes. Staying in San Antonio would be best because she may be getting a new job(which is close to my school), and she plans to go to school here too (at NW Vista). What are the pros and cons of Schertz/Cibolo?
In this case... there is a big daily con with the driving to her work/school location.

I live in Schertz because I work out here... a 2 mile drive to the office on back roads is such a joy... compared to rolling down I-35.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Whatever she saved moving to the Schertz/Cibolo area would be quickly negated by the cost of fuel to drive across the city!

There are plenty of nice communities outside of the SA city limits on the NW side of town that are much closer to NVC. She should focus her search there.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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With all due respect, it's up to your Mom - not you. She's the one that has to pay the bills, and she has to take the cost of housing, etc. into account. It's fine to help her review all the options and costs, but don't presume to try to tell her what she "should" do - from the sounds of things, she's done all right by ya'll.
Look at it as a learning moment - be open to her ideas and concerns, and use it to help you learn how to evaluate things. Having said that, one of the things you CAN do is discuss the hidden cost of transportation. Too often, folks look only at the cost of gas - they forget wear and tear on a vehicle. As a practical matter, you can pretty well bet that the *true* cost of driving is pretty close to 30-35 cents/mile, more if you get less than about 18 mpg.

Well right now I'm positive she really can't afford to get a house right now. What I might suggest to her, and what seems like the logical thing to do, is to get her credit together and move when I graduate.

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Whatever she saved moving to the Schertz/Cibolo area would be quickly negated by the cost of fuel to drive across the city!

There are plenty of nice communities outside of the SA city limits on the NW side of town that are much closer to NVC. She should focus her search there.

Interesting. I'd also like to attend NVC also when I finish high school. I'll also suggest this to her.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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I much prefer Cibolo to living in the city. Much more laid back and very quiet. Unless you are paying the mortgage, I'd suggest backing your Mom's decision until you can get a place on your own... Then you get to choose.
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