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Old 10-04-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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When we were house hunting 8 years ago the one thing I told my wife was "I do not want to live in zip code 78250" So guess where we live!!! It is convenient because we are 5 minutes from my mother in law but to me 78250 is the ghetto. Loud thumpers and graffitti, little gangster wannabees and people who think they have it all because they live in some KB built box...
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:33 AM
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When we were house hunting 8 years ago the one thing I told my wife was "I do not want to live in zip code 78250" So guess where we live!!! It is convenient because we are 5 minutes from my mother in law but to me 78250 is the ghetto. Loud thumpers and graffitti, little gangster wannabees and people who think they have it all because they live in some KB built box...
I live in 78250 and my home is not a KB box. There are some nice things about my area but there are some not-so-nice things. It's not the worst part of San Antonio, for sure.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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Of course not all of the homes fit my KB description but the ones that do...did KB have to build them all exactly the same way? Two story box with a stop sign shaped window second floor above the front door?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:43 AM
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True, they did get stuck on that. I just think they are too big. I guess some people need 3000 sf of space but just the thought of cleaning all of that makes me suicidal.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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True, they did get stuck on that. I just think they are too big. I guess some people need 3000 sf of space but just the thought of cleaning all of that makes me suicidal.
And no yard space!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Lived in a KB in Timber Ridge....but on a cul-de-sac, so the back yard was good-sized. I thought they (yards) were small until I saw some of the stuff being sold out in the Galm/1604 area (niece lives out there)! That TR house was a nightmare, and was lucky to get out from under it a coupla years after moving in. Have lived in other 78250 addy's where, as noted, it WAS nice - but some of the newer stuff (especially if built by KB/predecessor's).....NOT.

I think my niece's place was built by Centex - all I know is that it's actually one of the few I consider to be inferior to KB. There is (literally) not enough curbing to park on the street without intruding into a driveway, and the driveway length is such that a long-bed crew cab WILL block the sidewalk! Guess we've gotten spoiled here in NB - we can park 5-6 cars along our curb, and 5-6 in our driveway. Obviously, not what's done daily, but it IS nice when it's time for family get-togethers!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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We used to live in Stagecoach Run just inside 1604 and off New Guilbeau. It was definitely not a KB neighborhood (Continental, now DR Horton) and while some of the surrounding neighborhoods were older, there were some nce homes in them.

When we were stationed here from 1999-2002, I had a lot of troops working for me who bought KB homes. Their rational was they could get 3000 sq ft for under $100K (at the time), which was quite the bargain. Unfortunately, most later learned that you get what you pay for...

But overall the 78250 area isn't as bad as some parts of SA!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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Pretty much everything west of Bandera is a crap hole. The only difference between this area and the "really bad parts of town"(i.e. Alazan/Apache courts) are the homes are not as old and run down, they dont have traditional housing projects....they are hidden in section 8 apartments.

Quite kidding yourselves...it is that bad!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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We live in 78250 around Fernanedez Elem and love it. Convenient and close to everything we need for our family of 7.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:08 AM
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Pretty much everything west of Bandera is a crap hole. The only difference between this area and the "really bad parts of town"(i.e. Alazan/Apache courts) are the homes are not as old and run down, they dont have traditional housing projects....they are hidden in section 8 apartments.

Quite kidding yourselves...it is that bad!
No, it isn't. And if you don't live in 78250 you haven't got a clue. It's just as nice as that Wurzbach/Vance jackson area. And yes, that place has gone downhill in the last 20 years. Way downhill. So get off your high horse.
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