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Old 02-02-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Hi,
My family and I are planning a move to San Antonio, within the next two months, My Husband was offered a job there, he is in the medical field. I do have a few questions/concerns....
I will be in nursing school, how is the market there for nurses??
Other questions, we have two little boys, getting ready for our eldest to be in elementry school, how are the schools, neighborhood if we chose to live in SA itself..
And final question, and I mean no disrespect but we are a Caucasian family, I know San Antonio is largely hispanic but is it where we will feel out of place, are kids not fit in with school or sports.....etc
I would any advice you could give me.
Thank you

 
Old 02-02-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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City Data has detailed demographic information by zip code. That might help you when looking at houses and deciding on a neighborhood. http://www.city-data.com/zipmaps/San...xas.html#78201

This link might help regarding the schools. San Antonio Schools - San Antonio Texas School Ratings - Public and Private

I was under the impression there was still a shortage of Nurses in the USA, as I'd read about hospitals in other states getting nurses from the Philippines. This article I found speaks more specifically about the problem new nursing graduates have had. Whether this holds true in S.A., I don't know. Still it's best to be aware of any potential problems.
No Jobs for New Grad RNs 2011, Unemployed and Lacking Experience - NewGradRN.com (http://www.newgradrn.com/article-5---no-jobs-for-new-grad-rns-2011-unemployed-and-lacking-experience.html - broken link)

Good luck on your move.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 05:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio is a great place to raise a family! There are a lot of great neighborhoods, and I'm sure your family will be happy and fit in well here. There is also a huge demand for nurses- I did a quick search on monster.com and came up with 45 jobs posted within the last seven days alone.

Northside and Northeast Independent School Districts always rate highest for elementary schools, which would put you somewhere around hwy 281 and 1604 (zip codes 78258, 78259-- somewhere around there). The trade off though is at that the traffic is pretty terrible in these areas.

Schools are also really stellar in Schertz/Cibolo/Selma (a little bit north of San Antonio) and housing is very affordable in that area.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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Hi,
My family and I are planning a move to San Antonio, within the next two months, My Husband was offered a job there, he is in the medical field. I do have a few questions/concerns....
I will be in nursing school, how is the market there for nurses??
Other questions, we have two little boys, getting ready for our eldest to be in elementry school, how are the schools, neighborhood if we chose to live in SA itself..
And final question, and I mean no disrespect but we are a Caucasian family, I know San Antonio is largely hispanic but is it where we will feel out of place, are kids not fit in with school or sports.....etc
I would any advice you could give me.
Thank you
If you are trying to stay away from Hispanics, then try the old money areas like Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Shavano Park . If you are willing to put up with "wealthy" Hispanics then try the farther north area around La Cantera or Stone Oak.

If you don't care about race but want to be surrounded by nice people, then pretty much you can choose any area in San Antonio...
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Your kids will fit in just fine, regardless of race. My kids are half hispanic, my older one looks hispanic and my younger one doesn't...neither one has trouble fitting in at school. Sometimes people will assume they had different dads, but that's just people being nosy, and they ask me, not my kids.

In my neighborhood, there's a good mix of hispanic, black and white, all seem to get along fine.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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I think it's funny when white people are concerned about moving into an area where they are going to be the minority. You know, some ethnic groups have to deal with being a minority in most of the U.S. and they survive. White people make up 26.6% of the San Antonio population, which is a large minority. For minorities, having that large of a percentage of their own people in a city would make them jump for joy.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We moved to TX from the Midwest and my Anglo kids go to a school that is over half Hispanic. My son has bonded so closely with some of his Hispanic friends that sometimes I believe he thinks he IS Hispanic. He is picking up a very interesting accent... LOL. But really it's been wonderful for them to learn about other cultures and experience far more diversity than we had in the north. Generally speaking, everyone has been very welcoming.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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I think it's funny when white people are concerned about moving into an area where they are going to be the minority. You know, some ethnic groups have to deal with being a minority in most of the U.S. and they survive. White people make up 26.6% of the San Antonio population, which is a large minority. For minorities, having that large of a percentage of their own people in a city would make them jump for joy.
I guess I'm missing the humor, maybe you could explain it?
 
Old 02-03-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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I do not think the OP mentioned anything at all stating they wished to avoid Hispanics, but merely asked if they, a Caucasian family, would fit in.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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I guess I'm missing the humor, maybe you could explain it?
I already did.
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