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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 PM
Location: NW San Antonio (near Hausman and Babcock)
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We moved here because we'd lived in Plano, Dallas, and Austin... and decided to buy a house here after I graduated from UT in '06. Didn't know a soul in the city. 6 years later, we've met some of the most wonderful people who have become like family to us, had 2 more kids, and out of the previous cities we've lived in (in Texas), San Antonio has been our favorite (Austin is a very close 2nd... but now that San Antonio has all of these hike & bike trails on the Greenbelts, it stays at the top of our list). My kids love it here, my wife loves it, we went to live in Oklahoma City last year and I was missing San Antonio from DAY ONE and couldn't wait to move back. I realized I hated the cold and the wind and the snow which is more common in the north. Sure it's hot as heck here (but OK City was actually hotter than San Antonio last year!) but that's why there are some cool places around town to go jump in the water and cool off.

Also, as other folks have mentioned, in spite of it being a big city, it does have a small town feel to it. Certainly not perfect, I could do without all of the crazy traffic for example, but it's a fun city. Downtown is always fun to walk around, and you can get to the beach in about 2 hours or so, or if you don't want to drive that far, head out to Garner State Park or Austin / New Braunfels to jump into some really cold and refreshing spring water.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:26 AM
Location: San Antonio
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I was born and raised here. I moved and lived in El Paso, and Waco, and liked living there better, then I moved to Dallas and hated it. I came back to be closer to my family. I still miss the great weather and many of the people in El Paso.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:39 AM
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In general, San Antonio sounds okay. A decesent or average place to live. If you feel NYC, LA, or Chi Town are better, then sure whatever sounds great you.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:15 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Moved here because I wanted to eat fajitas and have a beer every once in a while on the Riverwalk. That's a damn good reason right there if you ask me...
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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My parents made me.

Well, it's not that simple.....they gave me a choice and I didn't really "fight" it. I guess I didn't know what I was in for. In the end, though, it all worked out, and I'm pretty happy with the way life's turned out. Wish I wasn't wasting so much energy here in Texas, but it's okay. Who cares about climate change? SA is a pretty sweet place.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:58 PM
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....and the fact that the winters here are above 40F....as opposed to -40F where we lived. And Craigslist here has more to buy, trade and see than any other town I have ever lived in...I love stuff!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:21 PM
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Moved out here for a great career opportunity. Never would have considered San Antonio otherwise. Honestly, I hardly knew anything about it (except the Spurs & the Alamo).

Almost 2 years later, we love San Antonio for what it is: a wonderful medium-sized city with lots of things to do (some that you have to search for) and incredible food and people. If we had any family within a day's drive, we'd probably stay here long-term. If/When we move away, it won't be because of what San Antonio is or isn't,
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:39 PM
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Moved here for two reasons: wanted to be closer to our family in Northern Mexico and found a great job opportunity.

Now we have decided that we are not moving anywhere else (unless they pay me a $1M!)
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Moved to Texas to help out in a family (hubby's) business. Moved directly from Boston to McAllen (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). After 4 years, convinced him to move to SA.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:16 PM
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Military and glad to be out of England
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