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Old 05-12-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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I'm relocating in the next two weeks. I've been through most of the relocating threads and have done a good bit of homework on San Antonio as a whole (along with having been there the other week for my interview). My wife is from SA, though hasn't lived there since she left for the Army at 18. I have a couple friend from the Navy who have returned/retired to SA to live. We put in a rental application for a home in the Westcreek area, which according to the agent we are working with is a very family friendly area. I do however have a few questions.

What options are available for cable/internet in that neighborhood?
How is AT&T cell service there?

I'll be working near the I-10/410 interchange near the Medical Center, what is a realistic commute time from Westcreek. I've read it can get pretty hairy if coming from the NW outside the 1604 (towards Boerne) - though it didn't seem that bad when I was there in comparison to rush hour in Philly (any time in Philly - I hate driving in that city) or in between the tunnels in Pittsburgh.

Any info is appreciated. I'll add to this thread as more questions come up.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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I'm not familiar with where West Creek is, do you have a zip code or crossing street? If not I'm sure someone will be along soon that does know where it's at.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:31 AM
 
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I'm relocating in the next two weeks. I've been through most of the relocating threads and have done a good bit of homework on San Antonio as a whole (along with having been there the other week for my interview). My wife is from SA, though hasn't lived there since she left for the Army at 18. I have a couple friend from the Navy who have returned/retired to SA to live. We put in a rental application for a home in the Westcreek area, which according to the agent we are working with is a very family friendly area. I do however have a few questions.

What options are available for cable/internet in that neighborhood?
How is AT&T cell service there?

I'll be working near the I-10/410 interchange near the Medical Center, what is a realistic commute time from Westcreek. I've read it can get pretty hairy if coming from the NW outside the 1604 (towards Boerne) - though it didn't seem that bad when I was there in comparison to rush hour in Philly (any time in Philly - I hate driving in that city) or in between the tunnels in Pittsburgh.

Any info is appreciated. I'll add to this thread as more questions come up.
If its the area outside lp 1604 and Military or Wiseman, you should have good At&t coverage. Traffic isn't that bad just find you self different routes which might cut your commuting time.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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I think it might be faster to go down 151 to 410 then 410 to I-10, or whichever exit is more convenient for you. I would avoid going down 1604 if possible.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:02 AM
 
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Thanks guys.

@elmariachi, the zip is 78253 (outside the 1604 about 4 miles west of SeaWorld). Google Maps has the best route as being Pontranco to 151 to 410. I am hoping that once on the 410 I am traveling the opposite direction of the bulk of the traffic and it looks like there are several non-Interstate routes if things get too gnarly.
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There are two very long threads about the Villages at Westcreek you may want to look through. That area seems to have its plusses and minuses, which the threads will help you identify.

Villages of Westcreek

Villages of Westcreek Part 2
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Thank Bo. Looking at them now.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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What options are available for cable/internet in that neighborhood?
How is AT&T cell service there?
Welcome to Texas. I grew up in the Philly/South Jersey area. I've been here for twenty-three years now. I live in Westcreek and work in the Medical Center.
I'll try and answer your questions. I have Time Warner Cable for internet. I have Direct TV for television and my cell phone provider is Sprint. The Road Runner internet service is awesome. I've never had any issues. The Direct TV works great, but it helps that Westcreek doesn't seem to get a lot of bad rain/weather. When I first moved into Westcreek, Sprints cell service sucked, but since then, a cell phone tower was built on Potranco and now I don't have any issues.
The drive to the Medical Center isn't too bad for me. I take Military Drive to 151, 151 to 410, 410 to Callaghan. On a bad day it may take forty-five minutes, but I usaually make it in thirty.
Welcome again and I hope you like it being over 100 degrees all summer long. It took me awhile to get use to heat!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Thanks BroadStreet, heat doesn't bother me once I'm acclimated - was stationed in Sicily & Spain (where there is no central AC and the cost electricity made window units cost prohibitive), and Yuma, AZ (BS on the low humidity, 125 is 125). Plus other wonderful 'warm' places like Meridian, MS and Ft Stewart, GA in the Summer.

I was doing a little research this weekend and it looks like AT&T U-verse is available at my address, the cost is actually a little less than the equivalent bundles from TimeWarner due to me being on AT&T wireless.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Thanks guys.

@elmariachi, the zip is 78253 (outside the 1604 about 4 miles west of SeaWorld). Google Maps has the best route as being Pontranco to 151 to 410. I am hoping that once on the 410 I am traveling the opposite direction of the bulk of the traffic and it looks like there are several non-Interstate routes if things get too gnarly.
Unless you're working night shift, you'll be travelling WITH traffic on 410.
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