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Old 05-14-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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We will be relocating this summer. I am looking for some ideas on where to live. We will likely rent for a year and prefer a mid to upper end suburb. Locations with other young families is ideal. Schools are at the top of the wish list -- and my kids are into academic pursuits over athletics. We would like close proximity to parks, libraries, churches, and other family oriented amenities. My job will be near the I-10 and Huebner. Your input is appreciated and we are excited to be coming. Thanks.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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stone oak....schools are the best in my book. Nice community, very family-oriented. Clean, safe, tons of churches, stores and restaurants. Nearly everything I need is within five miles.

Naysayers (most of which do not live here) will harp about traffic...but I don't think it's that bad and if you live right in Stone Oak there are numerous options in and out of here to avoid any traffic jams.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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In addition to Stone Oak: Rogers Ranch, Presidio, La Cantera area, Shavano Park. Schools are as good as Stone Oak and your commute will be easier.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Thank you,
I would like to target a 4 bed rental home for 1500. Any issue with that price range and the neighborhoods suggested? And also would like an area with more mature trees.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Try Summerfield off of Wurzbach & NW Military -- or even Oak Meadow, which is by NW Military & Huebner. The school in that neighborhood is the smallest school in the district, and is a great one as well. Oak Meadow has the mature trees (as does parts of Shavano Park).

However -- $1500 might not be enough to rent for Summerfield. Or Shavano Park, for that matter. Housing is pretty high here ... I know some 2 br/2ba homes in the area go for $1200.00 a month rent.

Plus in that area Hardberger Park is close, and has gorgeous trails to walk/run/bike and parks for the kids to play at.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Then you want northwood, oak park schools are as good or better than stone oak you get real trees. Parks on the corners and in the neighborhoods.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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Then you want northwood, oak park schools are as good or better than stone oak you get real trees. Parks on the corners and in the neighborhoods.

I bagged 35 bags of leaves this spring....i'm pretty sure we have "real" trees. Don't you think you should actually see this area before judging it??
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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oak park schools are as good or better than stone oak
Not sure what your metric is for this statement?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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We will be relocating this summer. I am looking for some ideas on where to live. We will likely rent for a year and prefer a mid to upper end suburb. Locations with other young families is ideal. Schools are at the top of the wish list -- and my kids are into academic pursuits over athletics. We would like close proximity to parks, libraries, churches, and other family oriented amenities. My job will be near the I-10 and Huebner. Your input is appreciated and we are excited to be coming. Thanks.
I always suggest people go with what is closest to work. For you case, being that the job is I-10 and Huebner, I say the Vineyard area would work out well. Brand new elementary school opening in the Fall. It's right off Huebner and would be an easier commute than further into Stone Oak. Also, Roger's Ranch like mentioned would also be very good. Up Blanco Rd. is the library, YMCA and several parks. South on Blanco is Hardberger Park. I think it's a great area, and yes the traffic is there but if you chose a location on the other side of 281 you will have a much longer commute.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Not sure what your metric is for this statement?
Northwood has been rated an exemplrary school since before most of stone oak was even built, the TEA tells me that. The NEA rates garner as a blue ribbon school one of the few if only middle schools in the state to do so.
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