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Old 07-22-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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It does seem like the word "ghetto" is used to label areas of certain % ethnic makeups or less high-income areas. Get rid of that word, people, and say what you're REALLY thinking!
Bingo! I feel the same.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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^I have battled with certain people on CD on this subject. It has become part of our vernacular, and people *giggle* whenever they use the term. It is used to lable certain ethnic makeups in areas of a city. duh. It is racist people!
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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It does seem like the word "ghetto" is used to label areas of certain % ethnic makeups or less high-income areas. Get rid of that word, people, and say what you're REALLY thinking!
Go look up ghetto in the dictionary. It is exactly what you are telling people not to use it for. A ghetto in San Antonio would be an area that is predominantly Mexican and poor, or black and poor, or white and poor.

I'm truly amazed at the number of people on here that don't have a basic understanding of common words in the English language.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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^^approves of this statement^^
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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This entire thread is pretty pathetic.

SA crime is pretty low level, do some of you really have expectations that high? That's great. But this isn't as big as a deal as some of you make it to be.

Graffitti in SA is just kids running around causing trouble pretending to be cool, not much gang related.
I have never been scared in SA around all of Culebra from downtown to 1604.

In Houston, 2nd or 3rd ward..I have been, seen gun shots. In Detroit, Scary place, seen robberies live. in LA, yes.. cocaine being sold on the street in broad daylingt in all of those places.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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SA crime is pretty low level, do some of you really have expectations that high? That's great. But this isn't as big as a deal as some of you make it to be.
Violent crime is pretty low in San Antonio. If you're not in a gang or selling drugs, you're probably safe. That being said, property crime is extremely high, even in very nice areas.

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I have never been scared in SA around all of Culebra from downtown to 1604.
That's a pretty horrible measure of quality of life. The point is that if one has any amount of money, choosing to live near Culebra is a bad decision when houses/rents in much better areas are not that much more expensive.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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We're far from poor and we live near Culebra in Alamo Ranch and love it.. Not sure where the down with Culebra comments are coming from. We've had no issues at all
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We're far from poor and we live near Culebra in Alamo Ranch and love it.. Not sure where the down with Culebra comments are coming from. We've had no issues at all
Culebra is a long road and runs through many less to be desired areas. That being said anywhere aroung 1604 is not one of those areas.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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1604 at Culebra is quite safe and has quickly developed in the last 7 years.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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I live in MD 5 miles from the White House. I lived in SA when I was younger and went to South San HS before moving here. I was just down in SA visiting my brother who lives miles north of that intersection. I found this thread to be entertaining and humorous as I thought the whole area from 1604 and points north were nice. You can barely see the lights of town from the pool atop his canyon at night and he has no neighbors for miles.
I got a kick from the housing prices being tossed around. Come north for a shocker. Your crime statistics are paltry as well. Google the crime stats for the DC area and be glad you are there. If graffiti is your main complaint you are lucky. I enjoyed my brief visit but you gotta go home. If you want to see ghetto I can show you something that would scare you to death.
I wish I owned a Taco Cabana and Pirate's Cove franchises up here as I could make a killing.
Consider yourselves lucky - hot, but lucky.
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