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Old 07-17-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Hello!

I just had a pretty good interview with a hospital in San Antonio (Methodist Children's Hospital). It appears that it's Northwest San Antonio and 20 min from the city center. With that in mind, where would you suggest I possibly live should I have the opportunity?

If the job were in Austin I would be psyched, but alas at least it's close. Is it crazy to live in between the two cities? I am a 31 y/o female and have a boyfriend so we will be seeking a 1 or 2 bedroom rental. He works in Software.

I have never been to Texas but we are up for an adventure. I have lived in South Africa for 2 years and my BF is South African so access to the outdoors and nature is important. I just imagine Texas to have wide open spaces and be so pretty. I also like the desert.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wouldn't want to live in Austin and work here...if you want to party in Austin, drive up there now and then to party, but it makes more sense to live close to your work.

As far as the part of town, it might be good to figure out where your boyfriend will be working and then live somewhere between the two.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:33 PM
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New Braunfels might be an option for you. The commute from there would be about 1/3 shorter if you were at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, instead of the one at the Medical Center.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to live in Austin and work here...if you want to party in Austin, drive up there now and then to party, but it makes more sense to live close to your work.

As far as the part of town, it might be good to figure out where your boyfriend will be working and then live somewhere between the two.
Well he wont be arriving until the new year, then needs to wait 5 months before he can officially work so I would be settled long before he even is in a position to work.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Downtown to Austin to the medical center (NW) San Antonio is over 90 miles of a hellish commute! With that being said what is your budget? Also San Antonio get 3 times as much rain as any desert and it tends to be quite a bit more humid as well.

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Old 07-17-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Downtown to Austin to the medical center (NW) San Antonio is over 90 miles of a hellish commute! With that being said what is your budget? Also San Antonio get 3 times as much rain as any desert and it tends to be quite a bit more humid as well.
I realize it's better to live closer to work, just thought there could be places in between. I am not sure of our budget yet, 700-800/ per month in total maybe.

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Old 07-17-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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I realize it's better to live closer to work, just thought there could be places in between. I am not sure of our budget yet, 700-800/ per month in total maybe.

Everywhere in between are pretty much bedroom communities, with long commutes to either city. I'd definitely recommend living close to work and head to Austin once every few weeks.

As for where in SA - the hospital is in the Medical Center, where there are many many many apartment complexes of wide ranging styles/costs. There are numerous ethnic restaurants and Medical Center is kind of in the middle of the city - at least in terms of where all the housing/development is. It's NW of downtown. Lots of chain bars, and a lot of students.

I lived in the Medical Center when I first came to SA, and it provides a reasonable intro to the city, but I'm not a huge fan of it, partly because it's hard to get anywhere on foot and it's just sort of blah. Ok, nice enough, but not really what makes San Antonio unique and interesting. I then lived far NW, then eventually downtown/Southtown. If you're interested in downtown/near downtown living, when I worked in the Med Center (very close to the Children's Hospital) it was a 20 minute commute against traffic.

Where to live depends a little on how you want to live.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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When I lived in the medical center, it was pretty noisy...helicoptors and sirens all night long. I think it would be nicer to live on Bandera Rd close to 1604...part of that is because I really like the big park and the bike trails that are off Bandera.
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