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Old 09-15-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Default Do you consider Stone Oak a safe area?

For a female in her 20's, living alone? I would be renting in a gated community or gated apartment complex, but still. I'm coming from South Orange County and feel like I've been lulled into a false sense of security here, where I can walk across parking lots at night pretty much anywhere with little to no concern. (Although I'm still alert and cautious, just in case!) I just read the thread about Stone Oak getting ghetto, and now I'm like ........ and wondering if that's an exaggeration, or if I should truly play it safe (pun intended) and just move elsewhere. There's like zero gangs or drug activity in my current area (or at least if there is, it's very well hidden!) so it makes me nervous to read stuff like that. I've had weirdos try to follow me home and stuff before (not in OC, but other cities I've lived in) so I'm very wary about the environment I'd be living in... My mom also keeps freaking me out with stories from tv and telling me that if I move to SA or Texas in general, that I need to buy a gun lol! I just want to be in a relatively new and safe suburban area. Thoughts?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Stone Oak is the kind of area you're looking for. You'll feel safe there.

For a long time, some people in Stone Oak have acted like that's the only safe, decent place to live in town. So other people were just having fun pointing out the occasional things that happen there. That's really what that thread was about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You can still buy a gun! It's one of the freedoms we enjoy here in Texas that is denied in California!

But for the most part, you will be as safe (if not safer) in Stone Oak than you are in south OC.

Sure, some crime occurs; but it does in OC as well and likewise it's not something to worry about. Just continue to be vigilant and smart, and you're good to go!

And welcome to Texas, it's not as bad as your mother thinks it is from watching TV!

Cheers! M2
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You can still buy a gun! It's one of the freedoms we enjoy here in Texas that is denied in California!
That's true, I think every woman should own a gun! But you don't need one to feel safe in Stone Oak.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I don't need a gun to feel safe in San Antonio, and neither will the OP, especially not in Stone Oak.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Drug related activity does occur in Stone Oak but it is still generally a safe area.

You don't need a gun to live in Texas.

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Old 09-15-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas via Worcester County, MA
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I've been in SA for nearly seven years. I live just south of Stone Oak, inside 1604 (gasp). Never have I been a victim of a crime, nor do I own a gun. Actually, I've never touched one or seen one. I moved here from MA in a town where crime hardly ever happens. Never fear.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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As for crime in SO: It exists like in any other section of San Antonio- Just because you're in a gated community doesn't mean you're shielded from bad things that could potentially happen. Just keep your eyes open to things and don't worry about what might happen. For the most part, this is an incredibly safe & secure city.




BN

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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For OP: "I just want to be in a relatively new and safe suburban area." Yup, you'll be more than fine in Stone Oak. You'd be fine in the vast majority of San Antonio neighborhoods, but Stone Oak specifically is one of the safer places.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Stone Oak? yes. very safe. chillax...the Spurs live out there. lol.
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