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Old 10-11-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Everybody in Mayberry was white. Is that what you are looking for?


What in the world is this post intended to mean/have relevance to the thread???

Last edited by ryneone; 10-11-2007 at 10:19 PM.. Reason: wrong word
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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Everybody in Mayberry was white. Is that what you are looking for?
Did you not read the first post in which he/she describes what she's looking for?
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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What in the world is this post intended to mean/have relevance to the thread???
It wasn't supposed to have any relevance to the discussion. It's Hello who typed that, which is all that basically needs to be said.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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Fun4mj, to answer your inquiry, Boerne would be your ideal location for achieving as close to a Mayberry-like lifestyle.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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As much as I like Boerne, and I was a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show; Boerne ain't no Mayberry! Instead, it is a typical relatively (as compared to SA) small Texas town and one of many in the local area. Basically any of the outlying towns around San Antonio will fit that bill, Castroville comes to mind but as you are commuting to Austin that is not an option.

Speaking of which, I would recommend if you do try to do that commute, buy a real fast motorcycle and a lot of life insurance! It is about the only way you will get there in a decent amount of time during rush hour, but you are taking a big chance. Otherwise, get a lot of books on CD for your car, and some black tea for the ride!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Centreville
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Not to speak for the OP, but I think she was considering living in SW Austin and doing the commute down from there.
IMO, that would be a rather brutal commute, so unless the new employer has some sort of van or bus service to 'enable' employees to do the commute en masse, I wouldn't want to do it. Even with that, I wouldn't want to spend 4 hours a day commuting. Ugh.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If she is looking for "Mayberry" in the SW Austin area, she is going to have a long look!

I would consider the San Marcos or New Braunfels areas. They may not be "Mayberry" material, but both are nice and a little more laid back than the major metropolises.

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I don't know, I think SA is a lot like Mayberry. Our police chief is a lot like Barney Fife. Most of our city council remind me of Gomer & Gubber. Ope ran for Mayor last term but he got beat by Floyd. Many years ago Aunt Bea was Mayor. Now we have a theater named after her. During Fiesta 50% of the population could play the part of Otis. Unfortunately we haven't seen Andy for decades.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Here is a list of towns that fit that description:

LaCoste, Texas
Devine, Texas
Lytle, Texas
Natalia, Texas
Castroville, Texas
Hondo, Texas
Pleasanton, Texas
LaVernia, Texas
Karnes City, Texas
Floresville, Texas
Bergheim, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas
Blanco, Texas
Uvalde, Texas
Helotes, Texas
Elmendorf, Texas
Atascosa, Texas

Each of these locations has at least a post office. And some of the locations might have surprising real estate prices as well.

Lost in many of the responses is that Mayberry was very small. Helotes is probably the least likely to fit the Mayberry image but it is a quaint town on the northwest side of San Antonio.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: North Central SA
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Wow what has happened to this board? Why are we so sarcastic, spiteful and rude to someone asking some valid questions?

I believe the "Mayberry" analogy isn't supposed to be an exact one. Of course it was on TV, of course it was 50 years ago. But the small town feel, good schools and friendly people are a common desire for many. After the comments to their initial request, I think you've done a good job scaring them away from trying to look for that in SA.

Mastercone's reply was the best - it has a list of towns that might fit the OP needs.

To the OP - in SA you might find neighborhoods within the city, or even suburban area that fits your needs. You won't get the small town, but you can get the good schools and nice neighbors (for the most part.) Read some of the many "where should I live" posts on here to narrow it down. Where you are going to work is a good start, because for me commute is everything. That makes your quality of life better when you can spend more time with your family and work on that "Mayberry" lifestyle! Good luck!
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