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Old 10-12-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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Right on Turtle, the OP wasn't asking for an exact replica of Mayberry, just used that show as a basis to basically say they were looking for a small safe city/town with good schools, friendly people, good eats to live a peaceful and quiet life. Some of the replies have just be useless to the discussion.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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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?
Because some people are more interested in using any and every post to score points in the "San Antonio Sux/No it doesn't!" battle, than in actually answering the question of a newbie. I have great sympathy for some who have needs that aren't being met here in SA, and can see some valid failings of SA, but the constant and inappropriate insertion of off-topic sniping at any opportunity greatly reduces that sympathy. Jeering "Go back where ya came from, we're perfect here!" replies reduces my sympathy for the other side, as well.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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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.
SnappyBob

Sir, I owe you a drink for the most amusing and thoughtful post I have seen in a very long time! Well done!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Your very welcome Major. I am glad you saw and appreciated it for what it was meant to be. A joke. Glad you enjoyed it. A Bloody Mary sounds nice, garnished with a nice plump pickled okra.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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I forget this one and there are plenty more:

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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
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Everybody in Mayberry was white. Is that what you are looking for?
Opps, your ignorance is showing in this response...just thought I would point that out as I am sure that someone of YOUR intelligence would NEVER intend to make such a STUPID remark!
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:00 PM
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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!
I wasn't trying to be sarcastic, spiteful, OR rude when I responded. I stated a FACT--Mayberry is/was a fictional place, therefore, she is not going to find that here. I also pointed out, like you did, where to start looking. I sincerely hope they find what they are looking for--I know I have found what I want here. It's also hard to tell a poster's tone, so unless I come right out and say something completely obnoxious, then I am honestly not trying to be rude.

Besides, I think the moderators in this forum police it constantly. This one may be closing soon, due to all the venom.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We are relocating from Maryland to Texas this year. We have had a difficult time looking for a "Mayberry" type location in SA. Somewhere safe for young children, good schools, low crime. Any suggestions? Also, where are the good hospitals located?

Thanks!
Obviously, the outlying areas of San Antonio will have more of that "down home feeling" than the 7th largest city in the US will...however, I think that there are many rural areas that are almost bedroom communities to SA that might fill the feeling you are looking for more than SA directly.

Just keep in mind, the Mayberry feeling will probably come with those "small town issues"...like everyone knows everyone elses business...clicks of folks that have lived there "forever" and everyone else just does not have the "history" that going from K-12 grade grows, and you give up some of the conveniences of things to live rural.

Hope you find somewhere you are happy!!! SA and many of its surrounding rural areas have lots to offer.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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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.
I repped you for this hilarious post!
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Right on Turtle, the OP wasn't asking for an exact replica of Mayberry, just used that show as a basis to basically say they were looking for a small safe city/town with good schools, friendly people, good eats to live a peaceful and quiet life. Some of the replies have just be useless to the discussion.
What was useless was asking for "Mayberry" instead of being more specific like saying they were looking for "a small safe city/town with good schools, friendly people, good eats to live a peaceful and quiet life."

Answers are always easy, it's getting the question right that's difficult.

And comments like "Some of the replies have just be useless to the discussion"--which doesn't even make sense--doesn't add much to the discussion either!

Cheers! M2
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