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Old 03-02-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Just to offer a bit of nuance to the rough guide of using east of 37 and north of 90 as the East side, and to avoid confusing anyone not familiar with this side of town, living here I am very conscious of where the "East side" begins and growing up would go into it often as I had friends throughout the South and East sides.

From Hackberry everything on Rigsby and north of it is on the East side including some parts of Highland Park.

Once you reach Roland then everything north of Roland all the way down to WW White is the East side. You could even make the case that everything north of Steves east of Walters and north of Highlands High and Southside Lions is also the East side even if all these areas are south of 90.

So again the East side is not just everything north of 90 but some parts south of it too.
I think i agree with most if not all of that. Had an uncle on Rigsby up until a few years ago. He'd lived there over 50 years. Whole area north of it (ghetto) for sure gone to crap.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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The thing about shopping is that it goes where the demand is. Part of why La Cantera is where it is is because it the demand was there. Is someone in 78211 going to, "Oh, dang, I need to get my $700 LV purse fixed today. I might as well run to Neiman's"? on a regular basis? No. But girls in the Dominion will. It's silly to compare the two areas. And with that said, driving to find a decent taqueria outside of 1604 is a hassle. But on the southside there are 4/5 within a few blocks of each other and all are sustainable. That's because of the demographics and again, demand.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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I think i agree with most if not all of that. Had an uncle on Rigsby up until a few years ago. He'd lived there over 50 years. Whole area north of it (ghetto) for sure gone to crap.
I still have family on Rigsby and on Drexel, and ya it is definitely the East Side but just come a few blocks south and you are in the SE side.

I remember when that area still had a Winns! Sadly changing demographics and the rise of the big box stores meant Winns could not be sustainable there.

I live south of Southside Lions and the East side is just on the other side of it. So going to the park I see both South- and East-siders.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I still have family on Rigsby and on Drexel, and ya it is definitely the East Side but just come a few blocks south and you are in the SE side.

I remember when that area still had a Winns! Sadly changing demographics and the rise of the big box stores meant Winns could not be sustainable there.

I live south of Southside Lions and the East side is just on the other side of it. So going to the park I see both South- and East-siders.
My FIL had some apartments on Drexel in the 70's or early 80's. Had and uncle and his family on Westfall back in the 50's. I would imagine from Denver St. south I wouldn't have bunched in with the East side. Maybe as you get east of Gevers or further. But all those areas have seen better days in the past.
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