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Old 04-12-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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My husband works for a big IT company on the NE side of San Antonio, I'm sure you all can guess . Unfortunately we don't really care for the area or the Judson district so we are having a hard time pinning down an area to buy a house. Are needs are: a great school district for our two young kids, a smaller town/community, houses that are in an affordable range ($100's-$150's). We would settle for the Selma area but it's in the Judson school district. I was ok hopeful with Cibolo, but when we went to explore it just seemed like a mixture of storage lots & houses, maybe we missed something? Today we even went to New Braunfels & enjoyed our day, but we are wanting to know if there are any other areas. Both of us grew up in small towns (out of state) & would like the same for our kids. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Maybe Schertz?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Look into where exactly you were in Selma. There are areas that go to Schertz-Cibolo Universal City ISD. There are good schools in that area. There are parts of Schertz that are older and have a "town" feel to them while there are other areas that are more suburban and new. Check Schertz. I would recommend going out a bit east toward Seguin and Marion, but I can't say anything stellar about those school districts.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Maybe Helotes? Which I think made the list of one of the best small town feel cities to raise kids, but it might be too far for you?
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Maybe the Alamo Heights area? It's within San Antonio but has a small town feel and great schools
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Seguin sounds like what you are looking for. It's about the same distance as New Braunfels but more remote.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Maybe the Alamo Heights area? It's within San Antonio but has a small town feel and great schools
Not in that price range, no.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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My husband also works for a big IT company in NE San Antonio, and we moved from South Carolina to Cibolo in July 2012. From what I hear, Cibolo has grown tremendously in the past few years, with many of the developments having been fields just 8 or 10 years ago. We LOVE living in our small development. Neighbors are friendly. Kids play in the streets. It is a quiet, welcoming community.

The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD has really good schools. Our daughter is enjoying Dobie Junior High, and we are happy with her school.

Cibolo is just down the road and has a few restaurants that we enjoy. Schertz, with its bigger selection of stores, is just minutes away. When I go to the post office or to pay my water bill, the employees remember me, and I enjoy that small town feel.

Just wanted to share our experience. YMMV.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Maybe Schertz?
I second that. Or maybe Garden Ridge or even New Braunfels if you don't mind the drive. I-35 traffic can be a bear from those areas, but I'm afraid anywhere else that is further away would be even more traffic to deal with.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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Thank you all for the replies! It seems we misjudged Cibolo/Schertz. We will definitely be revisiting the area! @LovingSA, thanks for your real life reply, that is definitely the type of feeling we are looking for (the small town feel), and for seconding the school district.
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