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Old 11-08-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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It's just another gated development. You'll find them in nearly every price range in San Antonio.

The clubhouse is nice, and I've been to a lot of pool parties there. The houses are not my taste.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm not sure, it's hard to explain. The luxury homes fascinate me. Also the fact that it's GATED. Makes me think of it as a pocket of rich folks.

I was driving around the area one day and looked at some houses at a Dominion [MINUS] subdivision. I can't remember the name of it, but it's a small development for mainly retired couples sprouting up next to the actual "Dominion".

Around me, all I could see were Lexus', Ferrari's, Porsche', and other luxury cars.

It just interests me the contrast between different sides of the town. From The Dominion to South San Antonio. It seems a little selfish and awkward to be living in the Dominion. Especially with all of the poverty around San Antonio.

That's just how I feel. Others probably do not have my feeling.
It's hard to explain!

By the way, I'm in San Antonio again as of the summer. I've lived here off and on over the years.
People work for it so they deserve to enjoy it, I live in a manned gated community and we have nice cars but does that make me a selfish person ??? I dont think so
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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I'm not sure, it's hard to explain. The luxury homes fascinate me. Also the fact that it's GATED. Makes me think of it as a pocket of rich folks.

I was driving around the area one day and looked at some houses at a Dominion [MINUS] subdivision. I can't remember the name of it, but it's a small development for mainly retired couples sprouting up next to the actual "Dominion".

Around me, all I could see were Lexus', Ferrari's, Porsche', and other luxury cars.

It just interests me the contrast between different sides of the town. From The Dominion to South San Antonio. It seems a little selfish and awkward to be living in the Dominion. Especially with all of the poverty around San Antonio.

That's just how I feel. Others probably do not have my feeling.
It's hard to explain!

By the way, I'm in San Antonio again as of the summer. I've lived here off and on over the years.
Actually San Antonio isn't even on the list any longer of 20 poorest cities or cities have the most poverty.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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While yes we have many people here living in poverty. We also have a lot that aren't poor at all. But you could not tell that from there house. (Look in the drive way and you will see how much money they have.) Honestly i don't really see that many run down areas if any outside 410.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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Default gated communities

I used to deliver goods to residents in the Dominion and know a couple of them(country music singer,basketball players etc) but to really learn about Texas gated properties you only need to visit one of the local Texas Dept Of Corections facilities that are spread around like cow ****.Thicker than flies on a cow turd,hotter than a blistered ***** in the summer time etc etc.
Ask any Texan-they will tell you!
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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It's really quite disappointing when you're inside. From I-10 it looks fantastic, with a bunch of houses seemingly tucked into the hill country, but once you get inside you're immediately let down. The construction quality of the homes is horrendous, the landscaping is umipressive, and the general layout and feel of the neighborhood is poorly executed - it looks just like any other cookie cutter development.

In fact, you can't even tell you're in the hill country when you're up there. I'd stay away.

For construction quality, the Alamo Heights/Olmos Park/Terrell Hills area is the best San Antonio has to offer. Yes, it may look a bit Bohemian and natural, but defintely the homes there are of higher quality.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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My mom and dad knew people who moved to the dominion when it first was developed. All the couples they knew got a divorce within a year of living there. These were people who had been married more than 20 years. My mom and the ladies called it the curse and my mom refused to move there. Later, I had many friends who lived there. I was so glad that my parents didn't leave old SA for this ostentatious place. Plus, if the curse was true, they stayed married and are going on close to 60 years.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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its nbd. played tennis there. swam there. drove around and looked at houses. just nice house that are small some big.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My mom and dad knew people who moved to the dominion when it first was developed. All the couples they knew got a divorce within a year of living there. These were people who had been married more than 20 years. My mom and the ladies called it the curse and my mom refused to move there. Later, I had many friends who lived there. I was so glad that my parents didn't leave old SA for this ostentatious place. Plus, if the curse was true, they stayed married and are going on close to 60 years.
Or maybe it's just the love-of-money that is the curse.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:16 PM
 
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Smile Not Bad

I live there. There are very old house and are some very new houses. The older ones are in need of a lot of repair (think shag carpet and pink tubs). The news ones like the parade of homes are extreme with everything one can think of...two have pools inside and waterfalls that come from about 15 feet in the air to the pool. You really have a mixed bag of houses and lots sizes there. Not all nice and not all bad.
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