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Old 01-13-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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Deflecltion at its finest!
Ok I will be the better person here and admit I went way off topic. That was a good way to save face!

Just don't make up sources. Someone may want to see a link or article.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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Converse is a nice area and you will be surrounded by other military families. The good thing about Converse is you have access to I-35, I-10, or FM78 to get to Fort Sam. I-10 to 90 would be the best bet to Lackland which would take 35 minutes in the morning and afternoon. Converse also is close to The Forum and Rolling Oaks Mall for shopping and eating. They have a lot of non chain restaurants in Universal City to choose form for a variety.
I agree. As long as your commute would be going to work in the morning and returning in the evening this would be a fairly long but also fairly quick commute. You could probably take 1518 to I-10 and then it's a staight shot to Lackland via Hwy 90. If the time tables are reversed then all bets are off. The traffic load will be about double. Huge traffic jams are fairly frequent.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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We found a home near the china grove area. It seems to be a decent commute between Lackland, Randolph, and fort Sam. It's in the 78222 zip code. Anyone have any info on that area? The community name is blue rock springs.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:04 PM
 
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We found a home near the china grove area. It seems to be a decent commute between Lackland, Randolph, and fort Sam. It's in the 78222 zip code. Anyone have any info on that area? The community name is blue rock springs.
A 20 mile drive to both Lackland and Randolph? I feel like in San Antonio terms that this is quite a long commute, even if it is a straight shot. But that's all up to you. Based on that price range i would look north of 90 at the very least. And consider those areas I mentioned before, between 10 and 35 between 410 and 1604. There are lots more things to do even north of 90. ECISD, while not the worst, is not the best district either and does not have the resources that other districts have. You'll be driving to get to book stores, good restaurants, hiking and biking trails, the movies, etc.

Of course that's my opinion again and I'm slightly partial since I grew up in that area.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:38 AM
 
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We found a home near the china grove area. It seems to be a decent commute between Lackland, Randolph, and fort Sam. It's in the 78222 zip code. Anyone have any info on that area? The community name is blue rock springs.
That is three neighborhoods away from mine, Highland Hills, so I'm semi-familiar with the area but not intimate. There is a ranch with horses just down the block east of there. Another block (1 mile) west leads to a trailer park and some other non-gated residences. Six or seven clicks southeast is the entrance to a coal power plant.

The whole development was tossed into the outskirts of town so while it might be cleaner inside it becomes pretty grimy towards the inner city which is not too far away, where I live. Much closer it is quite gritty with the industrial businesses that dominate that section of Loop 410.

Vehicle dependency will be the dominating theme in this bedroom community as the nearest bus stop is almost one mile away and close to the aforementioned trailer park. That is almost one mile from the entrance of Blue Rock Springs so if living in the back of the development add another half a mile. This is also where the nearest convenience store is at.

Non-luxury power centers are located on the corner of 410 and Rigsby. Expect to see farmers, rural residents, immigrants, and inner city residents all there.

There are more power centers on Military and 37. There is a decent theater there as well as another by McCreless although we prefer the Quarry and the Bijou across town.

Basically, if you do not mind driving everywhere, living by sleepy yet gritty surroundings, it might be a good way to hedge bets between Lackland and Randolph. One blessing is the lack of traffic the North and West sides have. Still, as others have noted, going west down 90 in the morning can be filled with random delays, always. Leave early.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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Caine357: I owe you an apology for steering your thread off topic. I hope that you find what you are looking for here in San Antonio or the surrounding areas.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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That is three neighborhoods away from mine, Highland Hills, so I'm semi-familiar with the area but not intimate. There is a ranch with horses just down the block east of there. Another block (1 mile) west leads to a trailer park and some other non-gated residences. Six or seven clicks southeast is the entrance to a coal power plant.

The whole development was tossed into the outskirts of town so while it might be cleaner inside it becomes pretty grimy towards the inner city which is not too far away, where I live. Much closer it is quite gritty with the industrial businesses that dominate that section of Loop 410.

Vehicle dependency will be the dominating theme in this bedroom community as the nearest bus stop is almost one mile away and close to the aforementioned trailer park. That is almost one mile from the entrance of Blue Rock Springs so if living in the back of the development add another half a mile. This is also where the nearest convenience store is at.

Non-luxury power centers are located on the corner of 410 and Rigsby. Expect to see farmers, rural residents, immigrants, and inner city residents all there.

There are more power centers on Military and 37. There is a decent theater there as well as another by McCreless although we prefer the Quarry and the Bijou across town.

Basically, if you do not mind driving everywhere, living by sleepy yet gritty surroundings, it might be a good way to hedge bets between Lackland and Randolph. One blessing is the lack of traffic the North and West sides have. Still, as others have noted, going west down 90 in the morning can be filled with random delays, always. Leave early.
Actually, going west on Hwy 90 in the mornings is usually a breeze. Going east in the mornings and west in the evenings is where you will encounter the most traffic woes. This is all the people who live in the west and northwest and work to the east commuting. I've been commuting on this route for decades and have seen the traffic on the other side of the freeway get more and more dense over the last ten to fifteen years. I'm always thankful that I live east of town and not west of town. Nothing wrong with living on the west or northwest side of town as long as you don't mind the traffic.
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