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Old 01-20-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Looking to move to the San Antonio area this summer. I need suggestions on areas with great schools and acreage/horse properties. Would like to have at least 10 acres. Living out of city taxed areas would be nice as well if the schools are great. I appreciate any information you have! Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That's gonna be a bit tough, as the more rural areas of San Antonio don't have the best schools. It would help if we knew what part of town you're looking at, and what your price range is as there are properties that meet your needs but they're not cheap!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Castroville (Medina Valley) would be your best bet. The schools in Castroville are just as good (if not better) as the Northside schools, plus you can find your acreage.

It won't be cheap there either, but cheaper than San Antonio.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Boerne, Bulverede, Spring Branch
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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I agree, moving out towards Castroville / Hondo might be the most effective budget wise. However, Boerne would be your clear choice, should the budget allow for it. Around how much are you wanting to spend? That will help me determine which area of the metro-plex would be best for you.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Boerne, Bulverde/Spring Branch, Castroville, Pipe Creek, Bandera.

I think our game plan is to move to the Spring Branch area in 5 years, looking for potential horse properties ourselves! Good luck and let us know what you choose!
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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Looking to move to the San Antonio area this summer. I need suggestions on areas with great schools and acreage/horse properties. Would like to have at least 10 acres. Living out of city taxed areas would be nice as well if the schools are great. I appreciate any information you have! Thanks in advance!
I will recommend Boerne as well. There are plenty of 10+ acre horse friendly properties available, and the school district is among the best in the San Antonio area.

I searched online for Boerne properties with 10+ acres with at least a 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2000 square foot home (I'm making some assumptions obviously) and I got 46 results (one is under contract). Not counting the one under contract, the properties range from $479,000 to $12 million and the average is probably in the $1.5 million to $2.0 million range.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The Hill Country -Boerne/Pipe Creek Area
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Looking to move to the San Antonio area this summer. I need suggestions on areas with great schools and acreage/horse properties. Would like to have at least 10 acres. Living out of city taxed areas would be nice as well if the schools are great. I appreciate any information you have! Thanks in advance!


So glad you have decided to move to the San Antonio area! I've lived in most sections of this state and by far, the best area is the Hill Country. Boerne is the hot spot and getting the most attention right now. There are many properties suitable for horses with fenced pastures, barns and some covered arenas. Boerne is a great area, as well as the nearby communities of Comfort, Pipe Creek and Bandera.

Boerne was rated by CNN's Money magazine as the top place to live based on such factors as median income, state income taxes, housing prices, educational standards, quality of life, divorce rates and weather. Boerne scored first across all categories! Check out Kendall County website for more demographics.

Shopping, visiting the area's beautiful caves, exploring the local nature center, enjoying historically-authenic exhibits, birding, cycling, hunting are all at in this beautiful area of the Texas Hill Country. Liveability is high with Boerne's cultural amenities, sustainability and hiking distance within the historic main street. Watch the ducks waddle in town along river park! The prestigious Boerne School District is highly rated.

And you are still close enough to work in San Antonio with easy 1-10 access. It is a 30 minute drive in rush hour traffic, but can be shorter on some days. Truthfully, some freeways are more congested than others. San Antonio is a unique city and can provide you with amenities that small town living might not offer. So if you need a quick city fix, you are only minutes away while still living the relaxed, quality lifestyle you prefer.

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:19 AM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions! We are actually just looking for good horse property to build on..the homes we like in Boerne are way out of our price range. And remodeling is more costly than building. It is very slim pickins. We have been focusing on canyon lake area. Great schools and have narrowed down to 2 properties. I keep hoping some more will come available soon as the 2 we found are not the most ideal. But I am afraid they will be scooped up soon too... ahhh decisions!
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