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Old 01-23-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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I laughed. They're stereotypes, not the truth. I especially liked the arbitrary speeding tickets around Leon Valley, Selma, etc.
I laughed too. Those areas are very much stereotyped for speeding tickets from what I hear from others BUT I have never personally gotten a ticket myself in any of those areas you mentioned.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Brentwood
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It's not.

Unless that "someone" has a corresponding racist and judgmental mindset as that map.

The map is about as truthful and helpful as a 24/7 cable news channel.
It is helpful and it is mostly accurate. There is a reason people laugh when they read it and there is a reason a stereotype is a stereotype.

It's certainly not politically correct but, in spite of some of the hyperbole, it is a pretty accurate picture of the city.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Good but a LOT was left out of that map!
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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I laughed too. Those areas are very much stereotyped for speeding tickets from what I hear from others BUT I have never personally gotten a ticket myself in any of those areas you mentioned.
Neither have I! But that's cause I'm careful there. I've got a friend that lived in Leon Valley for several years. Nightmare-ish enforcement. Example: One of his room mates seriously got a parking ticket in front of his own house for being 8 inches (instead of 6) away from the curb. I've never had a problem with it, but a lot of my friends did when visiting my house in Schertz 10 years ago or so. Speed traps with cops waiting for you to go 2 or 3 miles over down hill, etc. in Schertz, Selma, Garden Ridge, etc.

It's not a huge problem, you just gotta keep a really close eye on the speedometer when going through those places.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Some of the map is WAY off.

In the "low paying office jobs" section near 410 actually has some of the highest payed people in all of San Antonio.

The are included the headquarters for Broadway Bank, Frost Brokerage, regional headquarters for Taco Cabana, an Energy Company headquarters, and NISD administration offices.

AND

"Boring gay" should be moved about 3 miles south....
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Some of the map is WAY off.

In the "low paying office jobs" section near 410 actually has some of the highest payed people in all of San Antonio.

The are included the headquarters for Broadway Bank, Frost Brokerage, regional headquarters for Taco Cabana, an Energy Company headquarters, and NISD administration offices.
Do you mean NEISD? NISD offices are in Leon valley.

Also this map makes my chuckle every time I see it. It's so dead on, although I feel like the SE side needs to be labeled, maybe like super rural? Or like oil field? I don't know.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Do you mean NEISD? NISD offices are in Leon valley.

Also this map makes my chuckle every time I see it. It's so dead on, although I feel like the SE side needs to be labeled, maybe like super rural? Or like oil field? I don't know.
Yes I meant NEISD and pointed out many times the map half accurate.
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If you believe there is a grain of truth in these descriptions and would like to look at SA zip codes as marketers view them, without the snark, check out

Esri - Tapestry Segmentation We are a nation of ZIP Codes and neighborhoods. See how the next generation of Tapestry describes yours.

I've looked up my zip code and the zip codes next to mine on that site and the descriptions are uncanny.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:35 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Good but a LOT was left out of that map!
Do you mean it could have been more judgemental or it should have included the entire 1604 loop?
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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If you believe there is a grain of truth in these descriptions and would like to look at SA zip codes as marketers view them, without the snark, check out

Esri - Tapestry Segmentation We are a nation of ZIP Codes and neighborhoods. See how the next generation of Tapestry describes yours.

I've looked up my zip code and the zip codes next to mine on that site and the descriptions are uncanny.
The problem with looking at areas at the zip code level is that (especially for areas inside 410) it generalizes way too much. I much prefer the marketing/ demographic charts that are based on census tracts.
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