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Old 02-22-2015, 01:05 AM
 
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My husbands job is transferring us to San Antonio. We are looking to live in an area that is safe, has great schools, and won't cost us an arm and a leg to rent a house for a year. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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Thank you ashbeeigh. I was hoping to also get personal opinions. ��
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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You can have two of those three things. Safe and good schools won't be cheap, safe and cheap won't have good schools, and you can have better than average schools and cheap but it won't be the safest.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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Well safe and good schools is a must. It doesn't have to be the best of the best, but a low performing school is not what we are looking for. Better than average is ok. We really do not want to pay over $1500 a month is possible. Is this not possible? We are coming from AZ ABD it's not cheap here at all.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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It's not cheap here either. Affordable maybe, bu not cheap.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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Well safe and good schools is a must. It doesn't have to be the best of the best, but a low performing school is not what we are looking for. Better than average is ok. We really do not want to pay over $1500 a month is possible. Is this not possible? We are coming from AZ ABD it's not cheap here at all.
How big of a house are you looking at renting? Getting a 3 bedroom home in a community with acceptable schools and crime rates shouldn't be a problem. Might take a while to find exactly what you're looking for, but it's possible. If you have a lot of kids and need 4 or 5 bedrooms, you're probably not going to find what you're looking for, for under $1500 a month.

You're also going to need to a lot of homework on your end as our several of our school districts are quite large and therefore have both terrible and great schools in the same district - you'll have to make sure you find a good school for the ages of your kids and rent inside that individual school's district. While individual mileage may vary, as a general rule of thumb, the closer you are to 1604 in the Northside and North East ISDs, the better rated the school is. And the higher the rent...
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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How big of a house are you looking at renting? Getting a 3 bedroom home in a community with acceptable schools and crime rates shouldn't be a problem. Might take a while to find exactly what you're looking for, but it's possible. If you have a lot of kids and need 4 or 5 bedrooms, you're probably not going to find what you're looking for, for under $1500 a month.

You're also going to need to a lot of homework on your end as our several of our school districts are quite large and therefore have both terrible and great schools in the same district - you'll have to make sure you find a good school for the ages of your kids and rent inside that individual school's district. While individual mileage may vary, as a general rule of thumb, the closer you are to 1604 in the Northside and North East ISDs, the better rated the school is. And the higher the rent...
Yes, I noticed this when I came to check out the area a few months ago.

Good luck, OP! I'm sure you'll be able to find something.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Where is your husband going to work in San Antonio? That might be a factor on what side of town you live in and what district the children go to.Some people like the area out here near Randolph AFB east of San Antonio. The Schertz -Cibolo-Universal City ISD has good schools and we are adding a new elementary school for the star of the 2015-2016 school year.Lot of growth in this area. As ShadoAngel mentioned some of the school districts are quite large. If you have an idea of where your husband's job is located,you can look up on Trulia and Zillow homes around there.It will give you prices for homes and probably rental homes as well.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: always been in Texas
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Like to say welcome to San Antonio. Best of luck to yall.
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