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Old 01-17-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Hi, we are a miitary family of 6. We may move to San Antonio this summer and I was wonder if somebody who lived on base can give me some information about housing. We currently lived at Florida on base and is really small for a family of 6. We are not sure if we want to lived on base or buy a house. I was looking on internet for information and pictures for lackland housing but with no luck. Can somebody help me, PLEASE!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Hi, we are a miitary family of 6. We may move to San Antonio this summer and I was wonder if somebody who lived on base can give me some information about housing. We currently lived at Florida on base and is really small for a family of 6. We are not sure if we want to lived on base or buy a house. I was looking on internet for information and pictures for lackland housing but with no luck. Can somebody help me, PLEASE!!!!!!!!
Depends what rank you are, and if you get into new or old housing. The new is pretty good - even for enlisted - but the old is horrible. Of course the officer housing is nice - but limited.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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We lived in the Kelly housing before it was closed down- the new housing on Lackland (cant think of the name) is very nice. There is a nice park and the comissary and BX are close by. BUT-- from what I understand- there is quite a waiting list. I believe they were also updating some of the housing units in Frank Tejeda (on Medina)
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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I have been in a few and it is pretty small, especially for a family of 6. We just got a good BAH increase here so you should be able to buy a place if you want.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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I signed up for the waiting list before I moved here and was finally accepted about 18 months after arriving and that was 6 months after I had closed on my house.
With the affordable market here, I'd definitely buy instead of live on base. Although the Lackland school system is by far the best in the city.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I second qdog69a and rd2007's comments.

If you're going to be here for awhile buying is something you should seriously consider.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: S.A.
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Although the Lackland school system is by far the best in the city.

how is that with only 2 schools in their district?
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Natalia
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how is that with only 2 schools in their district?
I can give you an answer without having ever been to the two schools - the parents of the students are in the military. Right off the bat that eliminates a huge percentage of drugged out and criminal parents that the teachers have to contend with in other schools.

Also, when I was in the military, I supervised a guy who had a daughter that seemed to be a handful (putting it politely). The first sergeant basically sat him down and told him he needed to get his and his daughter's act together. Again, the teachers are spared from having to deal with little thugs and thuggets at the same level as teachers in non-military related school districts.

Finally, most military parents are far more involved with their kids schooling, making sure homework gets done etc. My guess is, it makes for a much smoother teaching environment and more actual education can take place, and a lot less dealing with the social aspects and problems found in other districts.

Mind you, I have no professional expertise in this area.

To the main topic - I see the base housing all the time - looks nice and clean but like others said - buy a house. I grew up in base housing until my dad retired. I was the youngest of 7 kids. At one point, I used to sleep on a padded bench in the dining room! Base housing is meant for people with 2 kids!

Welcome to San Antonio.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: WA
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Here's an article about Lackland schools and raising kids there:

Lackland near top of 'best place to raise a child' list
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: S.A.
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I guess, with only about 200 students (combine jr high and senior high) and 35 Teachers and assistants the ratio would make for higher standards, 6-1 ratio of students to teachers. Before we moved here I called and spoke with counselor there, and registar, found that there were barely any accelerated classes. So if you were in a vigorous program scheduled to have AP classes this year, you were out of luck if you choose to go to Lackland. Oh they offer about 3 AP classes per year but it better be the 3 you need.

I won't discredit your theory on military, Silver Creek, but I will let you know that your theory, is not an all around idea and could give you more than one scenario.
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