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Old 05-05-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I are looking to move to San Antonio and I was wondering what cities are recommend to live in.

I have heard a lot about:

Stone Oak
Alamo Heights
Schertz
Hollywood Park
Hill Country Village
Shavano Park


Are they safe? How is traffic?

Any other ones you recommend?

Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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A lot depends on where you will be working ?
Do you have kids and is the school district important to you or do favor a private/religious school education ?
lots of variables. cost of housing ?
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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My husband may be working at Rackspace.

No kids, and no the school district isn't important to us - however for resale it would be desirable.

We have two dogs so a fenced in yard is a must.

I am not entirely sure on the cost (as this is just preliminary) but I would say nothing more then $300,000.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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What kind of environment do you want to live in?

Suburban vs urban (or semi-urban)?
Historic (of any era) or new?
Bikeable/walkable vs driving?
Access to amenities, and what type of amenities matter most and by what means (i.e. walk vs. drive, near nightlife, arts etc)?
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Suburban most likely. I do not want to live in the downtown area.

Biking and walking is great and doesn't have to be all the time. I am from MI and most of the time it is all driving and I am more then used to it.

I work in real estate/new construction so I love architecture. But either or as far as historic or new as long as it is in the price range.

Amenities - my biggest concern is a vet, grocery store, something similar to Target, restaurants etc as I don't want to drive a long time for those things. I know downtown has a lot of museums and then Hill country has the wineries, and then sea world which I don't mind driving for.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I would just live in windcrest, it's perfectly safe. Less than five minutes to rackspace. Easy access to just about everything you listed.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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When will you be relocating? Is it definitely Rackspace? Advice can change drastically if someone will be working on the complete opposite side of town. Close to retirement? That will have a bearing as well.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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Not entirely sure when, everything is still up in the air trying to decide if I want to uproot my life. I figured if I knew about the area in general I could get a better sense.

Def Rackspace (that's all we would move for). 30-45 min drive to work is fine. Closer is better if the area is good. Not close to retirement.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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Since you are far away from an actual move...search through some of our other threads to give you a sense. Weather, restaurants, shopping, commute, arts etc....there are plenty of good reads in there.
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