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Old 05-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Originally Posted by KM1174 View Post
welcome to SA; where 3/4ths of the city is ghetto and in those ghettos you have 'patches of good areas' that are 'pleasant to live in with little crime' yet they are surrounded by ghettos.

bwhahahahah sorry just funny.

It's just sad that people don't care about the appearance of where they live.

So glad we have a place away from it all. Best decision I ever made

Old 05-15-2015, 08:03 AM
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Um because it's 1604 and 151.
Old 05-15-2015, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Quattro72 View Post
No, it is not a national thing but if it helps make the local folks feel “elite” or “safer” to be living inside a gated community, then more power to them.

There are plenty of very nice neighborhoods in Austin, Dallas, and Houston with houses that are $500k+ that do not have a gate and they are doing just fine. Here, the communities with $250k+ houses have them. It is a perception thing that is over rated.
Unfortunately, the facts don't support your position. It is a national trend that a quick Google search reveals drew the attention of Op Eds at major papers no later than 1997. In 2002, a USA Today story noted:

"In cities and suburbs from New York to Los Angeles, wealthy homeowners no longer are the only ones retreating behind gates. The desire to lock out the outside world cuts across all income groups, according to the first Census Bureau survey to measure how many Americans live in walled or gated communities."


"Gated developments are more prevalent in Sun Belt metro areas such as Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles than in older urban areas in the Midwest and Northeast. But they're becoming popular in places like New Orleans, Long Island, N.Y., Chicago, Atlanta and the suburbs of Washington, D.C."

source: USATODAY.com - Gated communities more popular, and not just for the rich

Shockingly, San Antonio, the only place with a gate trend according to you, is fortuitously absent from the article. Puzzling, i'm sure. I could go on, but I will leave you in the capable hands of Google to fill-in the rest of the case against your anecdotal position.
Old 05-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Location: South Texas
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Originally Posted by KM1174 View Post
welcome to SA; where 3/4ths of the city is ghetto and in those ghettos you have 'patches of good areas' that are 'pleasant to live in with little crime' yet they are surrounded by ghettos.
Old 05-15-2015, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by CRenaud View Post
Regardless of anything else, I'm so sorry your experience with the area was so disappointing to you and I wish you only the best in what ever location will warm your heart that you can call home.
Thank you! We are very happy now!
Old 05-15-2015, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by hillcountrywinefan View Post
You obviously don't travel much, least of all to the cities I mentioned. You need to get a little further out beyond your mailbox...
Actually I've lived in eight states and made 15 moves. Obviously you have a comprehension problem, so I shall try again.
I am not denying that all cities have some graffiti. HOWEVER, in SA, it seems to show up in nice neighborhoods. I don't want to see gang tagging garbarge when I drive to the store. Gang taggings are not art.
Old 05-15-2015, 09:29 AM
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It's not rocket science. Just because you point out that SA has an issue, it doesn't mean that every other place on the planet doesn't have the same issues. I lived in SA for over 25 years. I love SA. There is a huge tagging problem in SA. You can't even buy a freaking can of spray paint without calling for someone who has a key to unlock the case the spray paint is in! Why people have to be so defensive is beyond me.
Old 05-19-2015, 05:25 PM
Location: South Side
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I sure do miss my ghetto tho ...
Old 05-19-2015, 08:19 PM
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Classic! Stay out of Houston OP if you have problems with tagging and general neglect next to higher end housing. Houston's lack of zoning will give you nightmares!
Old 05-25-2015, 06:54 AM
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by Sharpydove View Post
Well, when a business is in Alamo Ranch Marketplace, I guess it's part of AR to me! And yes, we sure did see the tagging along the bridge and the strip mall. Just like I used to see dirty diapers in Target's parking lot...a first in my life for me.
Beggars are ALL over SA? Wow, I'm so glad we moved away.

According to your previous posts (just click on your name and it shows them), you lived in Westcreek, NOT Alamo Ranch.

They are NOT one and the same.
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