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Old 06-02-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Spring Branch, Tx
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Hi everyone, My wife and I with our 10 month old baby boy will be moving here soon. The in-laws will be joining us as well. This move is all for our son.Living here in tucson, We don't see kids playing with kids much,especially during the summer months.

We both grew up in so cal and move to the outer limits of the tucson area in 2008.With the birth of our son and the death of my dad, We've decided it was time to move on. My reason is, I want my son to be able to play outdoors in the summer time with other kids in the neighborhood . We want trees and grass back and to see the foliage change.

Do kids nowadays play outside with their neighbor kids? Is there a community where this might happen?

Areas that we have searched online were the Boerne, Fairoaks ranch,Stone oak,Belverde( prospect creek) and some of the Spring Branch area , the river crossing golf course area.

We are having a hard time deciding if we want to be on 1/2 acre and larger lots or go into developments. we prefer the 1/2 and larger,but feel our son won't get the interaction with other kids in this type of area. Are there any larger lot communities that would offer this?

At this moment,we are leaning towards the stone oak area for Reagan high school area and its elementary schools.

What other areas should we also consider?

Thank you all
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Well,
I would think a deciding factor also depends on employment and where you would be working.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Hate to sink your hopes, but kids don't play much outdoors here in the summer either. The leaves don't really change. It's hot from, well May to October. If kids are outdoors they are usually at the pool and most of the developments you are looking at the homes have private pools not community ones.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Like him or not ^^^ when he's right, he's right. I'm sure a few will follow with saying they see kids playing together etc....but this isn't all that common.
This would not be a city that would be high on the list, considering the things that you've outlined. Just being honest.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Spring Branch, Tx
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Well,
I would think a deciding factor also depends on employment and where you would be working.
Not necessarily, I can work part time and I'll work wherever. My wife works in the medical field and should be able to find work just about anywhere .
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Spring Branch, Tx
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Like him or not ^^^ when he's right, he's right. I'm sure a few will follow with saying they see kids playing together etc....but this isn't all that common.
This would not be a city that would be high on the list, considering the things that you've outlined. Just being honest.

There are a ton of things for him to do and things we can do as a family here. Sea world,Six flags,All the caves and parks to go to.Lots of walking trails,river rafting . Parks are small here in tucson.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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You might want to consider New Braunfels, as well - great sense of community, and some nice recreation areas. As to kids playing outside - in our neighborhood, they do. They usually disappear during the heat of the day, but earlier (before noon) and later (after 6), they're out and about. Schools here are generally considered some of the best in the area - certainly worth at least taking a look at, IMO.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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There are a ton of things for him to do and things we can do as a family here. Sea world,Six flags,All the caves and parks to go to.Lots of walking trails,river rafting . Parks are small here in tucson.
The problem with most of those things, is that you do them once or twice..you get the picture. I find the parks lacking here. I've been to Tucson, but admittedly just on business, so I can't comment there. No more Sonoran hot dogs for me though!!!
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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You might want to consider New Braunfels, as well - great sense of community, and some nice recreation areas. As to kids playing outside - in our neighborhood, they do. They usually disappear during the heat of the day, but earlier (before noon) and later (after 6), they're out and about. Schools here are generally considered some of the best in the area - certainly worth at least taking a look at, IMO.

I was going to suggest New Braunfels and San Marcos. I really like New Braunfels....
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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We prefer NB over SM because we don't have to fight the college crowd. In my experience, they're generally very well-behaved and polite, but they tend to crowd up the place - and they CAN be a bit "overly enthusiastic".....
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