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Old 01-26-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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i am going to go really off topic and i apologize for this but i just cant say nothing. I honestly don't understand peoples fear of people from a lower income. I read a statement explaining ones need to live away from the poor. That statement scares the life out of me. i dont understand ones hatred or whatever may be in their mind, that they feel the need to live in a different location and to be SEGREGATED and to be as far away as possible from the "poor". From the statistics i have seen here on city data's information of san antonio i compared it to Houston and the educational differences arent that different san antonio has some better stats than Houston and vice versa.
To get back on topic instead of what San Antonio is missing I wish i could take away the suburbs that are segregated by economics because imho they just create a culture of fear and ignorance which i believe is evident in SOME of the replies i have seen, also of the most prominent neighborhoods in the city, which i think i could safely say are King Williams, Monte Vista and maybe a few others, i would like to point out that those are all mixed income neighborhoods and all the houses there are beautiful, are not gated away from the rest of the city and create such a sense of community that i believe no one can deny. All in all i think some parts of San Antonio are missing not only the heart but also the wisdom that one earns when being with people from all walks of life and learning that something completely different from you could be your next door neighbor.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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i am going to go really off topic and i apologize for this but i just cant say nothing. I honestly don't understand peoples fear of people from a lower income. I read a statement explaining ones need to live away from the poor. That statement scares the life out of me. i dont understand ones hatred or whatever may be in their mind, that they feel the need to live in a different location and to be SEGREGATED and to be as far away as possible from the "poor". From the statistics i have seen here on city data's information of san antonio i compared it to Houston and the educational differences arent that different san antonio has some better stats than Houston and vice versa.
To get back on topic instead of what San Antonio is missing I wish i could take away the suburbs that are segregated by economics because imho they just create a culture of fear and ignorance which i believe is evident in SOME of the replies i have seen, also of the most prominent neighborhoods in the city, which i think i could safely say are King Williams, Monte Vista and maybe a few others, i would like to point out that those are all mixed income neighborhoods and all the houses there are beautiful, are not gated away from the rest of the city and create such a sense of community that i believe no one can deny. All in all i think some parts of San Antonio are missing not only the heart but also the wisdom that one earns when being with people from all walks of life and learning that something completely different from you could be your next door neighbor.
i would guess many people are associating crime with being poor, so they want to avoid that.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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i am going to go really off topic and i apologize for this but i just cant say nothing. I honestly don't understand peoples fear of people from a lower income. I read a statement explaining ones need to live away from the poor. That statement scares the life out of me. i dont understand ones hatred or whatever may be in their mind, that they feel the need to live in a different location and to be SEGREGATED and to be as far away as possible from the "poor". From the statistics i have seen here on city data's information of san antonio i compared it to Houston and the educational differences arent that different san antonio has some better stats than Houston and vice versa.
To get back on topic instead of what San Antonio is missing I wish i could take away the suburbs that are segregated by economics because imho they just create a culture of fear and ignorance which i believe is evident in SOME of the replies i have seen, also of the most prominent neighborhoods in the city, which i think i could safely say are King Williams, Monte Vista and maybe a few others, i would like to point out that those are all mixed income neighborhoods and all the houses there are beautiful, are not gated away from the rest of the city and create such a sense of community that i believe no one can deny. All in all i think some parts of San Antonio are missing not only the heart but also the wisdom that one earns when being with people from all walks of life and learning that something completely different from you could be your next door neighbor.

The economic segregation is one of the great and unique things SA has going for it. Every out of state person I know loves the way the way all the nice things are on the Northside and you don't have to drive through a bad area to go anywhere.
Community? I bet you not one kid that lives in a house over $500K in King william goes to a public school? And I doubt anyone kid that lives in Monte Vista goes to Edison. This is why Alamo Heights will take kids from out of district for a huge tution.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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lol i grew up in king william in a house that was safely above the 500k mark you require and i went to public school, and even so they all shop at the same local grocery store, walk the same sidewalks and eat at the same local restaurant's its still a community of all different people.

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Old 01-26-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Panera bread. I know there's one in town now, but not anywhere close to where I am on the West-NW side.

Steak and Shake.

Nebraska Furniture Mart
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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New major skyscrapers downtown that exceed 50 stories, better access to the East &
West SA on Commerce Stree. More condo home on the near east and west sides.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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Panera bread. I know there's one in town now, but not anywhere close to where I am on the West-NW side.

Steak and Shake.

Nebraska Furniture Mart
I heard Steak & Shake is coming.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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The Dallas area still has them. They are allover. We go everytime we go home still. Still yummy!

Well, darn, I wish I had known WHERE when I went through last year....
The one I always went to was no longer a Braun's...
but I am glad to hear they are around there somewhere AND I sure wish we had one down here....
very NEAR to where I live.....
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Community? I bet you not one kid that lives in a house over $500K in King william goes to a public school?
You would lose that bet. The public schools serving KW are very highly rated and well attended by the locals.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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OMG Orange Julius!!! !
They don't serve chili cheese dogs but there's a new slushie place called Bubblehead on S. Presa & Vance/Claudia across from Taco Haven.

They do wonderful fruit drinks. It's run by a Thai couple and they specialize in tropical/Asian drinks. I highly recommend it. Great atmosphere and excellent drinks.
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