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Old 11-25-2006, 06:35 PM
 
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:44 PM
 
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Default Houston!

Houston has alot of MCM's but I really love SA and would like to make it my home. I hate cookie cutters and I hate McMansions. One of these homes would be perfect. Reknowned MCM architects in SA are: O'Neil Ford and Milton Ryan.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:57 PM
 
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Assuming you are talking about 1950s-ish houses specifically, I'm not sure where you should look. I think 210 has a better handle on specifics than I do. I can just give you my overall impressions of areas. I'm not sure, but I think that a lot of the in between stuff that 210 listed is 80s and 90s, so still pretty soul-bleached as far as I'm concerned. When you get down into the 1950s part of town, that's where the neighborhoods are pretty trashed for the mostpart, as I described before. But maybe others know of some gem areas sprinkled among that.
Soul-bleached. I like that term. Good reputation given.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:40 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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My friend, if those are the homes you are looking for, SA has them.

My parents neighborhood of Highland Hills has tons of homes exactly like that.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:45 PM
 
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My friend, if those are the homes you are looking for, SA has them.

My parents neighborhood of Highland Hills has tons of homes exactly like that.
What zip code is Highland Hills 210? Is a budget of 100-150K realistic? Again thanks for all the useful info.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:50 AM
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Highland Hills falls in the 78210 zip code.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:27 AM
 
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Thanks again for all the info!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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I just stumbled across this thread and noticed the mention of the 78228 zip code. I grew up there and my parents still live there, and although the neighborhoods are older and some streets are pretty run-down, there are definetely some nice streets and nice homes. The area is predominantly Hispanic which I loved (as a non-Hispanic). The public schools get a bad rap but I have to say I had nothing but great experiences elementary through high school (Baskin - Jefferson). (I did graduate 10 years ago, but I don't think that much has changed in the schools since then really.) Anyway, I would move back there in a second, I think it's an interesting area of SA to live in with friendly people. Its also very central, with easy access to all of San Antonio (its located right next to the I10 - 410 interchange). I know it's not for everyone, especially those who prefer newer neighborhoods, but for me 78228 is a great area to live.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:29 PM
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Default Inspiration Hills off Bandera and Callaghan

Some areas of the 78228 zip code are also in the Northside ISD...especially those areas just to the east of Callaghan Rd roughly between 410 and Hwy 151. Most all of it falls in the Holmes High School zone.

Some wonderful older homes can be found down Bandera Rd past Callaghan but before Hillcrest around the Inspiration Hills neighborhood. Streets such as BroadView, CityView, Inspiration Dr and Lookout Dr contain many well kept homes and an added bonus is that the neighborhood is very hilly with some streets and homes having picture perfect views of the downtown skyline (especially CityView and Lookout Dr.)

If I'm not mistaken, someone else mentioned this neighborhood in another thread on this same zip code.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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I just stumbled across this thread and noticed the mention of the 78228 zip code. I grew up there and my parents still live there, and although the neighborhoods are older and some streets are pretty run-down, there are definetely some nice streets and nice homes. The area is predominantly Hispanic which I loved (as a non-Hispanic). The public schools get a bad rap but I have to say I had nothing but great experiences elementary through high school (Baskin - Jefferson). (I did graduate 10 years ago, but I don't think that much has changed in the schools since then really.) Anyway, I would move back there in a second, I think it's an interesting area of SA to live in with friendly people. Its also very central, with easy access to all of San Antonio (its located right next to the I10 - 410 interchange). I know it's not for everyone, especially those who prefer newer neighborhoods, but for me 78228 is a great area to live.
Thanks for the post emilie. I started this thread b/c of the nice looking older homes I saw online in this area code and I couldn't stand living in a stale newer neighborhood. Good to know it's not that bad of a neighborhood. You said you would move back in second. Why don't you? Thanks again!!
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