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Old 02-19-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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Hello all... first time poster here.

My wife and I recently got married and we are now looking for our first home. However, with this home search comes a lot of questions and concerns. We're relatively young (28 & 29) with no children and would like be close to our jobs (we both work on the North/ North West side of town) but we also want to be practical with our purchase. Neither of us is looking at our first home as the long haul (5 - 7 years max) but we do not want something we'll end up throwing money away on due to area decline. With all of this said, can anyone recommend decent areas on the North West and North East side of town? Via the internet we've come across some nice homes (3 - 7 years young) within our price range (we don't want to spend more than 95K) on the North West side but I'm noticing a significant price change for the North East side. Me being the frugal individual I am , I'm thinking that may be the best buy for the money but I don't want to move into a crime ridden or rundown neighborhood ... any suggestions? Oh yeah, neither of us are SA natives so if you're wondering why we don't already know this stuff, that's why. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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I'd say Northwest. I grew up on that side of town, very nice neighborhoods, not too expensive, very low crime, and it seems like a new neighborhood goes up each day.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I grew up in the Northwest part of town, but I have lived in the Northeast area for almost 20 years now. If your jobs are NW, you should live in the NW. But if there is a chance that your jobs could change to North Central, it is much easier to get there from the NE than it is from the NW.

I work on Broadway and I have known people who have commuted to and from the NW and have quit because the commute was so bad.

If you live in the NE and commute into town, working regular hours, you don't have the sun glaring in your face because the sun is behind you both ways!
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