U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-27-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
136 posts, read 489,653 times
Reputation: 119

Advertisements

What areas should we avoid? We're going to be making a trip in late-March, early-April, so it would be nice to know ahead of time where we SHOULDN'T be looking for houses, ha ha.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-27-2008, 10:15 AM
 
1,740 posts, read 5,185,489 times
Reputation: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Man in SATX View Post
I have to say.. not all of them are in bad areas.. maybe they need a little work..
Probably a lot of work...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:34 AM
 
454 posts, read 370,644 times
Reputation: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildmaven View Post
What areas should we avoid? We're going to be making a trip in late-March, early-April, so it would be nice to know ahead of time where we SHOULDN'T be looking for houses, ha ha.
Though you'll get lots of replies, I highly suggest taking a look for yourself before you make any judgements. If I'd listened to the comments from SA-folks about where to avoid, I would have never even looked in my current neighborhood. As it turns out those who claimed it was a 'bad' area had never even been to it or hadn't in 20+ years. Now we're the ones laughing seeing our values rise dramatically due to recent revitalization of the area. We wouldn't live anywhere else in San Antonio.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: NEPA
923 posts, read 2,773,524 times
Reputation: 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paka View Post
Tell me where pray tell...could always use some more rental property!
Am I to understand you have rental property ??? I'm planning on
spending next winter Oct. to April in your area. Can you help ???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 01:57 PM
 
218 posts, read 246,556 times
Reputation: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chakapu View Post
Though you'll get lots of replies, I highly suggest taking a look for yourself before you make any judgements. If I'd listened to the comments from SA-folks about where to avoid, I would have never even looked in my current neighborhood. As it turns out those who claimed it was a 'bad' area had never even been to it or hadn't in 20+ years. Now we're the ones laughing seeing our values rise dramatically due to recent revitalization of the area. We wouldn't live anywhere else in San Antonio.
I agree completely. Unless you asking for specifics things (like a house in the 500,000 plus range, or a certain type of school district that has a certain type of class, etc) one shouldn't just limit themselves to one or two areas around the city or metro area.

It also puzzles me when people say certain areas or sides of the city are "bad" when in all reality they're not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
136 posts, read 489,653 times
Reputation: 119
Ah, c'mon. We all know there are some areas in every city that you really should avoid. If you were moving to Las Vegas, I could tell you where not to look.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 03:32 PM
 
454 posts, read 370,644 times
Reputation: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildmaven View Post
Ah, c'mon. We all know there are some areas in every city that you really should avoid. If you were moving to Las Vegas, I could tell you where not to look.
Sure, except that everyone here will automatically say "Avoid the south, west, and east sides", which misses a large portion of the city that is very livable.

If you're specific about what you do/don't want (ie no house older than 15 years, for example) then it's easier to point to or away from certain neighborhoods.

There is a lot of ignorance about this city, it's changed a lot recently and there's still a perception that certain areas are 'bad' when they are not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
136 posts, read 489,653 times
Reputation: 119
I see what you're saying.

4 bedroom, 2 bath, at least 1/2 acre, single story, $150,000, 20 years or younger. Don't care about schools, as all kids are grown. Would like to be close to nature, but not necessary..

Better? ;D
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:47 AM
 
454 posts, read 370,644 times
Reputation: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildmaven View Post
I see what you're saying.

4 bedroom, 2 bath, at least 1/2 acre, single story, $150,000, 20 years or younger. Don't care about schools, as all kids are grown. Would like to be close to nature, but not necessary..

Better? ;D

Gotcha - I think in that price range, for that amount of land, you'll have to stick to the south or far west (like outside Bexar county). There are some great places in S. Bexar County.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
4,263 posts, read 9,692,833 times
Reputation: 1541
Yes, the land requirement is what's killing you. You can get the home in that price range quite easily...but the "1/2 acre or more" requirement is going to force you to look further away from downtown and limit your choices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top