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Old 03-06-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Japan
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Hi, We're moving to the area, as are many others. I have heard how good the NISD is but was wondering which specific schools within this distric are best. My children will be attending elementary and middle school. I want to buy a house in an area near very good schools. Does anyone have any comments on which schools in this district are great and also which housing areas in this district are good. We looking at buying a house around $150-165,000.

I've found a floor plan with Legacy homes that I really like. The community area is called Champion's Park, I believe. does anyone have any added info on this aslo.

I have lots of questions about housing and schools so any information will be appreciated!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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I'm sorry but I don't know anything about that subdivision....and my girls aren't in school yet so I'm not much help. I HAVE however lived in Japan (for 4 years in the early 90's) so would be happy to help with anything I'm able to....

Do you you know where you will be working? What area of town would you prefer? Do you want a new or older house?

We live on the Far West side (near Seaworld) and it's NISD. We like the area - there are some nice subdivisions around here to choose from.

Good luck with the move!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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I don't mean to pry, but why would you move from beautiful Nippon to San Antonio?


For NISD, there are a lot of good neighborhoods stretching from the medical center area to Helotes with tons of houses in your price range.

For the schools, go here for ratings based on what other parents had to say:
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't mean to pry, but why would you move from beautiful Nippon to San Antonio?
Odds are they are military...

Cheers! M2
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Spent four years at Yokota and hiked up Mt. Fuji. Anyway, the area you're looking at is not to far from Hwy 90. The houses are just outside Loop 1604W. One of those sub-divisions is also in Medina School District (don't remember which one). You might also try a little more North and West at DR Horton's Redbird Ranch. They have houses in your price range and a nice recreation area.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Japan
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Spent four years at Yokota and hiked up Mt. Fuji. Anyway, the area you're looking at is not to far from Hwy 90. The houses are just outside Loop 1604W. One of those sub-divisions is also in Medina School District (don't remember which one). You might also try a little more North and West at DR Horton's Redbird Ranch. They have houses in your price range and a nice recreation area.
I'm new to this whole forum thing so I hope I'm replying correctly.

Yes, we are military and have also been stationed here at Yokota. We also climbed Mt. Fuji last summer. We have loved our experiences here in Japan but feel that it's time for us to be back in the states.

We're moving there in May but will not arrive until very late May. I wish there was more that I could do while living here but I guess most things will have to wait until we can actually lay eyes on these areas.

What would the commute from Redbird Ranch to Lackland be like?

Thanks to everyone for all the info so far. I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about the area in the next 2 months!
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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Hey I was stationed at Yokota from 1989-1993. I graduated from Yokota High in 1990. Met my husband that summer, got married at the Embassy in 1991, and had my daughter there in 1993. I would love to go back...
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Welcome! We lived in Japan for 14 years and loved it, but it is always fun to move back to the land of the BIG BX (and REAL grocery store)...and know you are looking forward to it.

Anything that we can do to help make your transition easier, let us know.

Commute time from the 1604/Potranco Rd area varies on the time you go to work...I am there by 6am, so for me about 15 minutes from driveway to parking lot at WHMC. Later in the morning, you would have school zones, buses and all those folks that get to sleep in to content with making the drive a little longer.

Hope this helps!!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I'm new to this whole forum thing so I hope I'm replying correctly.

Yes, we are military and have also been stationed here at Yokota. We also climbed Mt. Fuji last summer. We have loved our experiences here in Japan but feel that it's time for us to be back in the states.

We're moving there in May but will not arrive until very late May. I wish there was more that I could do while living here but I guess most things will have to wait until we can actually lay eyes on these areas.

What would the commute from Redbird Ranch to Lackland be like?

Thanks to everyone for all the info so far. I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about the area in the next 2 months!
Konbawa,

The commute from Red Bird Ranch is very easy. Just head about a mile East on Potranco, then turn right on to State Highway 211 and head South to Highway 90. Take Hwy 90 East to Military Drive exit and turn right. There is Lackland on both sides. This is not the only entrance to Lackland and it can get very congested during the early morning hours when everyone is going to work on Lackland. With no congestion near Lackland, it will take about 15 minutes.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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Legacy homes sounds good
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