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Old 03-25-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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This is confusing. Are the best districts Alamo Hgts and San Antonio? We would be in a neighborhood with houses that are under $300,000, so I am sure that rules out many areas. I appreciate any district names that you can recommend. According to greatschools.net, Alamo Hgts HS ranks high.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:59 PM
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Northside and North East are the best large school districts in the city. You'll get disagreement on here which of the two is better, so I won't venture an opinion in that direction.

Alamo Heights is good and well supported by its local taxpayers. But since it's a smaller district, the kids have fewer opportunities (fewer electives and opportunities at the high school level, etc.).

San Antonio ISD is a mixed bag with some low-rated schools and some good-performing schools. The superintendent and school board just agreed on plans to close 6 schools there, while NISD and NEISD are opening schools at the average rate of more than 1 a year.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Thank you very much, Bowie. And now... can you tell me some of your favorite established neighborhoods in those school districts? Sorry to be a pest
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:17 PM
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Thank you very much, Bowie. And now... can you tell me some of your favorite established neighborhoods in those school districts? Sorry to be a pest
In NEISD, Hollywood Park and Hill Country Village are nice enclaves surrounded by San Antonio. It's hard to go wrong with neighborhoods along Blanco Road north of West Avenue and south of 1604 and West Bitters Road between 281 and 1604.

A lot of people on this board like the lifestyle north of 1604 in Stone Oak and The Vineyard, but those places and the traffic to get to them aren't my cup of tea.

In NISD, there are some nice neighborhoods around Helotes. It's been a while since I've explored that area, so I'd have trouble coming up with the names. I really dislike the traffic on the Northwest corner of Loop 410, although there are some well-established neighborhoods there. I have some friends who have lived in Leon Valley for years and love the place.

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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This is confusing. Are the best districts Alamo Hgts and San Antonio? We would be in a neighborhood with houses that are under $300,000, so I am sure that rules out many areas. I appreciate any district names that you can recommend. According to greatschools.net, Alamo Hgts HS ranks high.
You can get into any public high school in Bexar County with $300k.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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I know it's been a couple of years Bowie, would you still say this information is correct? We are leaning towards the NEISD and while I'm not sure of the neighborhood (we have about 10 months before we get there).


In NEISD, Hollywood Park and Hill Country Village are nice enclaves surrounded by San Antonio. It's hard to go wrong with neighborhoods along Blanco Road north of West Avenue and south of 1604 and West Bitters Road between 281 and 1604.

A lot of people on this board like the lifestyle north of 1604 in Stone Oak and The Vineyard, but those places and the traffic to get to them aren't my cup of tea.

In NISD, there are some nice neighborhoods around Helotes. It's been a while since I've explored that area, so I'd have trouble coming up with the names. I really dislike the traffic on the Northwest corner of Loop 410, although there are some well-established neighborhoods there. I have some friends who have lived in Leon Valley for years and love the place.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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I would say that this information is still correct.

Any district has better (and lower performing) schools. Like someone said, 300K will get you into any high school. Start at the high school, and work your way down the cluster, if you are looking at it from a school perspective.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:01 AM
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I know it's been a couple of years Bowie, would you still say this information is correct? We are leaning towards the NEISD and while I'm not sure of the neighborhood (we have about 10 months before we get there).


In NEISD, Hollywood Park and Hill Country Village are nice enclaves surrounded by San Antonio. It's hard to go wrong with neighborhoods along Blanco Road north of West Avenue and south of 1604 and West Bitters Road between 281 and 1604.
I've been enlightened since making that post that there aren't many places to live in Hill Country Village that can be had for under $500,000, but Hollywood Park is more affordable. There are also neighborhoods in San Antonio that attend the same schools: Hidden Forest, Mission Ridge, Walker Ranch, River Bend, Racquet Club, Hidden Heights, Canyon Creek Village, Canyon Creek Bluffs, Canyon Creek Estates, Blanco Woods, Blanco Bluffs, and Bluffview Greens.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:37 PM
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I've been enlightened since making that post that there aren't many places to live in Hill Country Village that can be had for under $500,000, but Hollywood Park is more affordable. There are also neighborhoods in San Antonio that attend the same schools: Hidden Forest, Mission Ridge, Walker Ranch, River Bend, Racquet Club, Hidden Heights, Canyon Creek Village, Canyon Creek Bluffs, Canyon Creek Estates, Blanco Woods, Blanco Bluffs, and Bluffview Greens.
What about the Kentwood Manor/Oak Haven Heights areas? We've decided to send our son to MacArthur and my husband fell in love with the hilly areas of that school's boundary...pros/cons?
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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MacArthur is a great school, you might want to look at northwood or oakwell farms if your budget allows.
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