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Old 04-01-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm moving to San Antonio from Seattle in two months, and have been looking around online to try and get ready for meeting the company relocation specialist assigned to me in a week or two. I like neighborhoods that are more established (as in, mature trees, houses more than 15 years old but aren't super old, …) and where the majority of the development for the area is already completed. Decent access to I-10 is nice since it's a pretty direct route to work and I plan on attending an MBA program at night at UTSA. My other half has also already enrolled at the university so that will help her too.

I'm looking in about the $300,000 range and the 78230 zip code is looking pretty good. Any advice on which neighborhoods are best there?

I really love the northwest, but everything has gotten so expensive here and I'm getting a huge raise to make the move so I'm pretty excited about it. For what it's worth, we're both in our 20s. Thanks for the replies!

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: northwood sub san antonio
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try 78209. alamo heights and northwood , close to everything central san antonio, northwood is a little less on their housing costs than alamo heights.I hope you enjoy the move, we moved here 5 years ago and love it!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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I'm moving to San Antonio from Seattle in two months, and have been looking around online to try and get ready for meeting the company relocation specialist assigned to me in a week or two. I like neighborhoods that are more established (as in, mature trees, houses more than 15 years old but aren't super old, )
It sounds like you have it right. 78230 fits your description. Commute is wonderful, lots of eateries, grocery stores, fast police service etc.

I'm not so sure about the 300k priced homes though. I don't really see much added value in those than the 200k homes down the street in the "Hidden Forrest" area.

I believe a lot of the premium has to do with the "shavano park" name, and new/gated communities they are in.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Far North San Antonio
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Scuba, Spurs basketball player Ime Udoka lives in that area (in that zip code) and he's from the pacific northwest more specifically, Portland and he loves that area.

What you described in what you're looking for, 78230 has it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Thanks a ton for the replies. I'll go ahead and check out the other zip code and travel times from there to UTSA and work as well just to be thorough.

This might be better on a separate thread... About real estate listings, over here realtor.com will not pull up anywhere near all the houses for sale. Is that the case in San Antonio as well? I probably have another week and a half until taking a ~5 day trip over there and would like to have an idea of what to expect to see. The same things I see online, or more?
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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If I were you I would look into the DeZavala Area, they have nice established older neigborhoods and it is close to UTSA and right there at I 10 the ZIP is 78249
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