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Old 04-04-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Canyon Springs is in the Comal ISD & Alamo Ranch is in the Northside school district- great districts.
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Not all of Canyon Springs is within the Comal ISD boundaries. The first part of it is North East ISD. I think the Links (NEISD) is the cutoff.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Unless you love strip malls and traffic, I would look inside the loop. For that price you can get in to Alamo Heights, which are regarded as the best schools in the city. Alamo Heights has it's own little league, soccer organization. It also has a lot of green space. You often see kids in the yards playing. This also holds true for the adjacent Northwood neighborhood, but Northwood goes to NEISD, which is also top-rated. If you are looking for something newer, Oakwell Farms is available and is Gated, has tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball courts and an equestrian center. It feeds in to the same schools that Northwood does
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Sports won't be a problem in either area's I mentioned. It is very hot here in the summer, to see kids outside is rare. I noticed when we got here from San Diego, CA in 2004, I wondered where all the kids were. They were all at the pool or inside.
Not in my 'hood! I always see kids outside playing.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Unless you love strip malls and traffic, I would look inside the loop. For that price you can get in to Alamo Heights, which are regarded as the best schools in the city. Alamo Heights has it's own little league, soccer organization. It also has a lot of green space. You often see kids in the yards playing. This also holds true for the adjacent Northwood neighborhood, but Northwood goes to NEISD, which is also top-rated. If you are looking for something newer, Oakwell Farms is available and is Gated, has tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball courts and an equestrian center. It feeds in to the same schools that Northwood does
$300-400K doesn't buy much in Alamo Heights...
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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$300-400K doesn't buy much in Alamo Heights...

$300k to $400k buys your a 1940s shack in alamo heights...but it will look good on the inside maybe...

You want to be in a good school district....the Alamo Heights School district is no where at good as the NEISD or the NSISD, or the COMAL....this is the reason why people want to live in the Stone Oak (SO) area...its got the best schools..

Look at Rogers Ranch and cibolo canyon areas...
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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You want to be in a good school district....the Alamo Heights School district is no where at good as the NEISD or the NSISD, or the COMAL....this is the reason why people want to live in the Stone Oak (SO) area...its got the best schools..
Don't know where you get your info from, but anyone who has been in San Antonio more than a year would probably say that doesn't make any sense. The reason why AH is so expensive, for one, is because the schools are so good. Full foreign language immersion programs beginning in elementary schools, small schools, and high expectations. People out of district, including people in NEISD pay to send their kids to AH.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Moderator cut: ref removedWe live in NEISD in Walker Ranch off Blanco Rd. It is within minutes of 1604, 410, 281 & Wurzbach Pkwy. I agree w/everyone who said outside the Loop 1604 is crazy traffic especially anywhere near Stone Oak. If you don't drive during normal rush hour times it's ok or if you work from home even better. We loved Cibolo Canyons but traffic is in question for my hubby. Walker Ranch Park, Orsinger Park are real close if you live in the Deerfield, Walker Ranch Inwood area. Mcalister Park is 15 mins away for for soccer, tball & baseball. Voelckner Park is under way & will have a swimming area & looks to be a huge park facility once completed. In the meantime Lifetime Fitness is off 281 w/swimming facilities & Spectrum at Rogers Ranch has swimming too along w/the J on Wurzbach Pkwy. Outside the loop is the hot place to live in San Antonio w/beautiful homes & alot of neighbohoods w/their own park & swimming so if you don't mind traffic it is a great family area.

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:41 AM
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Voelckner Park is under way & will have a swimming area & looks to be a huge park facility once completed.
Just wanted to correct this for the benefit of the rumor mill, since I've been to the public meetings about the park. Voelcker Park will be a great place when it is finished, but it will not have a swimming area. It will have a water play area with acequias and interactive fountains. The cost of including a pool was determined to be unaffordable with all of the other plans the city has for the park.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Really, our neighborhood showed a map w/a pool & splash fountains. I think a pool would have been a good investment. What about playground facilities is that still going to be there. We moved from Dallas & San anotonio is really lacking in playground facilities. I'm glad they redid the equipment at Orsinger it is really nice now.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:03 AM
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What about playground facilities is that still going to be there.
If I recall correctly, there will be at least 2 play areas, but I don't recall seeing any details about the equipment they would include.

My post #8 in this thread includes the details in my notes from the meeting last month. I hope to find out more specifics about the city's plans at the next meeting on April 30.

By the way, I'm surprised you didn't mention Walker Ranch Park on West Avenue when you were listing parks in North Central SA.
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