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Old 05-11-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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Greetings, we are moving to the SA area and will be working at UTSA and UTHSCSA. We have a commuting challenge because our children will be going to Saint Mary's Hall. We are looking at Alamo Heights. But we would like to consider living in an outlying area. Any thoughts on which route (35, I10, or 281) in to the city has the best commute? Hope this makes sense. We don't really know SA area that well.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Wouldn't reccomend anything on 281 north of 1604, if morning rush hour doesn't break you, afternoon rush hour will, especially if a light is out or if there's rain.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I-10 was recently widened to 10 lanes and a new interchange was built at 10/410. Both the medical center and UTSA are off of I-10 (on the NW side). 1604 is something you will want to try and avoid when possible during rush hour as it is only 4 lanes.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Thanks! I have learned a lot reading the posts on this list.

I'm still trying to sort out how get to work, drop our children at school, and live somewhere that doesn't require spending my entire day in the car.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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Would also look in Monte Vista, Terrell Hills and Northwood. How much are you looking to spend. I know a lady in Monte Vista that has a very nice home in a very nice neighborhood for sale in the high 200, low 300K price range (1500 sq ft).
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Thanks! I have learned a lot reading the posts on this list.

I'm still trying to sort out how get to work, drop our children at school, and live somewhere that doesn't require spending my entire day in the car.
If your expecting LA traffic don't worry. There is a commute and traffic can get bad, but it is much better than other major cities. Much of the problem in SA is construction. There are numerous highways undergoing expansion and repair.

Anyways you can find more about SA highways from TexHwyMan's website - The San Antonio Area Freeway System
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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I commute to the 1604 campus of UTSA from near north (Monte Vista) on I-10, and it's usually a really easy drive, with only the occasional slowdown at the 410 interchange on the way back home. If you can get out to I-10 without worrying about any of the 410 muck, by using Woodlawn or Hildebrand, I would recommend that!
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the input. We are fortunate to have flexibility with price. We love Monte Vista and Olmos Park too. That may be where we end up!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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The Starcrest area right around SMH is very pretty, and you'd have a 0 morning commute for school!
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