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Old 05-26-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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I may have an opportunity to take a job working in the 78251 zip code area. Can anyone give me some basic information and advice pertaining to the area and buying a house. For example, what is the name of that area called? What would be some good areas to look to buy a house in if I don't want to travel more than 15 minutes or so to work? Say in the 200k range. Can anyone recommend any good websites that would help me learn about the area?

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Old 05-26-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I may have an opportunity to take a job working in the 78251 zip code area. Can anyone give me some basic information and advice pertaining to the area and buying a house. For example, what is the name of that area called? What would be some good areas to look to buy a house in if I don't want to travel more than 15 minutes or so to work? Say in the 200k range. Can anyone recommend any good websites that would help me learn about the area?

Thanks in advance


Take a look at the sticky that new2SA has provided. It's at the top of the SA page. It's a wealth of knowledge.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:45 PM
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It's the Northwest area of town. It's growing like crazy out here, and 200K will get you into a decent house. You will be very wise and happy to both live and work in 78251. I live in 78250 and work in 78251, and it's a 10 minute drive to and from work. Everything you could possibly want or need is available on this side of town, in my opinion.

1604/Culebra, 1604/Potranco, 1604/Bandera, 1604/Braun--these are areas you might want to look in--they aren't all 78251, but they are very close.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Default Thank you very much-- this is very helpful!

Thank you very much-- this is very helpful!

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It's the Northwest area of town. It's growing like crazy out here, and 200K will get you into a decent house. You will be very wise and happy to both live and work in 78251. I live in 78250 and work in 78251, and it's a 10 minute drive to and from work. Everything you could possibly want or need is available on this side of town, in my opinion.

1604/Culebra, 1604/Potranco, 1604/Bandera, 1604/Braun--these are areas you might want to look in--they aren't all 78251, but they are very close.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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where exactly will you be working in 78251?
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Offices are in the historic area, ½ hour from San Antonio, near Riverwalk. Can you figure it out from this? I have never been there so I don't know the area enough to say without saying the name of the company and since I'm still interviewing, I wouldn't want to say...don't want to jinx myself
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:01 PM
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Offices are in the historic area, ½ hour from San Antonio, near Riverwalk. Can you figure it out from this? I have never been there so I don't know the area enough to say without saying the name of the company and since I'm still interviewing, I wouldn't want to say...don't want to jinx myself
That description doesn't make any sense, if you ask me. 78251 is not a historic area, at all.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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Yea, totally off from the historic area...but you WILL enjoy if you love balmy breezes, hot and humid summers and (normally) wonderfully crazy thunderstorms in the spring and fall with mild to moderate winters. If you like shoveling snow, don't like the temp over 75 degrees and can't deal with driving....this is probably not a good move.

SA has so much to offer, but not knowing where you are moving from, and what you do and don't like, it is difficult to help too much.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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someone was dyslexic with the zip codes because those areas aren't even close to eachother.. definitely get some more clarification (like google the company and look at their actual physical address) before you look for a place to live. Living in 78251 and making the drive to the Riverwalk is definitely going to take you more than 15 minutes and it's with some seriously unpleasant traffic.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Well I drive to Fort Sam, so your drive will be a little further than mine (not too much, but a little). I live in 78251 and it takes 30 minutes on a good day...forget about it if there is an accident.
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