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Old 06-27-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Greetings. We are considering purchasing a home in Hill Country Village. We had looked in Alamo Heights but haven't found anything we like as much. I would be very interested in people thoughts about this community and location. I looked for other threads on this area and didn't find much. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Very desirable area. Some of the most expensive homes in San Antonio are in HCV. What price range are you looking at? Some of the homes are tear downs. The new construction in the area has been tear downs as old ranch style homes from the 60's are leveled and mansions built in their place. If anyone doubts this go out to bcad.org and look up the name kolitz on w. bitters. Then go to maps.live.com and look at the birds eye shots. Easily the nicest and largest estate in San Antonio. It rivals anything else in Bexar County. I was in it a few weeks before it was finished - and it is amazing.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Thanks! Not a big fan of teardowns so we are looking at homes that need renovation or updating. We like that this is inside 1604 but has a rural feel.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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yup, I'm with you. I prefer much of Hill Country Village compared to AH. Very low key, convenient neighborhood.

AH schools are probably more academically rigorous though.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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I grew up in HCV, and it really is a bit of peace in the middle of the city. There is a big emphasis on privacy, which you won't find in AH. You know your neighbors, but you don't interact much. There are lots of horses and acerage homes in HCV; the lots in Hollywood Park are smaller, and the houses closer together, but it's still very charming. I will warn you about the HCV police, they take their jobs very seriously! Speeders beware, and that includes residents!
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:37 PM
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There are big, big lots in HCV, with lots of deer. I'd compare the public schools there favorably against any in the county. Being inside 1604 is a big advantage, too. If you can afford to live there, you should go for it.

Hollywood Park to the north is similar, with more affordable homes and smaller lots.

Both are cities in their own right, separate from San Antonio.

The one disadvantage I would point out, compared to nearby areas is that HP and HCV get their water from Bexar Met. That's a less-desirable water utility, compared to SAWS.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the insights. Wasn't aware of the water. Our kids will be at Saint Mary's Hall so schools are not a primary factor for us. We really liked the neighborhood.
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