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Old 01-21-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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My husband is retiring from the Navy and we're considering taking a job in the north part of the city - Stone Oak. We have 2 young kids and would like to buy a home in a very family oriented area. Any suggestions for neighborhoods in this area? Would the commute from Alamo Heights or Olmos Park be rough? Are these areas full of families? Price range 300K+ Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Stone Oak is a very desirable place to live. To live and work in Stone Oak is ideal for you. You can find pleanty of nice homes there in your price range.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Alamo Heights would suit your needs very well. The elementary schools there are much smaller than the 800+ students in the schools in Stone Oak. San Antonio traffic actually would flow opposite during commutes from AH to Stone Oak, so it would be smoother sailing. Alamo Heights is very close knit, from the area churches to baseball little leauges. It's a city of 5000 so you get to know one another very quickly.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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It's a bit of a drive to Stone Oak from AH, depends on the time of day really (15 minutes at, say, 3 in the afternoon taking 281 - but early morning work commute, whew, like 40 minutes or more), but I, personally, would go for Olmos Park or Alamo Heights (or Terrell Hills) in a heartbeat. These are well-established neighborhoods, and the homes (mainly historic) blow away anything in the Stone Oak area, unless you're partial to a zillion square foot McMansion-type dwellings. AH is, and always will be, the best zip (09) in San Antonio. It'll never suffer the "hot new fad" area downfall, like I fear Stone Oak will at some point, just witness the once-swanky neighborhoods like Windcrest, Monticello Park, etc. - we have a million areas like this dotting San Antonio. You might also check out outlying areas of AH and Olmos, like Monte Vista, Northwood, Northwood Estates, Oak Park, where 300K+ can be stretched a tad further that AH and Olmos (which are $$$ as heck!)...Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:37 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Googie is right, Northwood, Northwood Estates, Oak Park are very nice areas and very close to Alamo Heights.

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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His commute is backwards!....to stone oak....so traffic would be much lighter
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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His commute is backwards!....to stone oak....so traffic would be much lighter
Lighter for sure, but STILL 40 minutes easy during morning work commute. I know, I made this trip for 2 years (Hildebrand to 281 to Stone Oak Parkway). Now coming FROM Stone Oak to AH, yeah, like 30 minutes additional, at the VERY least.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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There are some nice neighborhoods in the Blanco/Bitters north central area, one of my favorite parts of town. Very close to Stone Oak also.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We live off Blanco road and yes it really is a nice area
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:30 AM
 
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Millie61 What communties and developements are off of blanco road? I am looking for a nice area to move and you said you live around there and it is pretty nice. Want to know some subdivision names and community names so i can do a MLS search and see if i can find a home.
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