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Old 08-02-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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My family and I are moving to San Antonio and are looking at places to live. We would like at least half an acre with good schools and not too far from San Antonio. Don't want to feel like I'm in the middle of nowhere. We went looking at it seems like houses are so close to each other. Inside 1604 everything seems older. OF course, traffic seems to be an issue. Price range is $300,000 to $400,000. Anybody have any suggestions? Getting frustrated with the housing search but San Antonio looks very nice.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What side of town are you working on and do you need to be close to work?
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Post Look outside the box ("loop")

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My family and I are moving to San Antonio and are looking at places to live. We would like at least half an acre with good schools and not too far from San Antonio. Don't want to feel like I'm in the middle of nowhere. We went looking at it seems like houses are so close to each other. Inside 1604 everything seems older. OF course, traffic seems to be an issue. Price range is $300,000 to $400,000. Anybody have any suggestions? Getting frustrated with the housing search but San Antonio looks very nice.
If you look outside of the so-called "in" places (those areas in the "out-lying areas" around San Antonio, especially to the east, southeast, south and southwest and avoiding the the I-10 W/Loop 1604/I-35 jack-ups), you get more bang for your buck -- both in house/cost/custom + acreage - anywhere from 1 to 100 acres -- your choice! Additionally, smaller ("bedroom") communities outside of the metro San Antonio area give you a better sense of community, involvement, etc.

Of course, if you're looking for the high-life, fast-action life-style, these areas wouldn't suit you at all.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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Default 1/2 acre lots

You may want to try Clementson Ranch located 5 miles north of 1604 off Blanco Road. This is a David Weekley Homes community and the lots are 1/2 acre to 1 full acre. The homes are beautiful too!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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You could try looking about 4-5 miles outside of 1604 off Bandera Rd.: Shadow Canyon is selling 1 to 3 acre lots. The homes in this subdivision are absolutely beautiful. Technically you are in Helotes, but it's about an 8 minute drive back to 1604 and Bandera where you'll again be in San Antonio. This definitely isn't a cookie cutter neighborhood where all the homes look the same. Also, the subdivision Los Reyes is very nice. Helotes, TX is a great place to live. Here's a link Shadow Canyon - Experience the beauty of Helotes and the Texas Hill Country - ShadowCanyon.Info
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: College Station, Texas
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My family and I are moving to San Antonio and are looking at places to live. We would like at least half an acre with good schools and not too far from San Antonio. Don't want to feel like I'm in the middle of nowhere. We went looking at it seems like houses are so close to each other. Inside 1604 everything seems older. OF course, traffic seems to be an issue. Price range is $300,000 to $400,000. Anybody have any suggestions? Getting frustrated with the housing search but San Antonio looks very nice.
Try homes in Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park or Shavano Park. You can get some good deals on older homes with good acerage in your price range.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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You're not touching anything in HCV for that. Shavano would be tough to for any type of home that didn't need to be completely overhauled. Hollywood Park might work.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Kev made a good point about where you are going to work. You mentioned traffic....and anything outside of 1604 will have that issue if you are working downtown.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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Default Timberwood Park

Timberwood is really nice. The neighbors are incredible, the rec area has a little lake, with a path around it. Bands perform in the park, and the neighbors had the backyard bbq tv crew. We have a juried art stroll, and boast many talented artists. Many homes are on the "pond" or "garden" tour.
The playground at the park is filled with happy families. The lots are at least 1/2 acre. It's north of 1604, off Blanco, south of Borgfeld, which also is a staging area for cyclists and softball.
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