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Old 05-30-2006, 04:09 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hi All! Can you tell me what New Braunfels and Canyon lake is like? We originally were thinking of moving to florida,but because of the high cost of homes and insurance decided..What about Texas? I am originally from pennsylvania and my husband is from Minnesota,we moved to South Carolina and it isn't for us,but we wanted to relocate somewhere warm and thought about the san antonio area. What's the area like as far as weather,crime and jobs and people in general? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:45 AM
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Hi All! Can you tell me what New Braunfels and Canyon lake is like? We originally were thinking of moving to florida,but because of the high cost of homes and insurance decided..What about Texas? I am originally from pennsylvania and my husband is from Minnesota,we moved to South Carolina and it isn't for us,but we wanted to relocate somewhere warm and thought about the san antonio area. What's the area like as far as weather,crime and jobs and people in general? Any info would be appreciated! Thanks
Canyon Lake is a great area of the San Antonio metro.

As well as New Braunfels.

Canyon Lake (as well as Medina Lake) is get for water skiing, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing.

If you do live in Canyon Lake, you'll probably have to commute to work, Canyon Lake is more of a residential community than a live and work community.

Here are some pictures of Canyon Lake:

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New Braunfels is a fast growing city about 29 miles to the northeast of San Antonio.

New Braunfels is home to the country's largest water park and always rated number 1, Schlitterbahn.



New Braunfels has a few large scale developments in terms of housing and retail set for construction.

In New Braunfels you could work and live unless of course you get a job in San Antonio.

Crime in both areas is low, more so in the Caynon Lake area.

Also, if you haven't guve Medina Lake (to the northwest of San Antonio) a look.

Medina Lake pictures:












If there's anything more you'd like you know, just ask.
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:10 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Awesome pics ..thanks 210. Are there any other nice affordable places to live and work in the area? Big cities like SA are a little intimidating for me,thats why I was checking out the out skirts.Looking for an area that is low crime as well. I appreciate how helpful everyone is on this forum...thanks
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:17 AM
 
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Great pics. Does anyone know if there's a beach at Canyon Lake and where I can find pictures of it? I'm guessing that Canyon Lake is the nicest looking lake near SA. Would that be right? Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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There are some beach areas of Canyon Lake, I can't tell you where I've just seen them when we are out boating.

To the person started thread. Canyon, N B & Medina are all a haul in to work especially Canyon Lake up towards 281. If you were wanting to live off the water remember Canyon lake does not allow boat docks, but Medina does.

Everyone on the board has different views about where to live. My hubby does not like to drive far to work so that is always a deciding factor for us. There are lots of threads on here about different areas if you look around a bit. good Luck
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I am from Pennsylvania and lived in Canyon Lake for 4 years. It all depends which side of the lake and what neighborhoods you live in.

Pros: Lake is beautiful, weather is cooler (than San Antonio at least), plenty of privacy (depending on where you live).

Cons: Not a resort area like you'd expect in PA. Lot's of Meth Heads/trailer parks. No decent restaurants. The closest grocery stores are 20 minutes away (well, there is one grocery but it's awful!). Plan on driving somewhere if you like culture without cowboy hats/boots.

hope that helps.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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I am from Pennsylvania and lived in Canyon Lake for 4 years. It all depends which side of the lake and what neighborhoods you live in.

Pros: Lake is beautiful, weather is cooler (than San Antonio at least), plenty of privacy (depending on where you live).

Cons: Not a resort area like you'd expect in PA. Lot's of Meth Heads/trailer parks. No decent restaurants. The closest grocery stores are 20 minutes away (well, there is one grocery but it's awful!). Plan on driving somewhere if you like culture without cowboy hats/boots.

hope that helps.
This pretty much sums it up for Medina Lake too.
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