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Old 10-17-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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We are considering a move to SA, we have lived in TX before, so we know what to expect for heat, bugs, etc... and have visited SA a few times in years past, we did the touristy stuff when we visited, alamo, riverwalk..etc.. We also stayed at the Westin one time for business trip but thats about all we know.

I have noticed online that housing is cheap and we know to expect higher property taxes from living in TX before...

But my questions come more on the end of best locations to live with a family, we have 3 kiddos, 2 of them already in school.


My husband would be looking for Mechanical Engineering jobs...Not sure if anyone could point us in the right directions for certain companies to pursue in the area.

We also would be looking in the $150k-200k housing market.


Also we are somewhat on the conservative side, so would be in for any major shockers in living there?


Any info would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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We are considering a move to SA, we have lived in TX before, so we know what to expect for heat, bugs, etc... and have visited SA a few times in years past, we did the touristy stuff when we visited, alamo, riverwalk..etc.. We also stayed at the Westin one time for business trip but thats about all we know.

I have noticed online that housing is cheap and we know to expect higher property taxes from living in TX before...

But my questions come more on the end of best locations to live with a family, we have 3 kiddos, 2 of them already in school.


My husband would be looking for Mechanical Engineering jobs...Not sure if anyone could point us in the right directions for certain companies to pursue in the area.

We also would be looking in the $150k-200k housing market.


Also we are somewhat on the conservative side, so would be in for any major shockers in living there?


Any info would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

San Antonio Mechanical Engineering Jobs on CareerBuilder.com


SAN ANTONIO TECHNICAL HIRING EVENT - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (http://www.engcen.com/jobad.asp?JobID=30922 - broken link)


hope those sites help.

oh, and welcome back! (should you decide to stay) as far as a good area to live most newbies gravitate, or at least it seems so, towards the north central and northwest side. all parts of san antonio have their charms to them, but for up and coming families those two areas seem to be the main places. you will probably find homes on either side of town in your price range rather easily, but traffic will probably be an issue. if you read around the board you'll read about how much San Antonio has grown and of course one major price of progress is traffic.

as far as your conservative leanings, well that's really something to be judged once you're here. if i can say one thing about San Antonio is that we tend to have a nice mix of conservative and liberal leanings, but maintain a comfortable co-existence. there are some adult oriented businesses around town, but nothing so shocking and out right repugnant in "your backyard", so to speak. (that could prbably be debated endlessly, but my point is that i'm not aware of any such places of ill repute within walking distances of schools...that i've heard of lately...someone please correct me if i'm wrong. )

so, hopefully this helped in some way and again, welcome!
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