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Old 03-15-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Our move is fast approaching and as sick as this may sound, I'm having the toughest time just thinking of not having my coffee. Any good latte stands??? Probably not! Starbucks is ok but there's nothing like the corner latte stand that has the barista that remembers your name and your drink of choice. Other than that, I'm so excited to meet new people and start our new life. So if you see some cars out on the road with Washington plates, just honk and wave maybe it will be me!!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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Welcome to TEXAS!! We just moved here from Lynnwood last spring and we love all the sunshine!!!

Don't count on finding any free standing espresso stands anywhere! You'll have to get by with Starbucks. The locals seem satisified with Valero (gas station chain) coffee but my husband can't stand it and prefers our home brewed starbucks. Now if he really had his way I would be running a corner stand just for him! It seems the drink of choice for these parts is iced sweet tea, it can't compete with an iced mocha but you'll get use to it.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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HI NoplacelikeWA.....Wow Lynnwood, huh? We are coming from Marysville. Still in good ol' Snohomish county. Well I'm fine with Starbucks. I'm getting a little nervous but I think the excitement overcomes it. We are originally from Texas but not SA, we visited a long time ago. Anything you can tell me about the schools, areas?
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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We moved here from the Seattle area last April, and don't regret it. Here are some of the things I miss about Seattle that I can't find here:

Mountains, good Teryaki or chinese, Safeway and their China Express (Panda Express just doesn't cut it for me), DEFINATELY ESPRESSO STANDS!! I've only seen one, and I can't remember where it was.

But on the other hand, here are some of the things I love about SA that I could not find in Seattle:

The sun, really cool lightning/ thunderstorms, brisket, breakfast burritos (not the McDonald style), cheap houses, Walmarts on every corner, and did I mention the Sun?

Here is a thread I started last fall about Seattle vs. SA:
Seattle VS. San Antonio
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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HI NoplacelikeWA.....Wow Lynnwood, huh? We are coming from Marysville. Still in good ol' Snohomish county. Well I'm fine with Starbucks. I'm getting a little nervous but I think the excitement overcomes it. We are originally from Texas but not SA, we visited a long time ago. Anything you can tell me about the schools, areas?
We are not from TX, in fact my husband and all our kids are WA natives, I was an army brat so I am a native to nowhere, however after spending the last 20 years in WA I feel like a WA native. It has been very different adjusting to living in SA, I can't really give you any feedback about the schools because we home school. From reading your other posts is sounds like you will be living in the North end, near New Braunfels? We live on the "far-west side" near Seaworld, the area is growing like crazy, the whole city is under construction for that matter.
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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Question considering a move....but I'll miss my coffee....

My husband and I are just awaiting confirmation for a new job that will bring us to San Antonio. We currently live in the San Juan Islands and are really longing for more sunshine. I was wondering, his workplace is going to be in Leon Valley - on Bandera Rd. and I'm wondering if there is good housing near there. If so, what would be some good neighborhoods to look at? We will likely rent a home for a year and then look at building or buying....

I find it disappointing to hear about the lack of coffee stands etc. but maybe that's just a Washington thing....I'll sure miss it, though....

If there are any other suggestions you might make to some newbies moving from Washington State, we'd sure appreciate it....
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:36 PM
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Maybe with more Seattleians (?) moving to SA, there may be an increase in corner coffee shops around the city.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Maybe with more Seattleians (?) moving to SA, there may be an increase in corner coffee shops around the city.
That would be a dream come true!! I get tired of making my own coffee all the time. Starbucks does not open before I'm off to work, and they're on the wrong side of the turnaround. Oh, and they call us "Seattleites."
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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My husband and I are just awaiting confirmation for a new job that will bring us to San Antonio. We currently live in the San Juan Islands and are really longing for more sunshine. I was wondering, his workplace is going to be in Leon Valley - on Bandera Rd. and I'm wondering if there is good housing near there. If so, what would be some good neighborhoods to look at? We will likely rent a home for a year and then look at building or buying....

I find it disappointing to hear about the lack of coffee stands etc. but maybe that's just a Washington thing....I'll sure miss it, though....

If there are any other suggestions you might make to some newbies moving from Washington State, we'd sure appreciate it....
The San Juan's are beautiful, you are going to miss that beauty more than you thought. For a while, I had a picture from Mt. Constitution on my computer at work to remind me of the Northwest. Although NW San Antonio is also very nice.

There is plenty of great housing near Bandera Rd, some of the best in the city. Anywhere outside the 1604 from Bandera to HWY 281 is nice (including Sonoma Ranch and Stone Oak). Also outside the 1604 near Seaworld is Westcreek and the highly touted but yet developed Alamo Ranch. If he works on Bandera, you could live anywhere in Northwest and far west SA and his commute would only be 25 minutes max.

But I've only been here a year, so you would have to post another thread to get more information from the locals, they may not read this one since it's addressed to Seattleites.

Another thing you will miss, there's not a lot of water around here. Dried up ditches are called creek's, creek's are called rivers, and most of the lakes are dammed up creeks. But that's the price you pay to get out of the rain, which is the best reason to move here!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Our move is fast approaching and as sick as this may sound, I'm having the toughest time just thinking of not having my coffee. Any good latte stands??? Probably not! Starbucks is ok but there's nothing like the corner latte stand that has the barista that remembers your name and your drink of choice. Other than that, I'm so excited to meet new people and start our new life. So if you see some cars out on the road with Washington plates, just honk and wave maybe it will be me!!!
I think latte stands are a Seattle/Western Washington thing. I never saw any such thing in Spokane. Goes to show how uncivilized we were I guess

I think the 25 min commute time from the Seaworld area to Bandera would be a minimum with ideal traffic conditions and will only get longer as the area grows.
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