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Old 03-26-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Love the Latinas, Latin influence and the Hill Country.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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"pink"


does that mean fat?
Translated to you ....pink mean OLD!
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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To repeat what I said somewhere else, I think San Antonio is a great place to live for most people. Having been born and raised there, and having since lived and worked in a variety of America's major cities, I still have a fondness for San Antonio that makes visits to my family all the more tolerable. I offer the following observations as someone who knows the city well, along with many other major American cities:

What I Like:

-A small city feel with many big city trappings
-Uniqueness
-A rare American city with an actual historical signifigance and sense of history
-Old, traditional Hispanic culture
-Warm weather and surprisingly green - quite beautiful
-Absurdly cheap cost of living - a 4000 sq. ft. house costs less than a 800 sq. ft. condo where I live
-Great food!


What I do not like:

-Bad city government - a coalition of community college Socialists and unrepentant Rednecks
-Virtually no significant educational infastructure - the smart and creative in San Antonio seem to all leave San Antonio
-Lack of development - a very poor town when compared to others
-Lack of good nightlife or social scene - if you were younger and had to opportunity to live elsewhere, San Antonio would seem like a social wasteland


San Antonio is a great place to live - and probably not as great a place to relocate as a young professional. Again, it all depends on what you like. If you are looking to raise a family, enjoy a nice pace of life, and surround yourself with a unique and friendly culture, I could not reccomend a better place. If you are looking for up-scale, big city life, you will be sadly dissapointed.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Helotes. TX
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I'm just getting to know the city, but...

I love: the city itself, the gorgeous downtown, the generally courteous denizens, really good BBQ, and the fact that builders actually leave trees standing when they develop houses/communities.

I hate: the drivers (yield signs and merging lanes: learn to use them) and the Tex-Mex (ground beef is fine for Taco Bell). That's really it. SA is a damn fine city.


B.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:58 PM
 
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I love the social scene. Meeting random new people at clubs is easy and relaxed..or even going up to random girls at malls.. most are friendly Theres always something to do at night. I can never stay home and i'm always partying it up with the friends at different spots. Oh and i love the road setup. I know at most any given time i can get from my location (roughly i10 and huebner) to any point in the city in 40 minutes or less. And since i never have to go anywhere far like schertz or south of downtown or east. Travel time is really more like 20 minutes. It's great going through the streets and watching as everyone tries to hop on the expressways and get stuck in traffic durin rush hour

Example: How backed up the 10 gets durin rush hour. Literally from just south of huebner all the way to around 10/vance jackson you can be going through neighborhoods stopping at around 8 stop signs and make it to 10/vj in around 10 minutes. DURING RUSH HOUR! If you got on the 10 thats roughly 30 minutes or more if there is a wreck.


Honestly i don't get why people complain about road setup here. I've lived here my whole life and my parents were always driving around all over the city when i was young so i guess i absorbed a lot. i don't know, but i really find it easy.

I hate the slow drivers in the fast lane going 65. I hate when there are like 4 cars side by side going the same speed on one of the interstates all going 60. I like the skyline...but of course i hate it at the same time for knowing it could be so much better.

Oh i love the women did i mention it?

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Old 03-28-2007, 12:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I love the downtown.
-The Riverwalk
-Alamo
-Rivercenter
-Tower of Americas
-Institue of Texan Cultures

I love the history
I love the culture
I love how you can hear Spanish being spoken on a daily basis
I love the development of the city
I love the theme parks
I love the Spurs
I love San Antonio's surrounding's
-New Braunfels
-Seguin
-Natural Bridge
-The Missions
-Hill Country
-Fredricksburg
-Boerne
I love the shopping
I love how you' don't have to travel far to get into a touristy area


I hate:

Nothing!



Except..............
The traffic lol!
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Hate the traffic congestion and urban sprawl that render San Antonio indistinguishable from any other large city. Love the mild winters.
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Selma, TX
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Love the fact that the majority of people are relaxed and easy going and friendly and helpful. Love Stone Oak, Shavano Park, Dominion, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Kerrville, and other outskirts of town north of loop 1604. Love the 'thick' mexican women.

Hate the joke called 1604. Hate the slowness of the construction of new roads and highways all across this city. Hate the drivers here. They drive way too damn fast all the time. Hate how the city basically shuts down when the Spurs are in the play-off's. It is beyond being supportive to the point where it's comprable to a fetish. Hate the lack of sky scrappers downtown. Hate that SA can not land a second pro sports team.
i loved this response, this pretty much sums it up, nice post!
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:07 AM
 
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Default Absolutely hate it in San Antonio

I just moved here with my wife from upstate NY. We moved here mainly because of my wife. She is a Texan and she has family members living in San Antonio.

1) Hate the "friendliness".
As far as I am concerned, "being friendly" is just a nicer way to say that someone who is nosy and talks too much. Is it too difficult for people to just mind their own business?
2) Hate the slow turners!!!
I don't understand why people have to take forever to make a turn. Just turn!!! How difficult can it be????!!!!
3) Hate the slow drivers!!!
Just step on the gas pedal!! In my not so humble opinion, the 99% of the so called "traffic jams" will disappear if those slow drivers who are causing the traffic jams would just simply drive faster!!! At least, that's my experience. Whenever I am on 1604 or 410, as soon as the slow moron drivers move away, the traffic jams are gone.
4) Idiot turners!!
Come on, you have your own lane!! Just make your turn. Why do people have to wait till absolutely no cars before they can go?!?! They have their own lane!!!!! Plus, if you have enough space, just go; can people drive a little more aggressively please???!!!!
5) San Antonio is extremely slow-paced!!! To me, San Antonio is like a retirement community, where people are just enjoying their slow-paced lifestyles. I am only in my early 30's. I am at the age where I want to and should be competing with others. When I am at my retiring age, I may think about living in San Antonio; but for now, this is not the place where I want to live in. As fas as I am concerned, those people who tell people to slow down are just people who have no skills to compete with others and just try to come up with excuses to comfort themselves!

I am glad that my wife is loving her life in San Antonio. I want my wife to be happy. But I am going insane every second living in San Antonio. I probably need professional help before I go crazy here, or at least, before I do anything stupid that may harm myself or others. I cannot take it anymore!!!!
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:12 AM
 
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Love the fact that the majority of people are relaxed and easy going and friendly and helpful. Love Stone Oak, Shavano Park, Dominion, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Kerrville, and other outskirts of town north of loop 1604. Love the 'thick' mexican women.

Hate the joke called 1604. Hate the slowness of the construction of new roads and highways all across this city. Hate the drivers here. They drive way too damn fast all the time. Hate how the city basically shuts down when the Spurs are in the play-off's. It is beyond being supportive to the point where it's comprable to a fetish. Hate the lack of sky scrappers downtown. Hate that SA can not land a second pro sports team.
"Hate the drivers here. They drive way too damn fast all the time."????!!! May I ask just how slow do you drive? 10 miles per hour???
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