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Old 03-30-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me in their opinion which master-planned "ranch"
would be better to live in? We will be moving to the area and have looked at the "ranches." It seems that Alamo Ranch will have it's own schools and seems to be a lot bigger than the others. Long term, what subdivision would be best?
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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It can be pretty subjective depending on what you feel is important to you. I live in Alamo Ranch and have no complaints in terms of the location (don't ask me about the builder though ). Redbird Ranch would have been too far west for us.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:50 AM
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AirForceDoc and LatinoCowboy currently live in Alamo Ranch and could probably offer up more info concerning life in Alamo Ranch.

From all the info that's been released, AR will be a very high-end masterplanned community with its own elementary and middle school amongst the different neighborhoods. A new high school planned to open in 2010 just to the south of the community will surely serve some of the area too. AR also has a large variety of home builders that have signed on to build within the community...some are building very upscale homes on hilly and treed lots that cost as much as 500K.

Redbird Ranch will be large as well but I don't believe it will be compatible to AR. RR will sit next to another large masterplanned community called Stevens Ranch and I believe that that is the area that will have the bulk of the new NISD schools for that area. NISD's Bond 2007 calls for the first new elementary school to be built in Stevens Ranch which will most likely be zoned for Redbird Ranch (RR) too.

http://bond.nisd.net/pdf/2007/fliers/SchoolsMap.pdf

Eventually, a middle school and a high school will be built there too for that growing population. Also, I think that DR Horton is the only builder announced so far for RR. There's not been as much info released as of yet for RR but as the community gets further along with home building and retail, that will change. I was able to find an old link (2005) for RR that discusses what could come to pass there.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...28/story1.html

Just from driving through both communities, it seems, IMHO, that AR has many more trees than RR along with some hilly homesites with nice views, however RR has areas too that give you terrific distant views of North SA and the Hill Country but not the sheer number of trees surrounding each neighborhood.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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I have been through both areas many times and I must say Alamo Ranch is better. For one thing, there are more trees in AR...well, at least on the Pulte side as DR Horton cut down most of the trees in that area. Also, there are many builders to choose from, and only one, DR Horton in Redbird Ranch. Also, the traffic infrastructure is much better at AR. RR is way down Potranco Road that is currently a two-lane road and apparently, will be until 2015 due to lack of funds to widen the road as planned.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:30 PM
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You can get to Redbird and Stevens via 211 as well.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Who are the builders in AR that are in the 500's?
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:58 PM
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If I'm not mistaken there are some half a dozen builders in AR. From DR to Pulte to Lennar.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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Who are the builders in AR that are in the 500's?
I don't think there are any homes in AR in the 500's. I have seen some Pulte homes in the low 400's though (Pulte).
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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If I'm not mistaken there are some half a dozen builders in AR. From DR to Pulte to Lennar.
Here are the builders I have seen in AR:

DR Horton
Pulte
Del Web (Pulte for Seniors)
Standard Pacific
Meritage
Highland
Newmark
David Weekley
Ryland
Medallion
Kimball Hill

I haven't been in AR for about two months, so there may be other builders there now.

Sorry, but Lennar is not in AR, but further West on Culebra in Kallison Ranch.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:53 AM
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Here are the builders I have seen in AR:

DR Horton
Pulte
Del Web (Pulte for Seniors)
Standard Pacific
Meritage
Highland
Newmark
David Weekley
Ryland
Medallion
Kimball Hill

I haven't been in AR for about two months, so there may be other builders there now.

Sorry, but Lennar is not in AR, but further West on Culebra in Kallison Ranch.
Then I was mistaken.

I haven't been to AR since 09/06.
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