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Old 04-02-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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Hello,

We're planning to move to SA next year as my husband's been offered a job in the Stone Oak area. I lived in SA from 92-96, but this area was not developed then. I've got a few questions for those of you that are familiar with that area. Is Stone Oak a master planned community? Lots of young families? Any Catholic church or schools there? For a couple of you that are fans of the area - NovHk - what do you like about SO?

I'm more attracted to Alamo Heights or Northwood as these areas have good schools and are green/architectually diverse. However, we hate commutes and understand the schools in Stone Oak are highly regarded. Not to mention AH has become very pricey!

Thanks for your input!
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Default Tons of information

Teacher1,

I'm sure you'll get a lot of great input from all of the great San Antonians (I'm a transplant myself). But if you use the "search this forum" function you'll find tons and tons of information/opinions on schools, Alamo Heights, Stone Oak etc. Good luck!!

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Old 04-02-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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Check the schools in Stone Oak before signing on a house, many are capped and you will not be able to get your children in. Stone Oak was planned but not for the volume of people or houses that they built there and you can tell. Just go there during rush hour some day and see how long it takes you to get from point a to point b. I have friends that live there but they work from home so it's not that much of a problem. There kids are bused into the schools north of Stone Oak in Bulverde.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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Also FYI they are turning 281 into a toll road, it's going to be a nightmare.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Reagan HS the HS for stone oak is capped and everyone in that attendance area goes to MacArthur, which of course serves the Northwood area. Northwood is still are bargain compared to AH proper, and the quality of life is probably higher. Not as much keeping up with the Jones, expansive yards and walkable shade filled neighborhoods.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:59 AM
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Central Stone Oak.

http://xs513.xs.to/xs513/07104/stoneoak.png (broken link)
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Also FYI they are turning 281 into a toll road, it's going to be a nightmare.

why will it be a nightmare to to have a toll road?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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Speaking from experience with tolls in the Chicago area, tollways add a different dimension to the term "Bottleneck" traffic. Open tolls or as we say here, the "I-Pass" is nice, BUT it still causes congestion and backups at times. (People still have to stop and pay to use the highway). It all depends on how the state implements the plan, where it is placed and what the costs will be. Can someone add to the WHY they need the tolls in the first place?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Can someone add to the WHY they need the tolls in the first place?
Have you driven down 281/1604 at rush hour? If so, you will see why a toll road is needed. It's either have a private company build the toll road NOW or wait for another 10-15 years for the State to build a new highway system to remedy the problem. I don't know about you but I'd much rather have the issue resolved now.
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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When I was looking at the Stone Oak area the Catholic schools & churches brought to my attention were:

Holy Trinity
http://www.holytrinitysat.org/

Rolling Hills Academy
http://www.rhacademy.org/

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church & School
http://www.atonementonline.com/

Sorry...I did not get far enough in research to know more about them than location.

When I lived in Alamo Heights I went to St. Anthony de Padua http://www.stanthonydepadua.org/.

There is also St. Peter Prince of the Apostles in AH - http://www.stpeterprinceoftheapostles.org/

St. Peter's also has an elementary school.

Hope that helps.

Good luck!
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