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Old 05-07-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Bombay...Telecommute baby!!
Hehe..better him than us, I guess.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Northwest side of San Antonio
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If you want to be very close to USAA and want to spend Fair Oaks/Boerne money consider Shavano Park/Elm Creek as well. Very nice and not near as far of a commute. I want to cry for the people that continue down 10 west after 1604 on a daily basis around that 6pm time frame.

Both areas would keep you away from the highway, give you great amenities(shopping, religious activities, good schools, etc) and are within at 15-20 minute commute with bad traffic. Boerne/Fair Oaks with bad traffic would be 45 minutes.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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10 hours per week commuting? One hour before and 1 after? Youch.
hehe well im used to it. i mean right now i leave at 720am and get to work by around 750am.

i am saying leave at 7am to be on the safe side. im not sure yet exactly how long it will take me to get from stone oak to work yet. hopefully i find some good shortcuts haha
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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ashbeeigh is correct with her suggestion as well. Shavano Park is a great little community and very very close to USAA.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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hehe well im used to it. i mean right now i leave at 720am and get to work by around 750am.

i am saying leave at 7am to be on the safe side. im not sure yet exactly how long it will take me to get from stone oak to work yet. hopefully i find some good shortcuts haha
I have a coworker who lives in Stone Oak and commutes to the HSC. It apparently takes her just over an hour from door to door.

I couldn't do it. Right now my commute is about 10 minutes door to door. I could live with it being 30 - 40 minutes but not much more than that.

That being said, my husband and I househunting and we're looking inside the loop in the Hillcrest/Balcones Heights areas, amongst others.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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I am moving to Stone Oak next month despite the traffic in that area. I work in the medical center area which is close to USAA. I chose Stone Oak because for the most part everything is nice for the money you spend out there.
I work 8 to 5. I plan to start leaving to work at 7am once I move out there. I should be there on time.
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i lived at evans/281 for about 4months while our house was being built and i had to bring our girls to school over by i-10/boerne stage rd --- we used to have to leave at 630am every morning...if we left just 5minutes later we would run into blocks and blocks and blocks of traffic coming down Stone Oak Parkway...

just be prepared once you move...
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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If you want to be very close to USAA and want to spend Fair Oaks/Boerne money consider Shavano Park/Elm Creek as well. Very nice and not near as far of a commute. I want to cry for the people that continue down 10 west after 1604 on a daily basis around that 6pm time frame.

Both areas would keep you away from the highway, give you great amenities(shopping, religious activities, good schools, etc) and are within at 15-20 minute commute with bad traffic. Boerne/Fair Oaks with bad traffic would be 45 minutes.
you know, dh works at SAHA 3 days a week and gets off at 615pm now, but used to get off at 515pm --- we live off Ralph Fair Rd and he would make it home from downtown to our house in 30mins...he says while the traffic looks horrible coming out 10west at those times, most of it is getting onto 1604, so if you just stay in the far left lane of I-10, you will be fine...

also, if there is ever an accident on I-10 there is a really easy way to get around it all by getting off at UTSA blvd, hitting Old Babcock Rd, going under 1604, taking a right into Crown Ridge and going under I-10 and taking a left on the access rd...it add maybe 10minutes to the commute, but is very doable and does not have to be done very often...

after driving both the 281/1604 traffic and the I-10/1604 traffic, i would much rather drive the I-10/1604 route...for some reason the traffic just seems to run smoother, not so much stand still pockets like i found in the 281/1604 area...of course this is just my opinion, others may feel very different...
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Northwest side of San Antonio
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you know, dh works at SAHA 3 days a week and gets off at 615pm now, but used to get off at 515pm --- we live off Ralph Fair Rd and he would make it home from downtown to our house in 30mins...he says while the traffic looks horrible coming out 10west at those times, most of it is getting onto 1604, so if you just stay in the far left lane of I-10, you will be fine...
No doubt it's something you have to experience first hand. My co-workers think I'm nuts to work on Zarzamora and live on De Zavala. My office director said to me one day "It must be bumper to bumper!" (but she lives on Kings Highway and it takes her a total of 2 minutes to get to the office).

I responded, "It takes me 20 minutes door to door to get here." It's not bad at all. I'm surprised it only takes 10 more minutes though!
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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No doubt it's something you have to experience first hand. My co-workers think I'm nuts to work on Zarzamora and live on De Zavala. My office director said to me one day "It must be bumper to bumper!" (but she lives on Kings Highway and it takes her a total of 2 minutes to get to the office).

I responded, "It takes me 20 minutes door to door to get here." It's not bad at all. I'm surprised it only takes 10 more minutes though!
yes, it really is only about 10mins --- we used to live at prue/babcock prior to moving and we timed it often before deciding to move from dezavala/10 to ralph fair and it was consistently 10 - 12 mins ...

actually, dh can shave about 5mins off that 10min drive because he is in full uniform and well, cop perks...but thankfully he doesn't do that too often...
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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thanks everyone! Big help!

Are the schools in Shavano Park/Elm Creek decent? I have 3 elementary aged kids.
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