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Old 04-11-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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We are being stationed at Lackland and right now looking for some place to rent for a little while and then buy next year. We want to be close to Lackland due to one vehical. Being close to the city bus lines would be good also. If anyone has any suggestions that would help would be great.

Thank you
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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I don't know about bus lines but Valley High would be a neighborhood worth checking into. It is very close to the 410 access road so I imagine it might be good for bus lines.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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Valley Hi is a run down, old, sad neighborhood. Tagging on all the areas just add to the depressing feeling it has.

Check into Stablewood Farms, Kriewald Place, Hillcrest, Heritage Park, Adams Hill, Westbury Place, Lackland Heights, and Lackland Terrace. Those are all very close to Lackland AFB and are on VIA bus routes.

Best of luck in your search.

-n0vemberHAWK
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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Try outside Loop 410, on Northside of Marbach. Here is a link to VIA bus routes:

http://www.viainfo.net/Schedules/VIASystemMapJAN07.pdf (broken link)
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Valley Hi is a run down, old, sad neighborhood. Tagging on all the areas just add to the depressing feeling it has.
-n0vemberHAWK
Hmm. That doesn't describe the place I'm thinking of. Maybe I have the name wrong. I was there about ten years ago. It seemed like a nice, newer neighborhood for that part of town. Lots of hills and split level houses.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:48 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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Hmm. That doesn't describe the place I'm thinking of. Maybe I have the name wrong. I was there about ten years ago. It seemed like a nice, newer neighborhood for that part of town. Lots of hills and split level houses.
Sorry, I was wrong. Valley Hi is alright.

I was thinking of Five Palms.

Five Palms is the crappy area.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Sorry, I was wrong. Valley Hi is alright.

I was thinking of Five Palms.

Five Palms is the crappy area.
Same difference, I wouldnt recommend any of those two places..
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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Same difference, I wouldnt recommend any of those two places..
Neither would I.

Valley Hi is not as bad as Five Palms...yet.

Either way, the best bet would be to stay north of Lackland if at all possible and as a whole, I am not big on recommending areas off Marbach or on the west side in general.

My theory is that if you have the $ then man up, make the longer commute to work and live in a safe area with wealthy people and enjoy life.

It's all about the Northside when talking about quality of life in SA.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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Smile What about Northwest Crossing??

We have found some rentals in Northwest Crossing, Westcreek, Sagewood, Timber Ridge, and Guilbeau Park - how are these areas? Thanks to all of you who have replied so far. Now, can you comment on these areas specifically?

I've heard that the traffic on Bandera is bad - I'm bracing myself for that.

Again, THANK YOU for your generosity in sharing information!
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have found some rentals in Northwest Crossing, Westcreek, Sagewood, Timber Ridge, and Guilbeau Park - how are these areas? Thanks to all of you who have replied so far. Now, can you comment on these areas specifically?

I've heard that the traffic on Bandera is bad - I'm bracing myself for that.

Again, THANK YOU for your generosity in sharing information!
We work on Lackland and live in Westcreek. Also own another home in the Medical Center that required us to use Bandara Rd daily to connect with 410 into Lackland daily. We moved back into this house and made the other one a rental BECAUSE of the traffic (mostly construction type) of nightmare that Bandara Rd has become.

Of the places that you mentioned above, Westcreek would be my first choice for sure. The only concerns I think you need to have about this area currently is IF you have school age kids, please ensure that they will be attending the school of your choice in this area. They are all fine, that is not the issue...but with the caps on certain schools and the overcrowding of others, it seems that you can live across the street from Galm but have to send your elementry age kiddos to another school because Galm is capped last I heard. This can mean that the kiddos that YOUR kids play with walk across the street because they were in before the cap, but your kiddos go down the road to Ott/Luna which ever is the Elementry school. Also, with Stevens being capped effective next year, it appears from what I have read that SOME kids in Westcreek will continue to attend Stevens, while some will go to Warren and others to Taft. Not that one school is better than the other (all are the same in my book and we have had kids graduate from Taft and Stevens this year) but some folks seem to have their hearts/minds set on attending a certain school or NOT attending a certain school.

Other than those possible concerns, I think that you will love Westcreek (specially when they get 1604 completely opened up in our area, which HOPEFULLY is soon!!!). Welcome to San Antonio, you will LOVE it here!
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