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Old 06-06-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Hi my husband and I are possibly getting relocated in August. I had an earlier post, but didnt have any idea as to where we're looking to relocate. I think that we are looking in the Timberwood Park, Hollywood Park, Shavano Park area. Does anyone know anything about these areas?

Such as:
which has better schools?
which one is the safest?crime
which one has more families and children?
is there any reason to NOT live in either one?

We have two small children, and want to live in the safest area possible. We will be from out of town and not know a soul so looking for a famliy oriented neighborhood.

Anyone else have any imput about the surrounding areas? thanks for any help.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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also, my husband will most likely be working near the la canterra shopping ceter, so one is better because of the location and traffic
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Shavano is the closest. HP would be the next most accessible, followed by Timberwood. None are at the end of the Earth, but Timberwood has traffic issues right now. They'll be fixed in a year or two, but they're not now.

For your other questions, they all have great schools and are great family areas.
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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All have very very low crime rates.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jenfor22 View Post
Hi my husband and I are possibly getting relocated in August. I had an earlier post, but didnt have any idea as to where we're looking to relocate. I think that we are looking in the Timberwood Park, Hollywood Park, Shavano Park area. Does anyone know anything about these areas?

Such as:
which has better schools?
which one is the safest?crime
which one has more families and children?
is there any reason to NOT live in either one?

We have two small children, and want to live in the safest area possible. We will be from out of town and not know a soul so looking for a famliy oriented neighborhood.


Anyone else have any imput about the surrounding areas? thanks for any help.
Here you go:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...index-san.html
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:39 PM
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The places you cited have 3 different school districts.

Hollywood Park = North East ISD and Churchill HS
Timberwood Park = Comal ISD and Smithson Valley High School
Shavano Park = Northside ISD and Clark HS

The relocation thread cited above has a link to a school performance map that will help you compare these schools.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Shavano Park kids will go to Blatman (did I spell that right?) Elementary. It's a newer school and is amazing. They'll go to Hobby Middle school, and as mentioned Clark high school. Shavano Park is beautiful. It is scattered with newer and older homes. The area is very very family friendly. You won't have a hard time finding families at all.

Shavano Park and Hollywood Park are their own municipalities so that's always interesting. Hollywood Park even cuts itself off from the San Antonio proper with a "no through traffic" sign. Whereas Shavano Park just annoys everyone with their slow speed limits and horrible speeding tickets. Shavano Park is within 5-10 minutes of La Cantera is it's an easy easy drive. Hollywood Park would probably be a longer dirve (maybe 25 minutes?). The schools aren't bad. None of them are in this area. But I can't speak from experience in this area.

Timberwood Park is also beautiful, but as mentioned, the traffic is pretty bad since it is outside of 1604. It is the most newly developed of these three areas so it's going through it's growing pains as you may call it. Families are all over the place here too. Schools are awesome as well.

All three areas are close to things the kids and family will need, grocery, activities, churches, etc. All are great choices, but if the deciding factor is the drive I'd pick Shavano Park.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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If your renting and/or dual income, Shavano Park slam dunk. Commute would be a dream, and good schools.

If purchasing, I'd lean towards the other two. Shavano Park is close to massive amounts of high density housing. San Antonio has a poor history of taking care of apartments as they get older. Conversely, Hollywood Park and Timberwood are low-density.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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I live close to Shavano Park, and I LOVE it! Love the houses, the acreage that some of the houses have, etc. Yes, the police in SP are a pain b/c they're all over the place w/ their radar guns, so we've learn to drive the speed limit or a little under.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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Shavano Park gets my vote, although the surrounding areas are rather unimpressive. Hollywood Park would be my next choice, although I don't think the schools are as high quality as one would find in Shavano Park.

You might also consider the bedroom community of Hill Country Village.
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