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Old 04-16-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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i agree... for family living, i'll give it a 9 out of 10....
for singles, i'll give it a 7 out of 10...
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Helotes. TX
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We love it here.

The folks are friendly and diverse.
The school district(NISD) seems to have its act together in both curriculum and staffing.
Our area (Sonoma Ranch) is relatively quiet but downtown is a short trip away.
We have the Zoo, Sea World, Fiesta TX, and Schlitterbahn all nearby, in addition to parks and a new YMCA.


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Old 02-21-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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Wow ! Im from LA and Im thinking of moving to SA or Austin, but I hope I dont run into narrow minded people who think all brown skin people are "MEXICAN" I am Mexican I have fair skin and a long European looking face. Somaybe the ones who thing we are all short and brown are not well educated.FYI one thing is Hispanic the other is Latin....food for your brain. Also Hispanics are the majority , whe even have a mixed race president as of today. Be aware the next one can be Hispanic.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:08 AM
 
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Default What's so great about SA

Hi, I live in LA, but I have recently started to consider moving to SA. I am a single hispanic mother 37 yrs old and I have been in real estate for 18 yrs. My son is only 1 ,so I guess I better move before he starts school. I have a friend who likes Austin, But I just don't know what to do. Can you shed some light about the two.
Thank's

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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There's this great little box at the top of the page that says "search" and you can use it to find just about any entry on any topic you're interested in. To help get you started, try these two sticky threads posted at the top of the first page:
Then, here's a plethora of SA vs. Austin threads you may find useful:
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Yes, but Mexicans are Hispanics. See the linked article below for more info. It sounds like you think I said something that was incorrect.

Hispanic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(As I hope everyone knows, the converse is not necessarily true)

Yes, but we are Americans too! Stop calling us Mexicans. We were not born and raised in Mexico. Some of our ancestors fought for Texas independence from Mexico. We are Americans of Mexican descent or "mexican americans", not Mexicans.

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Old 02-21-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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I've lived in Austin, but that was before I had kids, so kid-friendly things weren't on my radar. What I do know now is that the area has grown so quickly, IMO it doesn't feel like Austin any more. If you intend to live north of Austin, it will take you a while to get to the kid-friendly things because the traffic can be very congested.

We just moved to San Antonio (I have two 5-year olds) and the schools seem great (it's only been a week that they've been enrolled, we're in NISD). The zoo is nice and my kids like Sea World, but they're a little older.

If you really want kid-friendly, look into Colorado. We just moved from there, but there's a playground on just about every block. That is no exaggeration. They have great schools and lots for families. I'm originally from Texas, so I'm just happy to be back, but we did enjoy CO.

FWIW, I've lived in CA too -- my kids were born there. We lived on the central coast though, so there weren't many kid-friendly things except the beach. I did know that I did not want my kids to go to school there, though. Otherwise we liked it a lot. Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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austin is not very kid friendly. too many drunk collage kids. but austin was a nice place before all the influx of people that changed the culture of what austin was. san antonio is your best bet.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Hey, guys. This thread is almost TWO years old! Sheesh!
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Hey, guys. This thread is almost TWO years old! Sheesh!
Yep !!!
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