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Old 08-14-2006, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Austin area
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Have you heard of "Sun City" retirement community near Georgetown, Tx, just north of Austin....it seems to be pretty popular.


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My wife and I will be visiting the area soon to look for property around New Braunsfel. We have looked at the developments by Bluegreen (mountain springs, Havenwood, Mystic shores) Any feedback on these areas? Thoughts? Also, we are concerned with the stories you hear about flooding in the area? Thanks!

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Old 08-14-2006, 10:35 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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You may have missed it but they already bought property.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:37 PM
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Just returned from our trip to SA and area. We had a great time. We drove 700 miles in five days. Trying to find the perfect place and seeing as many properties as possible is very stressful. Never being to Texas we didn't know if our expectations were too high. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed the good food, friendly people, history of the area, and wildlife.

We did end up with a piece of property near SH46 and FM311 about 30 min. north of SA and 15 min. NW of New Braunfels area. Lots of Oaks and Elm trees. Now the only problem is we have to wait to retire before we can move there. My wife and I are both teachers and trying to relocate would be difficult.

This forum has been invaluable. Everyone is so positive and helpful. We will continue to read and post dreaming of our eventual move to the area.

Thanks!
Good choice guys,

BTW, if you're teachers then right now is great time to relocate to your SA property. This year alone NEISD (Northeast ISD) had to hire nearly 900 new teachers because of growth.

There are three high schools under construction with a few more planned for the future. That's with three or four high schools opening last year.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, teaching is kind of a different profession in that our salary is based on both our education level and years of experience. I am starting my 21st year teaching and my wife is starting her 13th year. Most districts in California (Texas might be different) will only accept 7 years of experience when you are hired. We would both take a huge cut in pay. Also, California is part of a teachers retirement pension program. We don't get S.S. when we retire. So, I'm not sure how moving states would affect our retirement pensions. I guess these are some questions we should look into. Our daughter is going to college to become a teacher. So, we will be trying to talk her into moving too before she has too many years of experience.
My wife and I had a great time in area, and we appreciate all of the help and positive feedback everyone has provided. We can't wait for our next visit.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Texas teachers also have a private pension plan and do not receive SS. I do not know how your pension will transfer to Texas if you should relocate and teach here. It should be possible because I do know of teachers coming in from other states that have been hired on. As for the 7 years of experience, are you saying that the school districts in Cali will not hire a teacher w/ more than 7 years of experience? I know that is not the rule here. I know of many teachers that have changed districts that had more than 7 years of experience.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:57 PM
 
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They will hire you, but when you are placed on the pay scale you will only get credit for a limited number of years (usually 7). So, if you have been teaching for say 20 years you would end up loosing credit for the extra years on the salary scale. It stinks!
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:33 PM
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How much a year are you making now?
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:24 PM
 
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I make about $76,000 wtih my years of experience and level of education.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:26 PM
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You should call NISD, NEISD, ECISD, and others and ask what they'd pay you.

You might be surprised.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:31 PM
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I know either NISD or NEISD recently raised their starting salary to 45,000. So you never know what expereince can get you.
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