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Old 07-13-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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We are military retirees looking at relocating to Texas. We have San Antonio, Tyler and Kerville in mind. No floodings, culturally diverse as much as possible and close to medical facilities. Which of this 3 do you think is a better fit for us. We are of Asian ancestry, with medical conditions that can not stand wintry weather. Are there a lot of floodings and tornados in this areas? Thank you.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Kerrville not really culturally diverse........yet. San Antonio and Tyler probably better if you're looking for that. Better medical, too. Kerrville is colder out of the three. I don't think you will like Kerrville.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Flooding: Not much rain the last two years, so no flooding. However, flooding can occur around rivers and streams (including dry ones) during heavy downpours. All three cities would fit this profile, but San Antonio more as it is a lot bigger. Drownings are rare unless you go around barriers where flooding occurs.

Tornadoes: Tyler would be the most likely for this as it is near/in Tornado Alley.

Medical: San Antonio has many hospitals, including military ones.

Asian: I would say San Antonio probably has the largest Asian population, although it is not great.

Cold Weather: Kerville and Tyler probably get colder than San Antonio.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies...... we will definitely visit San Antonio first to have a feel of the area. Any specific area in San Antonio which is more favorable? We have no school age children so school is not an issue. We are no longer working so commute to work is also not an issue. Basically, we are looking for a quiet, safe, family friendly place for aging couple. Again, thanks for your replies.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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We have heard about floodings in San Antonio and that kind of scare us a bit.
I understand that there would be floodings on low lying areas or close to creeks, and rivers. Please can you give us information for some areas that are not prone to flooding. We are not young anymore and will not be able to handle sand bagging should there be a need for one so we are looking for a place that is a little bit elevated, that even if the streets are flooded we can still be dry and safe inside the house. We have heard of houses carried away by flood waters, or water getting inside the house, and that is the area we would not want to be at. Thank you for any help you can give us.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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We have heard about floodings in San Antonio and that kind of scare us a bit.
I understand that there would be floodings on low lying areas or close to creeks, and rivers. Please can you give us information for some areas that are not prone to flooding. We are not young anymore and will not be able to handle sand bagging should there be a need for one so we are looking for a place that is a little bit elevated, that even if the streets are flooded we can still be dry and safe inside the house. We have heard of houses carried away by flood waters, or water getting inside the house, and that is the area we would not want to be at. Thank you for any help you can give us.

Where did you "hear" all of this? There are plenty of places in SA that will NEVER flood. We can't just go naming every area that won't flood. Come on over for a visit and do some research while you're here. Good luck.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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All of the houses carried away by floodwaters around here are right next to (less than 100 yards or so) of a river or creek and IN a flood plain which you can look up if you are looking at property. Most deaths occur when dumb people move barricades placed by the authorities to keep people from driving into flood waters. We don't have the kind of flooding where sandbags are used much if at all. If it floods here it's not too difficult to just stay out of the way or stand back and watch the water. The floods are few and far between and over quickly. The droughts, on the other hand, are what should scare you. They can last far years as we are experiencing right now.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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how asian are you? if you require a real asian supermarket, then move to houston or maybe austin.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Thank you all for your replies!! We are so glad that flooding is really not much of an issue. We are going to visit end of the year. We are looking to stay at the military lodging facilities because they are a lot cheaper.(???) Any recommendation which of the bases is better than the other? Distance is not an issue because we are going to be driving around anyway. Better in terms of cleanliness of facility. Or any recommendation for a good place to stay ( Of course, not too pricey!!) Again, thanks!
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Thank you all for your replies!! We are so glad that flooding is really not much of an issue. We are going to visit end of the year. We are looking to stay at the military lodging facilities because they are a lot cheaper.(???) Any recommendation which of the bases is better than the other? Distance is not an issue because we are going to be driving around anyway. Better in terms of cleanliness of facility. Or any recommendation for a good place to stay ( Of course, not too pricey!!) Again, thanks!
We need more details..what do you mean by "pricey". Definition of this is quite subjective.
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