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Old 08-14-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Hi - We will be relocating to San Antonio and we will have to figure out where we will live, as well as where our child will attend school, very quickly. My husband will be working at Ft. Sam and he would like less than a 30-minute commute, if possible.

We were looking at Hill County or the Rawlinson/Clark school area. Will those be long commutes or are there a lot of bottlenecks? We do not want Ft. Sam schools, but we are not sure what nearby schools would be good. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated. We are looking at homes up to $230K, although we will have to live in an apartment first.

Thank you so much!

Ann
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Hi - We will be relocating to San Antonio and we will have to figure out where we will live, as well as where our child will attend school, very quickly. My husband will be working at Ft. Sam and he would like less than a 30-minute commute, if possible.

We were looking at Hill County or the Rawlinson/Clark school area. Will those be long commutes or are there a lot of bottlenecks? We do not want Ft. Sam schools, but we are not sure what nearby schools would be good. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated. We are looking at homes up to $230K, although we will have to live in an apartment first.

Thank you so much!

Ann

Here you go...take a look through this:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...index-san.html

Good luck.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Depending on the time of day (rush hour and busy weekends) traffic to and from Fort Sam from the Clark/Rawilinson area is pretty bad. Depending on where you're moving from, though, it could be worth looking at homes in that area.

You could also add the Alamo Heights to your list, depending on what your budget is if the commute is your #1 issue. But, you want something more serine and that's why you want the Clark area, then anything you choose will be a commute and there will need to be a bit patient with the drive.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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There is the City of Windcrest which is close by. Also Terrell Hills, and Alamo Heights are right there as well, but you can't get in for 230K. The subdivisions of Oakwell Farms and Northwood also have good access to Ft. Sam.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There is the City of Windcrest which is close by. Also Terrell Hills, and Alamo Heights are right there as well, but you can't get in for 230K. The subdivisions of Oakwell Farms and Northwood also have good access to Ft. Sam.
Northwood might , depending on the address, be in the Alamo Heights ISD. Property can be bought for $200K.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Northwood would work. Close to Ft Sam. Close to Alamo Height and Downtown. At worst your HS would be Mac and that is not bad.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone. This has been quite helpful! I'm thinking that the Stone Oak area will definitely be too far.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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You might want to narrow your search by school district or even schools. Then map the location of the house to Ft Sam. NEISD and AISD are both good school districts by Ft Sam. The good closer in high schools to FS would be MacArthur, Churchill, Alamo Heights.

Not sure why you don't want to consider Cole High School. It's smaller and has a good reputation. I'm not sure about going there if you are living off post. Bel Meade neighborhood is right at the entrance to Ft Sam as well as parts of Terrell Hills. Bel Meade goes to Mac and depending on where you are in Terrell Hills...it would be Mac or Alamo Heights.

Are you looking for junior high and high schools?
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Thank you. I didn't even know about Cole. Our child will only be in 1st grade.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Northwood for sure then. If you're in the NEISD side you get the excellent northwood elem. It is always top rated and is very strong in academics and PTA everything you would want.
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