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Old 08-16-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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Hi All,

My husband and I are relocating. We have job offers in both areas. We are a couple in our early 30s, no kids yet. We like to bike, go out to dinner, would like to have shopping etc close. We are looking at San Antonio or Cedar Hill area south of Dallas. Any advice/thoughts?? We need to decide this week!!!
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Hi All,

My husband and I are relocating. We have job offers in both areas. We are a couple in our early 30s, no kids yet. We like to bike, go out to dinner, would like to have shopping etc close. We are looking at San Antonio or Cedar Hill area south of Dallas. Any advice/thoughts?? We need to decide this week!!!

Here you go..check it out:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...index-san.html
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Cedar Hill is a beautiful area. Its very hilly and there are alot of trees. There is also Joe Pool lake there which is very large and has a beach which is great in the summer.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Cedar Hill is a beautiful area. Its very hilly and there are alot of trees. There is also Joe Pool lake there which is very large and has a beach which is great in the summer.
And there is a new shopping center there as well.

Uptown Village at Cedar Hill - Home

Cedar Hill has a great place for mountain biking if you are into that. There are also some pretty nice and big houses in Cedar Hill. It's nice that you are in a hilly area and still close to D/FW.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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And there is a new shopping center there as well.

Uptown Village at Cedar Hill - Home

Cedar Hill has a great place for mountain biking if you are into that. There are also some pretty nice and big houses in Cedar Hill. It's nice that you are in a hilly area and still close to D/FW.
I would go so far as to say that I think Cedar Hill is in the prettiest area of DFW.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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I would go so far as to say that I think Cedar Hill is in the prettiest area of DFW.
I would agree with that although there are certain areas in Fort Worth that are pretty as well.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Wow thanks! I personally was leaning towards San Antonio but my husband thinks DFW area will have more to do and we really did like Cedar Hill when we drove around. Ah...it is such a big decision but I'm excited. Thanks again!
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah, San Antonio only has the Hill Country! I think if you do your research you will realize that this area has a lot more to do if you are the outdoorsy types. There are numerous places to bike here both on the road road and off, see the Mountain Biking thread for some great videos from 2DMAXX, and we've got Government Canyon, a 8624-acre state natural area that has some great trails. Plus, Austin is an hour north of here, and there are lots of great trails up there as well!

But San Antonio doesn't need selling like DFW does, if you ever have visited both places you would know it is a much better place to live.

The best of luck with your decision!
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Wow thanks! I personally was leaning towards San Antonio but my husband thinks DFW area will have more to do and we really did like Cedar Hill when we drove around. Ah...it is such a big decision but I'm excited. Thanks again!
D/FW and SA is day and night. D/FW is a hugh metropolitan area with Dallas being the main city with tons of surrounding suburbs such as Cedar Hill. D/FW is home to lots of corporate headquarters and it is more urban and modern than SA. Also, flying out of D/FW airport will be much easier than SA as it is a main hub for flight connections. Cedar Hill is far enough from Dallas but close enough for you to go into town. D/FW is very diverse and it has a ton of things to do but less outdoor activities than SA. If you like dining out and shopping, then D/FW is the place to be.

SA is more laid back in general than Dallas and it is a big city with small town mentalities and slow to adapting. You should post the same question in the Dallas forum to get their feedback as well.

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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If Cedar Hills is where you will work, live and play, then that might be a good choice. Beyond that, there are some very rough areas between downtown Dallas and Cedar Hills. The areas with more crime in SA pale in comparison. But you are talking about a HUGE metropolitan area that extends all the way to Frisco to the north, Rockwall to the East and Fort Worth to the West. Traffic is a complete nightmare in the metroplex, I don't care what anyone says about traffic in SA. I've lived in both, and I cringe every time I have to make a trip up to DFW.

There is definitely a lot to do up there, but it takes an hour or two to get anywhere across the area. You might as well drive to the Hill Country or Austin from SA with much less traffic in less than an hour!

I left DFW and didn't realize how much I hated it up there until I came back to SA. But that's just little ole me.

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