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Old 09-10-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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Hi! We're a young, professional family of 3 with a kindergartener...we're considering a relocation to SA and would appreciate some feedback about the best/quietest/safest neighborhoods and the ones to avoid.

Where are the best elementary schools in the city?

We want something affordable, (I'm a stay-at-home mother) but with a yard and ideally some privacy (if that is possible??)

I'm most interested in single-family homes, NOT condos or duplexes...

Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Hi! We're a young, professional family of 3 with a kindergartener...we're considering a relocation to SA and would appreciate some feedback about the best/quietest/safest neighborhoods and the ones to avoid.

Where are the best elementary schools in the city?

We want something affordable, (I'm a stay-at-home mother) but with a yard and ideally some privacy (if that is possible??)

I'm most interested in single-family homes, NOT condos or duplexes...

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Here you go:

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

Most questions answered there.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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Thanks...we're looking more for personal recommendations; we've found those to be most reliable...
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Thanks...we're looking more for personal recommendations; we've found those to be most reliable...
Your questions are way too general. The link was to help you narrow down. Most folks will tell you the same.
The relocation contents are reliable...after all, it's compromised of our posts.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: SATX
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You do realize that the best neighborhoods to some people could be absolutely horrible to other people? Just saying, cause you might be opening a can of wormwith people's different opinions of what neighborhoods they dislike. It may be good to focus on what people like and why.

I, myself (and 2 children) live on the outskirts of SA (east of SA), and the area is extremely varied with regards to housing, but if you are looking to rent, you won't find many. Most people own homes here. The schools are good, and the area is nice for a not so horrible commute (20 minutes to downtown, 30 minutes to most other areas).

I, my SO and 2 children will be joining households in the near future and I specifically want my children in Northeast ISD. Northside is also considered a good school district, but the area (everything west of I-10 in the north part of SA, as well as most of the "northwest" and western portions of the county) is more crowded which I do not like. The schools have more kids per class and the traffic is more congested in much of the area (due to more people living in the area). If your DH's job is in that area of town though it may be better for you.

Definately check the re-lo thread for more concrete statistics. It's probably on there, but greatschools.net is a good source to look at specific schools. Even in the better school districts there are schools that are not doing as well. When you begin your home search (online probably?) the real estate sites will list what school the home is in, make sure you go to the school district's website to double check it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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I realize my question is general; that is on purpose...the other two towns we are considering have been able to provide fabulous info with those general questions... And I'm delighted to hear the pros/cons differences in opinion on specific location--that is what makes a well-rounded discussion and provides the best info for what I'm looking for...

I'm looking for specific schools that are outstanding--not just districts--so that is really what I'd like to hear most about.
Thanks
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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LOl-Stacy--THANK YOU for your help! That is exactly the kind of info/story/personal thoughts I'm looking for!!! THANK YOU for sharing where you are looking and why

This is esp. helpful!!!:
I, my SO and 2 children will be joining households in the near future and I specifically want my children in Northeast ISD. Northside is also considered a good school district, but the area (everything west of I-10 in the north part of SA, as well as most of the "northwest" and western portions of the county) is more crowded which I do not like. The schools have more kids per class and the traffic is more congested in much of the area (due to more people living in the area). If your DH's job is in that area of town though it may be better for you.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pullman, WA
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LOL-Stacy :

What are some of the neighborhoods/developments (not sure what you call them there) in NW ISD that you are considering for yourself/that you like/would suggest?
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: AZ
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My recommendations are all on the North Central side of town in the NEISD school district. These are areas I'm familiar with and think have easy access to freeways, shopping and that I consider nice and safe to raise a family. Not knowing what your budget is or if you mean to rent or buy, these are just places I would look and did when I moved here.
Deerfield 78248
Vista Del Norte 78216
Shavano Park 78231
Churchill Estates 78248
Thousand Oaks 78232
Rogers Ranch 78258
While you will see a lot of people bitching and moaning about the traffic in Stone Oak, you will find just as many people if not more who like it there-also 78258.

Good Luck.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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please do a search. There has to be at least several hundred posts from people that just wanted individual opinions.. keeping the amount of threads running to a minimum keeps the database humming along and allows the rest of us to enjoy the free services CD supplies. It's also in the forum FAQ. Thanks and good luck with your hunt.
BTW, I would recommend a physical visit. You're going to get at least several hundred different opinions.. I would also visit in the heat of the summer and take note that yesterday "only" got up into the 80's and that is the first time it has "only" got into the 80's since May 26th that was on the KENS 6:00 PM news weather.
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