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Old 05-10-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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I need some help. I have been looking for a house in these two areas.....is there anything I should know about them...pro's/con's. I seem to see more houses for sale in the Encino area......any reason why.....something going on in that area?
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Horrible, horrible traffic out that way. That's the only negative that comes to the top of my head.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Encino Park has a Capped HS. Students go to MacArthur rather than reagan. Which is funny because 20 years ago when Encino was founded that is where they went.
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:55 AM
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I think it's hard to overstate how horrible the traffic is. I get on 281 southbound at Sonterra Blvd. every day at 5:30 or 6, and the traffic northbound is stacked up as far as the eye can see from about Donella through FM 1863. It must take at least half an hour to get from 1604 to Evans so you can turn right into the community. A shame, because it looks like a nice place, with all of the trees and greenery most of the new developments are lacking (like that Pulte homes thing at Stone Oak and 281 - what they did to that hillside is an abomination).
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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I live off Evans.. I drive up 281 every day to evans after work.

From Sonterra to Evans is all of 10 minutes. The right hand lane ends at evans so the traffic moves pretty quick if you are turning into Encino or onto Evans. However, I do agree that if you live past Evans you are sitting in traffic a long long time.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Default Encino Park and traffic

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Just thought I would chime in. We live in Encino Park and do not find the traffic bad at all. If you live past Encino further north on 281 then you have a problem. Encino Park is beautiful and has a wonderful elementary school around the corner!! )
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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I need some help. I have been looking for a house in these two areas.....is there anything I should know about them...pro's/con's. I seem to see more houses for sale in the Encino area......any reason why.....something going on in that area?
Encino Park is an excellent area. It is just south of all of the traffic on Evans and Stone Oak Park way. The school is outstanding. The school has received exemplary ratings from the Texas Education Agency for years. Most all of the students are in walking distance. A very warm feeling is created at the school - a great place for kids. A great choice!!!
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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One of my best friends lives in the apartments off of Evans Road just off of 281. She says that it can take her as long as 15 minutes to turn south on 281 in the mornings.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:17 PM
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We live N of Evans, off 281. This is an area that is in the process of building some wonderful new shopping and entertainment centers. The way I see it is that a person living in this general area won't have to participate in the 1604/281 juncture all that much, unless they must use this corridor for work. Shopping will be close to where we live. And the hills are lovely, too.

Now, about traffic as it is now. I came from the L.A./Orange County area. Now we're talking REAL traffic there. Being held up for ten minutes on 281 traffic at rush hour is a breezy ride to me, when compared to taking 45 minutes to go ten miles on the CA freeways during rush hour. It's all perspective. For those who are long-time San Antonio residents, I can see how the building boom, with its added population leading to increased traffic, is upsetting. But S.A. will be also getting lots of new, good stuff, too, with the growth.
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