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Old 12-05-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Me too, I love the occasions when I have to be downtown early before it awakes. I've been to a few conferences at the Gonzales Center and I go in early to have breakfast at Shilo's then sit in front of the Alamo for a while just to take it in. I enjoy walking along the Riverwalk when it is quiet and there isn't many people about, and just looking at all the interesting architecture of some of the buildings.

I also really enjoy driving downtown in an open jeep during warm summer evenings. It is a really different way to experience the city...
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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You're coming from New Jersey and you're worried about little ol' San Antonio? Maybe I've watched too many episodes of The Sopranos.

Honestly, I worked downtown for many years and even became familiar with some of the homeless. I never felt I was in any danger. Besides, I've known plenty of criminals who have homes and were much more dangerous. As someone else mentioned, homelessness doesn't equal dangerous.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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San Antonio is the tenth largest city inthe US
SA is actually the 7th largest city.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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downtown SA is nasty. I've lived here since 2001 and probably haven't been down there 10 times, although I am about to go near there in a little bit, but that's only because the gun show happens to be located there.
Dude, downtown is so not nasty, wtf? What's your definition of downtown?
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I worked with an organization that assisted the homeless for 3 years. You'll be ok.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I define downtown as the area between 35, 37, 90, and the Ft. Sam at&t center line to the north. It is by far the most disgusting downtown I have seen in the U.S. Even Detroit at least has character and is supposed to be gritty. Downtown SA is just a mess with no organization and no appeal.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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I guess I'm nuts...I kinda like downtown.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I love downtown. I worked downtown for several months on a project. My office was in the Tower Life building, and I enjoyed every minute of it - I just really enjoyed being so close to the Riverwalk and able to stroll La Villita at lunch. I'd actually love to live in a condo downtown but my husband doesn't want to - he wants a house/yard.

If I were single? I'd live downtown.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Downtown is safe. Most homeless people are not a danger. I went on a business trip to Philadelphia recently and walked down the street from my hotel to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc. during the day and night and nobody messed with me except to ask for a smoke or some cash. It's to be expected sometimes.

For the most part, if you aren't in San Antonio dealing drugs, gang-banging, or involved in illegal activity, you are safe. I have known people from Jersey who would never go back after being here.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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ummmmm.....you're from Jersey - and you think San Antonio might be dangerous?!??

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And there are no gunshows in DT San Antonio.

Last edited by Bo; 12-06-2009 at 10:42 AM.. Reason: The reason for this delete was explained in my Direct Message.
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