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Old 02-13-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Can anyone suggest some really nice communities in the Blanco area. Somewhere around the Vineyards area? We are really attracted to the Stone Oak area but would like to stay West of 281 and Stone Oak Prkwy. My husband works at La Cantera and we have heard the 281 traffic is awful. We really like the Hardy Oak/Wilderness Oak elementary, Bush, Reagan schools. We would love to find a close knit community, with a nice family feel. Safety and schools are our top priority!! Any ideas?
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:24 PM
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Although road improvements are in progress, Blanco Road is a horrible traffic bottleneck around the Vineyard area at rush hour. IMO, you'd be better off staying inside 1604 or waiting until the construction improvements are complete if you're determined to live close to Blanco. There was some mention in the forum of that construction being delayed for environmental reasons, so I'm not sure that there is an ETA for when the improvements will be done.

The school attendance areas inside 1604 are Bradley/Churchill. As you get past Bitters, it becomes Eisenhower/Churchill, which may be less desirable.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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We wont be moving until the next school year. August 2010. I've heard the road improvements will be done soon. I don't mind a little traffic, but is Blanco just was bad as 281?
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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We did look inside the loop, but preferred the schools outside the loop. Wasn't too impressed with Churchill.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Won't be finished by then. Probably another couple years. Not 100% sure though.

Blanco is just as bad, if not worse than 281.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:31 PM
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I don't mind a little traffic, but is Blanco just was bad as 281?
On a smaller scale. There simply aren't enough lanes to handle the traffic north of The Vineyard. It might take 20-30 minutes to get through that mile of highway at the worst times. There also aren't good alternative routes around the bottleneck, with Camp Bullis to the west and 281 to the east.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Really worse? We were considering living anywhere from Blanco/1604 to 281 lookout canyon or point (cant remember) Any suggestions?? My husbands commute is to La Cantera, and I stay home with kids. Trying to make the drive as short as possible, but really more interested in good schools and safe neighborhoods.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Really worse? We were considering living anywhere from Blanco/1604 to 281 lookout canyon or point (cant remember) Any suggestions?? My husbands commute is to La Cantera, and I stay home with kids. Trying to make the drive as short as possible, but really more interested in good schools and safe neighborhoods.


Lookout Canyon, Canyon Springs Siveraldo and Lakeside are great areas and schools --La Canterra is 10 mins away in non rush hour and about 30 min in rush hour Welcome to an Antonio
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Lookout Canyon, Canyon Springs Siveraldo and Lakeside are great areas and schools --La Canterra is 10 mins away in non rush hour and about 30 min in rush hour Welcome to an Antonio
Thanks MMAC12!! Even in rush hour, you think Lookout Canyon area is doable in 30 mins? Someone told my husband it could take up to an hour?? Luckily he doesnt drive in rush hour times to often, but still such a waste of time!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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You know, it sometimes depends on the day or hour and it could be about 45 min or less ... hope that helps, but the neighborhoods and schools here are great ... I live in Canyon Springs , which is next to Lookout and have gone to the Rim and La Cantera at about 5 pm and it was about 30-40 min.
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