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Old 03-02-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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Hi, we are moving to San Antonio in the summer and trying to decide between Alamo Ranch or Sonoma Ranch. We have two very smart kids going into the elementary school next year, so the school is very important to us. Also our budget is no more than 350K. Looks like we can find a good house in both neighborhoods. My husband will work near Sea World, I don't have a job yet, but likely near the medical center somewhere. Would like to be in a place with restaurants, shops, and friendly people who like to get together. Also, lots of kids activities (i.e. little league, dance classes, things like that). Which area would be better? Elena
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Here's the relocation thread. Take a look through it, it'll answer some of your questions. Good luck with the move!

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

Do you speak Spanish? No, it's not necessary.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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Hands down Sonoma Ranch
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Sonoma Ranch but Alamo Ranch is great as well.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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Sonoma Ranch without question!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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They're both pretty accessible to everything. It really depends on what you're looking for in a home.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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We live in Alamo Ranch (David Weekley section) and love it! The neighborhood is very close...we have block parties, bunco, pool parties, etc....There are lots of elementary school kids! We have been very pleased with Hoffman elementary (this was it's first year to open). There are lots of stay at home moms too.

Everything we need is close! Target, Lowes, HEB, Hobby Lobby...we are finally getting some more places to eat. The only thing I drive far for is my daughters dance class...there are some closer, but I was not pleased with them.

We did look at several homes in Sonoma Ranch, but didn't like the aesthetics of the neighborhood, the particular homes/homebuilders/lots they were building, and the large power lines in the distance....but the schools they feed into are well rated. Traffic traveling north on 1604 from the Sea World area on his commute home would be painful unless he gets off work before 4:00pm. Good luck!
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Alamo ranch traffic is a nightmare
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Alamo ranch traffic is a nightmare
and the 1604/Bandera area isn't???

Right now, 1604/Bandera area is probably worse. In the near future, they'll be pretty darned comparable.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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I would say sonoma ranch....
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