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Old 04-01-2010, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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78248 - 2 miles from Stone Oak, zero traffic. Great schools too.
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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If you want to experience the ultimate inferno with traffic and people driving soooo bad, go to Stone Oaks. Otherwise I love Alamo Height, i wouldn't change it for the world. I have everything I need blocks away, and easy access to mayor highways. I will never move to the North side of SA. I try to avoid having any kind of business driving to that area, horrible drivers! No offense!
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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The OP said he would be working in Stone Oak. Since he's in the neighborhood, maybe driving to work won't be so terrible. Are things truly that bad in SO? I would think a commute from AH to SO would be unbearable.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think the best question to ask the OP is this, "where are you moving from?" Most of us in Stone Oak are from bigger cities and don't consider the SO traffic any worse than where we came from. Native SAers have a different vantage point. Alamo Heights is great, don't get me wrong, but much more pricey than SO. I don't think the commute from AH to SO would be that bad as it's a reverse commute, however you can't get much closer to your job than living in the same neighborhood.

Also, to the poster above, Stone Oak is in the city limits. You may consider everything outside of 410 as suburbia, but my taxing authority says otherwise.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Thanks for the interesting views on SO and AH. I will be moving from Boston, MA which is known for TRAFFIC. Main reason for me to move to SA is WEATHER, BETTER HOMES for upto $500K. Hope I will not be disappointed
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If you want to experience the ultimate inferno with traffic and people driving soooo bad, go to Stone Oaks. Otherwise I love Alamo Height, i wouldn't change it for the world. I have everything I need blocks away, and easy access to mayor highways. I will never move to the North side of SA. I try to avoid having any kind of business driving to that area, horrible drivers! No offense!
So by extension, wouldn't you have to avoid the entire SA region because of horrible drivers?
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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AH is, indeed, more pricey than SO. SO homes are much newer, and I've found that individuals moving from my company in the DC area to the San Antonio office are generally prefering SO. It's a nice area, but very different in "feel" from AH. My other issue with AH is that many of those homes need a kitchen upgrade. I could be wrong about this, as I've been looking in the 300K to 400K bracket. I've done one kitchen remodel in DC (Cleveland Park) and don't want to tackle that again. Just something to think about.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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To own a decent home in Alamo heights you have to make at least a six figure salary. A $450-500,000 home would be decent 3 bedroom/2 bath, anything less than that will be a fixer upper. But if money isn't an issue, then AH is the way to go.

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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Old charm = Old house. I believe the average house is AH is 75 years old. Not necessarily everyones cup of tea.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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I believe the average house is AH is 75 years old.
Probably so. Most of the development in the City of Alamo Heights took place between the early 1900s and 1950.

Alamo Heights has seen its share of tear-downs in recent years. Preservationists, concerned that Alamo Heights could lose its "Old World Charm" have gotten City officials to more carefully scrutinize proposed demolitions.
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