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Old 11-14-2020, 06:11 PM
 
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Check out west of Fort Worth - you may be able to find something affordable that you really like but still be close to the amenities of Fort Worth, which just happens to be one of my very favorite cities!

Any place with good amenities in the Hill Country is likely to be cost prohibitive.
maybe Weatherford could work......i heard it has a low cost of living.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
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maybe Weatherford could work......i heard it has a low cost of living.
Also check out Granbury.
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:18 PM
 
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Granbury might be too conservative.

If you can afford it, New Braunfels is the obvious answer. There are jobs so you won't have to commute to SA but col is kind of pricey compared to San Antonio. Probably cheaper than where you're coming from.

For smaller towns to commute to San Antonio: try Castroville, La Vernia, Floresville, Devine/Lytle, Bulverde, and yes Boerne too.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Granbury might be too conservative.

If you can afford it, New Braunfels is the obvious answer. There are jobs so you won't have to commute to SA but col is kind of pricey compared to San Antonio. Probably cheaper than where you're coming from.

For smaller towns to commute to San Antonio: try Castroville, La Vernia, Floresville, Devine/Lytle, Bulverde, and yes Boerne too.
Doubtful. I was hesitant to even mention that we are a gay couple because I knew that would cloud people's opinion of what our preferences might be. We are bitter clingers . When visiting Texas we had two incredibly touching moments where total strangers approached us randomly to talk to us and to pray together. One was on a street corner in Downtown Bryan, a young couple, the other in Elgin at HEB outside of Austin. I don't know if this is a typical experience or not (I think my partner was probably wearing his Trump shirt or hat) but I've never experienced such genuine kindness like that here.

Cost of living is already looking SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper no matter where I look. While in Austin I decided to randomly stop and take a tour of an apartment community that looked on par with the housing stock here in Chapel Hill/Carrboro NC. It was a renovated apartment complex (Jewel Apartments) that was likely constructed in the 70s. The rents were around $900 to $1200 depending on floor plan -- typical for our area here for bottom of the line apartments. So I am paying roughly the same in housing to live in a college town of 60K with limited jobs as one would pay to live in the most expensive city in TX -- one with siginificantly more job opportunities. Gas is also about .50 cents per gallon cheaper, and the cost of meat at HEB was almost half what we pay here at Harris Teeter.

I will check out all of the suburbs/towns you and others have listed. Granbury definitely looked nice! What is the scoop on areas west of the I-35 corridor beyond Fredericksburg? I was hoping to explore those areas more fully but just couldn't make it happen! I expect I'll probably end up within the San Antonio metro area and eventually pick out the ideal community once I am there.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:25 PM
 
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Like Junction? All the hill country towns are very nice. Main problem is lack of jobs.
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The area due west of Fredericksburg is extremely rural. Junction, Ozona and Sonora only exist because of oil and gas, and the fact that they are on the interstate. Eldorado and Menard are very small ranching communities, and Brady is slightly larger. As the previous poster said, good-paying jobs are very scarce in these areas.
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