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Old 09-04-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Hi, I'm going to be moving to San Antonio to work on the lackland airforce base out there. I'm from the country and would really like a house (for rent) in a more rural area. I've read that Castroville is a good area, but I cant really find many rental listings for it. I was looking into the Lake Medina area and was wondering about how long of a commute it would be? I've read that Bandera road can be pretty bad, so I'd like to use the other highways in the area. I believe the hours would be pretty 9-5, possibly 8-4. Not a hundred percent sure though. Any help on time or sources, anything, would help. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The commute to Medina Lake would take you just under an hour, going out Hwy 90 to Castroville then up 471. That'd be your optimal route, and traffic would not be an issue.

That said, most of the places out near Medina Lake are either ranches or smaller weekend/vacation homes. There are some nice neighborhoods such as Dancing Bear, but you're talking Hill Country and the lake, so prices will be a premium.

Still, it's a nice area and worth looking further into. I sometimes take a "detour" on my way home out that way to avoid traffic closer to town, especially if I am working normal hours and hit bad traffic, or if there some weather in the area (any rain makes the bad drivers here even more dangerous) or if I just have the time and want to take a more scenic route home!

Cheers! M2
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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Co-worker lives in Mico, Texas (right near Medina Lake). Takes him 45mins to Lackland and he loves his place. 10ac spread for cheap.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:00 AM
 
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The lake looks really sad nowadays. Too many years of drought...the lake really shrinks a lot!
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the information, I'm not looking to buy a home, only to rent. I've seen a number of houses that I can afford. I'm not really interested in the place for the lake either, I just want a place with some wildlife. The houses I've seen up for rent too are so nice and remind me of the log house I grew up in.
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