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Old 10-18-2006, 01:54 PM
 
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Looking at homes on the internet I feel drawn to those in the 78228 zip code. Maybe because of the fully grown trees Can any tell me what I need to know about this area. No kids by the way.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:49 AM
 
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Did I ask a really dumb question?
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Nope not a dumb question at all. I think most of the regulars live else where so we don't know the area that well. I do have a friend that lives across the street from St. Mary's U and its not really a great area, kids or no kids but there are some good areas within that zip I am sure. I know on his street lots of people have bars on the windows,chain links fences around the front yard type of thing and he sends his step daughter to a private school in aother area of the city. Sort of an older area hence the trees....not bad everywhere just older and rundown.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:07 PM
 
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I know some people that live in the area between Bandera road and Babcock. I'm not sure but I think the neighborhood is called Inspiration Hills. There are some very nice houses around there (huge trees) and as far as I know the neighborhood is pretty safe. There is a community park with a pool too.
This neighborhood is bordered by Bandera, Babcock and Hillcrest rds.
I know someone else that lives further down Bandera close to St. Mary's. The houses are much smaller and not kept up as well. Also it doesn't seem as safe over there.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:20 PM
 
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i've lived my whole life in the 78228. the real good area is North of Woodlawn Avenue and East of Wilson. this is the Monticello Park and Jefferson Terrace area. very nice. actually I believe this is the 78201. but anyway, it is so close it might be the area you are referring to. you definately want to stay north of culebra. between culebra and woodlawn is a transitional area. not as bad as south of culebra where you have 2 housing projects (the Lincolns and the Menchacas) within a square mile but not as safe and nice as Monticello Park/Jefferson Terrace. let me know if you need any specific info on streets or neighborhoods and i am pretty sure i could give you a fair assessment.
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:46 AM
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Inspiration Hills is really nice. Large ranch style homes with big big yards. The homes are almost all one story. My aunt and uncle lived there until recently, and their home sold in 36 hours. It's a hot area. Jefferson Terrace and Monticello Park are a little different - they are sort of like Mahnke Park near Alamo Heights, an area full of neat older homes that became rundown and are now being cleaned up and gentrified. More transitional, but I think that will really be a nice area soon.

Otherwise, it can be a block-by-block adventure. Some stretches are fine, and some are not so fine. You just have to do due diligence.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
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I was down there in June looking for housing, i believe the zip was 78228. it was a very nice neighborhood and seemed to have alot of what I am looking for. I will be relocating after my divorce with my 2 children.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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78228 is on our radar as well as 78201.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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You have to be careful with 78228.

It has some nice areas, as mentioned (like Inspiration Hills) but go two or three blocks east, west, north or south and it could get a little shady.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Hi, I lived in Inspiration Hills from 1976 untill 1999, that's when I moved to St. Louis. Very nice neighborhood. As you go higher on the hill the price goes up. We lived on Sunnycrest. House was purchased in the 1960's for $13,000 and a lot of improivements went into the house. It sold in 2001 for $125,000. The houses on the top were around $200,000 to $500,000. With todays prices that could be 750,000 to 1,000,000. If you go behind the hill, on opposite side there are some really nice homes with good views. Price range, at the top, $500,000 to $1,000,000.
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