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Old 02-22-2009, 12:02 AM
 
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I was wondering if someone could tell me how long the commute would be from Cibolo (Belmont Park) to Lackland. My family is moving down in May and I'll be working at both Ft. Sam and Lackland and we want a good community for my children. Sorry, I searched the forum but couldn't find a good answer.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:23 AM
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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I was wondering if someone could tell me how long the commute would be from Cibolo (Belmont Park) to Lackland. My family is moving down in May and I'll be working at both Ft. Sam and Lackland and we want a good community for my children. Sorry, I searched the forum but couldn't find a good answer.

All I can say is "Youch!"
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Very dependent on the time of day and direction you are traveling. I live 22 minutes from my door to the Security Hill section of Lackland, but if I leave a half hour later it adds ten more minutes and an hour later it is another ten.

Are you also saying that Cibolo is the only good community you could find? If so, you haven't done your homework. There are numerous other communities that are much closer to LAFB and Ft Sam that would afford you a better commute.

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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I have found other communities that are nice, but we really like the Schertz area and if you get within 1604 you get into Judson ISD which I'm afraid will hurt resale value of the house. I'm also looking at communiites in the west/NW since i have to go between lackland and fort sam. Thanks for the info on your commute.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It would be quite a haul...and not one you would want to be locked into if gas prices go up for sure...I think for a Lackland based job you are much better off to check the NW communities for a faster, closer commute.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I'd probably move closer to the 281 area. Depending on preferences anywhere from 1604 down to 410. That's pretty central to each.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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Have you considered Castle Hills or Alamo Heights? I know they're not as affordable or as new as the communities in Cibolo, but they seem like good bets for resale, have good schools, and easy access to SA, the airport, etc., plus your commute to either base will be much shorter.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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The stretch between the Garden Ridge Exit to Walzem will be your killer route going this way. There is a lot of construction going on (right at 410/I-35) that will last for quite some time. Everything tends to bottleneck right there coming and going.

If you're set on that neighborhood, you might try taking the back route from Cibolo to I-10 on the East side of Randolph AFB. Then it would be a straight shot to Lackland on I-10/90...or an exit at S New Braunfels to take you up to Ft Sam. Not sure how the traffic is coming in on I-10/90 during rush hour, but you don't have the residential congestion in that area like up near Cibolo/Schertz/UC areas.

Just to clarify...I-10/90 split...so you'd follow 90 to Lackland.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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I live in Cibolo, just off I-35, and if there's an accident, or rain, it can take me almost a half hour just to get as far as Windcrest. It could be 45 minutes or more to Ft. Sam. If I ever had to commute to Lackland - I'd move!

I had an hour commute when I lived in DC and didn't want that when I moved here. I value my free time too much to spend an extra two hours a day in my car.
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