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Old 04-11-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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We may have a job opportunity in SA and would move from Charlotte, NC. We came to Charlotte from France six months ago and just love it here. Would hate to move, but will do for work! We would probably live somewhere in the NW part of town. Is this a good place to raise a family? What are some things you love best about SA? I would be a SAHM. Are there fun things to do for preschoolers? Any info will be useful.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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We may have a job opportunity in SA and would move from Charlotte, NC. We came to Charlotte from France six months ago and just love it here. Would hate to move, but will do for work! We would probably live somewhere in the NW part of town. Is this a good place to raise a family? What are some things you love best about SA? I would be a SAHM. Are there fun things to do for preschoolers? Any info will be useful.
Depends on what you like.

SA is a big mix of all sorts of people, some legal and others not.

Some gay and some not.

Some friendly and some not.

Good mexican food, good weather(if you like the sun), and generally fun.

Lots of bars, restaurants, as well as theme parks.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World are here. Sea World is on the west side of town so if you lived on the NW side, you'd most likely be within 30 min. of there.

I think the schools here are typically good and overall I see it as an good place to live and raise a family.

But then again, I am a single guy that has never been married so I am enjoying my time in players paradise.

-n0vemberHAWK
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Northwest Side is definitely good. A general rule is the further south you go, the worse off it is. Nothing's crime-ridden or anything like that though.

I've lived in the Midwest and Northeast, and Texas is far different from both. The things that most surprised me are the large Hispanic population (I think there's more Mexicans than whites), the different plants (unfortunately, San Antonio is not as green as where you are now), and the different architecture.

The positives are it's a very relaxed lifestyle, lots of nature opportunities, and things are very cheap. The negatives are sometimes the place looks a little boxy and has a cheap feel... not surprising, since it IS cheap.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:28 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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The things that most surprised me are the large Hispanic population (I think there's more Mexicans than whites)
There's a difference between hispanic and Mexican.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:43 PM
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San Antonio is a wonderful city to live in as well as raise children.

Give these threads a look-see.

Set of Pictures that best capture the essence of San Antonio.

Green San Antonio.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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There's a difference between hispanic and Mexican.
Yes, but Mexicans are Hispanics. See the linked article below for more info. It sounds like you think I said something that was incorrect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic

(As I hope everyone knows, the converse is not necessarily true)
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: with the vatos in SA
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In some areas(NOT SAN ANTONIO) a person of Hispanic decent will take offense to being called a 'Mexican'.

In San Antonio and South Texas, those types are few and far between.

Hispanic, Mexican - whatever term you use down here all means the same thing.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:54 PM
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Yes, but Mexicans are Hispanics. See the linked article below for more info. It sounds like you think I said something that was incorrect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic

(As I hope everyone knows, the converse is not necessarily true)
No, I mean't a hispanic person isn't necessaryly Mexican.

The "Mexican" population in SA is somewhere between 60,000 and 70,000.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:56 PM
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In some areas(NOT SAN ANTONIO) a person of Hispanic decent will take offense to being called a 'Mexican'.
I think anyone would take offense to being called something they're not simply because of their skin color or surname.

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In San Antonio and South Texas, those types are few and far between.

Hispanic, Mexican - whatever term you use down here all means the same thing.
This includes Dallas and Houston as well.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:54 AM
 
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Lots of fun stuff for preschoolers to do here. Have two boys 4 and 7 that have been raised here so we found lots of stuff. Both boys love Six Flags during the summer. I would say as young as 3 enjoys it loads of kiddie rides (more than Sea World) that start of at about 36 inches my boys loves all that and they have a good train that goes around the park. Sea World is great for shows but both boys are too wiggly to sit unless cotton candy is involved! The waterparks at both 6 flags and Sea World have good kiddie areas. The zoo is a fav and it has a 20 min little train ride that my younger son has to do every month to get his train fix. Zoo is pretty fun also, lots of birds at it. Lots of gyms for open kiddie play in the mornings for around $5 a visit. Austin is a short drive away and thats always fun to go to. Both 210 and Hawk are single so a bit bored here but SA is very very family friendly and while it lacks some things it makes up in others. Coming from France and NC you are going to be in for a shock because the culture in SA is not mainstream american if there is such a thing we have a strong latin vibe going on but I have never had a problem with it at all!

Good luck
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