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Old 01-05-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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We are planning to move to San Antonio relatively soon and just wanted to get ideas on how Alamo Ranch is as well as the surrounding areas. Is it safe? Are there a lot of things for kids to do there?

Background info: we are moving from Round Rock, we have two 6 year olds that will go to Hoffman Elementary (one is special needs) and a 2 year old. We love to bike and hang out outside. The kids love Bouncy houses and great parks.

Thanks
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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We are planning to move to San Antonio relatively soon and just wanted to get ideas on how Alamo Ranch is as well as the surrounding areas. Is it safe? Are there a lot of things for kids to do there?

Background info: we are moving from Round Rock, we have two 6 year olds that will go to Hoffman Elementary (one is special needs) and a 2 year old. We love to bike and hang out outside. The kids love Bouncy houses and great parks.

Thanks
Do a quick search "Alamo Ranch" using the "search this forum" function in the right corner....many, many threads pop up...I'm sure it'll help. Good luck with your move.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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First, yes the NW side of town is safe. Actually, the entire city is pretty safe; but some areas are more so than others.

Secondly, there is a lot to do on the NW side. SeaWorld, Six Flags, several city parks and Government Canyon are all closeby. The latter has great biking, the Front Country is relatively easy but the back country is for more serious mountain biking or hiking. Still, it is a beautiful state natural area and worth the price of an annual family pass.

Lastly, we have a 9-yr-old autistic son enrolled in NISD schools, and have been very impressed with the services he's gotten.

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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We moved here from Cedar Park (next door to you) to Alamo Ranch about a year and a half ago. I'm not sure if you are coming from a master planned community like we did, but Alamo Ranch is one of the few on this side of San Antonio. One thing you will notice rather quickly is the lack of parks with playscapes and riding trails. At our home in Cedar Park, we had 4 huge ones within a mile of our house. Sea World is handy (it's 5 minutes away)...most individual "sections" of Alamo Ranch have their own playground...although ours is a joke....and most have a pool....some have sport courts.

There is a bouncy house about 15 minutes away (Pump it Up)...but open play is limited.....apparently there is a nice YMCA close.

We have been very impressed with Hoffman Elementary. They are always doing creative things in class and schoolwide. I have one in Kindergarten.

Alamo Ranch has been a good pick for us although I wish it didn't take my husband so long to commute. It's very quiet out here. All the shopping I need is very close and we are getting more and more eating establishments. You will find your electrical bill much less here which was a nice plus for us! Other than that...cost of living is about the same.

Good luck with your upcoming move!
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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We are moving to Alamo Ranch in the summer. We currently live in Tucson, AZ and can't wait for the big day to get here. We have visited SA several times and think we are making a good decision. Good luck and see you at the HEB!
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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I also wanted to point out that they have started clearing the land for the other elementary school planned for Alamo Ranch that is scheduled to open in 2011....I thinking the dividing line may be Alamo Ranch Parkway...with everything north of it going to the new school in 2011....but you never know!
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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Default Good Choice,

Northwest is Best side of town.
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We are planning to move to San Antonio relatively soon and just wanted to get ideas on how Alamo Ranch is as well as the surrounding areas. Is it safe? Are there a lot of things for kids to do there?

Background info: we are moving from Round Rock, we have two 6 year olds that will go to Hoffman Elementary (one is special needs) and a 2 year old. We love to bike and hang out outside. The kids love Bouncy houses and great parks.

Thanks
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