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Old 01-16-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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Hello. Me and my family are thinking about moving to San antonio sometime in the next few weeks. I would appreciate some suggestions on good areas, schools and rentals. Also if you could point out a few places hiring that would be awesome. We don't want to just move down there and be SOL on job and housing. lol . My family consists of myself, husband, son and 2 daughters. We would also like to get a puppy or 2 for the kids. If you know any good details that would be great. Please get back to me and let me know. Thank you! I am so confused lol.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Hello. Me and my family are thinking about moving to San antonio sometime in the next few weeks. I would appreciate some suggestions on good areas, schools and rentals. Also if you could point out a few places hiring that would be awesome. We don't want to just move down there and be SOL on job and housing. lol . My family consists of myself, husband, son and 2 daughters. We would also like to get a puppy or 2 for the kids. If you know any good details that would be great. Please get back to me and let me know. Thank you! I am so confused lol.
Here's the relocation thread....tons of great info. Good luck with your move. I would also HIGHLY recommend that you make a trip or two down here before you decide to move. You may discover that it's "just not for you". Better to know sooner rather than later.

//www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...index-san.html

Do you speak Spanish?
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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Here's the relocation thread....tons of great info. Good luck with your move. I would also HIGHLY recommend that you make a trip or two down here before you decide to move. You may discover that it's "just not for you". Better to know sooner rather than later.

//www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...index-san.html

Do you speak Spanish?
Just be advised that a lot of the posts in his "All in One" thread are out of date, or consist of 30+ page posts that you have to dig through. Also, from other folks on this board, you don't need to Speak Spanish, as this guy asks every person for no apparent reason.

I'm also looking to relocate, so I look forward to the responses in your thread
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just be advised that a lot of the posts in his "All in One" thread are out of date, or consist of 30+ page posts that you have to dig through. Also, from other folks on this board, you don't need to Speak Spanish, as this guy asks every person for no apparent reason.
Just looking to scare people on the Spanish..its like asking about fear of Scorpions and rattlesnakes.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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My in-laws live in OH. just outside of Toledo. THey've been down here a few times & love it I think they'd move here if they didn't have a paid off house up there!

We moved here from NJ (were stationed there w/ the Navy) about 18 mos. ago & are very happy! We picked a subdivision that is very established, rather than one of the new areas. We love the schools over here & are happy with the area though I've seen other areas around S.A. that I really like as well.

Through this forum I've found doctors, dentists, an AWESOME realtor & recently a great hairdresser! So, you are in the right place!

Feel free to DM me, I'm glad to help in any way I can. SO many folks on here helped me & now that I know the area I can provide some pretty good insights to new folks
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I agree, there is no need to speak spanish here, as most people who speak spanish also speak english. I've gone weeks or months without having to speak spanish to anyone, and when I do, it's usually by choice.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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The following tidbit really needs to be the first entry on that sticky...

if you press the search button near the top and select advanced, a new page will come up. Enter the word moving, change the drop down to search titles only, go to the search in forum(s) section and select San Antonio under Texas, and press the search now button. I just did it and came up with 10320 threads that have the word moving in the title in the San Antonio forum alone and almost every one of them was someone that was thinking of moving to San Antonio. There were also a couple that mentioned a store or business moving, but the vast majority were people thinking of moving here.

That should also explain a lot of the responses people get when they post yet another thread asking the exact same question. I realize the search feature may be slightly complicated for someone that has never used an online forum that follows the CD style. That's why the instructions should be somewhere that people can find them, like at the top of a relocation sticky... you can even use this screen shot

Moving to San antonio from Ohio!-instructions.jpg
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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The following tidbit really needs to be the first entry on that sticky...

if you press the search button near the top and select advanced, a new page will come up. Enter the word moving, change the drop down to search titles only, go to the search in forum(s) section and select San Antonio under Texas, and press the search now button. I just did it and came up with 10320 threads that have the word moving in the title in the San Antonio forum alone and almost every one of them was someone that was thinking of moving to San Antonio. There were also a couple that mentioned a store or business moving, but the vast majority were people thinking of moving here.

That should also explain a lot of the responses people get when they post yet another thread asking the exact same question. I realize the search feature may be slightly complicated for someone that has never used an online forum that follows the CD style. That's why the instructions should be somewhere that people can find them, like at the top of a relocation sticky... you can even use this screen shot

Attachment 56787


Its not the search feature that's difficult to use. Its the 30+ pages to sort through. I'm not defending the practice, but whats easier to do? Dig through 30+ pages of information that may be outdated, or simply make a post, where people can spend 30 seconds replying with the information they requested.

I'm sure its easier for you to just instruct users on how to use the Search feature though, haha.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hello. Me and my family are thinking about moving to San antonio sometime in the next few weeks. I would appreciate some suggestions on good areas, schools and rentals. Also if you could point out a few places hiring that would be awesome. We don't want to just move down there and be SOL on job and housing. lol . My family consists of myself, husband, son and 2 daughters. We would also like to get a puppy or 2 for the kids. If you know any good details that would be great. Please get back to me and let me know. Thank you! I am so confused lol.
First of all, welcome to San Antonio! It’s a wonderful place and I hope you love it as much as we do!

Lots of great places to live in SA, the north and northwest sides of town seem to be the fastest growing and have the best school systems.
As for jobs, that all depends on what you are qualified to do and how much money you want to make. No one can answer a question as broad as yours, unless you are looking to work at McDonald's or Bill Millers (a local BBQ chain that sucks).

Right now the it is a buyer's market for houses, but understand that qualifying for loans isn't as easy as it was a few years back so be sure to know what you can truly afford.

Lastly, you will occasionally see people selling puppies on the side of the road; please do not give into the temptation to buy from them. Go to the pound, a dog rescue or a legitimate breeder to buy your dog. This practice should be illegal but for some reason it is allowed, but what recourse do you think you will have if there is something seriously wrong with the animal after you get it?

Cheers! M2

p.s. We've lived here for over seven years total and I have never once had a situation where I needed to speak Spanish!
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