Moving to San Antonio

Old Jan 2nd, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Thanks for all of the helpful information!

We're going to look for a place to live sometime this spring. Since we have a young child, we're considering renting a house instead of an apartment.

I'll have to look at a map, FYB, to see where those neighborhoods are located. Sounds promising!
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Old Jan 2nd, 2009, 10:12 AM
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GypsyMaiden, sadly that Starbucks is no more. It was great wasn't it? I don't know if the concept just didn't' work or what, but they've sold off the music and it's just a "plain Starbucks" now. Too bad.
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I have lived in SA my whole life (23 yrs) so here are my thoughts on it.

Alamo Heights is definitely a nice area, one of the more expensive ones though. Theres also a neighborhood on the northside right outside 1604 that is really nice and has huge houses with a hill country vibe. Its called Timberwood Park. Might also want to consider the homes near Seaworld. I worked there as a teen and liked the area. My best friend lives near USAA and likes it there. Also look into Alamo Ranch. Its a gated communtiy with nice big houses with an area thats developing nicely.

There are so many parks and playgrounds in the city. I always like the one downtown in market square I believe. There is a park in Castroville just outside the city that is nice for picnics, swimming, fishing, playing sports because of the huge field.

I would suggest you go to Castroville, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels to visit Schlitterbahn water park, Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch between SA and NB, Vanderpool to see Lost Maples state park which is a beautiful place to hike especially in the fall, Corpus Christi or South Padre to have a TX coast experience, Austin of course for the music scene, San Marcos to shop at the outlet malls...just so many places to see.

As far as what to do here in SA, the list goes on and on. There are things I havent even done myself. Obviously the Alamo and the other missions, theres also the parks, Seaworld and Fiesta TX, the Riverwalk and the shops/restaurants lining it (you can have dinner on one of the river tour boats), the Tower of Americas, the "haunted" hotels and areas around town, the Zoo, Witte Museum for adults and kids, sports games (Spurs, Missions, Rampage). Also, we have the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo every february and Fiesta in April...both last a few weeks. And the MLK march here is the largest in the country. Just throwing that in there because its coming up soon..

One last thing, you will probably only jackets two months out of the year. And according to people who have moved from outside Texas, we are a bit nicer here.
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