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What is San Antonio like?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Ren, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    It's considerably less then what i make now but when you factor inn cost of living i actually come out ahead if i take it, that and no winter ever makes it really tempting

    Been looking at houses online and i could buy about 3 houses almost twice the size of my current apartment for what my apartment here would sell for right now, it's crazy
  2. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    It's a great city aside from all the Spurs fans. ;)
  3. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Bcad.org

    That's the link to the Bexar County Appraisal district. Enter the address of the property you're looking at and you can find the tax valuation and some other useful info.
  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Yup and lawn care is very inexpensive.
  5. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    I absolutely hate San Antonio. The last time I went was for training camp...swore I wouldn't return. I left the hotel several times, leaving in a different direct. I wound up in a ghetto area every single time. I gave up. It just seamed like a whole city made up of the ugly parts of Houston. Just seems its dirty everywhere. I literally did not see one single nice area. So different from Austin.
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    I've visted San Antonio a few times. I always thought it was an alright city with lots to do and great food. I kinda remember it being kinda dirty as well.

    It's been a few years though.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I don't recall S.A. being that dirty, but I do remember being scared out of my mind with all the crickets in the area.

    I literally didn't want to get out of the car one time, because it was so many just sitting there. I'm creeped out by one, but a million of them? Lawd, the girlie girl in me just comes all the way out.
  8. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Filmed in SA.

    [youtube]WIILqKWy7oc[/youtube]
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    You just wanna be banned, don't you? :laugh2:

    No way, I'm watching that... *shivers*
  10. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Id live there..we evacuated there during hurricane Ike. Me and this girl that I was seeing at the time were living high on the hog though. Her parents gave her a credit card for us to use...5 star hotel, nice restaurants every night. River walk is cool...lotta cool bars.

    Doubt your a hunter, but a lot of opportunities for that too. World class whitetail hunting just south.
  11. SaltwaterServr

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    Pretty good dove, turkey and hog as well. Go to the coast and Rockport has great duck hunting in the fall.
  12. Kangaroo

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    That happens in Killeen and Harker heights as well i remember as a kid the grocery store i go to out certain times of the year would have a side wall cover with crickets. I thought it was cool
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Actually, the average humidty in San Antonio is slightly higher than in Dallas.

    Now Houston....that's a humid city.

    I've heard a lot of great things about SA though. The topography is certainly better there.
    But they are largest city with the fewest major sports in the whole country, I think.
    No MLB, no NFL, no NHL. And really, no great college football or basketball teams either.
    But that one NBA team is great though.

    I hear the people are nice and the hill country is right there..so that's all good.
  14. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Also note their is tons of Military in the area you use to have 5 Air Force Bases (think they may be down to 3) Fort Sam and camp Bullis right outside SA.

    There is a lot of Texas History in and around SA since Bexar county is one of the original settlement areas in Texas.

    There is also a lot of great outdoor activities available nearby if you like that type of stuff.
  15. SaltwaterServr

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    Didn't even think about bringing up the air force bases. There are very few parts of the city that aren't going to get some airplane noise.

    There are a few parts of the city that are going to get a LOT of airplane noise. KB built a development right under a flight line of San Antonio's international airport.

    Every morning around 4 am the planes from Fed Ex and UPS start landing. Not nearly as bad as the take offs, but you could set your watch to the landings.
  16. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    I don't hunt but i love being out in the wild hiking and stuff so that's a huge plus

    There's a huge forest area behind where i live now if i where to take the job offer i would really miss those relaxing walks in that forest. Would be nice if there was something like that at least in driving distance from where i would live
  17. Kangaroo

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    There is a lot of state parks near by and the best Forest was Bastrop near Austin most of that burned down last year.

    Bandera is right there it is more rocky small mountain type walks and it has horse trails has some real nice views. In fact I will be going there in November for a backpacking camp out with Scouts.


    Go down to San Marcos and they have a small class 1 rapids you can train Kyak all year round or Canoes.

    Enchanted Rock is an 80 miles away and you can Rock Climb and repel there and some great views.

    Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is about 2 hours away

    Guadalupe State Park (never been)

    Wimberly has an awesome zipline place
    http://www.wimberleyzipline.com/zipline-info/index.htm

    The amount of stuff in the area is mind boggling why we do a lot of Scout trips to that general area all the way from Houston.
  18. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Bought your house yet ?


    :)

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