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and I'm looking for some tips/info/help regarding:
  • Temp housing. What are places (areas) to avoid? Any recommendations? I'm looking for 6 mo or less. Hopefully my house here should sell before then and I'll be ready to buy a home there.
  • Trailer storage. I have a 24' enclosed race car trailer and will need a place to store it (it's what I'm bringing the Elise down with).
  • Shopping. What are some decent areas to get clothes, food, etc, without being too pricey.
  • Suggestions on what to do with both a Pickup AND the Elise.
My first day at my new job is March 23. I plan on driving down on the 18th or the 19th. I figure at least two full days of travel and a couple of days to get setup. Anyone willing to show me around? :)

Thanks in advance!
 

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I just went through this when I moved down here. I'd be glad to help you out. I just PM'd you my number if you want to talk.
 

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and I'm looking for some tips/info/help regarding:
  • Temp housing. What are places (areas) to avoid? Any recommendations? I'm looking for 6 mo or less. Hopefully my house here should sell before then and I'll be ready to buy a home there.


  • Depending on where you work, you probably want to stay on the North side of the city. The 281 corridor tends to be the nicest. If you get out near Hwy 1604, and do not work out that way, I hope you like sitting in your car.

    Some questions to consider:
    Where is your office? How important is a short commute to you? What kind of neighborhood do you like (older established area or new gated community)? Do you have kids (is school district important to you)?

    San Antonio is pretty diverse (believe it or not) but I'm sure we can give you some good advice. -eek-
 

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Depending on where you work, you probably want to stay on the North side of the city. The 281 corridor tends to be the nicest. If you get out near Hwy 1604, and do not work out that way, I hope you like sitting in your car.

Some questions to consider:
Where is your office? How important is a short commute to you? What kind of neighborhood do you like (older established area or new gated community)? Do you have kids (is school district important to you)?

San Antonio is pretty diverse (believe it or not) but I'm sure we can give you some good advice. -eek-
Good questions.

My family (wife, 22 mo old son, two dogs) is going to stay here in Rochester until my current house sells. Might be two weeks or two months. Meanwhile, I'm looking for some short term housing (apt, extended stay hotel, etc). The office I'll be working at is on the West side of the city, just off of 410 near the Ingram Park Mall. I'd like to keep my commute as short as possible, but obviously beggars can't be choosers. I've looked at a ton of houses online and have about 5 I'm interested in, but again, I have to wait until my house sells before I can put in an offer on one. Ok, I don't HAVE to wait, but I'll have more buying power if I do.

So for now, I'd like to live in a newer gated community, if a town home or apt complex exists like that.
 

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Conan-You're work is close to me. Look in the Westover Hills area. That's where I'm at. There's a bunch of houses in my sub for sale. I'll grab some flyers on my dog walk tonight. The north side is nicer, but the traffic can be a killer. In the Westover area, you can get a great deal ($75-$80 sq.ft,).

Temp housing. What are places (areas) to avoid? Avoid the south and east. There are a lot of houses for rent in the area.

Trailer storage: There's a cover storage at 410 and 151. I can get a number if you need it.

Shopping: La Cantera is very nice. That's where my wife goes. North Star Mall is the big one that is also pretty nice. Ingram is ghetto-ish. Southpark is even worse.
 

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If you see my ex girlfriend can you do me a favor and run her over with your truck and trailer? Thanks! I appreciate it.
 

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If you can't find a good deal right away to park the trailer let me know. My trailer storage place is only charging me $85/quarter for my 41'. Might buy you some time till you find a good place to stay and a close trailer place. Bad thing is it's in Houston. :)
 

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and I'm looking for some tips/info/help regarding:
  • Temp housing. What are places (areas) to avoid? Any recommendations? I'm looking for 6 mo or less. Hopefully my house here should sell before then and I'll be ready to buy a home there.
  • Trailer storage. I have a 24' enclosed race car trailer and will need a place to store it (it's what I'm bringing the Elise down with).
  • Shopping. What are some decent areas to get clothes, food, etc, without being too pricey.
  • Suggestions on what to do with both a Pickup AND the Elise.
My first day at my new job is March 23. I plan on driving down on the 18th or the 19th. I figure at least two full days of travel and a couple of days to get setup. Anyone willing to show me around? :)

Thanks in advance!
Stay away from those new sub divisions on the west end of 1604. I live there, it sucks : (

As far as malls, there is LaCantera, North Star Mall, Riverside, The Quarry, and Ingram park. All are decent.

As far as the Lotus dealership, go to Austin.
 

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Get ready for some of the best back roads in Texas just a few miles northwest of the city in what is know as the Hill Country (not all of Texas is flat). I have several clients that live in the SA area and one of them is a real estate agent if you need one. You can pm me and I can pass along her info. Northwest of the city is a newer more affluent area, probably better for a young family. Good luck with the move and check out Hill COuntry Drives so you can become more familiar with the area roads.
 

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...heed chotto's advice to keep your commute to a minimum - north central san antonio is a great place to live, but nothing beats a five-minute commute...
 
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