Family of 4 looking at areas in San Antonio. Good school districts, safe, but Not cookie cutter homes. I'm an artist and we don't want to

Asked by Kristen Allen, Jackson, MS Wed Nov 14, 2012

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The Roskelly…, Agent, Gambrills, MD
Sat Nov 17, 2012
Hi Kristin,

I have a great frind and associate that specializes in the San Antonio real estate market. You can visit her on-line for contact information. I promise she'll take good care of you!
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Bvillasana20…, Home Owner, Phoenix, AZ
Sat Nov 17, 2012
Kristen, when do you want to move? My husband and I are preparing our home of 30 years to move to Phoenix, AZ to be near our only child, an artist daughter. We designed and built our own home and know what you mean by not wanting to live in suburbia. The subdivision we live in - North Castle Hills - is small, only about 175 homes - and each one is difference. There is a great mix of styles and sizes in the subdivision. Great North East ISD schools very near. The subdivision backs up to the new world-class Hardberger Park.

San Antonio is a great place to raise a family. There is a thriving art community here, including dance, theater, museums, etc. Lots of family-oriented stuff too.

Please feel free to contact me at 210-602-5017 if you are interested in knowing more about our home. It is not currently on the market, but we could work with you, if you are interested....

Betsy Villasana (not an agent)
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That is a great area to live and the schools are good too. Also, traffic wise a great choice! I would not have listed my phone number, though, Betsy. Now, you will get tons of calls from agents to list your home!
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Angelica Alb…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Nov 16, 2012
What type or art are you into? What is your prefferred architectural style? What's the budget you have in mind? Characteristics of the home you are looking for? Once I know more about you I can point you in the right direction. Thank you!
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Doc & Ellen…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Here is a quick, map-based link to San Antonio Crime reports:

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Doc & Ellen…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Hi, Kristen,

Older homes, with wide, tree-lined streets and interesting architecture can be found in several areas of San Antonio. Alamo Heights has lovely homes and great schools. The Monte Vista area near Trinity University has spectacular homes, with some affordable homes tucked in among them. Monticello Park and the Woodlawn Lake area have wonderful early to mid century homes, all individually designed.

Depending on your budget, you can find an interesting (non-mass-produced) home in many areas of town. Here is a link to school ratings and crime rates:… We have several other resources available to you to help you to sort out all the factors.

Your best bet is to find an agent who will take the time to listen to your dreams and work with you to find just the right home for your family. If you care to contact us, we will be happy to send you without obligation our Buyer Preferences Questionnaire which will help us to zero in on exactly what you like (and don't like). We love taking our Buyer clients on Treasure Hunts to find exactly what they want. Our website link is

Good luck,

Ellen and Doc Stephens, REALTORS
Keller Williams Realty
(210) 764-9403
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Tabitha King, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Thu Nov 15, 2012

Love Mississippi. My girlfriend is from Raymond and lived in Jackson many years till she moved to San Antonio. I think you will like it here as well.

I'd like to tell you about an area in the heart of our city that has several neighborhoods with older homes, mature trees and foliage, homes with character, some of the best schools in the city. This area feels like a small town in the heart of the big city. Close to the best shopping, museums, events, and easy access to downtown and freeways.
Very family oriented and pet friendly. The value is in the lifestyle. We also have developed a neighborhood forum to communicate with each other through email to build a strong community. We communicate about everything from events, suspicious activity, crime, lost and found pets, garage sales and so on.
If this sounds like what you're looking for, fee free to call me and I'll talk with you more about it.

Tabitha King
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Jose Novelo, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Please find your Next Home at it is free and you will find ONLY updated information.
Good Luck!
Jose L. Novelo
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Claudia McSh…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Wed Nov 14, 2012
Dear Kristen Allen,

I have several neighborhoods in mind, but do need more information. I am an experienced Real Estate Professional and live here in San Antonio for over 27 years. I know the city well and am familiar with the schools. I raised two children myself and know how important good schools are. Here is a link that shows you how well schools fare in and around San Antonio:…

To always be able to check how safe a neighborhood is go to this site: .

You are welcome to browse the MLS, by loging in to my website Feel free to contact me anytime to find out more information. I would love to hear from you.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
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Monica Barri…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Wed Nov 14, 2012
Well, San Antonio has a lot of diversity in the architecture of homes. There are several very nice custom home neighborhoods in town, but I would need to know more details about your search.

Like those who have answered before me, I would like to offer my professional real estate services to you. Please contact me so we can meet one another and I can find out more about your criteria for your new home.

Welcome to San Antonio!

Monica Barrientos-REALTOR®
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Christine He…, Agent, New Braunfels, TX
Wed Nov 14, 2012
Hello Kristen,

As a transplanted resident to San Antonio myself (and once a resident of Vicksburg), I can understand your concerns about a new area. I would be happy to give you stats on schools so you can first decide on what area would work best for your educational needs. The beauty of living in the San Antonio area is that there are lots of options for homes and not just your standard subdivisions.

You can go to my website for more details on the area and see videos of the local scene. I also have a home search link as well. It's or if you have any additional questions, you can call me!

Christine Henderson
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate -Bradfield Properties
Changing Real Estate Dreams Into Reality Since 1985
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Pam Rothe, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Wed Nov 14, 2012
Hi Kristen!

I'd be happy to help your family on your home search. There are numerous areas I can show you that are NOT cookie cutter! :) Give me a call right away and we can set up a convenient time for us to meet and go over in more detail your wants and needs in your future home.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks!

Pamela Rothe, REALTOR, CNE
Keller Williams Realty
210.861.7350 - Direct Line
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Patrick Hamm…, , San Antonio, TX
Wed Nov 14, 2012
I can certainly help you with this. We have wonderful historic, craftsman bungalows, and nice areas just outside of downtown, where many artist types and professors flock to. You should love it! call me at 210-319-0569, and we will set an appointment. Thanks!

Patrick Hammonds
Axis Realty Group/Apartment Hunters
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