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Old 10-14-2014, 08:06 PM   #61
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That fire burned down the house right next to my old house but didn't touch it (my old house). I wasn't living there anymore, but it was interesting. I do still have a lot of friends who live there. At least one of them did lose their house.
We were in the worst drought Texas has ever experienced then too. I have a friend who lost his house and two cars in that fire.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:13 PM   #62
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Robson Ranch - Denton was on the list but dropped as it's too far from town.
From what I can tell (I drive by there everyday on I35W) it will not be too much longer before town comes to Robson Ranch. Looks like some strip shopping, grocerers and others getting ready to break ground near there any day now...
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Oh HEB...the only groceries available in San Antonio!

Also, the crime in San Antonio is out of control. I've never lived anywhere that was that bad. Almost EVERYONE I worked with was the victim of crime while I was there...very surprising to me. I will also second the high number of rude people...it was quite shocking to me. I would NEVER associate San Antonio as being 'truly Texas'.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:40 PM   #64
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Oh HEB...the only groceries available in San Antonio!

Also, the crime in San Antonio is out of control. I've never lived anywhere that was that bad. Almost EVERYONE I worked with was the victim of crime while I was there...very surprising to me. I will also second the high number of rude people...it was quite shocking to me. I would NEVER associate San Antonio as being 'truly Texas'.

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Wow. Talk about painting with a broad brush...

Purely anecdotal, but we've lived in or just outside SA since 1985 and I can't recall anyone I worked with or personally know being a victim of a crime. Out of curiosity I did some searching on crime stats and didn't find SA on this list of the Top 100 most Dangerous Cities in the US, but do see Atlanta ranked 28th. Must be a statistical error, eh?

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Wow. Talk about painting with a broad brush...

Purely anecdotal, but we've lived in or just outside SA since 1985 and I can't recall anyone I worked with or personally know being a victim of a crime. Out of curiosity I did some searching on crime stats and didn't find SA on this list of the Top 100 most Dangerous Cities in the US, but do see Atlanta ranked 28th. Must be a statistical error, eh?

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To boot if you move to a smaller town crime becomes less. Tools stolen from a shed make the local paper in Kerrville. Or today the paper had a bit on burglary of a storage unit. In a big city the cops would tell you to come into the police station to file a report.
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Wow. Talk about painting with a broad brush...

Purely anecdotal, but we've lived in or just outside SA since 1985 and I can't recall anyone I worked with or personally know being a victim of a crime. Out of curiosity I did some searching on crime stats and didn't find SA on this list of the Top 100 most Dangerous Cities in the US, but do see Atlanta ranked 28th. Must be a statistical error, eh?

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Not meaning to paint it with a broad brush, it just happened to be my experience and those I worked with. By the time I left, everyone but one guy had gotten a CHL.

As for crime in Atlanta, I live in the 'metro' area but certainly not Atlanta proper...so crime isn't quite as rampant in my neck of the woods. For a specific comparison with where I lived in San Antonio and where I live now, you can pull up the statistics on city data. Zip codes are 78250 and 30068.

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Not meaning to paint it with a broad brush, it just happened to be my experience and those I worked with. By the time I left, everyone but one guy had gotten a CHL.

As for crime in Atlanta, I live in the 'metro' area but certainly not Atlanta proper...so crime isn't quite as rampant in my neck of the woods. For a specific comparison with where I lived in San Antonio and where I live now, you can pull up the statistics on city data. Zip codes are 78250 and 30068.

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Can't speak too much about San Antonia but "when I lived in Houston", (for over 50 years and in nice middle class neighborhoods) it was very common to hear about local store robberies and home break-ins. The local Chase bank branch was robbed seveal times. We even heard gun shots a few times. (and not on the 4th of July or New Years which was common)

Where I worked in downtown Houston, I knew 6 or 7 of the men on my floor who had CHL's. (including me)
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Wow. Talk about painting with a broad brush...

Purely anecdotal, but we've lived in or just outside SA since 1985 and I can't recall anyone I worked with or personally know being a victim of a crime. Out of curiosity I did some searching on crime stats and didn't find SA on this list of the Top 100 most Dangerous Cities in the US, but do see Atlanta ranked 28th. Must be a statistical error, eh?

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Those crime statistics are for violent crime. I'm wondering if the San Antonio crimes being mentioned were primarily burglaries. There seem to be a high rate of burglaries and car thefts and break-ins in most southwestern cities. Several houses in my neighborhood were burglarized in the last couple of years. But I've never been a victim and it is not so severe that I would discourage people from relocating to Albuquerque - you just have to be choosey about your neighborhood and take precautions.
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Maybe its the spicy Tex Mex chow that brings out the rudeness

In any case, I'm looking forward to visiting SA and the Hill Country...
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