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urban crime - 4/16/2007
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james

Concealed weapons are allowed, property crime is high and uninsured motorists are numerous.

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re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 4/16/2008
I have visited San Antonio many times. I lived in Dallas 15 years. I grew up in Tennessee. From my experience Texans are less racist than Tennesseans. I have seen more diversity of cultures in Texas. I have found San Antonio to be as safe as any other city in the US. Having lived in a big city I know when and where not to be during certains hours of the day (night). One must be aware of crime areas in any city, large or small.


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Bp

re: - 4/14/2008
Anyone looking to move to San Antonio and review's Pauls comments about how wonderful San Antonio is and what an educated Hispanic he is. He too is not very smart. The facts are and can be found on the US Census data, San Antonio's average family income is $47K and Farragut which is within Knoxville has an average family income of $91K. Only 78% graduate from high school and 23% from college in San Antonio. In Farragut 96% from high school and 54% graduate from college. Well over twice the college graduates in the Knoxville area and twice the pay. What a hick town as the uneducated Hispanic stated. Well, not so hick by facts. San Antonio is made up of at least 35% of illegals which actually cannot speak english. Yes, San Antonio does have a big population increase every year, but they are illegals which you fully pay for through the University Hospital where they get free medical and come to have there babies free. If you are Hispanic, then San Antonio is the place to go and you will be very happy. But if you do not speak fluent spanish and not Hispanic, you will truly be miserable. Not all the Hispanics are mean and ignorant. There are many that are American born and educated, but it is few and far between. My husband and I had to pull our guns out at least 5 times in San Antonio to save our lives. They broke into our far northside house several times and carjacked us 2 times. Going to my car at the end of a hard workday, 3 Mexicans tried to attack me and take my Mercedes and I had to pull a gun. Yes, we are both licensed and if you move to San Antonio, you better get many guns. Take a look at just this website onlone. Crime is rated a 7 on the scale of 1 to 10 with the Nation being a 3. It is really bad crime. Our parents live in Hill Country Village which is a very nice part of town and have been robbed 4 times over the past year. They are selling and moving. You can check out the crime by going to MYSA.COM and looking up all the crime on CRIMEBASE which is listed on the left side of the website towards the middle. Also, San Antonio has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the Nation. No too educated in just birth control. It is truly a pretty city and has nice shopping, but hopefully you live to see it and can afford to pay for it after the high property taxes, utilities, car and home insurance, etc. Good Luck.


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Bp

re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 1/1/2008
My husband and I lived our entire lives in San Antonio. We moved 4/2007 to East Tennessee (Knoxville) where it is 98% white and pure Heaven. The people are so nice on the road and anywhere. We completely hate, HATE, HATE San Antonio and told our parents unless they are seriously ill or dead, we will not be back. San Antonio gives you the baddest attitude of all places. I have been to 40 states out of 50 in the US. No place is as bad as San Antonio except, Miami, New York city and downtown Chicago. Many say southern California too. Arizona changed their laws to get rid of all the illegals (SMART STATE). San Antonio is a hell hole. We owned a $600K house and paid $16K in property taxes. Here in Knoxville our taxes are $1,800, honestly. No state income tax either. In San Antonio you are paying for all the illegals and lowlife Mexicans. Sorry, but we got tired of paying. Thank you Dear Lord for another city to live. Once you move, everyone tells us in the rest of the country that that is Little Mexico and how did we get our visas to leave the country. Texas SUCKS. Good luck everyone living with all the MEXICANS. Why they do not build the fence along the Oklahoma border and give Texas and New Mexico back to the country of Mexico, I do not know. It is happening all by itself.


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Bp

re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 4/9/2008
A Reply to Juan who sad we were racist. The problem with Mexicans is they always claim everything is racism. If they don't like what someone says, it is racism. Well, you Mexicans are the ones that are racist. We lived our entire lives in San Antonio and were treated badly and talked about in Spanish behind our backs. We decided to leave San Antonio to get away from RACISM and that was the #1 reason. If you can read the details, Texas has some issues with high property taxes that other states do not have. That too was a major issue. But us leaving had nothing to do with us being Racist. It honestly sounds that you, Juan, are again, the reason we left San Antonio. We owned many large retail stores and were treated like dogs by the Hispanics. We were discriminated against. But we don't just sit and complain, we leave and start a new life in a better place which is anywhere but San Antonio. We have at least 15 other couples from our church that left for the identical reason.


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Matt

re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 2/13/2008
I recently visited San Antonio to attend the Alamo Bowl. On my way home from the game, I was attacked and robbed. When I got back to my hotel, I immediately called the police. They were concerned and attentive to everything I said. They took me with them to cruise up and down the block where it happened, but we never saw the culprits. I had originally planned to stay until Jan. 2, and being the person that I am, I decided not to let the mugging change that. I did have a decent time around the Riverwalk area, but I took a cab to get to and from my hotel. The bottom line is that I could never truly enjoy myself in a place where I was worried whether or not I was going to be mugged. I will never go to San Antonio again, and I would caution anyone going there to make sure to be careful.


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paul

re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 3/2/2008
There are American born mexicans, like myself, born and raised in this great city. Too say all mexicans are low life's is ignorant. This is a typical generalization of most uneducated white people. If you have attained some kind of higher education it surely doesn't show in your writing. Most all my family,and extended family have earned degrees. Anyhow, there are bad apples within every ethnicty. Sounds like you are doing quite well fitting in, with the backward little hick town folk of Knoxville,Tennesse. People from all over the country are moving to San Antonio. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The ecomomy is one of the strongest in the country. A city that is 53% or so hispanic, has one of the best economies. HQ city for AT&T, Valero Energy (Largest oil co. in America), Clear Chanel, among other major companies. With these kind of comments you need to pray to your "Dear Lord" for forgiveness,instead of thanking him. San Antonio is a colorful vibrant city, and this is why 26 million out of towners came to visit in 2006.


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Juan

re: urban crime - 4/16/2007 - 1/26/2008
The reply written by "Mad Ex Texan" you sound like you are being racist towards non-white people. Sounds like discrimination to me more than a problem with Texas the quote that states "where it is 98% white" sounded like something a racist would say.


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San Antonio is rat poison for the soul. Go to Aust - 12/22/2015

Been stuck in San Antonio for almost 15 years and it is another world down here, a very small, ignorant, uneducated world. Abandon all hope ye who enter here. It feels like Summer all year around. Those cute snow boots I bought from Jersey almost 10 years ago have still gone unworn. DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Most people in SA don't formerly learn how to drive and they come straight from Mexico. There is a MASSIVE drunk driving problem due to all the illegal Mexicans that never gets addressed. You will constantly see lives cut short down here due to drunk driving and many other accidents caused by the sheer stupidity of these people. If you value your own life I'd advise you to be off the streets by 1 a.m. every morning and midnight on the weekends if you can help it. It's ridiculous. There is a big problem with recycling too. I always tell people you'll know when you're in San Antonio when you start seeing mounds of trash everywhere. Beer bottles outside neighborhood parks and plastic everywhere all along the highways. It's a hideous sight, not to mention all the dead animals you'll come across on your travels. Seeing roadkill here is almost as common as seeing 20 year old Lupita walking down the HEB grocery aisle with her 9 kids and another one on the way. Holy hell. There is also a major problem with unchecked growth. I'm not racist just keeping it 100. Mexicans multiply like rabbits and they get pregnant at very young ages, so the city is constantly growing and this creates a butt load of construction all over the damn city. Traffic is already horrible but the city is under constant construction always at rush hour. Apartments and other subdivisions are getting put up EVERYWHERE and anywhere they can which just makes the city look even more like a ghetto. So now they finally have to do something about the roads which the city has been putting off for ages. It's a mess. If you are young, a professional, or both, then you're screwed if you move to SA. The job market is super limited due to a number of factors. SA is a city that prides itself in ignorance. Most of these good but albeit uneducated people just want to live paycheck to paycheck, drink, smoke, eat tacos and Whataburger, party, and wear "GO SPURS GO" t-shirts. Education, diversity, and building a better future is not a big deal to the sect of Mexicans that live here, and the job market reflects that. HOWEVER, Mexicans look out for each other here more than anything and if you're not in the "clique" then you stand a small chance competitively. A Spanish speaker will get a job over an English speaker even if the person who only speaks Spanish isn't as qualified. As a young person myself, one of the worst things about SA (and there's a lot of bad things) is the social/dating life. Dear God it's terrible, and SA has been rated one of the worst cities for dating and relationships, mostly if you're not a Mexican. You'll just have to go to Austin to have yourself any kind of healthy social life. Why? Mexicans in SA are extremely lacking in diversity and tend to have a lot of family and friends all in the same place since they never leave and they're very cliquish. Due to this most of them are already in close relationships with each other and they pair off with each other at young ages (which usually ends up in teen pregnancy). Now enter people who are new to the city looking for new friends to make and new relationships to build. That creates a problem. It's like a new kid going to a new school but there's no other new kids to make friends with at any point. All the other kids have just so happened to have been there their entire lives and already have their own exclusive groups. And strangely and hypocritically enough, SA Mexicans tend to be very prejudice towards other Latinos and extremely prejudice towards blacks. Some are prejudice of whites but many are more accepting since many try to emulate whites a lot, which is beyond bizarre. So overall, if you're not already in their group or if you're not Mexican or white, you won't be accepted into the fold very easily. This is very true for black people though, especially black females. If you are a black female you will have a hard time finding positive relationships in SA. Mexicans are very family oriented people and many Mexican women seem to not like black women for reasons I'm sure have to deal with insecurity. If you're black and have a Mexican boyfriend his mothers and sisters will most likely give you hell, and because Mexicans stick together this will ruin any kind of relationship you have. I've seen this happen at least 3 times. 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Anne
San Antonio, TX

Worst Place Ever - 12/3/2015

I have had the misfortune of living in San Antonio for 2-1/2 years now. Too hot, too crowded and too ignorant. It is estimated that 40% of the drivers here don't have driver's licenses and since that means they've never been formally taught HOW to drive, the drivers here are horrible. One out of every ten cars uses turn signals. And it is also estimated that 60% of the drivers here don't have insurance. So when you get in an accident, and you will, good luck. Drivers are aggressive and mean as they pull out of the many mega church parking lots down here. Hypocrisy abounds. The Hispanic women all dress like prostitutes. I've never seen so many stillettos and painted on eyebrows. Recycling is not mandated, and there is litter everywhere. I don't think Hispanics care too much about littering. And since the city is suffering from unchecked growth, subdivisions are going up EVERYWHERE. House upon house, 10 feet apart. But the roads haven't changed much for decades, and the traffic is horrendous. (Congestion AND horrible drivers. Most of the money at the school's go to FOOTBALL which is a big deal down here. And Texas doesn't keep a record of football related injuries. How convenient. My son's school has a Jumbotron and pays the coach six figures. I only wish the same amount of money is allocated for academics. the state of Texas just announced that it is sueing the federal government for trying to place SIX Syrian refugees in Dallas. And yet in San Antonio, there are illegals EVERYWHERE. More hypocrisy. I'm not even going to dwell on the crime rate, which is super high here. So why would anyone want to move here? I have absolutely NO IDEA. I am counting the days till I can get out of this hell on earth.

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Rebecca
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Not for Hard Working Professionals - 9/11/2015

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J
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Sonja
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Hot, hot, hot in San Antonio, TX - 8/4/2015

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dale
San Antonio, TX

crime - 3/30/2015

very bad. to many non citizens. drugs.

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Willie
San Antonio, TX

Worst place next to hell - 3/18/2015

San Antonio Texas is the worst city I've ever lived in the people are fat and ignorant the job market is loaded with low paying jobs.Hispanics here are very prejudice towards blacks every job I've had in the last few months I've been laid off due to my supposed work ethic.All the streets have huge potholes in them and the traffic is terrible in a sense people out here got their license from a cereal box I'm moving back to Georgia where things are a little better

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Tegwyn
San Antonio, TX

no review - 1/28/2015

I have no review at this time

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Brent
San Antonio, TX

Overall - 1/4/2015

Very reasonable cost of living. Friendly people, east town to get around! Love it!!

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Marie
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How good is it - 12/15/2014

I wanted to know how good is the bus service there? Can you get around good to get to places?

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Anikka
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No work or friendships for non-Hispanics - 10/13/2014

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Sherry
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Wiki - 8/6/2014

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Elise
San Antonio, TX

Great place to live - 8/5/2014

There's always something to do in San Antonio if you don't mind a short drive to any given side of town. It is a rapidly expanding city that is home to a ton of young families. Everyone is very friendly and you couldn't ask for better people to have as neighbors. Not always as entertaining for young 20 something's, for that I would recommend Austin as a place for the 20-30 range. But still a very great place to live with a lot of solid job opportunities.

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Bob
Freer, TX

My own personal hell - 7/7/2014

Yep, that's San Antonio. I would move too if the jobs weren't so pathetic that I can't even make a living wage, much less be able to save up enough to move away.

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THe TRuth SpeakeR
San Antonio, TX

Why dont you San Antonioians trying being real??? - 5/27/2014

First of all I can speak of San Antonio because I was born in 1978 so I know what has changed for the good and the bad of San Antonio not people who have not lived here all their lives.... In the 80's and 90's San Antonio was fairly descent but once the Millennium came it's as if they opened the border gates and let all "Those" people over here...and I am hispanic so Not being racist or prejudice just stating the facts...For instance South side which in the 80's use to have a Dillards and Sears right on Military and Pleasanton was shut down by the early 90's and ever since that area has literally turned into little Mexico.. All you see now are nothing but illegals and that is the truth...hardly anyone speaks proper English or English for that matter and they expect you to speak Spanish when they come to our country not knowing the language and expect us to accommodate to them. So yes we are infested with alot of illegal Mexicans and they are everywhere now...EAST North South and even by Stone Oak that area is not as nice as you people make it out to be...They don't have anything but a bunch of pretentious wanna be New York restaurants that don't come close to cutting it plus it is so packed with traffic every direction that takes away the thrill... and as far as our drivers?!?! Yes they are the worst look at the news...Every single nite you hear of someone killing someone who is a drunk driver or just a dumb driver whom slams into someone...So when the top story told of having someone slam on their breaks to be ugly...Yes that is very typical of San Antonio drivers....Most importantly and Unfortunately that person was right and I know because again have lived here all my life and thank God I have not had any children because I would refuse to raise them in this city with so many illegals...I went to my old elementary not too long ago...and when I was a child you would rarely see any type of Illegals or Spanish spoken and now could not believe me eyes and ears...that's all you saw and heard..It was so sad... The people here are very weird too...They are extremely nosy especially the Hispanics and very rude...Lack manners in every way because where they come from they are not use to treating people with a certain type of respect and decency..I am very sorry to say this about San Antonio but again we need to speak the truth about this city which is sinking into a hole of disgrace...Just as when Charles Barkley was commenting on our women...I was thinking well the man is right..We do have alot of heavy set women here but its not just the women the men especially and whats so strange is the women think they look good cause the men validate them and same with the men...Very Big!!!

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Genie
San Antonio, TX

Luv SA - 4/16/2014

Overall this is a great place to live. If you're looking for high-brow, intellectual activities, this may not be the place for you. The cost of living makes housing affordable, although the prices are climbing quickly. Taxes are high, but I'm from NY where taxes are ridiculous.

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George
San Antonio, TX

A critique regarding article by LauMand in 2007 - 12/16/2013

The comments made by this writer are laughable, and are only exceeded by ignorance. But she can't help it because she was brainwashed by her ancestors. At some point, in San Antonio, and more than likely in the rest of the state as well, a faction of people, who considered themselves the earlier settlers in Texas, somehow, and maybe even perhaps by chance, banded together and called themselves "anglos" in order to differentiate from more recent immigrants who had fled the Mexican revolution and settled in the state as well. This faction included; Germans, Englishmen, Irish, Czechs, Poles, Greeks, Italians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jews, etc., half of which, even by a stretch of the imagination, could not be considered Anglicans. More than likely because of the Great Depression, they did this in order to apply economic and political sanctions against the Hispanic "newcomers" whom they considered a threat to bite into their portion of the precarious "American Pie." These early sanctions against access to jobs and politics are well-documented, and there is no need to revisit them at this time. The unconstitutional ploy lasted for perhaps a couple of decades, during which many so-called "anglos", acquired a false sense of superiority over their "more recent" fellow immigrants. The latter, to their credit, never resorted to rioting in the streets, burning automobiles, looting stores, nor killing innocent people. They had an innate feeling that society would evolve naturally as it has since the dawn of time. So now, despite the historical claims of ethnocentricity, by many, we see, over the internet, and through many other sources, that all ethnic groups have the same successes, failures, intelligence, ignorance, and levels of religion and morality, as any other.

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Jacob
San Antonio, TX

Our economy - 10/7/2013

Is picking up quickly

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