Looking to move to San Antonio and we're looking at places in Alta Vista and El Dorado. Pros and cons? We have two kids under five, so looking for a nice family community with good schools.

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We moved to Alamo Heights for good schools, good community. Since we had less than a month to make a move and get the boys right into school, there was no time to apply to magnets, etc. So we went for a sure thing.

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that’s a good move! Good Restaurants over there too!

Does Alta Vista feed into Alamo Heights ISD? If so, that’s the move.

IMO (my SO grew up here so this is almost entirely fueled by his knowledge of school districts)…
NEISD and NISD are the two areas that are best. Stone Oak (Johnson HS) has a great school as well.

NEISD and NISD are school of choice, so you do have some leeway on where your kid will go if you’re willing to make your case.

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I lived in stone oak. Very nice and the schools district there is just outstanding.

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This is where I live now and it is the best. You will love ti.

We we’re in a similar spot a couple years back and chose Fair Oaks Ranch. Part of Boerne ISD and wouldn’t change a thing

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As a San Antonian who grew up here.
All of these are solid choices. To make it slightly more broad, if you pick an area from NW to NE SA between IH10 and I-35 that'll usually be better neighborhoods

One thing to remember, NISD has one of if not the the highest tax rate in the state and for the price, you pay for property taxes, all the way until you’re 65, they should be some of the best schools in the state.

This is true, look at the tax rate for NISD, North independent school district, then look at the tax rates for Boerne and Alamo Heights. I don’t know if Alamo Heights will be within the same range as NISD. OP, where are you coming from?

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