UK RN relocating to Bexar County TX , any advice wanted desperaterly

  1. Hi everyone , I am studying for a degree in nursing along with my husband then once qualified we want to move to Bexar County, TX . If anybody has any knowledge of this area it would be great to hear from you.We have three kids so want a clean living, fairly low crime,friendly community to live in, good schools are also important to us. If any body has any other ideas of other US states that offer this along with good weather and fairly reasonable housing costs please, please reply as we only have the internet to find our dream area and would love to speak to real people who could advise us. Nursing is so special to us combine that with a good place to live and decent temps and we would be in heaven, thankyou Shelly26.
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  3. by   Ekinnamon
    EDIT: Taking out post
    Last edit by Ekinnamon on Nov 29, '05
  4. by   purplesdk
    Hi,
    Glad to have you in the States. Let me ask you, what kind of climate are you used to? Bexar County is San Antonio, TX. It is hot and humid almost all year around. There is a high crime rate, depending on the area you choose to live. My brother lives there, I do not know why. The cost of living is high, as far as I am concerned. I live in West Texas. The crime rate is fairly low where I live, and the cost of living is low compared to most anywhere else in the state. Yes, it is hot most of the time, but it is a dry hot. Where I live there is not a lot of attractions, but the people are freindly. San Antonio (Bexar County) has a lot of attractions and some kind of festival or event going on all of the time, and fairly close (1-4 hours drive) to reach other nearby towns/cities, but, it is like living in a swamp to me. It is a nice place to visit. I do not know about the schools. But Texas is ranked one of the lowest when it comes to education (pre K through 12). Texas has some pretty great colleges though. It depends on what you like and what you are used to.

    The state of Texas has climate ranges from Very Swampy to Desert conditions, depending upon where you live. Texas is such a big state that you could carve it up into at least 5 different states without problem. It would take at least 24 hours driving without stopping to travel from one end of Texas to the other end. That lets you know how BIG this state is.

    If you like season changes, some rain every day, close to mountains... Colorodao is a nice place. My husband lived there for several years and loved it. It is very scenic. In the winter, there is lots of snow. There too, the climate is varying. But it is very nice, depending on where you live. My husband lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Don't know if this helps, but, there you go. Good luck in hunting to where you will move to.
  5. by   mandana
    Quote from SHELLY26
    Hi everyone , I am studying for a degree in nursing along with my husband then once qualified we want to move to Bexar County, TX . If anybody has any knowledge of this area it would be great to hear from you.We have three kids so want a clean living, fairly low crime,friendly community to live in, good schools are also important to us. If any body has any other ideas of other US states that offer this along with good weather and fairly reasonable housing costs please, please reply as we only have the internet to find our dream area and would love to speak to real people who could advise us. Nursing is so special to us combine that with a good place to live and decent temps and we would be in heaven, thankyou Shelly26.
    Hi there! Bexar county has some really beautiful areas. I have a lot of family that lives in a town called Boerne and also Bulverde just outside of San Antonio - these are really sweet, friendly, very low crime areas. San Antonio is the major city in Bexar county, and I adore it. It's definitely got its own flavor, and I'm sure its the kind of place people either love or hate. I'm curious as to where in the UK you would be moving from - San Antonio does have crime, although its not rampant it is comparable to most large cities.

    Jobs should be plentiful. I live in Austin which is about an hour and a half from San Antonio and you might want to consider Austin as well, it's a great place to live. I know in Boerne they are in the process of building quite a few healthcare facilities and there most definitely will not be enough people to staff them. I'm not sure how they are going to handle it.

    I'm curious though - what do you consider decent temperatures?! My step-father is British and when he comes to visit, he wails the entire time. It's HOT here. Really, really hot.

    Feel free to PM me if you have additional questions I might be able to answer. Good luck,
    Amanda

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