If you’re planning to take public transportation, give that a try, too.
10 a.m.: Do you hear what I hear?
Glenda Cook of San Antonio gets literally rattled by noise coming from the quarry a mile from her house.
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“I wish I had known how badly it would shake my house when they detonate rock in the middle of the day. The home builder never said a word during the buying process, and it still startles me when I’m working in my office.”
Sussing out crazy noise from construction, traffic, or barking dogs isn’t the only reason to visit your home midday.
“I would also drive my street on a weekday and see how many people have cars in their driveway. Are there other neighbors around, or does it look like a ghost town?” Feldberg says. For safety’s sake, it’s nice to know that neighbors might be keeping an eye on your house if you’re at work all day, and maybe even accepting your UPS shipments.
3 p.m.: School’s out
Is the home near a school? If so, you might want to hang out and see if the schoolchildren are going to be cutting through your yard and trampling your flowers—or if the traffic is so busy you don’t feel comfortable having your own kids walk home.
5:30 p.m.: Happy hour or sad hour?
Now’s the time to check for traffic returning home—yours and everyone else’s. If you are envisioning sitting outside relaxing with a glass of lemonade watching your kids ride bikes, you don’t want to find out too late that Waze is redirecting traffic through your quiet neighborhood. And, adds Feldberg, you can check to see if other kids are out; it’s impossible to underestimate the allure of built-in playmates.
Another less-likely eventuality might concern your neighbors’ cooking habits—if dinnertime brings odors you find unpleasant, you might want to stay away.
9 p.m.: Time to par-tay?
It’s a good idea to find out if your neighbors like to live it up, advises Liane Jamason, broker associate at Smith & Associates Real Estate in Tampa Bay, FL. Her client drove by for a week and discovered his potential next-door neighbor liked to have loud, wild parties nearly every night. “Since my client worked in TV broadcasting and had to be up at 3 a.m. daily, he opted for a more peaceful neighborhood,” she says.
Feldman recommends that his clients park their car in front of the house and roll down the windows to check the noise level, whether it’s urban commotion or suburban parties. A late-night visit can also give you an idea of how safe the streets feel after dark.
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SAN ANTONIO - As Americans all across the country pause this weekend to remember and honor the thousands of lives lost on September 11, 2001, dozens of volunteers spent some time beautifying the local 9/11 memorial in San Antonio.
Volunteers with the United Way and The Mission Continues were at the 9/11 memorial located off Highway 90 on the city's West Side planting flowers and laying fresh grass around the memorial. New benches and covered areas were also constructed.
On Sunday, local city and county leaders will hold a local 9/11 ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.
If you would like to attend the ceremony, stop by the San Antonio 9/11 Memorial at 6610 West Highway 90 on Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Posted: April 22, 2016 at 8:50 am
The Battle of Flowers parade rolls through parts of downtown San Antonio Friday.
It’s history dates way back.
“It’s something that started back in 1891,” John Bloodsworth said.
Back then, a group of women had an idea.
“And they wanted to organize something to commemorate the heroes at the Alamo,” he said. “And also pay tribute to those who fought at San Jacinto, winning our independence from Mexico.”
One hundred twenty five years later, about 350,000 people will watch the parade, lining Broadway, Alamo Plaza, and Commerce.
“It’s a parade that is kind of where Fiesta began in San Antonio, and it continues that tradition,” he said.
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