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This is located in Canyon Lake, Texas. It is bordered by 281 North to the east, FM 3009 to the north, FM 2673 to the south, and IH-35 North to the west. It’s about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio. ● Housing and Zoning What is the age of the houses? Describe type of construction material,appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing?Multi-family housing?The houses vary in age, depending on where you are around Canyon Lake. There are much newer houses on the northern shore, and older houses in Sattler (on the south side of the lake). Construction material and types range from pre-fabricated homes to multi-million dollar homes on hilltops, which is vastly predominated by single-family housing. There are little to no multi-family housing or apartment complexes. ● Common Where do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there
Meeting Placesand what hours of the day?There are several places to hang out. Two common ones are the VFW buildings, of which there are two: one in Startzville and one in Sattler. These were built to attract retired veterans, but anyone can go. The Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake are here, which often draw younger crowds during the warmer months.● Indicators of Growth or DeclineIs this a “thriving” community or does it look “run down?” Is there new or ongoing construction? Businesses and Industries coming to the area? Are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well-kept. Do you see dirt, trash, or graffiti? While this area is quite rural, it’s also growing quickly. 30 years ago, it used to be only known as a hangout for high school and college kids who wanted to get away from Austin and San Antonio, but it’s slowly started to become more domestic in setting. Many of the businesses in the area have difficulty staying open for more than 6 months, but this is other reasons (like people notthinking before they open an establishment). The area is dominated by farm-to-market roads, which are pretty well maintained, with minimal dirt, trash, orgraffiti. ● Employment OpportunitiesWhat places for employment are there is this area? Name the businesses and industries in this area.There are several schools within a few miles. There’s a hospital called Resolute Hospital. There’s the Schliterrbahn waterpark, the largest water park in Texas. Lastly, there’s GVTC (the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company). ● TransportationHow to people get from one place to another? Is public transportation available? How timely is it? Personal autos? Bikes? Walking? Most everyone uses personal vehicles for transportation. While there are LYFTS and Ubers that occasionally come through, these are more expensive options, since they usually have to drive from San Antonio or San Marcos. There are no trains or buses. PeopleMake sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE ifsomething was not found within your community area.