As one of the most well-known cities in Texas, San Antonio has a reputation for its colorful history, friendly population, and its great variety of personalities and neighborhoods. If you’re considering a move to San Antonio, it may help you to understand what it’s like to live in the city or one of its suburbs, as well as how it ranks nationwide versus other cities in Texas and around the United States.
A San Antonio Apartment is a Great Place to Live in or Retire
San Antonio is an ideal place to live whether you’re interested in retiring or you’re thinking about accepting work in the city. According to U.S. News & World Report, San Antonio is ranked 23rd nationally in the “Best Places to Live” and 3rd in “Best Places to Retire. The metrics used to rank San Antonio included its desirability, value, job market, quality-of-life, and net migration.
“The pace of life in San Antonio can be as active or as quiet as one chooses. Living in a destination city has its benefits. Families appreciate having year-round access to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio. Foodies enjoy every genre of cuisine from food trucks in Southtown to the beloved Tex-Mex and barbecue fare.”
Texas is also home to other “Best Places” with Austin reaching the number one spot and Dallas-Fort Worth hitting number 15 on the list. Houston came in at 20th on the list, and San Antonio was 23rd.
A San Antonio Apartment is More Than Near the Alamo
Anyone who isn’t a current resident of San Antonio or Texas probably thinks the only thing in the city of note is The Alamo. While San Antonio residents and Texas certainly “remember” The Alamo with regular visits to the historical site, but living in San Antonio is so much more than occasional visits to the Spanish mission.
According to Movoto, San Antonio is chock-full of reasons to live and visit. High on the list is the fact that it’s a “Big City without the Big City Feel.”
“San Antonio is the seventh largest city in America, but it’s still a far cry from what we think of as a big city like New York or Los Angeles. Being the nation’s seventh largest city doesn’t even make it the largest city in the Lone Star State—that would be Houston—and this historical Texas city manages to feel busy without feeling crowded.”
The population of San Antonio is 1.4 million and has been on a rather steep upward trend for several decades. In 1990, the population was around a million, and it’s grown by a half a million in just two and a half decades.
Other features, events, and venues to enjoy in San Antonio include visiting the San Fernando Cathedral, attending Fiesta San Antonio, and strolling the River Walk. If there’s one thing people from outside the city know about San Antonio that doesn’t have anything to do with The Alamo, it’s the famous River Walk, which is delightful whether there’s a festival or holiday in full-swing or it’s just another sunny day along the river.
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