With an average temperature of 70 degrees and 300 days of sunshine every year, it's no wonder why people flock to San Antonio. It's the abundant excitement, opportunities and growth, however, that make them settle down and stay awhile.
Just the Facts
San Antonio is the third fastest-growing city in the US, the fastest growing city in Texas and the seventh largest city in the US.
Forbes.com recently ranked San Antonio as the nation's second top recession-proof city.
More than 26 million people visit San Antonio every year. It is one of the safest and most affordable cities in the US and was rated as one of the top 25 cities in the US for the arts, according to American Style magazine. Travel Smart has ranked San Antonio as one of the most culturally fascinating cities in the US. Relocate America recently ranked San Antonio as the second top place to live in 2008.San Antonio was named as one of America's favorite cities by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The Reasons for San Antonio's Success
More than 1.2 million people call San Antonio home, and for good reason. Plenty of new job opportunities, a strong economy, low-crime rates, a strong business sector, a low cost of living and affordable housing have earned San Antonio the reputation for being the center of new opportunities and growth. Its unique position of being centrally located between the east and west coasts, and close to other, major cities, has made San Antonio the midpoint of more than 50 percent of goods flowing between the US and Mexico.
Many, non-stop flights to Mexico each day further facilitate the transport of goods between the US and Mexico. Home prices in San Antonio fall typically 30 percent below the national median and are often less than half the cost of comparable homes in other major US cities. Residents and visitors to San Antonio can enjoy some of the 68 miles of hiking and biking trails and some of the 11,000 acres of urban parks, including San Pedro Park. Some of the state's most visited destinations are found in San Antonio, including The Alamo, The River Walk, Sea World San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio Zoo and Fiesta San Antonio. Some of San Antonio's famous shopping venues include the El Mercado shopping district and the San Marcos Outlet Mall.