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October 2009

Found 9 blog entries for October 2009.

Once home to the wild Native Americans of the Southern Plains, Bexar County is now home to some of the biggest economic growth in all of Texas. The urban hub of San Antonio enjoys a booming manufacturing industry and expansion in the medical field, creating thousands of jobs and drawing new residents to the area. As the population grows, so does the need for improved services, further fueling the area’s financial stability. 

Once massive in size, extending as far as the Wyoming border, Bexar County was eventually reduced in size and now includes 31 incorporated cities. Outside the city limits of San Antonio, working cattle and horse ranches sprawl into the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. Grassy plains bump into purple mountains rich with colorful canyons

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As San Antonio continues to lure individuals and families from all over the country, new home communities have sprung up all around the city. With an eye towards energy efficiency and a conscience about protecting our environment, many of these new communities have employed the latest design techniques and state-of-the-art building materials. These homes are not only earth-friendly, but offer many advantages to those who live in them. 

Go Green and Save Money

Not only are energy efficient homes good for our environment, but they mean money saved every month on heating and air conditioning. By using closed attic systems, innovative framing, and high-grade insulation systems, not only do your heater and air conditioner have to work less, but they will

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San Antonio is a city rich in culture, history and excitement. The city's diverse workforce and low tax burden has long made it a hot spot for commercial activity. It is therefore no wonder that the commercial real estate market has reaped the rewards of a strong, healthy economy. 

There are many factors that come into play when speaking of an area's strong, local economy.  From its cost of living to its location and its housing market, a city can not experience a strong commercial sector - and therefore a strong commercial real estate market - if residents, businesses and corporations aren't drawn there. It's no wonder, then, why San Antonio has a thriving commercial sector. The following list details the top 10 reasons why San Antonio supplies the

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Life is good in Alamo Heights. From its prime proximity to San Antonio, to its quiet, suburban lifestyle, Alamo Heights has certainly earned its title as "the friendliest city in Texas."  Unlike some of the other suburbs of San Antonio, Alamo Heights attracts residents of many different income levels and backgrounds.

Living in Alamo Height is generally affordable, thus providing opportunities for a wider array of people. Situated in Bexar County, next to Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights' residents enjoy easy access in and around San Antonio, thanks to several, major roadways, including Interstates 35, 10, 410 and US Route 281. There are many professionals that enjoy an easy commute back and forth between Alamo Heights and downtown San Antonio. In fact, the

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San Atonio was recently named a “new urbanism” pioneer for its work on the River Walk project, which is slated to finish in 2014, at a cost of $279 million. Once finished, the River Walk will extend to 13 miles, reaching all the way to the city’s Mission district. It will be the nation’s largest ecosystem restoration in an urban area.

The River Walk and all its Glory

As the number one tourist destination in Texas, the River Walk has managed to give itself quite the impressive reputation. Each year, millions of visitors stroll its cobblestone walkways, partaking in the culture, the nightlife and the cuisine, soaking in this urban sanctuary and enjoying the beautiful river views. From restaurants and cafes, to galleries and quaint boutiques, the River

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Downtown San Antonio has grown from a rough and tumble cowboy town into a modern city full of the finest in shopping, dining, and entertainment. San Antonio played a significant role in the history of Texas, and living in downtown San Antonio puts history right at your fingertips. 

Mission San Antonio de Valero

More commonly known as the Alamo, construction of Mission San Antonio de Valero was begun in 1724 and was the city’s first mission. Originally a place of refuge for missionaries and indians who had converted to Christianity, the Alamo eventually became the site of one of the greatest battles in American history and an enduring symbol of freedom for the state of Texas. Occupants of the Alamo during the famed battle against General Santa Anna

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Ask anyone who’s ever visited or lived in San Antonio, and they will most certainly agree that it is a truly unique, Southwestern town that has a big, Texas attitude but a small-town feel.  From its colorful history of battles and brawls, to its unique, and often eclectic, culture, San Antonio is unlike any other in the country. Beauty is all encompassing here: from the gorgeous, famed River Walk to the beautiful, rolling hills of the Hill Country, San Antonio is sure to impress and likely to surprise even the most seasoned traveler.

Visit the Alamo and retreat back into time; partake in one of the outdoor theater shows along the River Walk; and sample some of the fine – and funky – local cuisine along the way.  From Sea World San Antonio to Six Flags

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Many of the custom homes in Champions Ridge and Champions Run are Tuscan, English or Mediterranean inspired. The median list price for a home in San Antonio’s Champions Ridge and Champions Run, as of July 2000, was $749,000.. However, today, most of the newly listed homes top well above $1 million.  It is not uncommon to see real estate in these neighborhoods boasting five bathrooms, five bedrooms, and loads of upscale amenities, such as oversized lots, high-end outdoor spaces and gourmet kitchens, to say the least.

Townhome Living in Champions Village

Nearby, however, a different picture is developing. The Harrison Group is set to develop townhomes in a new development called Champions Village. The first phase of this community, which is set to have

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The military industry continues to be a strong force in San Antonio’s commercial real estate market. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded contracts to Fort Sam Houston for the construction of two, new barracks for Army personnel who will be taking courses at the Medical Education and Training Campus. 

The two contracts that were awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers total about $118.7 million, and will provide barracks for about 1,800 Army medical trainees. This last set of contracts, which are designed for the ongoing development of the Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, will consist of three dormitories. The Medical Education and Training Campus is part of the Base Realignment and Closure action, which was

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