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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
San Antonio is a city in Texas with a population of 1,461,623. San Antonio is in Bexar County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in San Antonio offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In San Antonio there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in San Antonio and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in San Antonio are highly rated.
About San Antonio...
Population
1,461,623

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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San Antonio Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    464.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    770.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,622.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    451.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in San Antonio

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,711
National
$55,322
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San Antonio is filled with wonderful
attractions that are enjoyable for both tourists and residents! The Riverwalk is one attraction my family and I frequently visit alone or with friends, usually during one of their many seasonal celebrations. However, the middle schools here could use some work. The staffing at my old school wasn’t too top-notch, with teachers seemingly always leaving and being replaced. This makes me worry for my younger brother’s middle school experience.
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I recently relocated from the West Palm Beach area to San Antonio, TX. My family and I moved here without knowing anyone or anything about the area. San Antonio is rich in culture, diversity, and history. The cost of living is much more affordable than south Florida. The summers can get hot but A/C and water parks make it bearable.
San Antonio has offered everything from family events and festivals such as the annual Asian Festival to the local Fiesta's with the Battle of the Flowers.
My daughter has discovered her new found love of roller coasters thanks to having Six Flags and Sea World in our back yard! Additionally, Austin is a short drive (about 2 hours) away.
We have enjoyed visiting the amazing missions in this area as well as the gorgeous Riverwalk and Alamo.
There's so much to do regardless of your age, race, gender, or likes/dislikes.

Great place to raise a family or to visit while on vacation!
San Antonio is a wonderful place to live! The city offers a great location with many opportunities for people to visit, explore, and feel a wonderful Texas welcome. It is friendly to military member and has a very supportive community. The location is quickly blooming and has many congested road systems causing traffic to be slow in many places. Even though the you get stuck in the traffic there are many places to visit with a wide verity of history. San Antonio is also in a great location that offers site see to the surrounding areas. Overall, it is the place to visit on your next vacation.