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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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San Antonio is a city in Texas with a population of 1,439,358. San Antonio is in Bexar County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in San Antonio offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In San Antonio there are a lot of 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
1,439,358

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    479
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    149
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    816
    500
  • Theft
    3,891
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    483
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,183
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

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San Antonio is a very big city! The food here is awesome and theres always something new to try! The town I'm from had limited amounts of restaurants and you could easily visit them all in a week if you were to eat out every day from breakfast to lunch. Being in San Antonio gives me more options and varieties to choose from! The riverwalk is a beautiful and unique aspect of this city. It attracts millions of tourist each year, yes people still come when its blazing hot outside knowing that they will be outside most of their time at the riverwalk. It's best to get a Lyft or uber to the riverwalk to avoid having to look for parking and paying. Lyft or uber eliminates the time and hassle to allow more time available to you to explore and enjoy! The traffic is only backed up during prime time hours such as 8 o'clock and 5 o'clock, so traveling between those hours are a breeze! I would definitely recommend visiting this city on your bucket list!
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I’ve lived in SA for all 18 years of my life and I wouldn’t wanna live anywhere else. It really is one big family here. SA is oozing with Tex-Mex culture while also taking on a modern look. The south side, east side, and downtown area are dominantly Mexican culture with lower to middle class families while the west and north side are more modern with middle and upper class families. There’s countless activities to do here as well. Our main attractions, the Alamo and riverwalk are no flukes. However, if you’re someone who enjoys peace and quiet with limited human interaction then SA is not for you. It is one of the largest cities in America by population as well as size. Commute here is terrible as the city is constantly growing and construction seems to never end. On the other hand, if you wanna be a part of something big, something with rich history and traditions, then San Antonio is the place for you!
San Antonio is definitely a place where the community comes together during the holidays, especially during fiesta! In addition, the Riverwalk is absolutely beautiful and has shops and restaurants that cater to a variety of different interests.

In terms of schools, Northside Independent School District has amazing schools which rank among the top in the nation! Among these is Health Careers High School which beginning since freshman year, provides student with early exposure to the medical field.