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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
San Antonio is a city in Texas with a population of 1,486,521. 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 above average.
About San Antonio...
Population
1,486,521

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
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
    417.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    114.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    592.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,005.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    395.6
    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
$50,980
National
$55,322
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Very diverse and open. Very friendly people. The weather is a bit warmer than other cities, but it's more often beautiful and gleaming. Brackenridge Park is a wonderful place to spend time with the family or have a bar-b-q, and the zoo and train is just right nearby the park.
A lot of folks don't know this, but San Antonio has an annual Fiesta event that takes place over the course of 2 weeks. Pretty much the city and downtown is celebrating for 2 whole weeks! There's events lined up for each and every single day, such as the legendary Oyster Bake, Flambeau Parade and Night Parade (a parade that takes place during the day and the other parade takes place at night). Every high school in town participates, organizations come together to make their floats. There's lots of food booths and cultures mixing together with Fiesta that it's not something you should miss. Even the restaurants in San Antonio take part in the celebration by giving out their own medals, which people often collect.
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There are many things to love about San Antonio; the city’s culture, all the well-know comfort foods, beautiful sights, but most of all the people. I love that San Antonio is a bigger city but still has a small town feel. It has a massive population, but small businesses are still a priority in many parts of the city. It’s important to note that many of the small businesses are family owned for generations. Just like the city rich history, many of the small businesses are deep rooted in tradition! Many are Chicano owed as well as black owned. With that being said, there are many opportunities for minorities with work, the arts, eduction, and so much more. It’s a place where you can drive around and see the work and dedication by the community. All the murals mean something to the people of San Antonio. Every taco truck is care for because it’s a fellow San Antonian. We love our community and it shows whether you attend a spurs game or driving down S.W. Military street!
I live in the Leon Valley area near the medical center. I've lived here for about 3 months so far and I absolutely love it! Many of the people in the area that I've met have been very kind, striking conversations or offering suggestions about the area. It's very clean in comparison to other places I've lived (there's not much litter on the street, that sort of thing). There are plenty of great apartment complexes with many amenities that make it very nice and convenient. Everything I need is close (work, groceries, entertainment), and traffic isn't too bad right now (during COVID19).