A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$856
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

San Antonio Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    373
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    795
    525
  • Theft
    3,813
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    422
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,744
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Not being a native from San Antonio, my family and I call San Antonio home. It's very small town atmosphere because you have great things going on in different neighborhoods, choice of retail businesses to shop from, local HEB, and yes small and pop restaurants and food mobile trucks are there. Culture is appreciated along with the delicious food San Antonio has to offer! There is always construction to improve transportation avenues but its worth the hassle so it may be convenient and efficient. The community comes together in spirit for holidays, sport events, entertainment or just to enjoy food! We love the Spurs, we love San Antonio!
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San Antonio is a growing city with many great foods and attractions. It is known for its amazing tacos and is always opening fun new eateries. It was ranked by Amazon.com as the most romantic city in the U.S., and with good reason! With restaurants to fulfill any of your wildest desires, and fun and beautiful activities scattered throughout, I have truly enjoyed growing up in this city. The highways are of course busy during weekday rush hours, but the city's intricate highway system ensures that with a personal vehicle, you will always make it to your destination.

I would like to see better public transportation and wheelchair access.

The LGBTQ scene is going strong, but there is obvious collision with the conservative nature of most Texans.

Downtown is beautiful at night, though be aware that it is not without the less fortunate roaming the streets. I have never personally had a problematic interaction with a homeless in the downtown area.
It is a very diverse town, but there is deep history of segregation. Based on what zip code a student lives in will increase or decrease their levels of going to college, and being successful in life. The opportunity gap is visible in this city.

The food here is amazing though! We have so many food choices, and breakfast tacos are unique to this city alone. Whataburger if offered in San Antonio, and Texas.

We are all mostly into Football, Soccer and Basketball. There are many AAU teams and high school teams that have won championships at state and national levels.