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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Universal City is a suburb of San Antonio with a population of 19,999. Universal City is in Bexar County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Universal City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Universal City there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Universal City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Universal City are above average.
About Universal City...
Population
19,999

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$927
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Universal City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    134.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    72
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    576.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,877.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Universal City

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,706
National
$55,322

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My family moved to Universal City when I was about 13. I was hesitant at first to move into an area that was a little it older and quainter area at first but overall I've come to enjoy the city. The community is truly what makes the suburb so unique. My neighbors are all very peachy and although most are older, they are all exuberate that of a Carl and Ellie character from UP(before all the bad thongs happened in that movie of course). Aside from our outlet mall, the activities in my city are all very down to earth and homely. The dog park, for instance, is one of the best places for the lovers in the great American past time of looking at dogs and going "aw". The community pool in my neighborhood as well as provided countless memories over the past 3 years for me and my siblings so of me living in Universal City, I've come to realize how lucky I am to live in a city as blissful and peaceful as this one.
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It's got a pretty nice park. A couple years back they also added a dog park, which could use some improvements but is still really nice to have. I think it just needs more funding/donations. The area some nice restaurants depending on what you're into and how high your standards are. It's also pretty close to the base so if you're a military family it's pretty convenient. The schools in universal city and in the surrounding areas (UC, Live Oak, etc kind of blend together) are nice for the most part. I'm probably not making it sound all that great, but having grown up here I can tell you that it's a pretty nice place.
Universal City is a great place to live! It has all the restaurants and stores that you need all within a small area. Safe and friendly, and located conveniently to San Antonio, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.