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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
    B+
  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 20,265. 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
20,265

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    204.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    104.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    550.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,975.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Universal City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,210
National
$55,322

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Universal City is a small suburb of San Antonio characterized by what seems like a bunch of furniture stores! The shopping centers in the area are a decent size but seem kind of outdated. The food selection on this side of town are mainly fast food and chain restaurants. I wish this side of town had more diverse food options and were local. Other than that, the city is very clean and lovely!
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I really enjoy going to the forum shopping center. There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants to visit. It’s very nice to walk around and to shop. There is also a wide availability of job opportunities due to the constant opening of businesses. There also very many gyms to visit if you’re looking for a good place to work out and even some walking trails not too far. Lots of cute little shops such as Starbucks and World Market to visit. It’s a wonderful place to live and everything is in very close range of each other. Retail, food, lifestyle, very nice.
Overall the small suburb of Universal City is a calm neighborhood to live in. Not much goes on in the category of violence or crime. However, the neighborhood is somewhat worn down and you can tell its been lived in. It has an abundance of stay animals in certain neighborhoods. It is also located directly next to an air force base so the community is very diverse with many different ethnicities and cultures. It is an alright place to settle down and is in a great location for food and fun activities.