While you may love living in San Antonio, do you know what a truly unique city it is? Here are amazing reasons why San Antonio is such an awesome place for renters such as the residents of our four Springs luxury apartment communities.
1. Texas-Sized Living Without the Texas-Sized Price Tag
Did you know San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States? Here in Texas it ranks #2 only behind Houston, but the cost of living is lower than in Houston as well as in the "smaller" Texas cities of Dallas and Austin.
2. Rich Historical Heritage
Few states hold both the regional and national historical significance found in San Antonio. More than 1.5 million people visit the Alamo each year, more than two centuries after the iconic stand during the Texas Revolution. Other landmarks of interest include the Missions Historical Park, the Spanish Governor's palace and Fort Sam Houston.
3. Lively Blend of Cultures
Thanks to the proximity of Mexico and its storied connection with Texas, Hispanic culture is deeply imbedded in the heart of San Antonio. Nowhere is this more evident than La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio's first neighborhood, which is a charming mix of restaurants, art and boutiques as well as the site of frequent concerts and festivals.
4. "City of the Future"
In early 2016, Forbes compiled a ranking of the American cities best positioned to experience a boom over the next 10 years. While many Texas cities featured prominently on the list, San Antonio ranked an impressive #8 based on factors such as income and population growth, residents with a college degree, and number of children.
5. River Walk
Whether your favorite leisure activity is jogging along a scenic route or shopping 'till you drop, you'll find it at River Walk. Nearly 12 million annual visitors make River Walk the most popular attraction in San Antonio, but as a resident you have access to its restaurants, stores and entertainment 365 days a year.
6. Healthy Job Market
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of October 2016 San Antonio has the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the United States. Its rate of 3.7 percent is nearly a full point below the national average, with plentiful opportunities in healthcare, computers and information technology, and engineering.
7. Two Words: Puffy Tacos
San Antonio has a thriving restaurant scene that includes authentic Mexican cuisine, but the city is particularly proud to be the home of the puffy taco. This fluffy but crisp delicacy is eaten at breakfast, lunch and dinner with endless combinations of meat, veggies and toppings.
What do you like best about living in San Antonio? Tell us in the comments!