The seventh largest city in the United States and as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. San Antonio offers big-city amenities and world-renowned attractions coupled with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Don't be startled by the random shouts of "remember the Alamo!" as you're walking down the streets of the historic downtown, home of the Alamo! The spirit of San Antonio extends from the rich Spanish and Old West heritage visible all throughout the city.
Living in a destination city has its benefits, whether you need a day to unwind or a day of fun. Consider spending the day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas or SeaWorld San Antonio. Every genre of cuisine can be found in San Antonio, from food trucks in Southtown to the beloved Tex-Mex and barbecue fare. Theater, music and art aficionados can attend productions at the Majestic Theater and the Tobin Center or exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum. Second only to the Alamo and tacos, are the beloved NBA Champions the San Antonio Spurs. Be sure to catch one of these spirit filled and exciting games at the AT&T Center. 

San Antonio offers more than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year, including the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, the Texas Folklife Festival and the famous Fiesta, a spirited 10-day salute to the Spanish heritage with numerous events citywide.


U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. San Antonio ranks as #23 with an overall score of 6.8 out of 10.
San Antonio sees approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. The warmest months in July and August see an average high temperature of 95. During the winter, below-freezing temperatures and snow are very uncommon.

The reasons people move to San Antonio, raise families and stay for life are attributed to the warm climate, reasonable cost of living and a community that values neighborliness. The city also has a reputation for being family-friendly. Nearly 70 percent of all San Antonio households qualify as family households, with 47 percent of those households including children 18 and younger. Meanwhile, 25 percent of the population age 15 and older has never been married.

San Antonio's richest source of culture and community is derived from the Mexican-American population: Hispanic culture is showcased in the city's cuisine, music and entertainment. The city embraces bilingualism. Nearly 40 percent of residents speak a second language other than English; 35 percent of locals speak both English and Spanish.
San Antonio's history as the site of five Spanish Catholic missions is palpable throughout the city, with sites like the Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas' first UNESCO World Heritage Site) harkening to times gone by.

But that doesn't mean the city is stuck in the past. Two of the most recent areas of significant revitalization include the Quarry Market and the Pearl Brewery. Originally the Alamo Cement Factory, the Quarry Market offers boutique shopping and trendy residences surrounding the original smokestacks. The Pearl Brewery is now home to The Culinary Institute of America and an impressive weekend farmers market.

With such amenable weather year-round, residents often take day trips to local Hill Country destinations, passing the time at weekend fairs in Wimberley, winery tours in Fredericksburg and tubing on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels.