A booming economy and solid population growth have made San Antonio a popular investment city – especially since 2016, as the population grew at an above average rate of 3.3% over the last few years. But buying a home in San Antonio isn’t just a great economic investment! There are so many reasons to invest in a home in San Antonio… here are just a few:
1. San Antonio is a big small town.
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S and the 2nd largest city in Texas. But don’t let its sheer size fool you! Yes, San Antonio has amazing amenities like tourism (The Alamo), professional sports teams (go Spurs!), theater, art museums, restaurants, and so much more.
But despite the big city living, there is still a small town charm about San Antonio. Some locals refer to San Antonio as a “big small town”, because it is made up of a bunch of completely unique neighborhoods like Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, Windcrest, Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park that are all within the city limits. This means that there is a neighborhood that feels like home for everyone.
2. San Antonio has beautiful weather.
San Antonio has beautiful year-round weather, with 300 days of sunshine, average temperatures around 68 degrees, an annual low of 57.6 degrees and an annual high of 79.8 degrees. Yes, there are a few days in the summer where it is unbearably hot and humid, but it’s a small trade off for a wonderfully mild winter. All you need for the central Texas winter is usually a light jacket for days when temperatures drop below 50 degrees with the occasional below freezing night.
Because of the beautiful weather, comfortable outdoor living is important for most San Antonio home buyers.
3. San Antonio has an affordable cost of living.
San Antonio is constantly ranked for the lowest cost of living because of its low housing costs and no state income tax. This thriving city has an unemployment rate below the national average and a growing job market. The average list price for a home in San Antonio is around $224k.
4. San Antonio has deeply rich culture.
San Antonio embraces our rich culture proudly. Every year more than 3 million people participate in 100 plus cultural events across the city. With deep hispanic roots, San Antonio is famous for some of the best Mexican and tex-mex food in the U.S. San Antonio also hosts an annual festival in April known as Fiesta, a 10-day celebration of Mexican culture, complete with a parade. Most employees even have a day off to attend!
San Antonio is a melting pot of cultures with spanish being the predominant foreign language spoken in San Antonio homes. More than 11,000 people in San Antonio speak another Indo-European language and almost 10,000 others speak Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
5. San Antonio has amenities for all walks of life.
As a small big city, San Antonio has amassed plenty of amenities, whether you’re looking for schools, shopping and dining, outdoor activities or much more.
San Antonio’s medical professionals are recognized as some of the best in the country. There are 36 colleges and universities at which more than 110,000 students study. And there are plenty of entertainment options for all ages from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Seaworld, and Schlitterbahn Water Park to the Botanical Gardens, Witte Museum and the San Antonio Children’s Museum.
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