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San Antonio, TX

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Centrally located in southern Texas, San Antonio is a thriving military hub with four military bases. It is also the home to the South Texas Medical Center, a leader in medical research and education in the region. But San Antonio is perhaps most famous for The Alamo, which draws tourists from around the world to experience the exhibits of the legendary battle and take in the history of Texas. Whether you’re headed to a Spurs game, the San Antonio Zoo, or SeaWorld, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that the city is alive with both modern attractions and historic remembrances.

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Key City Stats

The average age of San Antonio, TX is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.05%
  • 7.26%
  • 6.85%
  • Female
  • 7.8%
  • 6.9%
  • 6.71%
is average rent in San Antonio, TX
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.87%
  • 6.99%
  • 7.39%
of units are available for rent in San Antonio
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 21951
  • 2337
  • 17347
Getting Around in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio offers an abundance of bus stops and park and rides, so if you choose to steer away from traffic on the roads, it’s entirely possible to get around town via Metropolitan Transit. While the city as a whole isn’t particularly walkable, biking around town is certainly an option, and with the growing popularity of their B-cycle bike sharing program, riding to work or for pleasure has never been easier.

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"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in San Antonio is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.82%
  • 16.78%
  • 2.59%

Remember the Alamo

<p>No trip to San Antonio (or Texas) is complete without a visit to the Alamo. A former mission and fortress, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, it was built by the Franciscan priest Antonio de Olivares and Papaya Indians. It is best known for the battle between Texans, led by James Bowie, against Santa Ana's Mexican forces in 1836. Vastly outnumbered, the Texans held the fort valiantly, but the large force of Mexican soldiers eventually overwhelmed them. While most of the fortress was burned or torn down, what remains is the chapel of the Alamo Mission, known as "the shrine of Texas liberty".</p>

The San Antonio Riverwalk

<p>The San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Rio) is a network of walkways along the San Antonio River. The River Walk is an enormously successful pedestrian walkway just one level below the surrounding streets. It winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops connect the major tourist attractions: the Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Arneson River Theater, Marriage Island, La Villita, HemisFair Park, and the Rivercenter Mall. During the annual springtime Fiesta San Antonio, the River Parade &Ecirc;features a flotilla of boats decorated with flowers.</p>


<p>San Antonio claims to be the birthplace of one of America's favorite foods and cultural icons chili. In the 1880s, local street vendors began selling chili around Military Plaza. The San Antonio Chili Stand opened at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago to introduce the rest of the country to the phenomenon, and the rest is history. Not surprisingly, Military Plaza gained the nickname "Plaza de Chili con Carne" and San Antonio has been home to chili cook-offs and championships ever since. The Institute of Chili, a local food truck, puts a modern spin on chili's street vending roots.</p>