Living In San Antonio

If you live or work in San Antonio, you’re in luck – we’re one of the best places in the nation to buy a home and start a new career.
Add to that our rich cultural and historical heritage and boundless recreation options and you’ve got one of the best-kept secrets in the country!
According to America’s Favorite Cities 2012, San Antonio is the #4 city for affordability, and ranked #3 for family vacation destinations.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get acquainted with the Alamo City!

San Antonio Real Estate

Whether you seek a custom home, Southern classic or high-rise condo, San Antonio has a variety of options. The city has taken great strides in revitalizing historic neighborhoods and expanding the broad scope of housing availability.

Housing Resources
Cost of Living
Crime Stats
Property Tax Information
Texas Real Estate

Downtown Living

Short commutes, breathtaking views and cultural conveniences are just some of the reasons young professionals, empty-nesters and families are seeking the downtown experience.

Downtown Alliance San Antonio
Centro San Antonio
Downtown Residents Association

Downtown Condominium Properties
Left Bank
Artisan Park Townhomes
La Cascada
La Cascada Tower II
Camp Street Lofts
Judsons Candy Factory Lofts
St. Benedicts Condos
Piazza San Lorenzo Condos
Steel House Lofts

Downtown Residential Rental Properties
The Vistana
Cadillac Lofts
Majestic Towers
Granada Apartments
Blue Star Residences
Milmo Lofts

Elected Officials

Mayor and City Council
Governor Rick Perry
Mayor Julian Castro

State Legislative

Rep. Roland Gutierrez - District 119
Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon - District 120
Rep. Rick Miller - District 26
Rep. Dennis Bonnen - District 25
Rep. James White - District 19

Sen. John Cornyn
Sen. Ted Cruz
Rep. Pete Gallego - District 23
Rep. Lamar S. Smith - District 21
Rep. Joaquin Castro - District 20
Rep. Henry Cuellar - District 28

Bexar County Commissioners
Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge
Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez, Precinct 1
Paul Elizondo, Precinct 2
Kevin A. Wolff, Precinct 3
Tommy Adkisson, Precinct 4


Whether staying fit or getting into shape, the various fitness and recreation options here are sure to keep you moving.

Anytime Fitness
Brackenridge Park
Gold’s Gym
Intramural Sports
Life Time Fitness
San Antonio Parks and Recreation
San Antonio River Authority
Texas Parks & Wildlife


Local news matters. Get the morning, midday and evening buzz by staying tuned to these Alamo City media outlets.

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio Current

San Antonio Express-News
La Prensa


WOAI AM 1200
KZEP FM 104.5
Magic FM 105.3
FM Talk 106.7
Jack FM 102.7
KTSA 550

San Antonio Magazine
San Antonio Medicine
San Antonio Woman

Senior Living

San Antonio is one of the top places in the nation to retire. From assisted living centers to senior activity centers, find resources that will put the shine into the golden years.

Living Centers and Adult Care
Adult Day Care
Brookdale Senior Living
Caring Senior Service
Morningside Ministries
Right At Home
The Inn at Los Patios
The Towers on Park Lane
Wilshire Woods
WellMed Medical Group

Activities and Resources
Activity Centers
Area Agency on Aging
Senior Services Division, City of San Antonio
Silver Circle Enrichment Classes

Around the Town

When considering all the residential hotspots San Antonio offers, making a decision on where to live may seem limitless. If visions of your new life here include short commutes, downtown attractions and a reasonably priced home, take a look at the great neighborhoods in San Antonio

Utilities and Services

Get connected with our varied utility options, including Internet-phone-cable bundling and alternative energy. Plus, you may never have to lick a stamp again! Go online or to the closest H-E-B grocery store for most utility payments.

Bexar Met Water District
CPS Energy
Time Warner Cable
San Antonio Water System

Centro San Antonio
Child Care
Code Enforcement
Pet Registration and Vaccinations
More City Services

Dial 3-1-1 for City assistance with potholes, stray animals, trash pick-up and more.

Neighborhoods and Community Involvement

From suburbia to urban utopia – whatever your fancy, you’ll have neighbors who care in the Alamo City.

Neighborhoods and Community Organizations
Assistance League San Antonio
Community News
Humane Society
March of Dimes
Neighborhood Associations
Neighborhood Link
San Antonio Guide
The Neighborhood Resource Center

Volunteer Opportunities
Army Community Service
Habitat for Humanity
March of Dimes
Rock & Roll Marathon
San Antonio Food Bank
San Antonio Red Cross
Susan Komen Race for the Cure
United Way

Getting Around

On green buses or pedaling down the bike lane – enjoy San Antonio’s progressive take on local transportation. With taxi fares regulated by the City to prevent steep pricing and the highly affordable VIA Metropolitan Transit bus system, San Antonians have a variety of transit options.

Hike and Bike
San Antonio International Airport
VIA Metropolitan Transit


Reputable officers, state-of-the-art equipment and improved highways are continuously working to ensure San Antonio's position as a top-rated safe city.

City of San Antonio Emergency Plan
Crime Data & Maps
Fire Department
Metro Health
Police Department
Real Time Traffic Data
San Antonio Flood Emergency SAFE System
Texas National Safety Council

Military Resources

Air Force Crossroads
Career Onestop
Convention Center
City of San Antonio
Defense Link
Fort Sam Houston
Lackland Air Force Base
San Antonio Convention &
Visitors Bureau

Military Family Association

Places of Worship

Belief can be a unifying experience. Meet new neighbors and friends and share good times at the many places of worship located in San Antonio.

Eisenhauer Road Baptist Church
Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church
Hindu Temple of San Antonio
Islamic Center of San Antonio
Jewish Community of San Antonio
Northwood Presbyterian Church
Second Baptist Church
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Sunset Ridge Church of Christ

Health Services

We are a hub for world-class medical centers and educational institutions. Rest assured, your health is in good hands. In addition to our many hospitals, facilities for area families are ready to aid with medical issues.

Baptist Health System
Brooke Army Medical Center
Christus Santa Rosa Health Care
Methodist Healthcare System
Nix Healthcare System
Public Health District
Soldier and Family Assistance Center
University Health System
Wilford Hall Medical Center

More health services