San Antonio, Texas 

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San Antonio - An Objective Big Picture View - 3/8/2020
Background: I grew up in Colorado, lived on the West coast (San Diego area 15 years), and the East Coast (Va Beach area 15 years), also Washington D.C. and overseas. As a whole SA has become overwhelmed - the urban sprawl & traffic is out of control and the infrastructure never kept up.
Pros:
1) the most economical location you can live in the US...quart of milk, gallon of gas, housing...everything is cheaper except two items = auto insurance & property taxes
2) a very military friendly city
3) "tax friendly" for retirees
4) very little regulations and oversight...such as building restrictions, HOAs,
5) do not have to every worry about snow or ice
Cons:
1) the biggest downside is amount of people and the projected growth = just overwhelmed, currently the 7th most populous city in the US with population expected to double in the next 20 years...uugggg. The urban spread is some of the worse of anywhere I have lived or traveled.
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It's a Like/Dislike Thing. - 2/26/2020
I'm originally from the upper midwest where we have all four seasons. This city has a lot of pros and cons.
CONS:
1. It's very big and it takes a long time to get anywhere because there are so many people. Don't go out on the weekends which apparently everyone does.
2. There is always road construction. And it takes them a long time to finish a project.
3. YOu have two seasons. wet and hot and dry.
4. Don't expect to fun into a retail place and be out in 5 minutes. Retail locations are constantly busy. Especially on the weekends. While most retail places across America might be suffering I highly doubt it is here.
5. Most developers welcome chain retailers than mom and pop or small retailers.
6. PEOPLE ARE TERRIBLE DRIVERS. I've had three windshield replaced from flying debris. 3 accidents from other drivers making poor decisions. Nobody obeys the No Phone Law.
PROS:
1. Affordable housing. YOu can buy a modest home for a Read More

Sunshine, natural beauty, songbirds, parks - 1/12/2020
I left sunny San Antonio 5 years ago (for the Midwest) after 17 years, and miss it every single day. It’s a beautiful city and the cultural blend is what makes it special. I was an avid gardener and due to reliable sunshine every day, my health improved dramatically. Top notch medical specialists. I walked 3-5 miles daily, ate fresh fruits and vegetables (very low food costs w/ no taxes) and lived in a beautiful tree lined landscaped neighborhood near the foothills. My neighbors were the nicest people I’ve ever known, with everyone helping each other when needed. And it’s beautiful and green year round with blooming shrubs, colorful crepe myrtles and semi evergreen live oaks and Monterrey oaks. The birdsong elevates your soul. The only negatives: property taxes that are triple the national average, expensive water bills, HACKERS from the military are a HUGE problem, theft from garages left open for only minutes. NOTE: The only people who ruined things for me were jealous Caucasians, Read More

Pros and Cons, not as bad as the reviews suggest - 10/31/2019
Lots of pure bundles of ranting joy here...
For anyone looking for an actual review and considering moving, here are some Pros and cons:

Pros:
-affordable housing, though this is changing due to demand. Clear sign of how many people choose to move here and stay

-one of the few American cities with a distinctive culture and character you cant get anywhere else. This is where Tex meets the Mex and becomes its own thing. The city also boasts the only UNESCO world heritage site in Texas: the San Antonio Missions.

-great food, and not just Mexican and BBQ

-plenty to do: several theme parks including one dedicated to kids with special needs, Sixflags, Sea World, and Schlitterbahn, a variety of places to hike and bike, and lots of history to get to know if youre a history buff

-if you want to take a day trip or a quick weekend getaway, you have the advantage of being within a 2 hour drive to other places with Read More

It's ok. And that's about it - 7/18/2019
Lived here fro 11 years. It's ok. The crime rate is ridiculously low for such a large metro area (You need to research NCIC stats and not rely on pissed off people posting their own thoughts). Tough to get a very good job if you're from out of state. Nepotism rules the day for the big jobs BUT you "can" land a decent job and with a low cost of living and low-priced hosing, you can make it pretty well around here with a ho-hum job. The biggest problem I have encountered (and this is MY opinion. not necessarily a fact) is all of the Mexican nationals who muck up the system during certain times of the year. No, this isn't a racists comment but it IS a socioeconomic comment. Those people roll into the city and into the area and honestly think that they can treat US citizens like the hired help and that's with YOU standing the in same line as THEM. So just be ready for a completely unwarranted "superior" attitude from those people. Other than that, we have about 3 1/2 seasons; Read More

The city needs to fix this problem - 6/24/2019
It's a nice place, but seriously I can't even eat my food without homeless coming up to me 2ithout asking for money, and I can't even walk around without seeing people shooting up heroin, or smoking weed. This is why I am giving it two stars my experience was ruined by this experience Read More

Pretty racist place - 4/18/2019
I've lived here for most if my life, and the Hispanic populous is pretty racist towards blacks. Why? I have no idea, but they have a saying they tell their kids. "You can play in the mud but dont bring it in the house" meaning you can fuck them but no dating/marriage I seen Hispanics in san Antonio befriend blacks but when things get heated they quickly turned on them and called them the N word etc. Although most of the racist sistuations I've seen were generation X or older. With a 64% Hispanic population, and 6% black I'm very confused of the hatred. Be careful if you come and are not Hispanic. Read More

San Antonio....Fat, Stupid People. Not Good - 3/30/2019
I read a review on here that reminded me of my situation and experience with San Antonio. It makes you realize that its really not just you that it’s the people and the city. So I will expand on what they said.

I used to live in San Antonio around 9 years ago and moved out of there due to lack of career options here. It seems like people in San Antonio think USAA or working at HEB for 30 years is a career. I moved to another state and I was able to quickly advance in a corporate setting.

In San Antonio you cannot advance unless you were born and raised there. You will ALWAYS be looked at as an outsider. People are closed minded and fearful of anyone educated beyond high school.

I moved back there for 7 months. I came back due to the fact housing costs were ok and thought it might be a good idea to buy a home and live there and maybe start a business . WRONG!

People in San Antonio have become even more ghetto than before. (The Read More

This Review is NOT Sugar Coated. Just Truth - 3/17/2019
San Antonio is not a city for professionals. Nepotism is the way this town is run. You have generation after generation of people here who NEVER left San Antonio and they have closed minds so they dont like people from out of town (Especially from out of state). Workplaces here are full of gossip and no one can stop it because everyone knows each other so they dont want to discipline their "friends". I have seen group bullying one person, making up lies about them and all agreeing to go along woth the lie just to get someone fired for no reason. (Seriously, thats how mentally screwed up San Antonio people are)

If you are university educated and good at your career it doesnt matter, there will always be at least 1 person at your workplace who has lived in San Antonio their whole life and got their job through their friend, uncle, cousin, mom, dad, brother, grandpa, etc. These people are bitter and ready to try and make an example of you if you arent from there so you will Read More

San Antonio, the town for transplants, not natives - 3/2/2019
My family and I are natives to San Antonio and have grown up here from the very beginning. If you are transplant coming from anywhere else then you will enjoy the fact that you can outbid natives easily when it comes to the housing market. We have forgotten about our natives and continue to allow out of state people (thanks California) to come in and buy houses at jacked up ridiculous prices. I get it, supply and demand and all that, but if you have grown up here, be prepared to pay 200k on top of high property taxes at least to live in a decent neighborhood. This is just the norm and wages are stagnant because employers are too stingy to pay anything better than 50k. If you aren't a dual income family, forget about buying a house or living in a safe(r) part of town. The south, east, and west are rampant with crime while the north side keeps them out for the most part with sky high property taxes and housing costs.
Going 7 miles down the highway takes you 40 minutes because of Read More


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