San Antonio, Texas 

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Beware - 8/15/2018
Overall the crime rate is pretty good. Of course you have to worry about white collar crime and harrassment the kind that can drain your bank account and result in premature death. I would not move to the city due to a crazed vigilante group. Beware.  Read More

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Good Review - 7/23/2018
I’ve read some of the older reviews of San Antonio and it is interesting to see all the different opinions. I have lived in Seattle, Atlanta, Naples, and Austin and they all have their pros and cons. I was able to find the beauty in all of these places. I think San Antonio is a gem as someone had written before. Someone criticized it’s laid back culture full of siestas and parties and I say YASSSS to this!! I was really tired of the rat race and San Antonio just offers a higher quality of life with less of that daily stress. Thank God a lot of San Antonio doesn’t care for or puts up with pretentiousness. A lot of great things are happening to the city and San Antonions will continue to celebrate a city full of soul. Yes, my soul is happier here because I live more authentically with less worry and more humility. Read More

Real talk. - 2/5/2018
I was born and raised in San Antonio. Here's my $0.02.

THE TL;DR -- If you can handle allergy season being (basically) year-round, don't mind humid, hot weather, have a specific skill-set/job (or don't mind capping your pay), are knowledgeable about property tax and Texas' tax system, and aren't looking for a liberal oasis --- San Antonio is probably a perfect or good fit for you. if any of those things stand out to you, you might want to do a lot more research, and really consider if the city is a good fit for you!

Jobs/COL: There are high paying jobs, but they're mostly segmented with specific employers or job fields. Example: My brother works for USAA, and gets paid VERY well for the typical COL of San Antonio. Lawyers and doctors will also get paid well. Outside of that, you'd need to find a specific company that you can build a career with, because San Antonio is lacking in any sort of job market. The tech jobs are in Austin, the blue collar and Read More

Great place to live - 11/12/2017
we have been living here for over 28 years. We love it. The city has lot to offer to any visitors and residents. We love the climate if you can withstand the hot summers where temp reach 100F or above on some days mainly in July and August. Unlike some other folks, we have not developed any allergies.! It is the only major Hispanic city in USA with 55%. The city has expanded quite a bit over the past three decades and now the 7th largest city in USA. Traffic congestion has gotten bad over the years but they are building and expanding the roads. The cost of living is not bad. The Tex Mex cuisine and the many restaurants are wonderful. Many parks and outdoor recreational areas within 2 hour drive. Corpus Christi and other beaches along the gulf are within 3 hr drive. Many nice golf courses for year around golf. You need to visit and stay here for a week to discover all the nice things about San Antonio. Read More

Heat & Allergies - 9/9/2017
Moved here from the PNW 4 years ago. The allergies are killing me 10 months out of the year. And the heat is unbearable in the summer. I miss the cold & rain of the PNW was much. We are currently working on moving back, and I cannot wait to get out of here.

However, we live in the 78258 zip code, which is absolutely beautiful. Rolling hills, red roof almost seems like we live over seas. The views are beautiful. The public schools in this zip code are rated top notch, 10 out of 10.

But, houses are pretty high, and property taxes are outrageous. I don't see how anyone makes ends meet here because of the high prices of property taxes. And I have no idea where that money goes, because the streets are full of cracks and holes...

The winter months are comfortable, but short lived. If you don't mind the heat, don't have allergies, and you have plenty of money, this zip code is a lovely place to live and raise children.  Read More

Cultural, Unique, Educated, Family-Oriented - 8/29/2017
San Antonio is one of the most, if not the most, unique and culturally infused city in America. No other city of its kind... anywhere. It is important to note, culture does not necessarily translate into diversity. SA is less culturally diverse than Houston and Dallas, but still multicultural and highly integrated. The city's rich, diverse history is impeccably preserved and interwoven with Texan heritage and Mexican culture, while maintaining an independent identity as an amalgam of mutual respect, much like that of the entire state. You see this in every day life from the shared history and humility which defines San Antonio. There is a symbiotic and respectful relationship among Hispanics, Whites and Blacks. We are not "Black," "White," "Brown," we are TEXANS. SA is all-inclusive. I say that with the utmost honesty and truth. I have been a transplant, a newcomer, I have lived in multiple locations within SA, and it didn't take long for SA to grow on me.

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Not for driven professionals, allergy sufferers or - 10/27/2016
Thank GOD that I’m not the only one with these same thoughts! I thought I might be going a little crazy here. Glad to see that my insanity is justified!
Let me preface this by noting that I am a college-educated, Hispanic male who has been here for a year, moving from another major market in Texas.
This is a great place to VISIT, but it’s death to LIVE here. I was hoping to be here to start a “new beginning” and be closer to family.
As I’ve seen in another response, this place is NOT for driven professionals. There is zero urgency here to get things done in a timely manner. Efficiency is bizarre to the culture here that touts the “manana” attitude. If you’re looking to thrive and get recognized for your hard work, please ask your employer to keep you North of here!
There are so many ads that declare that “There is so much culture here…” NOT the case! There is so much Mexican culture here. If you’re into that, that’s great. I grew up with it all of my Read More

Seeking new place in Beautiful Pueblo Colorado - 9/17/2016
I plan to move to Pueblo Colorado. It's long over due, but Who or where do I look for to find the least expensive 1 or 2bdrm rental homes? A previous post i read sounds a lot like what I am looking for. I have lived in SA Texas all my life and it's nice, but it's just too hot. Time for a change. Read More

It's a dump! San Antonio is the biggest move mista - 8/3/2016
If you don't know anyone when you move here, but you read great reviews about this place and all the fun's a lie! It's expensive, people are rude! I've yet to have one good customer service experience. There's a sense of pride for those who are from here because they will ask if you are from here, where you went to school etc... Tell them you just moved here and magically, they can't hear you! I've been all over the United States and Canada...the worst drivers are here. It's just really a very selfish place. It's a dump. Drive through here, it's dirty and crowded all the time. Veterans coming here for the VA... Move to Austin or outside Austin. Austin nightlife is fun and it's easier to meet new people. People aren't greedy there and it really gives you that Southern Texas reputation even though it's busy. Yep traffic is a nightmare, but people aren't rude. Austin is the melting pot that our country is famous for and that is a wonderful thing! People are Read More

Truely one of america's worst cities - 7/31/2016
When rating a city there are several factors and those factors should
also change based on a persons marital or familial status. I'm single so
maybe those others posting who are single can relate better to my posting
but most of the criteria won't matter based on the qualifiers. Firstly,
Climate: San Antonio has a terrible climate for 6-7 months of the year
and even when it's not a suana the air quality and dew point both are awful.
Infrastructure: The highway system here is abysmal as are the roads. Windshield
time takes 2-3 hours of your day away that you'll never get back.
Recreation and culture: There is little to no recreation and the culture is
the worst of any big city in the nation.....that is unless you're a mexican
or chicano. This place is behind almost all cities in america in everything.
There is one grocery chain that is as big as a shopping mall, so between
commuting and grcoery shopping and a full Read More

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