Review of San Antonio, Texas


It's ok. And that's about it
Star Rating - 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; kinda-spring, summer, kinda fall and a couple of weeks of mid-continent like "winter". Did I mention summer? Pretty much from April to September. Like I said, its "ok".
Larry | Albuquerque, NM
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You are referring to the Mexican Nationals who are tourists. They come to San Antonio regularly. Many of them are well off and because of their money they are treated as "Priority" guests. I have reminded them that they are not in Mexico and to please respect that we expect to be treated equally in the US. Leticia
Leticia | San Antonio, TX

I fled San Antonio a few years ago and never looked back. You're right on about the clannish attitude. If you're not from San Antonio or didn't attend Texas A&M, you'll never get into "the club." It's unbelievably cheap to live in San Antonio, for sure. But in this instance, you gets what you pays for. Dirty, run down, second rate city full of half-empty strip malls. And they don't believe in the concept of zoning. So out there in the city you'll see a Walmart next to a nudie bar right next to an elementary school. The very best gift I ever gave myself was leaving San Antonio.
J. Fredd | Denver, CO

I fled San Antonio a few years ago and never looked back. You're right on about the clannish attitude. If you're not from San Antonio or didn't attend Texas A&M, you'll never get into "the club." It's unbelievably cheap to live in San Antonio, for sure. But in this instance, you gets what you pays for. Dirty, run down, second rate city full of half-empty strip malls. And they don't believe in the concept of zoning. So out there in the city you'll see a Walmart next to a nudie bar right next to an elementary school. The very best gift I ever gave myself was leaving San Antonio.
J. Fredd | Denver, CO
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