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San Antonio, TX


Wasn't born here, but glad I moved here. - 12/26/2018
Coming from beautiful San Diego to San Antonio was an adjustment, hated it at first but soon fell in love with Texas in just a few months. It's not as pretty, sure, but it has its own charm. SA is more like a slower paced huge town than a city this size should be - still has a nice old-fashioned feel to it. It is getting crowded here so expect some traffic (nothing like San Diego or LA traffic though). There's plenty to do. I learned to fish here and tube down a river, saw fireflies and deer for the first time, and within a 15 minute drive outside the city limits you'll see endless stars. Not a lot of night life (a handful of hot spots) but the food is good almost anywhere. There's lots of attractions (SeaWorld, Six Flags, Riverwalk, Natural Bridge Cavern), some nice museums, the beach is about 2 1/2 hours away, two large lakes nearby for summer fun, festivals all year round, a few awesome concerts, a huge fair and rodeo every February, and Austin is just over an hour drive away. SA is diverse and mostly friendly, not very exciting but not too boring either; it can be a nice place to raise a family and live a simpler life with less stress. I've also lived in a small town of like 20,000 people (that was REALLY boring!). I've lived in Oklahoma, Florida, even Hawaii. Every place has it's good and bad, depending on how you look at things. It can get a little pricey in some spots, even apartments, but there's plenty of affordable areas if you look.
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