San Antonio : Texas

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What San Antonio is like for active adults
San Antonio, Texas is a fast growing city and popular retirement community. Located near the center of Texas, this city of over 1.3 million has a warm climate. It is famous for its Paseo del Rio (River Walk) Tejano culture and as home to the SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by 20 million tourists per year. The Alamo (Battle of 1836) is a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and is surrounded by many hotels and tourist attractions. There are many festivals held throughout the year.

San Antonio has a strong military presence that makes military retirees feel comfortable here —it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base. Active adults in retirement here will find plenty to do here. The cultural scene is very rich with many theatres and museums. Tourism’s prevalence makes getting a part time job easy.  For a list of profiles on over 600 cities and towns go to best retirement communities
Photo of the Alamo courtesy of Wikipedia and Sasukekun22.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

The city has a number of very different areas including the downtown, suburbs, and smaller towns that have been overrun by the city. Active adults coming here will want to spend some time either as a tourist or a renter to get the lay of the land. The Far North Central area has many upscale master-planned communities. Active adults in retirement will find every kind of housing choice – from dedicated retirement communities to all types of housing in the city’s neighborhoods. From apartments to condos to houses, the area offers a wide variety of choices and prices.
According to the National Association of Realtors, median home prices were about $161,900 in late 2012.

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What is special about this retirement community
• Paseo del Rio (River Walk) • The Alamo • River Center in the business district • Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. • San Antonio Art Museum • SeaWorld • San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium.  As a popular tourist destination there is always something to do
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What is not special about this retirement community
Hot, humid summers. You have to like having a lot of tourists around
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Active adults 55+ like living in San Antonio because it is a large, vibrant city with an active downtown and many different neighborhoods.

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Local economy is driven by
San Antonio has a diversified economy with focuses in financial services, health care, national defense, and tourism. The South Texas Medical Center is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions. The Center employs 27,000. The San Antonio Convention Center hosts 300 events per year.
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Climate and Physical Environment
San Antonio has a total area of 412 square miles in south central Texas. San Antonio sits on the Balcones Escarpment. The average July high temperature is 95 and the average January low is 39. May is the rainiest month.  View Google Map for San Antonio For San Antonio Craigslist
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
San Antonio has a vibrant art community that reflects the rich history and culture of the area. San Antonio is home to the first museum of Modern Art in Texas—the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. The Alameda Theatre is the performing arts component of the National Center for Latino Arts and Culture. The Lila Cockrell Theatre is a major venue for the performing arts. The San Antonio Symphony performs at the Majestic Theatre. The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, Art Pace San Antonio, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
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Crime
As one might expect in a city of over 1 million people, the crime rate is above average in San Antonio.
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Medical facilities
As is befitting a progressive city there are more than a dozen hospitals here. San Antonio is home to the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.
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Transportation
San Antonio International Airport. Amtrak offers daily service here. The city's metropolitan transit system, VIA Metropolitan Transit, offers 78 regular bus routes and four trolley routes. For more information about how to retire in Texas
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Valuable Links
San Antonio page on Wikipedia
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Facts about SAN ANTONIO
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,Cultural Center,LGBT,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 121+ (very high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: retirementguy

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