San Antonio Travel and living guide

San Antonio Visitors and residents alike enjoy the charm and culture of the Alamo City. Our warm people, enjoyable setting and cultural flair make for a wonderful place to visit as well as a comfortable place to live. These is no shortage of sights, attractions and things to do in San Antonio. Our city is home to numerous shopping and entertainment venues as well as some of the best restaurants and dining in the world.

Information San Antonio is a website dedicated to sharing this beautiful and historic city with visitors, from the point of view of locals. We live and work in San Antonio and can attest to its enjoyable atmosphere. From the Riverwalk and Alamo downtown to the rugged Hill Country, San Antonio Texas is truly a remarkable and unique city to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

San Antonio Living and Lifestyle

Living in San Antonio is nothing short of fantastic, exciting, relaxing, or however you want to live it. Whether you live in the hill country, brush country, or an historical home, San Antonio lifestyles vary and can range from low-key and relaxed to outgoing and active in the San Antonio social scene. San Antonio is growing rapidly and with several corporate headquarters based here and other companies starting or moving here, the growth of San Antonio's geographical area results in varying degrees of living and lifestyle for area residents. Whether you are moving to San Antonio or already live here, this section will provide information about neighborhoods, schools, moving here, or other facts about living in this great city.

San Antonio City Living

Living in San Antonio's metropolitan area, a.k.a. city living, is best described as living inside Loop 410. Residents live in homes, neighborhoods, condominiums and apartments all within easy driving distance of downtown. The San Antonio city living lifestyle is generally on the "busier" side of residing in the Alamo city. There are people, however, that do live a low key lifestyle in the busy city atmosphere. Not only is being closer to town and downtown a plus, but also the lack of traffic and congestion on inbound commutes to San Antonio is advantageous as well. The traffic coming into and going out of San Antonio at rush hour has grown immensely and often causes people living in the suburbs to start looking for houses closer to town. Living in San Antonio's city neighborhoods affords residents the ability to be closer to San Antonio happenings, restaurants, services and other things found living the big-city lifestyle. If you were to ask my recommendation, I would recommend inside or close to inner-city San Antonio. It's not only because I live here in the city, it's also because the traffic can be frustrating.

San Antonio Suburbs

Living in the suburbs of San Antonio can be very peaceful and enjoyable. Many new homes are being built in San Antonio and the focus of new residential construction is north of San Antonio. Communities near Boerne, Bulverde, Bergheim and outlying hill country areas north of San Antonio are the hot spots for new houses with large lots and acreage. All of these new developments enjoy a country living lifestyle with beautiful views, natural surroundings and deer at your doorstep. The advantage to rural lifestyle in this region is San Antonio being just a short drive from these beautiful hill country neighborhoods. The only drawback is the roads leading to and from these north San Antonio communities were not prepared for the amount of traffic that currently exists. The rush hour commute can be quite time consuming even though the distance may not be that great. But overall, the San Antonio suburbs and outlying developments are beautifully designed and the Texas hill country surroundings are unbeatable.