San Antonio, which one of the fast growing metropolitan areas in America offers residents and visitors a blend of culture and lifestyle unlike any other. It features old west historic sensitivity coupled with all the urban amenities, making for an unbeatable combination of living possibilities.
San Antonio offers a landscape of rolling hills and a narrow river that snakes through the big city. It has numerous plazas, parks and spacious residential and historic streets. The climate is tropical, hot, rainy summers and mild winters. In fact, the average wintertime temperature is about 65 degrees. The city has professional sports represented by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA and Silver Stars of the WNBA, basketball teams.
The overall cost of living is a huge 24% below the national average making apartments very affordable in the area. Apartment rentals generally range 30% below the national average with the median price of all apartments being about $550 per month. One bedroom and one bath go for $400-$850 depending on the other amenities that you select. Two bedroom places can be had for as little as $525 and range upward to about $1200 per month. Three bedroom rentals begin at $750 per month.
It is always wise to pull together all of your personal and professional information into a renter’s resume to present to landlords and rental agents. This should include your financial history, your work history and income history, as well as personal and professional references. You may also wish to include a credit check, if you desire. If you’re moving in from out of state, have a friend who lives in the area or a professional acquaintance look over the apartments and narrow down your choices for you. After you’ve narrowed your search plan a person visit to the area to physically see the possibilities.
In winter especially, people love to enjoy the many outdoor attractions of the city, including the Paseo del Rio (River Walk), a popular riverside walkway with shops and restaurants. There’s also Brackenridge Park, a huge recreational complex that houses a historic carousel, Japanese Tea Gardens, one of the nation’s largest zoos and other attractions.
If you’re also looking for a new job while relocating, then you might try any or all of the five military bases in the area. Healthcare and research are two growing industries with tourism and conventions not that far behind. With tourism growing by leaps and bounds due to the mild weather, the service industry and other industries connected to tourism are also sprouting wings and becoming a major source of employment for the area.