Finding Apartments for Rent in San Antonio, TX
With 1.38 million people, San Antonio is the seventh biggest city in the United States and the second-largest city in Texas. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, adding over 200,000 residents between 2000 and the end of 2012. You will also find that this city is an increasingly desirable place to work, coming in at #11 on Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers. With reliable weather, low cost-of-living, diverse attractions, and great job growth, it's no surprise that so many people are coming to rent apartments here. San Antonio is a vibrant city that remains true to its Mexican and Spanish cultural roots while emerging as a major business center of the twenty-first century.
Cultural Attractions in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio is home to the Alamo, the last stand of those great defenders of Texas sovereignty - Davy Crockett, James Bowie and William B. Travis. Every year 2.5 million visitors flock to the 4.2 acre complex to learn about San Antonio's important contribution to Texas and United States history. If you want to learn even more about the history of the city, visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The park commemorates an earlier era of San Antonio history, when Native Americans of the region took refuge from Apache attackers to the north as a means of self-preservation.
More modern San Antonio attractions include Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the San Antonio Zoo and the Institute of Texas Cultures. There are some eclectic attractions as well. You could be one of the 225 couples that go to San Antonio's Marriage Island, a heart-shaped piece of land in the middle of the river, to tie the knot each year.
Next to the Alamo, San Antonio is best known for the River Walk, a vibrant network of walkways lined with shops, hotels and restaurants on each side of the San Antonio River. Running one level below the commercial avenues of downtown, the River Walk is the cultural center of the city, giving you and thousands of other pedestrians - and it does get crowded here! - ready access to many of the top San Antonio attractions as well as plenty of opportunities to dine al fresco, listen to street musicians, and shop at trendy boutiques. Free Tuesdays is a new program sponsored by the City Development Office that aspires to "make Tuesday the new Friday" by offering specials at River Walk locations and free parking throughout the downtown area.
Dining in San Antonio, TX
The city is best known for its barbecue and Mexican food. You know a city is famous for the latter when a local paper gives a category to best menudo in the city. Order the spicy soup with tripe - beef stomach - at Taco Taco Cafe. San Antonio residents brag that their city invented migas, a popular breakfast concoction featuring bits of tortilla mixed into scrambled eggs. Sample migas at Titos, where they serve their version of the delicious treat with onions and tomatoes.
As for barbecue, San Antonio residents battle it out for whose smoked meat reigns supreme. The most recent winner, voted by the locals, was Smoke Shack. A food truck for four years, the owners have finally opened a restaurant to showcase their brisket, pulled pork, and sausage - the trinity of Texas barbecue.
Weather in San Antonio, TX
One factor that can make or break your decision to live in Texas is the weather. To some it will seem unrelenting, but others swear by it. You can expect hot weather from April to October and very hot weather in the summer months. Temperatures will soar to the high 90s or even low 100s nearly every afternoon, burning the humidity that has accumulated overnight. Winter weather tends to be more variable and determined by the prevailing direction of the wind: Cold fronts from the North blow in to cool the air - sometimes as much as 40 degrees in a matter of hours. A series of fine winter days can make enduring the scorching summers well worth it. If you are an allergy sufferer, however, you should beware of mountain cedar pollen, which can be a hazard in the winter when the trees literally burst with the spiky pollen that causes agony for thousands of Central Texans each year.View Apartments in San Antonio, Texas
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