San Antonio Texas, home of the Alamo, River walk and more, is the second largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States! The gateway to the American Southwest, and is a city with cultural and geographical gateways to South Texas and more. The population continues to grow, due to the diverse opportunities and the growing military communities of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, Camp Bullis, and Kelly AFB (now known as Port San Antonio). The city is also home for the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.
San Antonio gets its name from the Portuguese St. Anthony from when the Spanish expedition stopped here in 1691. The city continues to thrive with its multicultural and Latino influences. Famous for its River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, The McNay Art Museum, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, and the San Antonio Spurs! The list goes on and on.
San Antonio continues to experience steady population growth; the population has nearly doubled in 35 years and approximately 2+ million. One of the best known landmarks, the Alamo, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound. It’s maintained as a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and provides for a great tourist attraction. The city’s nickname is “The Alamo City.”
The weather here can change from dry to humid depending on the wind. Hot during the summer and mild winters, make this an ideal place to live. Snow is rare, about once every four years. The average weather temperature during the summer months is around 95 degrees. The coolest time of the year is January, where you may have a few below 0 nights.
San Antonio is also home of one of the largest military concentrations in the United States. Fort Sam Houston is on the city’s northeast side hosts Brooke Army Medical Center, the focus of the U.S. Army’s medical command and training functions. On the west side, you have Lackland Air Force Base, which is one of the world’s largest training complexes. It’s known as the U.S. Air Force basic military training, and follow-on technical training for many of the Air Force Specialties. On the Far Northeastern side is Randolph AFB, which offers pilot and navigator training, and is the HUB of the personnel center.
With it's many attractions, abundant job opportunities, and a wide range of professional sports, San Antonio truly is a great place to visit or live!