Life in San Antonio, Texas

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to San Antonio, Texas? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in San Antonio?
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WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
During the winter it is not as bad as other upper northern plain states. The winters are mild and the temperatures go from the upper to low 30's to 50. Cold days are usually hard to come by, and in San Antonio you can either get a year with a really cold winter or the complete opposite. Summer and Spring consisit of temperatures ranging in the upper 80's to 90's. Area is susceptible to tornado's however, recently there hasn't been much activity. Snow rarely occurs here except this year there was some real bad wintry weather in the SA area.San Antonio is not as bad as other cities. The more frequent crime you end up seeing are robbery's and invasions. That is usually seen around areas near interstate 410. There is not really a true designated "ghetto" of san antonio which is interesting for being such a big city. You can see one area that has no crime but then you can see another subdivision that has a lot of crime. However inside of the Interstate area you will find the most crime (robbery's) there because of the projects that are present.Living near Leon Valley would be your most ideal bet. This area has nice subdivisions and the demographics of this area are typical of your typical american lifestyle. Middle to upper class white Americans live here. The houses are medium sized, and have a deep price range. This area has a low crime rate and is next to the local mall as well. Anywhere east of or west of 410 is where you don't want to be, and especially north of interstate 410. Dominated by the Latino population and, there is high drug activity in this area. Houses are limited here, and apartments are more sporadically placed at a cheap cost.San Antonio is a place for young professionals. It is one of the biggest cities in the United States, and a lot of people come out to do business here. The best thing about it is that the area is tailored to education as well, and young people really do fit well here. With UTSA, and other neighboring universities I see San Antonio as an area that would fit well with young, educated white Americans. It's also an area where you will see latino's as well, so if you don't fit well with the people in the area and you're not tolerant then this is not the place for you.
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Downtown is great and filled with people, music, and great shopping. It get's hot, but when the area is nice and filled with life it really is hard to notice. One of the better downtown's in the state of Texas.Chama's steakhouse is great and one of the better places to eat in the state. Chris' Madrid is also a place I took a friend to eat once and their burgers where the best on the planet.The schools are good, and you will find a high rate of diversity in these schools. There are some good and bad high schools, it is all dependent on where you live.There are great opportunity's to meet singles. The sports games, and bars are a great way to step out of your comfort zone and meet people
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The interstate is near and the traffic can be super loud sometimes. You also have a lot of people coming from Basketball games that really roar up the people in the city. Not to mention the night life here can be distracting to those who need some sleep.There are many surrounding towns that encompass San Antonio. The two most prominent areas are Fredericksburg and Gruene. Frederiksburg is one of the more popular cities compared to San Antonio, they have some of the best places to shop in the state. You can find a lot of great designer and small town brands here at a affordable price. The area is also really scenic and welcoming because of all the tourists. Gruene is also a tourist area because of the abundance of wine tasting area's and amazing water sports. This area is a suburban town with the benefit of ALWAYS being able to do something fun. Fredericksburg is the better bet because of the opportunities you have and the shopping you cant really find somewhere else besides Dallas.Metropolitan Methodist hospital is the name of the local hospital and it seems like a decent place. Never have been there, but I hear good things.You have a variety of options when heading to San Antonio, you have Calavaras Lake and that's filled with great opportunity's to do water sports. The sporting arenas are also a great place to see the culture and excitement San Antonio has to bring.
General comments   
Ssn Antonio is your typical big city. I love it here, every-time I go to San Antonio, I sense life in the area. I see more educated people than I can count and that's a rare thing to come by nowadays. I've never really understood why people leave the city to go to Dallas or Austin, because I solely believe this area is way better. I get a nice home-like feel every-time I come here and that's something you can't force upon people which is really neat.   
San Antonio, Texas population: 1327407

How many black people live in San Antonio? How many white people?
Number of White People963413Percentage of White people72.6%
Number of Black People102748Percentage of Black people7.7%
Number of Hispanic People854201Percentage of Hispanic people64.4%
Number of Asian People46076Percentage of Asian people3.5%
Number of American Indian People20137Percentage of American Indian people1.5%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

San Antonio, Texas

Percent college grads: 23.7%
Percent grad school grads: 8.5%
Unemployment rate: 7.1
Median house value: 108600
Median income: 43152

How many singles in San Antonio?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
101415934881.08men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
31698368170.86men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
29581370120.8men for each woman

Crimes in San Antonio, Texas
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault55280%2%
Auto Theft56570%2%

Weather History for San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000001017085110
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for San Antonio, Texas?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year463200
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000073613756138

How many hot humid days a year does San Antonio, Texas have?
How many cloudy days a year does San Antonio, Texas have?
How many sunny days a year does San Antonio, Texas have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does San Antonio, Texas have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year183015121401244788106

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.