Relocation Quick Guide: Moving to San Antonio

October 20, 2015    By: mramirez


Relocation Quick Guide: Moving to San Antonio

 

San Antonio’s stable economy, affordable housing, quality of life and vibrant communities make it a highly desirable place to live. If you plan to look at homes for sale in San Antonio this relocation guide can help make your move a little easier.

 

Homes

There are a variety of homes to choose from in the Alamo City. In recent years builders like Sitterle Homes have built new homes at all price points in master planned communities with added amenities. There are also historic homes in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown and a growing number of condos. Home prices have increased in recent years, however they range from $100,000 to over $2 million. The median price of a single-family home in Q4 2014 was $185,000.

 

Economy

 

The economy in San Antonio is stable with an unemployment rate of just 3.2%. There is a strong military presence in the city, which helps to keep jobs in balance. Finance, tourism and healthcare are also major economic drivers in the city.

 

Schools

There are 19 school districts in San Antonio as well as the Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Schools. The Texas Education Agency has created a School District Locator that can help you decide which schools will be best for your family. Even if you don’t have children the quality of the school district can impact the value of your home.

 

Climate

San Antonio’s climate ranges from very warm summer months to very temperature winters with December and January being the coolest months out of the year. Even then temperatures typically remain above 40° F. The spring and early summer is when the most rainfall occurs. Because of the summer heat its important to find San Antonio area home builders that use tight construction techniques.