San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the second most populated city in the state of Texas. The city is the county seat of Bexar County, due to the U.S. Armed Forces numerous facilities in and around San Antonio it has been nicknamed Military City, USA. It is a popular tourist destination, with the Alamo Mission in San Antonio as the top tourist attraction. The second most visited attraction is the San Antonio River Walk, which is a lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public artwork.
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San Antonio Housing statistics According to US News the average cost to buy a home in San Antonio is approximately $200,000, which is lower than the national average. The cost of living in the city is also slightly lower than the national average. The price to buy a home vary in the neighborhoods, North Central and Downtown are the most expensive areas to buy a home in. There are many affordable alternatives for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in San Antonio. The average monthly rent in the city is low when compared to the average rent in the country.
Living in San Antonio San Antonio is a popular tourist destination with the Alamo Mission as the top attraction. The Alamo Mission in San Antonio along with the city's other four missions located in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Part have been named UNESCO World Heritage sites. However, the city is also home to animal attractions, including the world's largest SeaWorld and the historic San Antonio Zoo. There are also several commercial amusement parks, including Morgan's Wonderland which is a theme park for children with special needs.
The McNay Art Museum is located in the city and it is the first museum of modern art in Texas. Of course, there are other institutions and museums, such as ArtPace, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, and the Texas Rangers Museum. Along with the Alamo, the city's most famous tourist attraction is the San Antonio River Walk which is a city park and a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. The River winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks and are lined with bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public artwork.
San Antonio Transportation and commutes Almost all working San Antonio residents commute by driving on their own, it is the only major city in Texas without toll roads. The main public transportation service is provided by the city's metropolitan transit authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit. The city has been working on creating bicycle paths.
They have built bike lanes, routes or off-road paths; these paths travel along the San Antonio River, linear greenways, or city parks. A bicycle sharing services exist to serve both residents and visitors called San Antonio Bike Share, operated and maintained by Biker World. Amtrak has daily departures to Chicago and the thrice-weekly New Orleans to Los Angeles, Sunset Limited. The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) have non-stop departures to primarily domestic destinations, but also have flights to international destinations.
Military City, USA San Antonio is home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the country and has therefor been nicknamed Military City, USA. Lackland Air Force Base, Brooke Army Medical Center, Randolph Air Force Base, and Fort Sam Houston all reside in or around the city. The city has one of the country's largest active and retired military populations, over 30,000 students graduate from military training each year.
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