About the San Antonio, Texas area
Bandera, known as the Cowboy Capital of the World, is famous for its dude ranches and rodeo legends. Progressive Kerrville has maintained a unique balance with the new and its western roots.
The area offers plenty of recreational activities, including golf, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, water-skiing, and boating. In fact, there are 21 state parks and 6 lakes in its approximately 36,000 square miles of area. It is also the second-largest vinicultural region in the United States.
The region is also a popular shopping destination. Numerous antique shops and specialty boutiques offers shoppers a unique shopping experience. Small-town restaurants, cafes, and barbecue joints provide a welcome place spot for tired shoppers to relax and enjoy the country atmosphere!
In addition, New Braunfels is situated on the shortest navigable river in the state, the Comal. To the west of San Antonio are Medina Lake and the beautiful Medina River. South of San Antonio are fishing and boating lakes such as Braunig and Calaveras, and Mitchell Lake, a nature preserve.
The big sister of the Guadalupe River is Canyon Lake, which offers everything from swimming to water-skiing to sailboating to bass fishing year-round. Numerous bed-and-breakfasts and RV parks are available if you want to grill your catch and watch the sunset before bedding down.
San Antonio is a city full of culture and beauty, rooted in Texas history and traditions. You can enjoy the scenic landscape of northwest San Antonio, bordering on the Hill Country; the world-class golf courses of north-central San Antonio; the missions to the south; or the shopping, historic neighborhoods, and entertainment of downtown.
The city shows the influence of Native Americans, Spaniards, Germans, Old Mexico, the Wild West, and the Deep South in its art and architecture. San Antonio ranks third in relocations nationwide for cities of 300,000 or more.
Fiesta, held in the second half of April, celebrates Gen. Santa Anna's defeat at the hands of Sam Houston in the Battle of San Jacinto for Texan independence. Fiesta is like a huge block party, featuring a week of parades, food, drink, and music.
Other big parties include Margarita Pour-Off, Taste of San Antonio, Cinco de Mayo, the Stock Show and Rodeo, the Starving Artists show on the Riverwalk, and the Texas Folk Life Festival.
Coupled with its bright future and rich history—remember the Alamo?—San Antonio boasts upscale shopping, sophisticated dining, and an active nightlife. Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta adventure park, the San Antonio Zoo, botanical gardens, nature preserves, several city parks, the Alamodome (home of the Spurs!), the historic missions, and the world-famous Riverwalk provide residents with plenty of activities.
If you'd like more information on San Antonio's neighborhoods, history, and economy, ask for our relocation guide or click on the Neighborhoods page.
For a closer look at San Antonio or nearby Cibolo and Schertz, check out my blog.
- Alamo Heights
- Canyon Lake
- Garden Ridge
- Hill Country Village
- Leon Valley
- Live Oak
- New Braunfels
- Olmos Park
- Shavano Park
- Universal City
We can help you buy or sell property anywhere in Texas, but the San Antonio metropolitan area, including Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties, is our main market, so if you are interested in real estate outside of this area, please let us know. We can refer you to another Realtor in our network, who will give you excellent service. Plus, we will remain available for consultation throughout the transaction.
We also work with real estate professionals in other states and even other countries. Robin is a member of the Transnational Referral Network and the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations. If you are looking for a second home or are transferring with your job or the military, we can smooth your way by referring you to a Realtor or estate agent who can help you. Contact us for more information!
Where can you go from San Antonio? Texas is a big place and has a little bit (or a lot, actually) of everything. Check out these driving tours!