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San Antonio Real Estate

San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the U.S. and San Antonio real estate is located within the second largest city in the state of Texas. This city of 1.33 million is situated in south-central Texas and is the Bexar County seat. Residents of this city enjoy a strong economy due to the location of five Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center. There are four major concentrations when it comes to the economy in San Antonio – financial services, government, health care and tourism. Choosing San Antonio homes for sale provides home buyers with a number of advantages.

This is a city with a rich history and was originally the home of Native Americans, who lived in the area that is today San Pedro Springs. Spanish explorers first came to the area on June 13, 1691 – the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua – and the city and the river was named in his honor. Native Americans called the area “Yanaguana” which meant ‘refreshing waters.’

San Antonio had a strong cattle industry after the Civil War and in 1877 the railroad came to the city. The beginning of the 20th century saw many changes within the city including widening the streets in the downtown area. Although this was meant to accommodate the increased traffic and the street cars, many historic buildings were destroyed at this time.

Today San Antonio real estate is easily attainable by many. Transportation within the city includes Interstates 10, 35, 37 and 410 as well as U.S. Highways 281 and 77 provides access to many large cities including New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Jacksonville and Minneapolis as well as others. The San Antonio International Airport is located in the north central section of the city.

San Antonio homes for sale include single-family homes, multi-family homes, townhouses, condos, ranches and expansive estates with acreage. The styles and designs are varied, making them a good choice for families, retirees and young professionals. Buying property in this city will allow home buyers numerous recreational opportunities including many tourist attractions as well as festivals, museums and sports. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Alamo, the Tower of the Americas, the River Walk and SeaWorld are all well known entertainment venues in San Antonio.

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