Few cities on Earth have earned—and keep on earning—accolades for such diverse excellencies. San Antonio certainly qualifies as an American city that is best of the best. Year after year, national publications such as Forbes, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and a host of other publications salute The Alamo City for being tops in many facets. But what really sets San Antonio above all other U.S. cities is that it has evolved into one of the most dynamic, inspiring and pleasant places for life, career and leisure. No other American city can claim to be the best locale for business as well as romance. The unprecedented and atypical pairing serves to set San Antonio far above the rest. The Milken Institute ranks San Antonio as the Number One Performing City in the U.S. The Atlantic calls it “the most recession-proof city in America.” WSJ says it’s one of the 10 best cities to retire in.
The people who live there love it. It’s an easy city to live in. GRIST rates it one of the 10 best cities for a car-free vacation. That means there’s plenty to do within walking distance of pretty much everywhere. It’s one of the top 10 foodie cities in the U.S., and while quietly smiling to itself, it’s also one of the top 10 cities “stealing jobs from New York City.”
Lew Moorman is a native San Antonian who believes his city is the most strongly emerging one in America for the reasons cited above along with many others. He says: “San Antonio is…distinctive, independent, inexpensive, uncrowded…like Austin 20 years ago. The next great American city.”*
Like Austin 20 years ago, real estate values are astonishingly low as compared to other urban city centers. The walkable downtown lifestyle is growing in demand, and great deals are available on luxury high rise condominiums in the City Center. Alteza Residences above the Grand Hyatt are still priced below replacement cost (starting from the $300s), and the emerging empty nester market is quickly catching on.
America’s 25 Best-Performing Cities
The Most Recession-Proof City
10 Best US Cities to Retire In
—Wall Street Journal Market Watch
The Best Cities for Jobs Right Now
Big Cities Stealing Financial Jobs From New York City
Top 52 Places to See in 2015
-—The New York Times
* from the Rivard Report, December 3, 2013