The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly of Living in San Antonio


Curious to know more about San Antonio, Texas? In this article we’ll get up close and personal with this city by sharing things we love, a few things we don’t, and even some things we really wish we could do without.

Let’s start off with some good things we love about San Antonio.

Big City with a Small Town Vibe

Although it’s the second largest city in Texas, San Antonio isn’t your typical big city. It has all the perks of a city like attractions, shopping, restaurants, and great entertainment, but it also has a small town feeling to it. The people are pleasant and the city is often described as a tight-knit community. Plus, there are many rural areas just a few miles away so there are plenty of opportunities to just get away if necessary.

Glorious Sunshine

If you love being out in the sunshine then San Antonio is your place to be. On average, the city sees about 250-300 days of sunshine each year. There isn’t much of a winter season, in fact, some residents consider it to be cold when the temperature drops to 70 degrees! You won’t find much rain in San Antonio either so you’ll rarely have to worry about plans getting cancelled due to bad weather.

If you love lots of sunshine then perhaps moving to San Antonio is something to consider. Check out these houses for rent in San Antonio and see yourself enjoying even more bright sunny days in this delightful city.


The Tex-Mex influence in San Antonio is highly visible and taco lovers couldn’t be happier. While most folks enjoy their “Taco Tuesday,” in San Antonio every day is a great day for tacos. Do you wish tacos would someday invade breakfast so that you can enjoy them for any and every meal? Well, San Antonio did exactly that. With so many Tex-Mex restaurants and eateries, you could have tacos for every meal every day this week and never eat at the same place more than once.

Lots of Diversity

Due to its location and history, there is a large Hispanic population in San Antonio. More than just cultural diversity, the average age here is just 34 years old which means it’s a great place for millennials looking to start something new in a vibrant city.

Moving along, here are some things we don’t like about San Antonio.

Limited Sports Teams

If you love going to major sporting events then you are, unfortunately, limited in this city. San Antonio doesn’t have a major league baseball team or professional football or hockey teams. It’s only major team is the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, which is a good tradeoff for basketball fans or people who aren’t really big sports fans.

Watch Out for Snakes!

While they prefer to stay away from people, that doesn’t mean you won’t come across a snake from time to time, especially if you’re going for a hike in the high grasslands or out in the desert. Common snakes in San Antonio are rattlesnakes and coral snakes.

In addition to snakes, some other creepy critters include scorpions and fire ants. Coming in contact with these critters might not be fatal, but it will absolutely be memorable and not in a pleasant way.

Not so much an ugly part of San Antonio, but it can be downright uncomfortable.

Allergies, Yuck

If you’re someone that suffers from allergies then this might be a dealbreaker. Each spring the juniper and cedar trees release lots of yellow pollen into the air, wreaking havoc on people with allergies. The locals call it cedar fever, and will certainly ruin your day.

Overall, we find San Antonio a pretty great city to call home. If you’re thinking of a change in your life, then consider what San Antonio has to offer.


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