Living in San Antonio for Several Years Gave us an Appreciation for This Often Overlooked City
Retiring in San Antonio could be perfect for a lot of people but other Texas cities often get the spotlight. San Antonio is kind of like the middle child of Texas. Austin usually gets all of the attention because of the growing tech scene and hip crowd. San Antonio, at times, seems like Texas’ best kept secret. It’s the 7th largest city in the U.S. and is still very affordable.
San Antonio doesn't have the tornadoes of Dallas, the traffic of Austin or the humidity of Houston. It’s got a flavor all its own and is just a plain, easy city in which to live.
We lived in San Antonio for seven years. We left because we felt like it was better to live in Austin for the job opportunities. But we would have liked to stay. It’s a city that is definitely on our shortlist if we decide to stay in the U.S. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Top 7 Reasons to Retire in San Antonio
Top 7 Things We Love about San Antonio
Top 3 Things We Don't Like about San Antonio
San Antonio had the first air conditioned highrise, hotel, bank and church in the Nation.
Is San Antonio Dog Friendly?
In general, Texas is a dog friendly State. If you’re looking to rent, there should be plenty of options. Plus, there are several dog parks for the little ones.
5 Fun Activites Locals Like to Do
More than 13 inches of snow fell in San Antonio in Jan 1985!
San Antonio, Texas Cost of Living Chart
Data from Numbeo and Zillow
Cost of Living Rank
180th out of 517
1 Bdr Apartment in City
$1200 per month
1 Bdr Apartment Outside City
$900 per month
Median Home Price
Meal for Two, Mid-Range
San Antonio is an often overlooked city for upcoming retirees. But it's a great city that has a lot of what retirees are looking for plus its affordable. A long weekend in San Antonio can be a great time to see what the city has to offer.
If San Anotnio sounds interesting but you'd like to retire outside of the U.S. or maybe even in a location great for those on a tight budget, Check out Mérida. It's a beautiful colonial city in Mexico. Or, if you're looking to stay in the U.S., Nashville is a great option.
Quick facts about Retiring in San Antonio, Texas
Long, hot summers and cool winters broken up by patches of warm, sunny days. Average temps are from 43°F and 96°F
TX is rated as tax friendly. No State taxes, Social Security income in not taxed, public and private pension income is not taxed. Wages are taxed at normal rate.