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Texas Sees Second Most Move-Ins/Move-Outs

According to a survey by, Texas experienced both a mass influx and exodus of residents in 2021.

The Lone Star State was the second most moved-to state last year, behind only Florida. Texas was also the second most moved-away-from state in 2021, trailing California. …Read Entire Post


A Rudderless Ship: A Hope for Affordable Housing

In hopes to create more affordable housing, the San Antonio Housing Trust offered $30 million in tax breaks without realizing rents are too high for majority of low-income residents.

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San Antonio ranks among leading metros for economic growth potential

San Antonio was recently listed among the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report. Click to read full article: Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential (Business Facilities, July 29, 2019)

Bexar County listed among Top 10 Largest Growth Areas in the US

Top10From July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, six of the top 10 largest-gaining counties were in Texas — Bexar, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Harris and Tarrant.  Bexar County gained 30,831 new residents marking a 1.6% population increase over the year.

The remaining four counties on the list were Maricopa County, Ariz.; Clark County, Nev.; Riverside County, Calif.; and King County, Wash. Most of the nation’s 3,142 counties grew, with 57 percent gaining in the last year. …Read Entire Post


Breaking through the national chain gang: Local retailers pulled to SA’s high-growth suburbs

local-coffeeThe retail submarkets in San Antonio’s northwest quadrant may have a reputation for their national chain-heavy lineup of tenants.

Population growth, the strongest employment presence in the city and a steady increase in household incomes has made Northwest, far West and far Northwest San Antonio hot spots. Local Coffee has an expanding base of the business’s customers in the northwestern submarket spurred the specialty retailer to lock down two new locations. …Read Entire Post


The 25 Best cities for New Grads to Live, Work, and Play In


San Antonio ranked 5th by SmartAsset for best city to live, work, and play in.

San Antonio ranked 5th by SmartAsset for new grads to live, work, and play in.

San Antonio, Texas, is SmartAsset‘s fifth best city for new graduates. The city scored well across the board with job availability at 63.50, affordability at 73.46 and life outside of work at 69.54.

The median gross rent (rent plus utilities and fuel expenses) in San Antonio was $840 for the four years through 2014, while the average travel time to work is approximately 23 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. …Read Entire Post


San Antonio among most cost-friendly cities for business


San Antonio ranked fifth among most cost-friendly cities for business.

San Antonio has received high marks in a study of the most cost-friendly cities to do business.

The study by tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG LLP examined the 31 largest U.S. metro areas (those with populations of 2 million or more) to compile its 2016 Competitive Alternatives study. …Read Entire Post


Wealthy, business-savvy Mexican Immigrants transform Texas city

Settling in San Antonio with private jets and Porsches, their influence has been compared to that of well-heeled Cubans who took refuge in Miami decades ago. 

The Mexican businessmen in Rolexes and Burberry ties meet on the north side of town, at Cielito Lindo Restaurant, or at new neighboring country clubs. Their wives frequent Neiman Marcus, Tiffany’s and Brooks Brothers at the nearby mall. Their children park Porsches with Mexican license plates in the student lots at Reagan High School.

They have poured into developments with names like the Dominion, Stone Oak and Sonterra that were cut into the rocky hills and oak groves north of the Loop 1604 highway that rings the city.

More than 50,000 Mexican nationals now live permanently in San Antonio, city officials say, turning an upscale enclave known as “Sonterrey” or “Little Monterrey” into the city’s second-fastest growing ZIP code.

Click to read entire article: Wealthy, business-savvy Mexican Immigrants transform Texas city (L.A. Times, 3-24-13)


San Antonio/New Braunfels part of fastest growing metros

A new analysis by Pitney Bowes Software has plotted out the growth of the country’s largest metropolitan areas for the next five years.  The good news is the San Antonio/New Braunfels metro area is primed to see quite a few new households.

All told, between 2012 and 2017, the number of households for the San Antonio/New Braunfels area is expected to grow by 55,017 — going from a total of 776,007 households as of 2012, to a projected 831,024 households by 2017, an increase of 7.1 percent.

That projected growth has earned the San Antonio/New Braunfels metro the No. 5 spot on Pitney Bowes Software’s list of the Top 50 Major Metro Areas, as ranked by projected percentage growth.

Click to read entire article: San Antonio/New Braunfels part of fastest growing metros (San Antonio Business Journal, 11-27-12).  Click to view full Pitney Bowes report.


Ten wealthiest zip codes in San Antonio

Source: San Antonio Business Journal

Think you know where the wealthiest neighborhoods are in San Antonio?  The San Antonio Business Journal produced a slideshow of the Top 10 zipcode areas with the highest household incomes. 

Click here to view slideshow (San Antonio Business Journal, 9-19-12)