Living in San Antonio, TX

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Natural disasters, theft, and other home security problems can arise no matter the technology or attention that you give to your home. But preparing your home with practical safety measures is a powerful way to enhance the safety of your family, and alleviate the problem or damages these incidents cause.

Central Texas isn’t exactly the most dangerous place to live in the U.S., but even the safest places on earth are far from perfect. Theft, fire, and weather are a possibility no matter where you turn. Those who desire more safety for their family can easily improve their security with a few intentional investments of time or money.

Here are a few ways to improve the safety of your Central Texas home:

1. Always Give The Appearance Of Someone

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San Antonio attracts many visitors each year. The Alamo, our culture-rich downtown, theme parks, and reputable schools are just a few of the awesome features that families look forward to when moving to family-friendly communities in San Antonio.

For families new to this piece of the Texas Hill Country, finding the right San Antonio real estate can feel stressful. Most people don’t even know where to begin their search for a new home. We want to make the process a little easier by presenting some of the communities we find most popular among local families.

The neighborhoods on our list are each known for being safe and for offering convenient and enjoyable places for parents, kids, or the whole family to spend time. Here are several family-friendly

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Locating the right apartment is a challenge many people face when browsing the housing options of a big city. Families come with ideas and preferences unique to their lifestyles, personalities, and budgets. They look for everything from swimming pools, to work out rooms, to open kitchen plans. For many families, the best leasing options are offered by Northwest San Antonio apartments. 

It turns out that in San Antonio, Texas, there is no short supply of awesome apartment housing options for families with diverse definitions for their ideal home. In fact, Northwest San Antonio apartments, more than many major cities in the country, offer a stunning variety of living options to families with diverse tastes.

Northwest San Antonio was highlighted by

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There’s no denying it. Texas heat found us again.

High Central Texas temperatures are great for swimming, but can be real a downer when that heat penetrates your home and proves stronger than your air conditioning. Many families rack up enormous utility bills in the summer just to combat those local temperatures.

But Texas heat doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several easy tricks for lowering your utility costs while still enjoying the pleasure of a/c.

Before you spend a fortune by cranking down the temperature, give a few of these money-saving tips a try for keeping your house cool.

1. Don’t Fall For This Common Air Conditioning Myth

There’s a myth that for years has instructed families to turn up their temperature whenever they

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san-antonio-military-housingSan Antonio has a proud military heritage that is a big part of the city's culture and identity. Thousands of military personnel are stationed throughout the area's bases, and each year military families from all over the country make their home in the Alamo City.

Moving from abroad is hard enough, but military families also bring with them specific requirements when searching for a home. These include:

  • a home within close proximity to the military base
  • quality school districts
  • neighborhood safety. Here are our picks for the top 3 neighborhoods for San Antonio military families.

1. Olympia Hills

Olympia Hills is a golf course community in Universal City, just 20 miles northeast of San Antonio. Close to Randolph Air Force Base as

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Central Texas has won the attention of many millennials. It is home to some of the largest and fastest growing cities in the nation, and offers amenities many young families look for in a place to live.

There is a lot to be considered when trying to locate a new home. Most families consider affordability, property size, and nearby work opportunities before deciding where they’ll call home.

In recent years, the number of millennials moving to San Antonio has grown at a notable rate. We decided to take a look at some of the great lifestyle features that might have lured these young professionals and their families to Alamo City. Here are 6 of the incentives that made the most sense to us:

1. Low Cost Of Living

One of the biggest pitfalls of

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If the mention of an extravagant new hotel and condo residency perks your ears the same way it has ours, the development of the Thompson Hotel and Arts Residences in San Antonio may just be the news you're looking for.

Thompson Hotels are renowned for their alluring presence, cultural taste, masterful design, and professional customer service. It was recently announced that this luxury hospitality brand would begin construction at 123 Lexington Ave. For those unfamiliar with this area, the building will rest alongside San Antonio’s Riverwalk, in the heart of one of our city’s most cherished districts.

The Museum Reach District

The Museum Reach district in San Antonio is home to a wealth of attractions that annually entice visitors from across

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Investment is a term that seizes the attention of even the least business-minded person in a room. When we hear the term, many of us imagine dollar signs, remember our Economics 101 professor, or picture Scrooge McDuck swimming through his sea of gold coins.

In real estate, we toss this term around often. When someone purchases a home, REALTORS® like to communicate every benefit that comes from owning a home. And since real estate investing is such a profitable option in the Central Texas’ market, we find no reason to hold back our enthusiasm about the opportunities we see.

Investment sparks a lot to think about for a family. While you weigh your options about whether to purchase a house or to throw all your extra cash into the stock market,

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Everyone dreams about what they’ll look for in a first home. Many Texans prefer city living, while others choose a multi-acre property on the outskirts of town. Some consider lavish spaces, and still others prefer a small house with minimalist furniture and design.

Home preferences can feel as distinct as our fingerprints, but the truth is that our housing preferences aren’t as different from one another as they might feel.

At the end of the day, housing trends exist, even to distinguish generation from generation. Many factors play into generational trends:

  • New ideas and technology
  • Economic booms or burdens
  • Community values
  • Celebrity preferences
  • Lifestyle needs
  • And much, much more

The Wall Street Journal collected a

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San Antonio has a lot going for it. Americans from across the country can recall iconic scenes from our city’s hero-filled history. Major corporations and tech companies move here for the city’s generous business incentives. And the family-centeredness of San Antonio rightly captures the attention of many people looking for a comfortable place to call their own.


At JB Goodwin, we give San Antonio a lot of praise because we genuinely believe it is an awesome place for anyone to call home. In fact, many of us do! So when we see others pointing out some of the features that make San Antonio so great, we like to share their findings with our cherished readers.

Recent data from Zillow found that families looking to buy their first home ought to conduct their

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