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San Antonio Named Friendliest City in America

Posted by Mission del Lago on Jul 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

To those who visit here and especially those who live in San Antonio, it should come as no surprise that the city is such a friendly place to be—so much so that it was just named America’s Friendliest City by Travel and Leisure.

“In the latest America’s Favorite Places survey, readers ranked more than 400 cities and towns on 70 different features, from the best burgers and wine bars to festivals and free attractions for all ages,” they said. “Survey voters also weighed in on the locals, ranking them for their apparent quirkiness, hotness, or charming geekiness.”

The top 20 was filled with cities that scored highly “in user-friendly categories like affordability and walkability. These same places also tended to be smaller cities with gold stars for warm, sunny weather—an equation that would leave a lasting impression with anyone, local or visitor.”

But the large city of San Antonio bested them all, reinforcing its reputation as “a big city with small town vibes.”

Calling San Antonio home

For those who are living in San Antonio, the acclaim is well-deserved. Residents at Southside masterplanned communities like Mission del Lago are drawn to the area and the community for the family-friendly nature and amenities, as well as the affordable new homes in San Antonio. Mission del Lago’s Southside masterplanned community is the fastest-selling community in its price range and one of the fastest-selling in the entire city.

On the Southside, families spend days at the Jim Mattox Park playground, search for rare birds at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, enjoy a full calendar of social and community events, and value living in a top community with San Antonio new homes for sale, great community amenities including an 18-hole golf course, and its own TEC “Recognized” school.

Mission del Lago’s new homes in San Antonio start at just $160,000, with all the space and features homebuyers are looking for. Newly releases residences including D.R. Horton’s Express Homes and chic offerings from Lennar give buyers numerous options. Quick Move Homes also give buyers the ability to move in right away without the wait of construction.

San Antonio’s hot job market

San Antonio doesn’t just get attention for being a warm and inviting city. It’s also home to one of the top job markets in the country. Most recently, San Antonio was named the No. 5 “Hottest Real Estate Market of 2016” by FORTUNE and a “Best Buy City” by Forbes. The city was also high on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers for its “projected annual job growth of 2.7 percent, 26.7 percent college attainment and 1.5 percent high-tech employment.”

Employment on the Southside, with large employers like the San Antonio Toyota Plant, new Southside businesses, and growing amenities like Brooks City Base and the Texas A&M University campus, are shining a bright light on the area.

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Topics: San Antonio homes, living on the Southside