One of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, San Antonio is also one of the top places to get a job in the country, according to business.com. Its No. 7 ranking is due to low employment and an abundance of thriving industries and companies throughout the city.
“There are not many cities on this list more impressive than San Antonio,” said business.com. “The primary reason is its population of more than 1.4 million. With this many people, it is hard to imagine an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. But that is exactly what the city offers.”
The firm noted several industries including “healthcare/biotech, IT services, military and financial services…even adding a shout-out to three firms in particular, Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas and USAA,” said the San Antonio Business Journal.
In fact, the San Antonio Toyota Manufacturing Plant recently announced it would be adding significantly to its workforce, hiring hundreds more employees and increasing shifts in response to high demand for the Tacoma and Tundra trucks, which are manufactured at the plant.
“The company expects to add 250 jobs to its operations in San Antonio,” said the Austin American Statesman. “Toyota currently employs about 3,000 people at its plant there.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, “Sales of the Tacoma and Tundra trucks have been on the rise over the past several years—especially the Tacoma, which has had double-digit sales increases every month since December.”
The continued evolution of Brooks City Base from a shuttered Air Force Base into a vibrant industrial/business park, mixed-use community, and entertainment complex is another exciting sign for San Antonio.
As many as “24 grand openings and ribbon cuttings over the next 12 months” are expected at the base, said the Business Journal, including an “apartment complex, a townhouse development, a neighborhood redevelopment project, the Embassy Suites Hotel, a Hampton Inn, new retail outlets, new restaurants and a renovation project at the Air Force base's former Hangar 9,” which is being modeled as a high-profile event center.
A recent $54.9 million in revenue bonds for the base is supporting and funding the development of many of these projects including the restoration of the historic Hangar 9 building, a new town center, the new linear park, and the new Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel, the first development of its kind south of downtown San Antonio.
All of this activity is creating a sustained need for quality housing on the Southside, which communities like Mission del Lago are providing. The masterplan has become the SouthSide’s favorite community with a range of homes from D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes with well-designed floorplans, modern amenities, and a location that’s private and serene yet convenient to all the best of San Antonio. Prices are from the $140s. Mission del Lago also offers great amenities including an 18-hole golf course.
For more information about living in the fastest-growing neighborhood in South San Antonio, visit Mission del Lago or download our Guide to Buying a New Home in Southside San Antonio.