The City of San Antonio, Texas is the second most populous city in the state of Texas, and the seventh most populous in the entire U.S. The city was originally a Spanish mission. It is located in the south-central part of Texas along the banks of the San Antonio River near a spring that the natives called Yanaguana or "Refreshing Waters." Looking for a home to purchase in this city couldn't be easier with the tools available on Homes.com.
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San Antonio was initially the largest Spanish settlement and the capital of the Spanish (then Mexican) province of Tejas. The site of the Battle of the Alamo, the city played a pivotal part in the war to liberate Texas during the Mexican-American war. The Alamo, originally called the Mission San Antonio de Valero, is located centrally, between downtown and the neighborhood of Alamo Heights, and welcomes more than four million visitors in a typical year. The city as a whole welcomes more than twenty-six million tourists a year, and boasts the level of attractions that such an impressive figure would indicate. There are Six Flags and Sea World locations in the immediate area, a wealth of historic sites beyond the Alamo, and the city hosts The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, one of the largest in the world, annually. Other entertainment options include professional basketball, with the city boasting a five-time NBA champion team in the San Antonio Spurs, the downtown Riverwalk, the McNay Art Museum, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, and the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. The city is home to as diverse a group of citizens as its history would indicate. Having been a site populated by waves of different cultures, San Antonio boasts an eclectic array of architectural styles for those interested in owning a home. In the Midtown/Brackenridge Park district alone, you can find homes for sale constructed in the Victorian style in the Beacon Hill neighborhood and in the French Eclectic, Neoclassical, and Italian Renaissance styles in the neighborhood of Monte Vista. Regardless of your tastes, one of the city's diverse seventeen districts and neighborhoods is sure to have a San Antonio home for sale that suits you.
The city of San Antonio is home to six Fortune 500 companies, and is the regional home for a great many more. Its beautiful, sunny desert climate and arts, culture, sports, historic, and entertainment options are all yours for the choosing. This fantastic Texas would love to welcome you home to one of its eclectic, and possibly historic neighborhoods. Or if it's an apartment or other rental that you're looking for right now, ForRent.com can help you find several San Antonio Apartments for Rent now.