There are more retirees in San Antonio than there are in Austin, by a lot.. but that doesn't mean San Antonio is the right choice for you.
My advice.. I'd look at homes in both cities... drive the areas, and see which one says "Im Home" to you.
Anything less is just someone else's opinion really.
Jason C Campbell
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I am from California myself from Orange County in the South. If I can learn more of your favorite activities I can be of much better help. There is a great many things to do in both cities. I live in San Antonio myself and I thoroughly enjoy it.
Near both cities there is golf, camping, wineries, hiking trails, fishing, river activities. San Antonio has amusement parks, Austin has NASCAR. This list will go on and on and on.
Please contact me directly so I can learn more about what you are looking for specifically so I can guide you in the best direction.
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I would be glad to meet you out there and show you around. The kind sales folks out there do represent Del Webb and it's always great to have a friend who knows the area and can help you make the best decisions, plus they pay my fee so there's no cost to you!
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Austin is outdoorsy. more hip and fit, with kayaks, bikes, live progressive music and a tech vibe.
San Antonio exudes culture, history food and variety of life as well as major symphony and more touring Broadway shows, excellent zoo and theme parks
It really depends on what you enjoy doing. You will find plenty to do in either city.
If you want a good blend of small town and metro life, New Braunfels and San Marcos are excellent choices, just 20-45 minutes from both cities large cities. And then there is the WONDERFUL Hill Country, with old German towns favored by many retirees.
If you can't decide or if water is your thing, check out the Spring Branch/Canyon Lake area (about 30 minutes from North San Antonio and south Austin). I might suggest renting/extended visit to that area, then you can sample both cities on a daily basis. )gasoline is about $3.15 gallon here now.
I love talking up the area and know it very well. Send me an email if you have any questions, I will be glad to chat.
Enjoy visiting both areas, either online or in person. I think once you line out the activities that attract you the decision will be easy.
I sell homes in San Antonio, happy to introduce you to our city.
Call or email me anytime. I'm a full time Realtor in San Antonio.
I would certainly recommend you spend a few weeks visiting each city (extended stay hotels would be a good choice during these visits) to get a better feel for what each city has to offer as they are very different in so many ways.
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