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San Antonio among top five metros where suburban growth most outpaced urban growth- do you agree?

Asked by Trulia San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Thu Oct 11, 2012

Do you San Antonians agree with Trulia's recent findings? Is this a trend that is here to stay?

Check out the rest of our Urban vs Suburban Growth findings here:
http://trends.truliablog.com/2012/10/even-after-the-housing-…

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Shail Patel’s answer
Why yes that is correct...

San Antonio's urban living is sky-rocketing not only "for sales" but also "rental lofts". The facade that central San Antonio has held, is changing for the better with different options in living spaces from high-rises, trendy lofts, urban cottages to the cool bungalows.

With the introduction of diverse boutiques, refined eateries, and colorful events, Central San Antonio is the new place to be. Even within the downtown area there are distinct area that entice like personalities.

We are lucky to be in such a diverse and growing community where both suburban and urban areas are thriving. The suburban spaces are excellent but those who are looking for something unique, there are options available.

Our team alone is bringing a large number of urban living to downtown and uptown San Antonio.

Check out ogdenmodern.com or TerraMark Urban Homes for some insight on urban living.

Shail Patel
(210) 454-2904
shailgpatel@kw.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 1, 2013
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San Antonio hit #1 in the country 2 years in a row for new business. Cost of labor here is less expensive, and you don't have unions smashing commerce to pieces here..

We are surrounded by military bases, we have a fair share of tourist attractions, cost of living is low, the dollar gets you A LOT more here than almost anywhere else..

It's not so much a trent, as it is an economic recipe. There is a reason San Antonio is always on the top 10 in any poll... It's just how everything is structured. Local government has done a great job with creating a climate that attracts major companies.

Bottom line, San Antonio has been, and continues to be a great bet.

So.. what does this create? It creates an evergrowing workforce that are capable of affording a more expensive home, and there is so much out there to offer... they can be a lot picker. So.. Suburbs explode with growth as buyers can buy a brand new home they can afford just outside the hustle of the city for, in a lot of cases, less money than they can buy comparable properties in the city.

More and more people are seeing "Larger Yards" or homes on land... you won't find that in the Urban sector...

Also... USDA Financing has had a huge impact on that.. When a buyer can buy a home just outside the city for $0.00 down, that becomes a serious through process to the consumer.

I think we will see this trend continue for many years to come. San Antonio is growing by leaps and bounds.

Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
210-389-5266
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http://www.SAHomeExpert.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 12, 2012
San Antonio is an amazingly vibrant, diverse city Here is our video which tells the story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZRNeli2tQo&list=UUYqFj2s…

Great weather, strong diverse business base, military friendly, near the Coast, come and see for yourself. Bring your toothbrush. You'll want to stay!

Ellen and Doc Stephens, REALTORS
Keller Williams Realty
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2012
I think it's definitely true that the suburbs have grown faster than San Antonio's urban center, but that being said, there's a big push to develop downtown as a great place to live. Planners have recognized the value of a vibrant downtown that offers housing and amenities for people who want the "city" life, and in time I expect we'll see more movement in that direction.

Kathy Walsh, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Heritage
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 11, 2012
I believe it's true. Until San Antonio embraces Urban renewal the trend will continue. People feel safer in the Burbs. Even so you can go pretty far out and still get to downtown San Antonio in 20- 40 minutes.
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