Life in San Antonio

San Antonio is the seventh largest cities in the U.S. and also one of the fastest growing in the nation. With nearly 300 sunny days per year, it is a great place for many outdoor sports and a variety of recreational opportunities. 

In addition to being a hub for medical care in South Texas, San Antonio is recognized as a national center for bioscience research and innovation. It is home to cutting-edge biotech companies such as DPT Laboratories, LtdMedtronic, Inc., and Genzyme along with nationally-recognized institutions including Methodist Healthcare SystemUniversity Health SystemTexas Neurosciences InstituteTexas Biomedical Research Insitute, and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center.

With a vibrant military, academic, nonprofit, and private sector focused on research, the economic impact of San Antonio's health care/ bioscience industry has become a leading sector with over $30.6 billion annually. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, one in six of San Antonio workers are employed in health care or bioscience fields. 

San Antonio Facts and Statistics

Mayor: Ivy R. Taylor
Population: 1.409 million (2013)*
7th largest city in America
Ranked 25th in the Metropolitan area population
2nd largest city in Texas - USA Today
*U.S. Census Bureau


The City of San Antonio
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Weather Channel


The Riverwalk
The Alamo
Sea World
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Morgan's Wonderland
Tower of the Americas
Institute of Texas Cultures
Japanese Tea Garden
Botanical Garden


La Villita
Rivercenter Mall
The Alamo Quarry Market
The Shops at La Cantera
North Star Mall
Historic Market Square - El Mercado


Battle of Flowers Parade
Texas Folklife Festival
Stock Show and Rodeo


Spurs Basketball
Missions Baseball
Rampage Hockey
Silver Stars Women's Basketball


San Antonio Museum of Art
McNay Art Museum

Witte Museum
San Antonio Children's Museum


San Antonio Symphony
Majestic Theater

AT&T Center