East San Antonio

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States. Located in South Texas, San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is a cultural gateway into the American Southwest. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the seat of Bexar County with a population of 1,328,984 as of the 2007 U.S. Census estimate, as well as the 4th fastest growing large San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the nation from 2000-2006 in terms of percentage. Its metropolitan area has approximately 2 million people and is the 28th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

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San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony, whose feast day is on (June 13) when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has a strong military presence-it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley right outside San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). Furthermore, Kelly Air Force Base (now Port San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)) operated out of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) until 2001, when the airfield was transferred over to Lackland AFB and the remaining portions of the base became an industrial/business park. The decision to close Kelly and consolidate its resources came from the 1995 BRAC. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

Famous for its River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, and home to the SeaWorld San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is visited by 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Convention and Visitors Bureau. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texas-the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, as well as one of the more successful National Basketball Association teams in league history, the San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Spurs.

Economy

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has a diversified economy with four primary focuses: financial services, health care, national defense, and tourism. Located northwest of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) center is the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research and care provider in South Texas, which is a conglomerate of numerous major hospitals, clinics, and research and higher educational institutions. The center is “chief catalyst” for a $14 billion biomedical industry. It employs over 27,000 persons with a combined total budget of $2.8 billion. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the only San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the United States hosting three Level I Trauma Centers within San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) limits (2 military, 1 civilian).

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to one of the largest military concentrations in the United States. Fort Sam Houston on San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s northeast side hosts Brooke Army Medical Center, focus of the U.S. Army’s medical command and training functions. Lackland Air Force Base on San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s west side is one of the world’s largest training complexes. While it is known for hosting the U.S. Air Force’s basic military training, it also hosts follow-on technical training for many other Air Force specialties, as well as other operations. Randolph Air Force Base on the far northeastern outskirts is the headquarters of the Air Education and Training Command, headquarters for Air Force personnel management and also hosts pilot and navigator training. Additionally, Brooks San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)-Base on San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s south side and Port San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) (formerly Kelly Air Force Base) adjoining Lackland still have significant military presences as well as defense contractor businesses. The defense industry in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) employs over 89,000 and provides a $5.25 billion impact to San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s economy.

Twenty million tourists visit San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and its attractions every year, contributing substantially to San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s economy. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center alone hosts more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. Tourism employs 94,000 citizens and makes an economic impact of over $8.7 billion in the local economy as revealed in the Economic Impact Study conducted every two years by the San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Tourism Council and the research team of Dr. Richard Butler and Dr. Mary Stefl of Trinity University. Tourism also brings new annual revenues to San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and other governmental entities with the hotel & motel tax, sales taxes and other revenues from hospitality agreements and contracts. This number exceeded over $160 million in the 2004 study.

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is home to five major Fortune 1000 companies: Valero Energy Corp, Tesoro Petroleum Corp, Clear Channel Communications, USAA, and NuStar Energy. Telecom giant AT&T was once based in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), but in June 2008, they announced their decision to move corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas, but will continue to operate telecom operations in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), leaving 5,000 employees. The move will be complete near the end of 2008. Other companies finding home in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) include: Advantage Rent A Car, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Frost National Bank, Harte-Hanks, H-E-B, Jim’s Restaurants, NewTek, Rackspace, Southwest Research Institute, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Taco Cabana, V. K. Knowlton Construction and Utilities, Zachry Construction, EyeMasters, Kinetic Concepts Inc, and Fairchild. Companies not headquartered in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) but which have a strong presence in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) include: Bank of America, Boeing, Caremark Rx Inc., The Capital Group Companies, Citibank, InfoNxx, QVC, NSA, Wachovia Bank, Washington Mutual, West Corporation, Harland Clarke and Lowe’s, while Microsoft is currently constructing a server farm on San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s northwest side. Other industries are establishing plants in the area, as San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s economy continues to grow.

Geography

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is located near 29.5°N 98.5°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) had a total area of 412.07 square miles (1,067.3 km²) – 407.56 square miles (1,055.6 km²) of land and 4.51 square miles (11.7 km²) of water. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) sits on the Balcones Escarpment.

The primary source of drinking water for San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the Edwards Aquifer. Impounded in 1962 and 1969, respectively, Victor Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake were among the first reservoirs in the country built to use recycled treated wastewater for power plant cooling, reducing the amount of groundwater needed for electrical generation.

Climate

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s weather is alternately dry or humid depending on prevailing winds, turning hot in the summer, mild to cool winters subject to descending northern cold fronts in the winter with cool nights, and comfortably warm and rainy in the spring and fall. Only a few freezes occur each year and snow is rare.

In San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), July and August tie for the average warmest months with an average high of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 °C). The highest temperature ever to be recorded was 111 °F (43.8 °C) on September 5, 2000. The average coolest month is January. The lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 °F (-17.7 °C) on January 31, 1949. May, June, and October have quite a bit of precipitation. For the last 135 years, the average annual precipitation has been 29.05 inches (73.79 cm), with a maximum of 52.28 inches (132.79 cm) and a minimum of 10.11 inches (25.68 cm) in one year.

Demographics

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) had a population of 1,144,646, ranking it the ninth-most populated San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the country. Due to San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s low density rate and lack of significant population surrounding San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) limits, the metropolitan area ranked just 30th in the U.S. with a population of 1,592,383.

Subsequent population estimates indicate continued growth in the area. The July 1, 2007, population estimate for San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was 1,328,984 making it the second-most populous San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) and the third-most populous metro area in Texas, as well as the seventh-most populous San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) in the U.S. The 2007 U.S. Census estimate for the eight-county (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties) San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) metropolitan statistical area (MSA) placed its population at 1,990,675, making it the third-most populous metro area in Texas and the 28th-most populous metro area in the U.S. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s MSA is bordered to the Northeast by the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and the two metros together combine to form a region of almost 3.6 million people.

There are 405,474 households, and 280,993 families residing in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX). The population density is 2,808.5 people per square mile (1,084.4 km²).

There are 433,122 housing units at an average density of 1,062.7 per square mile (410.3 km²). According to U.S. Census data from 2006, the racial composition of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is 65.0% White, 6.7% African American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 22.5% Other, and 2.1% from two or more races. However, 61.9% of the population identify themselves as being of Hispanic origin. Whites of non-Hispanic background were 31.83% of the population.

The age of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. In San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), 48% of the population are males, and 52% of the population are females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is $36,214, and the median income for a family is $53,100. Males have a median income of $30,061 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is $17,487. 17.3% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.3% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

University of Texas at Antonio (UTSA) is San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s largest university University of Texas at Antonio (UTSA) is San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s largest university Main article: Education in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Texas San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) hosts over 100,000 students across its 31 higher-education facilities which include The University of Texas at San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), Texas A&M University-San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX), and the Alamo Community College District’s five colleges. Some of the private schools include St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. The San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Public Library serves all of these institutions along with the 17 school districts within San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is also home to more than 30 private schools and charter schools. These schools include San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) Academy, Central Catholic Marianist High School, Holy Cross High School, Incarnate Word High School, and St. Anthony Catholic High School.

History

In 1536, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, a shipwrecked captive of Native Americans, visited the interior of what would later be called Texas. He saw and described the river later to be named the San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river and Native American settlement (located in the area of present-day La Villita) on June 13, the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padova, Italy, and named the place and river “San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)” in his honor.

In 1716, The Spanish Council of War approved a site on the San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) River for construction of a fortified presidio (fort). The Domingo Ramón expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previous) established a presidio on the river. That council also approved a request by Father Olivares to establish a Catholic Mission at the site.

In 1718, Martin de Alarcón, then Governor of Texas, reinforced the presidio and the ten soldiers and their families were recognized officially as the beginning of the villa. Alarcón named the presidio San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Béjar in honor of the Duke of Béjar, in Spain, the viceroy’s brother, who died what was considered a hero’s death defending Budapest from the Ottoman Empire in 1686 (This is in dispute because there is no such saint).

That same year, the Mission of San Francisco de Solano was moved from the Rio Grande to merge with Mission San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Padua. Father Olivares renamed his merged mission Mission San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Valero. The presidio, the villa and the mission comprised the municipality named San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de los Llanos (of the Plains) by Governor Alarcón. One year later, in 1719, Mission San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) moved to its second site on the east bank near the present day St. Joseph’s Church on Commerce. (The names are in dispute because there are no such saints and only a Pope can name saints.)

In 1721, The Marquis de Aguayo moved the presidio San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Béjar to its present site on the Plaza de Armas, where permanent quarters were constructed for the soldiers. In 1726 the official settlement population was 200, including 45 military and their families.

The Mission San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) was moved to its third and final site on Alamo Plaza in 1724 because of hurricane flooding at the previous location.

On eleven o’clock on the morning of March 9, 1731, sixteen families (56 people) from the Canary Islands, often referred to as the “Canary Islanders,” arrived at the Presidio of San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) de Bexar in the Province of Texas. By royal decree of the King of Spain, they founded La Villa de San Fernando and established the first civil government in Texas. The Marquis of Casafuerte, Viceroy of Spain, (King of Spain) bestowed upon each Canary Island family titles of nobility. Many descendants of these first settlers still reside in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).

The Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836, and eventually the town would grow to encompass the mission where the battle took place, a mile to the east. This was where 189 defenders, both Mexicans and settlers, were besieged in the old mission against 4,000 Mexican troops led by Antonio López de Santa Anna for 13 days. The defenders were all killed in the final assault on the garrison. Some recent evidence suggests there might have been a few prisoners, Colonel Davy Crockett perhaps among them, that were executed after the battle had ended. The cry “Remember the Alamo” became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution. Texas independence was finally attained at the subsequent Battle of San Jacinto the following April.

Like many municipalities in the American Southwest, San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) experiences a steady population growth. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s population has nearly doubled in 35 years, from just over 650,000 in the 1970 census to an estimated 1.2 million in 2005.

San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has also grown substantially in area. Unlike most large cities in the U.S., San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities, and under Texas law exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including directing growth and zoning. It pursues an aggressive annexation policy and opposes the creation of other municipalities within its ETJ. This is the reason San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) is the 7th largest in the U.S. but its metropolitan area is just 29th largest. Nearly three-fourths of its current land area has been annexed since 1960. In recent years, San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) has annexed several long narrow corridors along major thoroughfares to facilitate eventual annexation of growth developing along the routes. San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX) plans to annex nearly forty additional square miles by 2009.

The Alamo is a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and is surrounded by many hotels and tourist attractions. It is clearly San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s most well-known landmark, and is featured in its flag and seal and in San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX)’s nickname, “Alamo San Antonio East Side Real Estate (Area of San Antonio TX).” Also right by the Alamo is the world famous Crockett Hotel. It is named after the legendary pioneer Davy Crockett.

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