Making the Move to “Military City USA”

They don’t call San Antonio ” Military City USA” for nothing. Fort Sam Houston ,located in the heart of the city, is home to the Department of Defense’s largest medical center. Lackland AFB, is about 10 miles from Downtown and is the largest training wing in the Air Force. Randolph AFB is about 20 miles NE of Downtown.

You will learn that many military families choose to retire here in San Antonio. It is easy to see why. San Antonio is full of convenience, recreation, and affordable real estate. Buying a home here means you’re purchasing a lifetime investment that will serve as both a sanctuary for you and your family, and as a solid asset base.

This city is widely known for its commitment to residents and visitors alike – we’re proud of our past and we look forward to a bright future. This region affords a scenic backdrop for the homes and properties that comprise the local real estate market, as well as a huge variety of amenities. These amenities are designed to ease the lifestyle of residents while providing those quality services at reasonable rates.

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.

Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to that area. If you can, visit a city before moving and connect with someone who’s lived there before.

Have a plan. There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home.

Get involved. Meeting people in a big city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive: city life is often too noisy and hectic. Take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things in the city. Try new things. Volunteer. Big cities offer so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like.