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A new report shows that it really, really, really pays to live and work in San Antonio. According to the report, published August 15 by the Indeed Hiring Lab, San Antonio boasts some of the highest salaries in the U.S. when adjusted for the cost of living.

Among metros with at least 1 million residents, the report ranks the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area fifth for cost-adjusted salaries — an average of $72,022 a year. That figure was based on annual salaries for jobs posted on the Indeed website. Those salaries then were tweaked according to cost-of-living figures produced by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The nonprofit San Antonio Economic Development Foundation says that although it is one the country’s largest cities, San Antonio

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With the holiday season now in full swing San Antonio has no shortage of great events to get out and enjoy with your family and friends!  Below we put together five outings worth putting your coat on and going out to enjoy.

Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias
In honor of the Mexican Christmas tradition of decorating with paper lanterns known as luminarias, the River Walk is glowing with 2,000 lights this month. If you haven’t already, be sure to visit Friday through Saturday at dusk December 8-10 or 15-17 as the lights overhead set the festive mood and beautiful luminarias guide the walkway.

Jazz, TX
If you’re a jazz enthusiast (or simply like holiday music) the Big Band Christmas Show with Doc Watkins and his Orchestra is not to be missed. The festive

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San Antonio the proclaimed "Military City USA" made the top twenty of the best places for veterans to live across America.  While our friends across Texas also made the top twenty five of this Wallethub list with Austin landing at number 1!  

For the ranking, personal finance website WalletHub examined 17 key indicators of livability, affordability, and veteran-friendly attitude for the 100 largest cities in the U.S. Those metrics include share of military-skills-related jobs, housing affordability, and availability of veterans’ health facilities, divided into four broad categories: jobs, economy, quality of life, and health.

San Antonio, with its self-proclaimed status as “Military City USA,” ranks No. 18 overall. The Alamo City ranks No. 7 in the

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Home prices may feel like they’re soaring in Texas, but a new ranking shows the overall cost of living in the Lone Star State is pretty reasonable.

Image result for san antonio populationIn fact, Texas ranks ninth on CNBC’s new list of America’s 10 cheapest states to live in 2017. 

“The rapid change in the Texas economy following the recent collapse of oil prices has been difficult for the Lone Star State, but the silver lining appears to be a substantial drop in the cost of living — merchants simply can’t charge as much these days,” CNBC says. Last year, Texas appeared at No. 21 on the list.

“One of the most powerful ways to attract great workers is to provide them an affordable place to live. These 10 states certainly have that going for them,” CNBC says.

On average homes across

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Along with 100-plus restaurants in San Antonio, this month’s edition—which kicks off Saturday, Aug. 12, and continues through Aug. 26—also includes more than a dozen restaurants in Boerne and New Braunfels.  If your looking to add a little to your culinary palate this is the time!  Be sure to get out and support the bevvy of local restaurants participating this year and enjoy some of the specialized menus for the event.  

Here are a few great suggestions to get your Started from San Antonio to Boerne and beyond!  

Biga on the Banks

With four choices for the first course and five for the second, Chef Bruce Auden makes sure there’s something for every palette. Starters include braised beef and falafel with summer melon while the main course

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With 4th of July only days away we figured now is a great time to check out all that San Antonio has to offer this weekend!  While there is never shortage of events happening across the city fourth of July really sets the stage.  Check out some of our favorite celebrations happening across San Antonio.

4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park
July 4, 2017

This is San Antonio’s official 4th of July celebration and it’s a great thing to do during your trip. 

It’s fun for the whole family, and is filled with great attractions like live musical entertainment, games and activities for kids, 1k and 5k fun runs, a parade, and of course, fireworks!

The event runs from 8:00 am – 9:30 pm.  It’s the must-not-miss event of the season!

Getting

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With the kids out of school and the summer finally in swing in San Antonio there is no shortage of events and things to do that are great for the family or just to get out of the house!  Below is a list of 15 amazing FREE outings that are sure to please everyone.  

McNay Second Thursdays
Get out of your workweek routine and head to the McNay Art Museum for a night of live music, food trucks, drinks, with free admission. This is a family- and pet-friendly event open from 6-9 pm.

San Antonio | The Saga
Watch and listen as the San Fernando Cathedral and the Main Plaza comes to life after dark during San Antonio | The Saga. Through a spectacular 24-minute light show, watch as the façade of the church transforms into the people, places, and events that

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Its that time of year again!  Central Texas and the greater San Antonio area explode with wildflowers across the many highways and scenic routes dotting the Texas Hill Country.  Whether your looking for a scenic drive just outside of San Antonio, or if you want to getaway to the Hill Country and stay in Fredricksburg here is what to expect this season.  

The people who prognosticate about how strong the wildflower season will be and when the blooms will peak predicted an early start for the bluebonnets this spring (some were actually spotted in February around San Antonio and to the north) and a season lasting longer than usual after an unseasonably warm winter. Bluebonnets were even spotted Feb. 21 blooming in the parking lot of the Blue Bonnet Cafe

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On the heels of San Antonio cracking U.S. News and World Reports top 25 cities to live in America.  Our friends over at Redfin have put together their annual list of the "hottest neighborhoods" across America.  Check out the three places Redfin predicts to be the top neighborhoods in 2017.

The median price for a home in Lavaca is $282,500, and houses are on the market for around 90 days. Although this historical San Antonio area is best known for its tight-knit community, its popularity is growing with newcomers.

Sonoma Ranch in Helotes comes in as San Antonio's second hottest neighborhood. Redfin data shows that outlying communities are trending because they have "the best balance of everything: quick access to public transit, trendy shopping and

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Fastest Growing U.S. Franchise of Germany-Based Real Estate  Conglomerate Opens Fourth Location in Central Texas

Luxury Real Estate Veteran Frank LeBlanc to Lead Team

The privately-owned Central Texas franchise of German real estate conglomerate Engel & Völkers will open a permanent San Antonio location in Spring 2017, announced owners Michele and Steve Turnquist today.  Frank LeBlanc, the region’s leading luxury real estate advisor, will manage the office.

“It’s a very exciting time to live in Central Texas.  While the world is just beginning to recognize the appeal of our first-class cities, we have long understood the unique draw of our region,” said Michele Turnquist.  “The rare combination of fast-growing industry, renowned hospitality, and

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