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Real estate for sale in Bexar County, TX

Bexar County Real Estate

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Is It The Right Time To Buy Real Estate In Bexar County Texas?

Real Estate in Bexar County Introduction
You can’t talk about Bexar County without talking about greater San Antonio, but how much do we really know about one of the biggest and fastest-growing conurbations in the state, and what it would be like to live there? Well it is time to find out.

In this article, we’ll explore the length and breadth of Bexar County, and get to know three of its most popular cities in greater detail. We’ll talk about the weather and climate – a very important factor for anyone renting real estate in Bexar County – and even explore 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the state. Ideally, this should give you some idea of what it might be like to live in Bexar County, TX, as well as a sense of what the real estate markets in the county are like.


Bexar County Climate
South Texas… deserts and giant cactus, right? Maybe a dry gulch or 2 decorated with cow skulls… Not really, though. South Texas is warm and sunny, but it isn’t one big desert. Farmers and ranchers would hardly have competed so fiercely over the land in the ‘wild west’ days if it was. Bexar County gets 33 inches of rain in the average year, whereas the US as a whole gets 38 – it’s not as dry as all that. Like most of South Texas, Bexar gets the most rain in mid-summer and mid-autumn.

The winters are very mild, as well. Bexar county gets zero snow on average, compared to 28 inches per year for the rest of the nation. Bexar County, TX gets 224 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. The highest temperatures are usually recorded in July, and summer highs average around 94 degrees F. January tends to be the coldest month, with winter lows averaging 41 degrees – well above freezing.

Hot, sunny summers and warm, dry winters. Not too bad. It isn’t hard to see why so many people are eager to buy real estate in Bexar County, and why the market for renting real estate in Bexar County TX is so hot right now.


Things To See And Do In Bexar County, TX
The San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Area spans 8 big Texas counties. With this much developed real estate in Bexar County and its surroundings, you’ll have no trouble at all finding things to do in the city and in the countryside. Nightlife, fine dining, hiking, biking, fishing, art, culture, music… take your pick.


You can visit the Alamo in the heart of old San Antonio, explore the River Walk, enjoy a restful day with the family at SeaWorld or the San Antonio Aquarium, or chill with friends at Six Flags Over Texas.

You may also want to check out the famous San Antonio Zoo, cheer on the San Antonio Spurs, take the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour, and at night, you might prefer to see a show at the Magicians Agency Theater or take a wine tour at Taste of Fredericksburg.

History of Bexar County Texas

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Bexar County History
The Villa de San Fernando de Béxar was founded as a municipal government in 1731 by a group of 55 Canary Islanders who settled in the region of the San Antonio River. This land would eventually pass from Spanish dominion to the Mexican Republic, and then to Republic of Texas, and finally to the United States.

When it was created in 1836, Bexar County included almost all of the western part of the Republic of Texas. When it became a state, this was considered far too unwieldy, and the former Bexar County was parceled out into 128 much smaller pieces. So, in a sense, if you rent anywhere in Southwest Texas, you are renting real estate in Bexar County, at least in spirit.

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Bexar County Namesake

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How Bexar County Got Its Name
In a way, Bexar County and the city of San Antonio are named after the same thing. The Villa de San Fernando de Béxar changed its name to San Antonio de Béxar while it was still under Spanish rule. San Antonio de Béxar was a ‘presidio’ or fort which protected the colonizing missions in the area.

That presidio was named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Zúñiga y Guzmán Sotomayor y Sarmiento, who was the son of the Duke of Béjar in Spain. Is this really important to know before buying real estate in Bexar County TX? Probably not. But it might win you a trivia contest on a night out.

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Location

Real Estate in Bexar County Introduction
You can’t talk about Bexar County without talking about greater San Antonio, but how much do we really know about one of the biggest and fastest-growing conurbations in the state, and what it would be like to live there? Well it is time to find out.

In this article, we’ll explore the length and breadth of Bexar County, and get to know three of its most popular cities in greater detail. We’ll talk about the weather and climate – a very important factor for anyone renting real estate in Bexar County – and even explore 5 of the trendiest neighborhoods in the state. Ideally, this should give you some idea of what it might be like to live in Bexar County, TX, as well as a sense of what the real estate markets in the county are like.


Bexar County Climate
South Texas… deserts and giant cactus, right? Maybe a dry gulch or 2 decorated with cow skulls… Not really, though. South Texas is warm and sunny, but it isn’t one big desert. Farmers and ranchers would hardly have competed so fiercely over the land in the ‘wild west’ days if it was. Bexar County gets 33 inches of rain in the average year, whereas the US as a whole gets 38 – it’s not as dry as all that. Like most of South Texas, Bexar gets the most rain in mid-summer and mid-autumn.

The winters are very mild, as well. Bexar county gets zero snow on average, compared to 28 inches per year for the rest of the nation. Bexar County, TX gets 224 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. The highest temperatures are usually recorded in July, and summer highs average around 94 degrees F. January tends to be the coldest month, with winter lows averaging 41 degrees – well above freezing.

Hot, sunny summers and warm, dry winters. Not too bad. It isn’t hard to see why so many people are eager to buy real estate in Bexar County, and why the market for renting real estate in Bexar County TX is so hot right now.


Things To See And Do In Bexar County, TX
The San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Area spans 8 big Texas counties. With this much developed real estate in Bexar County and its surroundings, you’ll have no trouble at all finding things to do in the city and in the countryside. Nightlife, fine dining, hiking, biking, fishing, art, culture, music… take your pick.


You can visit the Alamo in the heart of old San Antonio, explore the River Walk, enjoy a restful day with the family at SeaWorld or the San Antonio Aquarium, or chill with friends at Six Flags Over Texas.

You may also want to check out the famous San Antonio Zoo, cheer on the San Antonio Spurs, take the Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour, and at night, you might prefer to see a show at the Magicians Agency Theater or take a wine tour at Taste of Fredericksburg.

Bexar County, TX Demographics

Bexar County TX Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau found just over 2 million residents in Bexar County, up from just over 1,714,000 in 2010 and 1,392,000 in 2000.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Bexar County in 2020 was $60,477. Those hunting real estate for sale in Bexar County TX should compare this to house prices very carefully.

Education
Around 84% of Bexar County residents over the age of 25 are high school graduates, and 28% of those over 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Average salary
The per capita income for Bexar County residents was just over $48,000 – as of 2020.

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Why should you buy a real estate in Bexar County, TX?

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Why Buy Real Estate In Bexar County, TX?
Buying real estate in Bexar County isn’t difficult – the entire San Antonio metro area is expanding like mad. But why do so many people want to live in Bexar County? The fact that Texas does not have a state income tax is a big draw (you’ll still have to pay federal tax), of course. This can contribute significantly to the standard of living you’ll get there. In the end, San Antonio is 13.3% less expensive to live in than the other big cities in Texas (according to bestplaces.net), and some of the smaller cities in Bexar are even less expensive.


Bexar County Art and Culture
One of the reasons people love to rent real estate in Bexar County is the vibrant, often lavish street culture in Greater San Antonio. It seems there is a festival, celebration, parade or other event more weekends than not, on a good year.

Examples include the Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil costume ball, the Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Show, the Cactus Pear Music Festival, El Dia De Los Muertos, the Texas Folklife Festival and Fiesta Primavera at Market Square.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Real Estate In Bexar County

Why are people so interested in the real estate for sale in Bexar County TX? Why do people love living in and around San Antonio so much? Well, here are three very good reasons:

Housing in Greater San Antonio is very affordable. According to the San Antonio Board of Realtors (in 2019), the median sales price for a home was only $238,400 – well below the national average.
No 2 San Antonio neighborhoods are alike, and all of them are lovely. Greater San Antonio neighborhoods are family friendly, and just friendly in general. We’ll look at 5 of the best elsewhere in this article.
There are plenty of jobs in San Antonio. San Antonio’s unemployment rate is lower than both the national average and the average for Texas. Expressnews.com reported some 30,000 jobs added between 2016 and 2017 alone.

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Why Bexar County?

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So, How Would You Feel About Living In Bexar County, Texas? The entire county is part of the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area, and you’ll have no trouble moving around in what is essentially a city spanning 8 counties. With low housing prices, no state income tax and a lower cost of living than in other Texas cities of this size and wealth, Bexar County has a lot to offer. But is it really you? Can you see yourself biking along the riverside in San Antonio, or working in any of the city’s thriving industries? Can you imagine raising a family in a wide hilly suburb or in the bustle of the city itself? Only you can decide.

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