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PCSing to San Antonio Part 1: Where to Live


posted Aug 19, 2015

Having a permanent change of station or PCS can be stressful. You have to find a new place to live, uproot your family and move across the country, and that’s a lot to handle. But when you’re PCSing to San Antonio, a big city in the huge state of Texas, it can be even more difficult. After all, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the nation. How are you supposed to find the right home for your family?

We’re here to help. If you’re PCSing to San Antonio, the best place to live really depends on where you’re being stationed. Let’s take a look at the best neighborhoods around each local base:

  • Fort Sam Houston—If you’re stationed at Fort Sam Houston, you have a little flexibility in where you live. The base is located just north of downtown, so there are many areas you can choose from. The Alamo Heights neighborhood is a popular one, offering excellent schools and charming real estate. Bel Meade, Terrell Hills and Olmos Park are also fine options.
  • Randolph AFB—This base is located much further north, right around Schertz. While Schertz is a great option—especially for families—there are a few other towns in the area that are good, too. Cibolo, Converse and Live Oak tend to be popular choices for many military members.
  • Lackland AFB—Essentially opposite of where Randolph is, this installation is just southwest of the city. Lackland Heights offers a convenient nearby neighborhood for military families. Alamo Ranch and Laurel Mountain Ranch are popular choices, too.

Are you PCSing to San Antonio in the near future? Let Housing 1 Source help. Our free relocation specialists will help you and your family find the perfect home for your needs, location and budget. Stop by or call today to get started.