Moving, visiting or passing through San Antonio? Check out these fun facts about this fabulous city!
The Alamo- The Alamo is considered as THE most popular visitor attraction in ALL of Texas! San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution. Construction began in 1724 and it was originally named “Mission San Antonio de Valero”, the Alamo served as home sweet home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly 70 years! Great place of history for Texas! The Alamo is a story about a heroic struggle against impossible odds — people worldwide remember a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice to be free!
Sunny, Affordable and safe: Looking for more sun? Three hundred days of sunshine in San Antonio and an average temperature of 70 degrees. Can we say PERFECT?! San Antonio is also the most affordable city in America, for those who live here and those who are just coming for a visit. Did you know that San Antonio is one of America’s safest and best “walking” cities?! Very exciting considering the weather is always amazing!
Zoo + Kid-Friendly: The San Antonio Zoo is the third largest zoo in the U.S! Offering a home to over 3,500 animals! If you’ve never been, I highly recommend visiting the zoo! Its gorgeous and such a beautiful place to spend a day with the family or even a first date! The San Antonio Zoo also shelters more than 230 endangered species. San Antonio is also one of the most kid friendly cities in the country! Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas & Schlitterbahn OH MY! What more could a kid ask for?!
Thriving: San Antonio is the 3rd fastest growing city and the 7th largest U.S city! TIP: If you’re moving to San Antonio, check out Camden. We offer gorgeous affordable apartments in the best locations sure to meet anyone’s specific lifestyle needs.
History: San Antonio is one of the oldest cities settled in 1731 by only 16 Spanish families who came from the Canary Islands. Imagine, a city which started out with only 16 families is now at a population of over 2 million! More and more people are discovering the amazing beauty, history and secrets of San Antonio each year! The King William neighborhood is one of the oldest historical districts in Texas!
Does anyone know of a holiday that is not actually a holiday in America? It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Although March 17th is technically a holiday in Ireland, it’s not an official U.S holiday which makes it the most buzzed about non-government sanctioned holiday in the United States!
(Right up there with good ole Mardi-Gras)
In case you’ve been living under a rock for…well, your entire life, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when EVERYONE claims to be Irish, wears green and most importantly drinks green beer. Did you know that approximately 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry? Yep! According to the 2003 US Census. That’s almost nine times the population of Ireland, which has 4.1 million people. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has become associated with pots of gold, green shamrocks, dancing leprechaun’s, four leaf clovers and plenty of Irish singing! Speaking of clovers, did you know that Irish legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck. Only a few people actually have a clue about St. Patrick and why we celebrate this day. For Starters, the real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish! He was born in Britain! Ha! But that’s neither here nor there. What really matters here is that America loves green beer, dancing leprechaun’s and pots of gold… enough said! Don’t ask questions!
Feeling blue with no plans for the big green day? Are you a Camden resident/fan living in or around San Antonio? If yes, you’re in LUCK! The San Antonio River Walk has the best St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival this year! (March 16, 2012 starting at 6:00pm – March 17, 2012 starting at 6:00pm) FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Festival of Music, food and green fun! Floats release 110 pounds of environmentally friendly green dye into the San Antonio River! The event transforms the 2.5 mile river into a miniature Emerald Isle! Click here for more information!
Don’t forget to check with your Camden community for upcoming resident functions celebrating St. Patty’s Day!
Camden is very proud to announce that we are growing! We have recently added 9 gorgeous new apartment communities to our existing Texas portfolio in Houston, Austin and Dallas and we also re-entered the San Antonio market. Most of these communities have been completed in the past 3 years and many include fantastic interior upgrades and amenities such and beautiful landscaping, resort-style swimming pools and state-of-the-art fitness centers.
- Camden Brushy Creek, Cedar Park, TX
- Camden Shadow Brook, Austin, TX
- Camden Panther Creek, Frisco, TX
- Camden Riverwalk, Grapevine, TX
- Camden Cypress Creek, Cypress, TX
- Camden Lakemont, Richmond, TX
- Camden Northpoint, Tomball, TX
- Camden Braun Station, San Antonio, TX
- Camden Westover Hills, San Antonio, TX
In addition to these wonderful new communities, we also welcomed many new employees to our Camden family. If you happen to be close to one of these locations, make sure you stop by and give them a great big “Howdy!” For more information on these, or any of our other Camden communities, check out camdenliving.com.