Moving from Virginia Beach, VA, to San Antonio, TX

Remember the Alamo, but don’t overlook the rest of San Antonio

While best known for the Alamo — a historic site that draws more than 2.5 million visitors each year — San Antonio, TX, offers so much more. It’s the second-largest city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in America. New residents are drawn to San Antonio’s mild climate, affordable housing, low unemployment rate and lack of state income tax.

Are you looking to call the Mission City home? Here are some helpful things to know — including how to plan an affordable and stress-free cross-country move from Virginia Beach.

From hurricanes to humidity

While tropical storms are always a threat in Virginia Beach during hurricane season (June through November), the biggest climate challenge San Antonians face is the heat. San Antonio gets 300 days of sunshine per year, along with hot and humid summers, so you’ll want to prepare by staying hydrated and stocking up on sunscreen. Expect mild weather year-round in San Antonio; winter snow and below-freezing temperatures are extremely uncommon.

Embrace the local flavor

San Antonio has a rich cultural history and is known for its Tex-Mex cuisine, vibrant music scene, and the largest concentration of Spanish colonial architecture in North America. Families love attractions like Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld, with good reason. But don’t overlook major events like the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, the Texas Folklife Festival, and the famous Fiesta, a 10-day salute to the city’s Spanish heritage.

A commitment to military service

One key element Virginia Beach and San Antonio have in common is that both are military towns. Virginia Beach MSA has the largest concentration of military personnel out of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., with nearly 100,000 active-duty military personnel representing every branch of the Armed Forces. Meanwhile, San Antonio has one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the U.S. It also has the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Join Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston.

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