Community Profiles


Newcomers to Bexar County will discover an array of advantages that are rivaled by few metropolitan regions in the nation. Visitors from around the globe travel to the County hospitals for state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostics in world-renowned care centers. The area has also developed into a major regional medical center in the past few decades. Facilities include the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the South Texas Medical Center, Santa Rosa Hospital, Wilford Hall Medical Center, and Brooke Army Medical Center these are just some of the primary facilities that ensure leading-edge service for every resident.

The county’s hallmark of educational excellence is evident in the local school districts, the wide selection of respected private schools, and the selection of leading institutions of higher education. Exemplary teachers and strong academic programs have earned Bexar County schools a reputation as some of the finest in Texas. The San Antonio Independent School District, the largest in the county, offers a solid K-12 education, offering parents true choice in selecting the type of academic environment that best fits their child’s unique learning style. Parents may choose from a more traditional setting to magnet programs and internal charters that specialize in a particular theme or subject matter. There are also more than thirty private schools in the area, and many opportunities for higher education, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas, Wayland Baptist University, Trinity University, and five colleges in the Alamo Community College system.

The county has a strong economy bolstered by the military bases and the businesses that serve them. Tourism is the largest non-governmental portion of the local economy with more than 25 million visitors a year visiting the San Antonio metro area and its attractions.

Several major highways serve the county, including Interstate highways 10, 37, 35, and 410, and U.S. highways 81, 87, 90, 181, and 281. The county’s transportation needs are also served by the Missouri Pacific, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, and the Southern Pacific railroads, as well as San Antonio International Airport.

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