Conducted through a partnership between Porch.com and Redfin, the list scored cities across the country on 11 factors including economic opportunity, educational opportunity, real estate confidence, healthy living and tax fairness.
And similar to reviewing a child’s report card, some of the city’s grades were noteworthy, but others require a desperate amount of improvement.
Starting with the good news first — the city ranked 28th overall, coming in just ahead of Los Angeles and Atlanta and just behind New York and Portland, Oregon. It scored within the top five for economic opportunity and resident satisfaction, and within the top 20 for real estate confidence and tax fairness.
But then the numbers start to slip, and fast.
Out of those 67 markets, San Antonio got 40th for educational opportunities, 47th place for commute times, 56th for walkability and, in nearly last place, 66th for healthy living. Only Birmingham, Alabama is in worse shape. Literally.
Of the other markets surveyed, San Antonio is most similar to Nashville, Tennessee; Columbia, South Carolina; Tucson, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Here’s how the rest of the Texas metros ranked overall on the list:
- Dallas: 21st
- San Antonio: 28th
- Houston: 40th
- Austin: 48th
By: Katie Burke