San Antonio, Texas is also known as the “Alamo City.” Located in the south-central part of Texas it is the seventh largest city in the United States with a population of 3 million. It is 200 miles west of Houston and 250 miles south of Dallas. The actual Alamo is a Spanish Mission-style fort that was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
There is a lively gay-friendly district in the Mid-Town area of town (also sometimes called North Central.) Dance Clubs include the Bonham Exchange, Club Essence and the Pegasus Nightclub. The Electric Company and the Bermuda Triangle cater to lesbians. There are also many lovely pubs and cafes including the cowboy-style Silver Dollar Saloon, the English style Sparky’s Pub and the cozy Candlelight. Luther’s Café on N Main Avenue is considered to be the epicenter of LGBTQ social activity in San Antonio.
The Midtown area is bounded by Hildebrand Avenue to the north, Broadway to the East and highways to the west and south. You have a choice of five very LGBT communities to live in if you move to Midtown according to our San Antonio Gay Real Estate Agent. These include Temple Beth-El, the Pearl Brewery, Trinity University, the Monte Vista Historic District, Alta Vista, Beacon Hill, University Hill, Trinity Heights, Brackenridge Park and the Japanese Tea Garden. In these neighborhoods you will find all kinds of different historical housing styles including Victorians, French Eclectic, Neoclassical and Italian Renaissance.
The area built up around the San Antonio Tea Garden or Sunken Gardens is particularly interesting as it is constructed inside a giant abandoned limestone quarry. It was originally built in 1918 and then during the second world war it fell into ruin. The garden’s pagodas, bridges, fountains and gates have since been renovated and become a popular gay hang-out in the city.
The gay community in San Antonio is large, organized and proud. Residents look forward to the Official Mr. Miss Gay Texas New Comer For Life, a big annual gay pride parade and many barbecues, dance contests and fetish balls often held to assist a gay-related charity. There are also many gay stores that cater to drag Queens and gay regalia including Atlantis Discovered, Zebra Z and Ranch at the Rim.
When looking for a property to buy here it might be a nice idea to stay in one of the many gay-owned and operated Bed & Breakfasts in the historic King William’s neighborhood. Such as the Beckmanb Inn & Carriage House and A Yellow Rose Bed & Breakfast. There is also a lively River Walk that offers all kinds of options for dining, entertainment and eating.
To find the property that is most affordable for you it is best to consult with a resident San Antonio gay realtor. San Antonio is a very large sprawling place with hundreds of neighborhoods and it is important to locate in the gay-friendly areas of town. For more information about the many wonderful features and economy of the gay mid-town area of San Antonio visit https://www.northsachamber.com/.