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Jobs, affordable living brings millennials to San Antonio

SA called 'opportunity city' for young professionals

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio continues to be one of the top choices for millennials who are starting their careers and families. That was one of the main topics discussed at Wednesday's Alamo Area Growth Summit at the Pearl.

Oftentimes called an "opportunity city," due to the amount of possibilities for young professionals, San Antonio seems to have a lot of qualities that people ages 18-34 want — a bustling economy, jobs and affordable living.

The president and CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, said recent boosts in population are spurring development in all parts of the city.

"We've got a robust culinary scene, arts and cultural scene and river north with museum reach," Saucedo-Herrera said. "Developments like Lone Star, San Pedro Creek (are) happening. We have so much excitement happening around San Antonio and people are taking notice."

Fredericksburg native and city of San Antonio Public Engagement Officer Thea Setterbo isn't far from where she grew up, but she's proud to call San Antonio home.

"I love that there's so much to do here. I like to run, and one of my happiest moments is when I'm able to run the River Walk. You get to connect with nature in the middle of downtown," Setterbo said.

The best part about the city's growth and successes? Nobody sees it slowing down anytime soon.