SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 30, 2020) – Of the many in-flux “norms” the pandemic continues to upend, the “Work From Home (WFH)” pivot has been huge, and shows no sign of slowing even post pandemic. As WFH-ers weigh in with flexibility, work/life balance and increased productivity, many are realizing the possibilities of WFH From Anywhere. San Antonio, long known for its colonial architecture, picturesque River Walk (recently extended to 15 miles) and sizzling cuisine, is offering an excellent alternative WFH – Work From Here. And for families with school-aged children, there's also an option to Learn From Here.
Here, Finance Buzz lists the “Top 25 Cities for Newly Remote Workers” with San Antonio in the top five with criteria including cost of living, wi-fi speed, delivery options, parks per capita, major airport and home affordability.
For WFH pros who are not necessarily relocating, this new reality creates a paradigm to choose temporary locations to work from – to experience destinations, enrich themselves with cultural, culinary, and other local flavors, and still keep productivity high. All of a sudden, there is a blending of leisure and business travel like never before – and San Antonio is uniquely positioned as an ideal Work From Here destination.
Bandwidth is the new thread count: More than 430 hotels and thousands of vacation rental options (2,900+ Airbnb’s alone) offer plentiful work from home options. All levels of hotels – historic, boutique, major flags, full-fledged resorts and extended stay – are nestled all over the city, from the bustling River Walk and downtown core to historic, walkable neighborhoods and wide-open spaces in the near Hill Country fringes.
Streaming in San Antonio: As America’s seventh largest city, home to large corporate headquarters and major military installations, Wi-Fi and fiber are plentiful. Many hotels offer in-room office desks and chairs or large shared spaces that are as friendly to pop-up workspaces as they are for wind down (safely distant) social hours. Vacation rentals offer savvy home office spaces with all the perks. Wi-Fi is free in San Antonio’s downtown, and many wide-open spaces all across town. For example, one could set up an “office” with a view under 100-foot cypress trees sitting waterside along the San Antonio River Walk. The placid Mission Reach or art-filled Museum Reach would show a new meaning to “streaming in San Antonio.”
Mi Casa es Su Casa: The Work From Anywhere workforce who choose San Antonio as their extended work home will experience one of America’s four unique cities up close and personal, as the locals do, without the pressure of an X-day vacation to cram everything in. San Antonio, perpetually voted one of America’s Friendliest Cities, welcomes all to explore and enjoy the city as a local.
Unlimited Reasons to Work From Here: Soak up the blended cultures, deep history, passion for arts and culture, warm hospitality and 300 days of sunshine a year. Benefit from the affordability and quality of life that locals treasure. Explore the neighborhood joints and world-class dining options; understand why the Culinary Institute of America’s third campus is here, and why San Antonio is only one of two UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy in the country. Bring your family, as San Antonio is one of the most family friendly destinations in the world. Unwind in hundreds of parks, green spaces, walking trails; tap options for hiking, biking, kayaking, tubing, golfing and more. Explore the nearby gently rolling Texas Hill Country dotted with wineries, charming, historic towns, unique shopping and more.
Learn from Here: Families are a great fit for the Work from Home workforce who are choosing to spend time in San Antonio. Many schools are offering on-line options, so virtual classrooms can be set up anywhere with a good internet connection, if that works for their family. Since San Antonio is such a family friendly destination, this concept is perfect, as families can enrich their quality of life – meeting, work and school obligations for a period of time, while having history, culture, fun and more out their back door.
Travel and Work Safely: The priority on safety of the community and visitors is one of the reasons that San Antonio is a top vacation destination in the country. San Antonio’s civic, business and association communities have joined forces to ensure that as the city emerges from the COVID-19 crisis it maintains safety as the most important aspect. In addition to more than 1,900 local businesses taking the Greater. Safer. Together Pledge, many hotels, restaurants and attractions have outlined specific new programs to enhance their health and safety operations. To learn more about the way San Antonio is a safer choice for travel, visit http://www.visitsanantonio.com/SaferSA.
For additional information on what to do while working from San Antonio, go to VisitSanAntonio.com.
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Dee Dee Poteete