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I was born and raised in Austin and moved, willingly, to San Antonio (I have friends back home who still haven’t forgiven me). When I tell someone I was born in ATX, they can’t believe it, a born-and-bred Austinite is such a rare bird these days, and they’re even more perplexed that I landed in Spurs territory. But in the end it’s clear that San Antonio is the superior Texas city, here are all the reasons why.
You can afford to live here
The days of scouring Craigslist for a $900 efficiency in Onion Creek are over. If you don’t split the rent with a roommate in Austin you’re either a millionaire or Mack Brown or both. In San Antonio, most 20-somethings can actually afford a spot they’d want to invite their mom over to. In Austin, you’re lucky if you don’t live with mom.
The food is better and cheaper
Sure, Austin has great restaurants, but good luck exiting them without maxing your credit card. Austin can keep their Taco Deli and their P. Terry’s, because we have Tex-Mex times infinity, Thai Dee, Indian food that would make your little Austinite head spin, and all of the restaurants at the Pearl.