From Austin to San Antonio: The Shift in Texas' Real Estate Landscape

From Austin to San Antonio: The Shift in Texas' Real Estate Landscape

  • Denise Graves
  • 10/2/23

How you could stand to profit from the upcoming solar-eclipse-tourism.


Have you ever wondered why so many people are making their way to the Hill Country of San Antonio? Well, if you've been following the stats on migration to this charming region, you'll be intrigued by the surprising numbers.


While we've always had people moving here from Houston, Dallas, and various parts of Texas, as well as from bustling metropolitan areas and even California and the Midwest, something interesting has been happening recently. Approximately 20% of those relocating to San Antonio in the Hill Country are actually coming from Austin. Yes, Austin, long hailed as the coolest place to live in Texas, is now facing some competition from San Antonio.


So, what's driving this trend in permanent residency in San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country? Well, that's not all – there's an exciting event on the horizon that's expected to bring in a considerable number of temporary residents.


Mark your calendars for October 14th, as we'll be treated to an annual partial eclipse. Bernie, a charming town in the area, is anticipating a staggering 50,000 visitors just for this celestial spectacle. These events are relatively rare, and sometimes you have to traverse the country or even fly to the other side of the globe to witness such phenomena.


But here's the kicker: a full eclipse is set to occur on April 8th, 2024, just six months later! It will turn day into night, a truly awe-inspiring event. The last time this happened was in the early 1900s. Chances are, unless you're willing to embark on an expensive and distant journey, you may never have the opportunity to witness a full solar eclipse in your lifetime again.


"Take advantage of these solar eclipses."


Anticipate around 200,000 people converging on the Hill Country for these rare events. So, what's in it for you? Well, if you happen to own rental properties that have been a bit stagnant or if you're simply looking to capitalize on the influx of visitors, now is the perfect time to advertise your B&Bs, Airbnb listings, or short-term rentals for these upcoming solar events.


This presents a golden opportunity to generate income from your rental properties or even your own home. With fantastic events happening and people flocking to the area, here are two incredible opportunities you can plan for. While the October 14th event might be a bit too soon to prepare for, the grand event on April 8th, 2024, offers ample time to start advertising and spread the word that you have an available property ready to accommodate visitors.


Don't miss out on this unique chance to welcome guests and make the most of the Hill Country's appeal. It's not just a celestial phenomenon; it's an economic opportunity knocking at your door.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email.


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