The county’s total population is now 1.85 million, said Ben Bolender, chief of the population estimates branch at the census. Vianna led the Express-News’ in-depth look at San Antonio’s rapid growth, an 18-month investigation that resulted in the six-part "The Next Million" story project in the summer of 2016. Although it was knocked off the Top 10 list last year, Kendall County northwest of San Antonio — which includes the city of Boerne, many of whose residents commute to the Alamo City for work — was the fifth fastest-growing county in the U.S. from 2012 to 2013. Overall, it's a really safe here, and kids are always playing outside and are able to go to and from school without any incidences.Read 20 Reviews, Niche User: The area in which I live is great because there are many National parks you can go camping and hiking, amusement parks, well know areas that people from other states come and visit. We have a brand new community center and pool with a basketball court, sand volleyball court, tennis courts, walking path, and exercise equipment. Naturally, with the massive influx of populace motor vehicle and human congestion can be overwhelming at times, but again, exhibits all that's great about a robust economy. No heavy traffic, and clean streets. At night the only sound you can hear is the occasional dog barking at deer. Works Here: A very safe neighborhood with plenty of schools that students attend and even walk to, because they live so close. Nice stores throughout and yummy restaurants!Read 22 Reviews, Niche User: The Texas Hill Country is a wonderful place to raise a family and with major corporations like USAA right down the highway, there are plenty of opportunities for employment. They are also opening more of a variety of restaurants, including Pho An, a Vietnamese restaurant. She is now covering city government, with a continued focus on growth and development. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter . The larger the county, the smaller the growth rate, even if a lot of new people move there, Bolender said. Metro areas can include multiple cities and cross county boundaries. var npo = 5273; San Antonio is voted top best in the country for a reason, and my neighborhood is a great representation of why; it's family-friendly with an edge, we're walking/biking distance from the best restaurants, bars, and parks. I'm not waken up by people arguing or loud noises from outside. Calculated based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics, as well as reviews from residents. The next Census Day is April 1st, 2020. It’s not too surprising that Bexar County didn’t make the fastest-growing list of counties. Her thesis film, "In His Blood," won the prize for best short documentary at the San Antonio Film Festival in 2009. Always drawn to Texas as a child, when he fell in love with tales of the Alamo, he built a house in Boerne after scouring the Hill Country for a place he wanted to live. Additionally, Terrell Hills is located in an exceptional school district and is about a five minute drive to Alamo Heights High School.Read 16 Reviews, Nearby Resident: It's a beautiful neighborhood! We love loving in Cibolo and are very grateful to our city officials for making it a wonderful place to live!Read 130 Reviews, Current Resident: I have been living in Schertz for about 12 years now, and would recommend it for any family living on the Northeast side of San Antonio. It feels like the kind of neighborhood I grew up in, in the seventies. There's always police patrolling around, but usually that's just to catch people texting or speeding. There, of course, in convenient location an HEB and a few other restaurants. Based on data including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, as well as reviews from students and parents. Eventually, he remarried and, in 2013, the new couple moved into Hill Country Retreat, a 55-and-older community in the Alamo Ranch master-planned community in far northwest Bexar County that’s among the fastest-growing parts of the region. Embed. The character and disposition of Timberwood Park naturally draws the ever-increasing population and subsequent 'crowding factor', but also reels in competitive and economic advantages to rival some of the largest cities in the US. Very beautiful houses with kid friendly parks and great people! The least populous of the compared metro areas has a population of 1,135,503. This is great because the city has maintained its cozy environment but residents have more access to everyday necessities. We absolutely love our neighborhood. High end retail experiences surrounding an entertainment complex.Read 9 Reviews, Current Resident: People move to Alamo Heights for the tight-nit culture and developed environment.