Veteran retirees: San Antonio prime landing zone Veteran retirees: San Antonio prime landing zone https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=26142014-11-01T12:35:00Z2014-10-31T09:14:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - A new study confirms that San Antonio, often called Military City, U.S.A., is a prime landing zone for troops and veterans parachuting into civilian lives.

The study listed San Antonio as the best in the nation for military retirees, beating out Washington, D.C., Virginia and San Diego.

USAA and Hiring Our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation program, commissioned the study through Sperling's Best Places to work and Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

The survey ranked cities in 379 U.S. metro areas. The city was ranked as one of the best cities for veterans who leave the military in mid-career, and for those who retire from the armed services.

Houston was No. 1 for troops leaving the military during the middle of their careers, while Austin was No. 2 for retirees.

The study looked at such things as the proximity of installations to veterans, the presence of a VA hospitals and health resources, government and civilian jobs, opportunities to leverage post-9/11 education benefits and military pension taxation.

Top Five Cities for Military Retirees
Location Population Median
Home Price
Unemployment Local Employers
1. San Antonio, Tex. 2,149,153 $131,200 6.0% USAA
Union Pacific
2. Austin, Tex. 1,731,777 $201,400 5.2% Golfsmith
Green Mountain Energy
3. Madison, Wis. 570,687 $198,500 4.8% Schneider Assoc
Alliant Energy
4. Harrisburg, Pa. 548,996 $154,100 6.5% IBM
Rite Aid
5. Cincinnati, Ohio 2,129,745 $129,200 7.1% Macy's

See the full report at PRWeb.

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