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Nevada Street

Nevada Street is a neighborhood in the inner downtown city section of San Antonio, Texas. Some of its surrounding communities are Arena District, Denver Heights, Downtown, Historic Gardens, and Jefferson Heights. Like most areas in downtown San Antonio, the place has easy access to many tourist attractions. The city offers exciting activities like taking a stroll on the River Walk, getting a bird’s-eye view at Tower of the Americas, catching a game with the San Antonio Spurs, the local NBA team, and checking out the local wildlife at SeaWorld. Just going to the countryside to see the gorgeous wildflowers in the spring is unforgettable as the variety of flowers is fantastic. The neighborhood, though, has few amenities of its own and is considered one of the least attractive places to live in San Antonio.

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Nevada Street has a total population of 2,265 people. The average resident is 29.9 years old, and there is one man for every woman in the area. The place is a low-income spot in San Antonio as almost half the population earns US$ 40,000 a year or less. Practically 25% of the residents make just US$ 25,000 or less a year, and 14% of them have an income of no more than US$ 10,000 annually. Only around 6% of the neighbors make from US$ 100,000 to US$ 200,000 a year.

In Nevada Street, 63.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin, but people in this group may be of any race. Caucasians comprise 38.80% of the total population while African Americans are 21.97%. The other Race segment represents 37.05% of the people in the area, and 0.38% of the population is Asian.

HISTORY

The origins of Nevada Street are related to the creation of Old San Antonio City Cemeteries Historic District. The District was established during a period of half a century, from 1853 to 1904 and is bordered by Nevada Street, Pine Street, E. New Braunfels, and E. Crockett. Thirty-One cemeteries were established side by side on a hill approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown San Antonio. When the first cemetery was opened in 1853, the area was countryside. As San Antonio expanded eastward, the streets were extended and reached the burying grounds by the early 1900s. Neighborhoods were developed, and soon the cemeteries were surrounded by modest homes.

SAFETY

As it is common in the inner areas of San Antonio, the principal issue neighbors face in the area, apart from widespread poverty or decaying infrastructure, is the high crime rate. As of 03-27-2018, San Antonio Police report that violent crime, including shootings, assaults, and robberies is up in Nevada Street. Unfortunately, violent crime and overall crime have both increased this month, with violent crime rising by 11% when compared to the previous month. The crime reports show 23 assaults, three shootings, 20 burglaries, 11 thefts, three robberies, five vandalism, and 17 arrests over a one month period in Nevada Street. Some of the categories that show increases from the previous month are thefts, 24 events, burglaries, 24 events and vandalism which shows one more event than the month before.

BUSINESSES THAT OPERATE IN THE AREA

Although the neighborhood of Nevada Street is not a shopping district, it is close to many of the shopping facilities the city of San Antonia offers, For instance, people visiting the area can enjoy the River Walk Park where there are plenty of attractions, stores, and restaurants. Tourists and visitors can enjoy a visit to SeaWorld, an aquatic park with attractions for both kids and adults. People can also go shopping to El Mercado, Market Square, which is an open market full of color and eat some typical Mexican food at Mi Tierra. There are tons of activities and attractions that the city has for residents as well as for visitors.

Some nearby businesses that residents can visit after a short car ride are Yellow Rose Carriage, a sightseeing tour, San Antonio Museum of Art, River Center Mall, Big Red Nature Store, Homestead Handcrafts, apart from several small local stores that are at walking distance.

THINGS TO DO

For a long weekend or holiday activities, there is the McNay Art Museum. For a look at not-so-modern art, visitors can go to the San Antonio Museum of Art. For those interested in history and science, the Witte Museum aims to make learning—for kids and adults—fun with interactive exhibits. The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest in the country. It takes place over three weeks every February. The list is long, as San Antonio has something for everyone.

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