|Community Profile for Crystal City, Texas|
|Community Profile Description|
Known as the "Winter Garden District", Crystal City was originally settled by American farmers and ranchers, and to this day remains an agricultural center for the region. Major bodies of water near Crystal City include the Nueces River and Averhoff Reservoir. Predominantly rural, Zavala County is located in Southwest Texas. The city (as of he 2010 census) has a population of approximately 7,200.
The closest metropolitan area is the city of San Antonio (114 miles/2 hours northeast). The nearest Wal-Mart (Supercenter) is in Carrizo Springs, 12 miles to the south. Uvalde (pop. 16,000) is 39 miles to the north, and hosts the majority of the area's entertainment venues and retail stores. Laredo (pop. 236,091) is 100 miles to the south, and Eagle Pass (pop. 50,000) is 44 miles to the west. The beautiful beaches of Corpus Christi and Padre Island are also just a short 2 hour drive away, as is Camp Wood, "one of the 15 most scenic spots in Texas" by Texas Highways magazine. Camp Wood is near the headwaters of the crystal clear Nueces River at the western edge of Texas Hill Country. Visitors can enjoy nearby Camp Wood Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the John Nance Garner Museum, Alamo Village and Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course.
Interested candidates should be comfortable with living in a rural community or be willing to commute daily (12-45 miles) from one of the larger nearby cities.
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