Should you live in Galveston or San Antonio. Well San Antonio is not on the coast so if the ocean is important to you Galveston is you place to live. San Antonio has water. The river runs right through town. In fact you can ride a water taxi all over the downtown area. It is really cool. I was stationed at Fort Sam Huston while in the Army and loved the area. If you have a love of historic places the San Antonio is a good place to explore. The Alamo is one of the many interesting museums to explore. Consolidated Credit has made their home office there.