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The Alamo may be the first thing you remember when you think of San Antonio, but that’s not all that defines this Texas city. In addition to its rich history, San Antonio is also known for its thriving economy. Businesses in the tech, medical, and energy industries are spurring growth and making San Antonio an increasingly popular spot for business travelers.

If your employer is asking you to temporarily relocate to San Antonio, check out our recommendations for the best neighborhoods for business travelers.

Central Business District

As you might guess from the name, San Antonio’s Central Business District is part of the city’s urban core. In addition to being a major commercial area, it’s also close to many museums, restaurants, theaters, and popular tourist attractions like the Alamo and the Riverwalk. If you want to stay in a bustling area and soak up some San Antonio culture while you’re working in the city, look for housing around the Central Business District.

Alamo Heights

Located about five miles north of downtown, Alamo Heights is one of the most popular San Antonio neighborhoods for both young professionals and families thanks to its tight-knit community and proximity to urban amenities. Nearby attractions include the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden, the Botanical Garden, and the McNay Art Museum. The neighborhood is also close to two colleges: the University of the Incarnate Word and Trinity University.

Uptown Central

Uptown San Antonio is only about eight miles from the downtown area, and it has developed into a neighborhood with a prominent business and retail center. It’s also close to the San Antonio International Airport, making it a convenient place to live if your work frequently takes you across the country.

Windcrest

Located just northeast of San Antonio, the town of Windcrest might feel a little too suburban for some business travelers, but it’s ideal if you’re looking for a small town feel with easy access to the city (it’s conveniently located near Loop 410). It’s also where Rackspace, a cloud service provider and one of the biggest businesses in the San Antonio area, has their headquarters.

Northwest Side

Northwest San Antonio includes the busy I-10 corridor and is where you’ll find the corporate headquarters for Valero, USAA, NuStar Energy, and Kinetic Concepts, just to name a few. It also includes the main campus and the Health Science Center for the University of Texas at San Antonio. And if you’re looking for somewhere to take the family on the weekend, you’ll also find Six Flags Fiesta Texas nearby.

Find Temporary San Antonio Housing

Finding short-term rental properties in desirable San Antonio neighborhoods can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be when you work with Premier Corporate Housing. We’ve established relationships with many rental property companies in San Antonio and beyond, allowing us to connect our customers with affordably-priced corporate apartments. Contact us to get a free quote.

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If you ask someone in Houston to name some of the city’s major business districts, they’ll likely point you towards some of the rapidly growing suburbs. Thanks to business incentives and a strong economic climate, several of Houston’s suburbs have grown into major centers for health care, manufacturing, aerospace, and petrochemical companies. Read about six of these up-and-coming suburbs below.

The Woodlands

North of Houston lies one of the largest master-planned communities in the country. The Woodlands is well-known for its picturesque tree-lined residential streets, but it’s also a growing commercial area. ExxonMobil recently moved their corporate headquarters here, and other major employers include Anadarko Petroleum, Aon Hewitt, and The Woodlands branch of the Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Bay Area

The Galveston Bay Area is perhaps best known for being the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The region is also an important petrochemical hub; the Bayport Industrial District is the leading center for chemical processing in the Houston area, and ExxonMobil maintains a business complex in Baytown.

Sugar Land

Located 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is a popular suburb for people who need to commute to the city center. However, it’s also a major business district in its own right. It is home to a number of energy, software, and medical-related companies, including UnitedHealthCare, Nalco Champion, Schlumberger Ltd, and Fluor Enterprises.

Stafford

In a Nerdwallet analysis, Stafford ranked as the third best place to start a business in Texas. This small town has rapidly grown into a business center in part thanks to the fact that residents and business owners don’t have to pay municipal property taxes. Notable businesses with offices in Stafford include Texas Instruments, UPS, and General Technologies.

Katy

The suburb of Katy came in just behind Stafford as the #4 best place to start a business in Texas. It’s one of the fastest growing communities in the greater Houston area, and it also has the highest number of businesses per capita. BP North America, Conoco Phillips, Shell Exploration and Productions, and Igloo Products all have a presence here.

Pearland

Located just south of Houston, Pearland is a convenient suburb for people who need to commute to downtown Houston or the Texas Medical Center. Thanks to its proximity to the Texas Medical Center, this small town has become the home of several medical-related businesses, including Cardiovascular Systems and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Find Corporate Housing in Houston Suburbs

If your employer asks you to temporarily relocate to the greater Houston area, contact Premier Corporate Housing. We have short-term rental properties available throughout Houston and the major Houston suburbs, making it easy for you to find a comfortable apartment close to your work.

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Austin is often referred to as “the next Silicon Valley”, and based on the number of innovative startups and major tech corporations with offices in the Texas capital, it’s easy to see why. As of 2015, there were more than 4,700 tech companies in the greater Austin area. Below are some of the major players with a presence in Austin.

Dell

Founded in 1984, Dell is one of the oldest of the Austin-based tech companies and continues to be a leading personal computer manufacturer. Originally located in Austin proper, Dell moved its headquarters about 30 miles north to the city of Round Rock in 1996.

Facebook

Although the social media giant is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Facebook has a significant presence in Austin with a corporate office downtown. This office was the first place their sales and online operations team expanded outside of California.

Oracle

Oracle is another California-based tech company with branches in Austin. The computer manufacturer already has three offices in northwest Austin, and in December 2015 they announced their plans to build a 560,000 square foot cloud computing campus in east Austin and to expand their Austin staff by more than 50%.

Yodle

Yodle, a company that specializes in online marketing services for small businesses, is headquartered in New York. However, their Austin office, which opened in 2011, is now their largest location in the US.

Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice manages online ratings and reviews for major corporations, including Best Buy and Walmart. They have offices all over the world—including in London, Paris, Munich, Singapore, and Sydney—but they are headquartered in Austin. They recently moved to a new office in north Austin in anticipation of future growth.

SolarWinds

Like Bazaarvoice, SolarWinds has locations across the globe, including in Ireland, India, and Australia, but is headquartered in Austin. The enterprise IT company is based in the southwest part of the city.

Rackspace

Cloud computing provider Rackspace is located in the greater San Antonio area, with an office in Austin. The Austin Business Journal ranked them as one of the best places in the city to work, and Rackspace recently announced that they would expand their presence by setting up a new office in a shared space with Austin Community College (ACC). They will be offering internships to ACC students as part of their partnership with the college.

Where to Stay If Your Company Sends You to Austin

With so many tech companies starting in or moving to Austin, this Texas city has become a popular place for business travelers. If you’re planning on an extended stay in Austin, contact Premier Corporate Housing. We have strong professional relationships with apartment companies in the Texas capital, which allows us to provide corporate travelers and their families with affordable, short-term furnished apartment rentals. Contact us to learn more and get a free quote.

downtown-atlanta-at-duskAtlanta is located in a business-friendly state and is the site of the busiest airport in the world (the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it has become a popular choice for businesses planning to expand or establish their headquarters. It also shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Atlanta is in the top 10 for US cities with the most visiting business travelers.

If you’re going to be spending time in Atlanta for work, you may be wondering where you should stay. Learn more about Atlanta’s five biggest business districts below so that you can choose a location that’s close to your company—and a place that you can enjoy in your leisure time.

Downtown

Atlanta’s downtown area is the city’s central business district and is the home to several major corporations, including The Southern Company, SunTrust Banks, and PulteGroup. It’s also home to a wide range of attractions that appeal to tourists, business travelers, and residents alike. These attractions include Piedmont Park, Fox Theatre, the Georgia Dome, and the Underground Atlanta entertainment center.

Midtown

Located just north of Downtown, Midtown is Atlanta’s second largest business district. It boasts more than 65,000 jobs and over 15.5 million square feet of Class A office space in just 1.2 square miles, and it is the home of Coca-Cola, Equifax, Invesco, and Earthlink corporate headquarters. However, Midtown isn’t just a haven for large businesses—it’s also a popular place for working professionals to live and for business travelers to stay. The district’s extensive network of sidewalks and bike lanes make it easy for residents and visitors to get around without a car, and the more than 150 restaurants in the area provide opportunities to sample just about every cuisine imaginable.

Buckhead

Buckhead, which lies just north of Midtown, is well-known as being one of Atlanta’s major retail districts. In fact, Buckhead has the highest concentration of luxury boutiques in the country. The district may be known as a place for upscale retailers to hang their shingle, but more recently, there has also been an influx of tech startups and venture investors. Growing companies located here include BitPay, SalesLoft, and Cloud Sherpa.

Perimeter Center

Perimeter Center is an edge city that developed after the opening of the upscale Perimeter Mall in 1971. The mall is still operating today, and skyline of Perimeter Center has expanded to include condos, high-rise offices, and more. Fortune 500 companies headquartered here include UPS, First Data Corporation, and Newell Rubbermaid. There are over 29 million square feet of office space in this district, and more than 123,000 people work in Perimeter Center. Thanks to the three MARTA stations located in Perimeter Center, it’s easy for workers and residents to commute in and out of the area.

Cumberland

Located in northwest Atlanta, Cumberland is the fifth largest business district in the Atlanta Metro area (behind the four districts listed above). Some of the major corporations headquartered here include Home Depot, Travelport, and The Weather Channel. The Atlanta Braves are currently building a new stadium—SunTrust Park—that will be surrounded by green space and mixed-use development.

Book Corporate Housing

Premier Corporate Housing now offers corporate housing properties within the Atlanta Metro Area. Contact us for help with your corporate travel accommodations or for information about where to stay. We have properties available in Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Dunwoody and many other areas within the Atlanta Metro.

keys-to-corporate-housingTemporary corporate housing is becoming more and more prevalent in the business world. With more businesses having a distributed work force, the trend is for business to rent smaller office spaces but pursue more business travel. If you find yourself needing short term corporate housing there are a few items you should inquire about to find the perfect property for your stay. Corporate Housing accommodations companies, like Premier Corporate Housing, should be able to help you with all of these items.

  1. Where to Stay at Your Destination

Where you stay in your destination is one of the most important facets of whether you will enjoy your temporary home or not. As they say in real estate, “Location, Location, Location.” With corporate housing, you will want to make sure your accommodations are close to your place of business or at least within a moderate commuting distance. You may be unfamiliar with the destination city and making a decision to stay in one block or the next could determine large differences in commute time or attractions in the area.

  1. Average Rental Prices

Corporate housing rental prices fluctuate and it’s worth researching prices in the area where you’re attempting to stay. Making sure that your rental is within budget and that you’re getting the most bang for your buck is important. Consulting a corporate housing company will allow you to get the best information about the particular market you need to stay in. Make sure to also mention to them where the office is located.

  1. Furnishing Options

One of the benefits of corporate housing is that most locations have the option to also lease you or include furnishings. Be sure to inquire about furnishing options and what exactly they include since it does vary. Some furnishing options include just basic furniture others come with the option of including cookware, towels etc.

  1. Lease Terms

Depending on the length of your stay you may be limited to only properties that are dedicated to corporate housing. With longer stays, finding leases and properties is much easier. In addition to lease term length, be sure to review lease cancellation periods and any required deposits.

Book Corporate Housing

With these items in mind, you’ll have a much better idea of how to book your next extended stay. We at, Premier Corporate Housing, are the best full service accommodations company. We have over 35 years of experience and are able to locate your corporate housing and temporary home within 72 hours in most cases. Contact us for help with your corporate travel accommodations or for more information.