San Antonio has a small town feel and reputation, but most people outside of Texas may not know it is actually a fairly large, bustling city. Even local residents may not be familiar with every part of San Antonio, because you can feel like you are in a completely new city if you venture to a side of town in which you aren’t familiar. If you are looking to move into apartments in the 7th most populated city in the country and the 2nd most populated city in Texas, here is a guide to the best neighborhoods in San Antonio:
The Stone Oak Area
The north central side of town is known for their large homes and subdivisions, but there are some really nice apartments in the Stone Oak area. It has an upscale feel without being pretentious, and there is access to numerous shopping strips and restaurants. If you have kids, the school district for this area is known for being the best in the city.
Alamo Heights/Olmos Park
These two “cities” within the city have been known historically as where “old money” residents live. They are definitely known as two of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio, and each city even their own police and fire departments! The apartments here are older, and there are only a few apartment communities sprinkled in this area of expensive real estate. However, there are some real hidden gems, and many times you can find something with large square footage at an affordable rate.
Along Interstate-10 and Loop 1604
San Antonio is definitely growing outward, and the new developments of stores and restaurants surrounding the University of Texas, La Cantera and the Rim reflect that. There’s a wide selection of quality rentals in this area, as well as access to countless options of shopping, eating and entertainment. This area is convenient, and you can get anywhere in San Antonio in about 20 minutes from here as long as there’s no traffic.
There’s a ton of apartments in this city, so you’re bound to find the perfect one that fits your needs and your budget. These are just three of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio, but there are many areas in and just outside the city where you can live comfortably with many conveniences. Once you’re settled, you can enjoy the food, meet friendly people and attend the many culturally diverse events and attractions!