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Downtown San Antonio

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Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!



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What Its Known For

The San Antonio Riverwalk
The Alamo
Museums and cultural centers


Tons of shopping, dining, events, and entertainment


Lots of tourist traffic
Higher rental rates


The city of San Antonio’s rich history dates back to 1691 on paper, with most of these beginnings set in what is now known as Downtown. Today, this culturally-rich central hub is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike, blending the old and the new with historical landmarks coexisting with shiny new developments.


The San Antonio River Walk is one of the most famous tourist spots in the city for a reason, with everything from scenic boat rides and themed festivals to a delicious variety of bistros, bars, and coffee shops to visit. As a resident, you’ll find refuge from the visiting crowds in some of the nearby local favorites, like The Haven Southtown (FKA Taco Haven) or Mi Tierra Downtown.

Along with The Alamo—the center of the infamous Battle of the Alamo and Texas’ first UNESCO World Heritage Site—you can feed your hunger for history, knowledge, and culture with easy access to San Fernando Cathedral, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Historic Market Square, and more specialized museums lining King Williams Street. You’ll also want to mark your calendar for the latest Broadway shows and concerts hosted at the Majestic Theatre. Finally, take a trip up the 750-foot Tower of The Americas to get a panoramic view of the city and all it has to offer.

If you’re looking to impress your friends with some new recommendations, head over to Broadway Street to try out the coolest neighborhood hotspots. See what’s on tap at Elsewhere Biergarten, split a bottle or chat over cappuccinos at Rosella’s Coffee & Wine Bar, or enjoy sunny weather on Social Spot’s huge patio. If you’re feeling indecisive, El Camino’s food truck selection will satisfy any and all cravings with everything from Filipino street eats to wood-fired pizza onsite.


Downtown San Antonio is incredibly renter-friendly, with roughly 70% of the apartments in the area being occupied by renters. With so many options to choose from, you’ll find everything from cozy studio layouts to luxury high-rise living. Being in such a convenient location, you can expect prices to be a bit higher than the city’s average.

If you don’t want to waste your time scrolling through endless pages of listings, taking a customized approach to apartment locating in Downtown San Antonio can get you moving into your perfect place much quicker. Connect with a Smart City apartment locator to get started on your search!

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You'll never run out of things to do here! Strolling the Riverwalk, visiting museums, markets, or The Alamo, trying new and classic restaurants--there's something for everyone in Downtown SA.

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