La Cantera / “The Rim”

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What Its Known For

Shopping at La Cantera and The Rim
UT San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas


Tons of retail and restaurants nearby
Close to hiking trails and nature parks
Brand new developments


Fairly long commute into Downtown
Highway construction


If you’re like most people searching for an apartment in San Antonio, La Cantera—otherwise known as “The Rim”—is probably already on your radar. Formerly an abandoned quarry, this newly-built suburb on the northwest side has been transformed into 178-acres of mixed-use urban design with all of the amenities residents could ask for within minutes of home base.


First things first—right after signing the dotted line on your La Cantera apartment lease, you’ll want to head over to the Six Flags Fiesta Texas website to snag a season pass (trust us, it’s well worth it). This massive theme park has been a longtime staple in San Antonio, and regulars know getting your adrenaline pumping on one of the many thrill rides never gets old.

While having a major amusement park close by would be enough to keep most people entertained, the rollercoasters are almost overshadowed by La Cantera’s bustling shopping scene. With more than 3 million square feet of combined retail space (and growing), it’s a shopper’s paradise. We recommend starting at The Shops at La Cantera, an open-air center that is home to nearly 200 stores and a variety of top-notch sit-down restaurants. You can even sip and shop with a to-go drink from Tiny Cantina or Luciano.

Speaking of restaurants, you’ll find just about anything your taste buds are craving in the neighborhood. Enjoy family-style brunch and live music at The Rustic, some New American flavor at Mash’d, or fuse French fare with the Texas flavors you love at La Cantera Resort’s on-site restaurant, Signature. If you can’t spot your favorite diner now (which will be a challenge in itself), there are plenty of new options opening their doors in La Cantera almost daily.

When your wallet and waist need a break from the latest season trends and restaurant openings, there are plenty of other experiences to be had as well. Book a tee time at The Resort Course, or put two wheels to the dirt and speed down scenic biking trails. You also have newly-built movie theatres and an abundance of other indoor entertainment options if you’re looking for a much-needed break from the Texas heat.


Ongoing development presents the rental market with a continuous stream of new luxury apartments, and because La Cantera is such a recent addition to San Antonio, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any buildings more than 10 years old during your apartment hunting journey. Hello fresher finishes, better efficiency, and fewer maintenance calls!

If you’re excited about the possibilities, don’t wait to find your next place. Connect with an apartment locator now for free help navigating your San Antonio apartment search!


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