Southside | Mission Del Lago

Neighborhood Scores

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!

Walkability

4.5

Public Transportation

2.8
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What Its Known For

Concepcion Park, one of the only green spaces in the immediate area, spans over 21 acres boasting playgrounds, sports courts/fields and a public swimming pool
The home of Palo Alto College and Texas A&M San Antonio
Close proximity to Lockland Air Force base

Pros

5 minutes to I-37 and 15 minutes to Downtown
The Riverwalk is expanding into the Southside and can be seen all the way into Concepcion Park
Shopping opportunities at the South Park and McCreless malls
Active art community

Cons

Still very "up and coming"
Limited selection of available apartment properties

If you love San Antonio but don’t love the noise, the bustle, and the high cost, you might want to start apartment locating on the Southside. A still sparse up-and-coming neighborhood, Apartments Southside San Antonio generally offer lower rates than its slightly denser neighbors, and they are located within close-knit suburban communities. Plus, as an early bird to the neighborhood, you can bear witness to its changes and be the first to try out all of the local favorites.

 

The Southside Neighborhood Overview

Unlike many of the other parts of San Antonio, the Southside doesn’t boast a rich urban history. Instead, it was mostly a few properties dotting seemingly rural land just a stone’s skip from the San Antonio city center. However, southward expansion of the city’s famous River Walk, and a growing number of people flocking to live here– the city is stretching its roots into its southernmost corners.

One of the most notable milestones of the ongoing Southside transformation was the construction of Mission Del Lago, a master-planned community overlooking an 18-hole golf course and several playgrounds and parks. You’ll be sure to find some beautifully-finished Mission Del Lago Apartments.

 

Things to Do Around Southside San Antonio

The Southside’s rural setting gives the area its unique flair and is a major draw for nature enthusiasts. Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a natural wetland habitat and nature reserve. It’s also the go-to place for pulling out the binoculars and admiring the countless birds that stop for a rest during their migration—more than 98% of long-distance migratory birds pass through or rest their wings here before heading to their final destination.

Here, you can learn more or take part in its conservation programs or lose yourself in the expanding Medina River Greenway Trail. Another nature favorite is the Medina River Recreation, abundant in walking trails and the perfect place to lay a flannel blanket and enjoy a well-packed lunch.

Living in the Southside also puts you in a short commute to Palo Alto College, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, various shopping centers– and given its 5-minute drive to IH-37 and 15-minute commute to downtown– just about anything else you could want. Shop national chain stores at South Park Mall or catch a flick at the Cinemark Theatres located in the open-air McCreless Mall.

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This area is rich in history and hosts a ton of cool art galleries, cafes, and thrift shops.

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