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Market umbrellas in bright candy colors dot the riverbank as passenger boats cruise slowly past the restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shops that line River Walk. San Antonio’s downtown could never be called typical – the River Walk sits below street-level and provides a pedestrian-friendly area that is popular with joggers and bicyclists. River Walk will take you by surprise – the stone paths and archways, the towering cypress trees, and the beautiful landscaping flanking the river create an amazing setting for some of the city’s most popular hot spots.
Not far from River Walk you’ll discover another star attraction: the Alamo. The Alamo Plaza Historic District contains this amazing structure, which dates back to 1718. And while you’ll definitely “remember the Alamo,” when you visit downtown San Antonio, you’ll also remember River Walk, the 40-foot-tall cowboy boots at the North Star Mall, and the spectacular Trader Village – one of the country’s largest flea markets.
Live in one of the coolest cities in America – rent an apartment in San Antonio! Forbes Magazine listed San Antonio as one of the nation’s coolest cities in 2014 because of its outdoor attractions, strong economy, and affordability. Here’s what you need to know about living in San Antonio!
Things to Do in San Antonio:
Start with a stroll along River Walk! With 15 miles of paths and sidewalks, this is the best way to explore the city, from restaurants to historic districts to museums. Spanish settlers arrived in the area that is now River Walk in the 1700s. Conservation of the area began in the 1920s, when city leaders realized what an asset the river was to the city. In addition to bistros, shops, restaurants, and museums, River Walk’s Mission Reach leads to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which includes the missions Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada – all of which were built in the early 1700s.
Art lovers will definitely want to explore La Villita Historic Arts Village while looking for apartments in San Antonio – this arts village is San Antonio’s oldest neighborhood, dating back to Spanish colonial times when soldiers were stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero. Today, the streets are filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
San Antonio is home to one of the tallest observation towers in the US, the Tower of the Americas. This 750-foot structure was built for the 1968 World’s Fair and is located in HemisFair Park. In addition to the tower’s fantastic city views, the tower features a revolving restaurant and lounge.
The Alamo was the first mission established in San Antonio in 1718. Today, this is a popular destination for tourists and a major landmark for locals. In 1836, it was the site of a bloody battle between less than 200 “Texians” (residents of Mexican Texas) and over 1,000 Mexican soldiers. The Texians were able to fend off the soldiers for 13 days. On the final day, the soldiers scaled the walls and killed the Texian defenders – all 189 of them. General Sam Houston used the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!” to fire up his troops and ultimately defeated Mexico’s General Santa Anna in 1836.
While Downtown San Antonio is the perfect setting to enjoy shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters, and historic sites, this is Texas Hill Country! When you want to escape the city and explore the rolling hills that surround San Antonio, start by heading to Government Canyon State Natural Area. This park includes remote, rugged canyons, rolling grasslands, and more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails! Other activities in the park include camping, picnicking, bird-watching, and geocaching. The park also hosts events and ranger programs.
Some of the most spectacular views of Hill Country can be found at nearby Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. This area is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area covers over 1,643 acres in nearby Fredericksburg. The enormous pink granite dome rises 425 feet from the ground and is popular with hikers and rock-climbers. Other activities include camping, picnicking, backpacking, and nature-viewing.
Cool off in the summer at several nearby parks that offer swimming and tubing, such as Guadalupe River State Park, Blanco State Park, and Blue Hole Regional Park. Canyon Lake, located just north of San Antonio, is one of the state’s deepest and largest lakes. The 8,230-acre lake is surrounded by public parks that offer swimming, scuba diving, picnic areas, campgrounds, fishing, boating, and other water sports.
The Hill Country’s foundation consists of limestone, making it ideal for cave formation. Be sure to travel to New Braunfels after choosing your San Antonio apartment and visit the Natural Bridge Caverns, a beautiful and historic cave system that features cave tours and gem and fossil mining.
Sports fans will appreciate the AT&T Center, which is home to the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs! Located in eastern San Antonio, the AT&T Center also hosts ice hockey, concerts, and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
If all of that isn’t enough to keep you busy, San Antonio is home to a variety of theme parks! Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers a variety of roller coasters that include the Iron Rattler and the Goliath as well as shows and other attractions. Sea World San Antonio offers ocean-themed attractions, rides, and shows. The “World’s Best Waterpark” is Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort. This water park offers uphill water coasters, beaches, spring-fed pools, tube chutes, water playgrounds, beaches, and a surf ride. And just north of downtown, Splashtown offers 20 acres of water slides, a lazy river, and other rides.
What to Consider When Moving to San Antonio:
San Antonio’s ideal location places you about an hour from Austin and about two hours from Houston and the Gulf of Mexico beaches. San Antonio is the third-largest city in Texas and is home to several military facilities, including Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, and Randolph Air Force Base. In addition to military and tourism, San Antonio is home to several Fortune 500 companies including H-E-B, Tesoro Corp, USAA, Valero Energy, and Clear Channel Communications.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is the city’s largest university. Other colleges and universities include Texas A&M University-San Antonio and several private institutions, such as Trinity University and St. Mary’s University.
San Antonio is considered highly pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly. The city provides about 136 miles of bike lanes and trails and was designated a bronze-level city by the League of American Bicyclists. The city also offers a bike-sharing service.
As you search for apartments in San Antonio, be aware of the many neighborhoods that make up the city. Popular neighborhoods include Midtown, Uptown, Alamo Heights, North Central, Far North Central, Northwest Side, Northeast Side, East Side, and South Side.
Why San Antonio Apartments Are Hot:
From colorful festivals to shopping at Market Square, San Antonio is a delightful city – it is also affordable and has a strong economy. Spending the afternoon strolling along River Walk, shopping at Rivercenter Mall, catching a show at the Aztec Theater or the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, cheering on the San Antonio Spurs – there are many reasons why apartments in San Antonio are so popular! Find yours now and start enjoying this dynamic, fun, and vibrant city.
- King William
- Tobin Hill
- Prospect Hill
- Monte Vista
- Beacon Hill
- East Side
- Woodlawn Lake
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- St. Philip's College
- Our Lady of Lake University San Antonio
- San Antonio College
- Trinity University
- University of Incarnate Word
Nearby Military Bases
- Fort Sam Houston
- East Kelly Air Force Base
- Kelly Air Force Base
- Brooks Air Force Base
- Martindale Army Airfield
Why San Antonio?
- San Antonio contains several military bases, including Fort Sam Houston and Lackland Air Force Base.
- The famous and beautiful River Walk features walkways along the San Antonio River and is framed by restaurants, bars, and shops.
- The amazing Natural Bridge Caverns offers cave tours and activities such as climbing, hiking, and rappelling.
- Attractions include Wonder World Park, the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, and SeaWorld.
- Colleges and universities include the University of Texas-San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
- Beautiful historic sites include San Antonio Missions National Historic Park and the Bexar County Courthouse.