Alta Vista Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Alta Vista neighborhood in San Antonio is located in the 78212 zip code, at the heart of San Antonio, and is arguably the most popular destination for students attending nearby San Antonio College or Trinity University. This historic housing district caters primarily to college students when it comes to real estate, by offering rooms for rent, and roommate centric housing options, making it an affordable and stylish option.
Nearby, the San Pedro playhouse offers evening entertainment with plays and music festivals for the more tame at heart, as well as playing host to wild nightlife at clubs like The Saint, Heat, and Petticoat Junction. Alta Vista is far enough from downtown to be subjected to the hustle and bustle of rowdy river nightlife, however, this area takes on a life all its own. Alta Vista is home to some of the most controversial clubs in the city. Known to city dwellers as “The Strip,” each club in the surrounding area provides shocking and jaw dropping drag shows beginning at 10pm and keeping on until well after 2 in the morning, complete with a somewhat rowdy college crowd.
The majority of the population in Alta Vista are young twenty somethings who completely enjoy the available nightlife, thus shopping options in the immediate area are limited. The majority of the real estate in the surrounding neighborhood is reserved for residential living or aforementioned clubs. Small grocery stores litter the area around San Pedro avenue, and because Alta Vista is centrally located near the heart of the city, residents don’t need to travel too far to have shopping needs met at either the wildly popular North Star Mall or Quarry Markets, featuring upscale shopping and fashion-forward thinking. Because it is near many colleges and universities, the Alta Vista area will continue to have a large student population for many years.