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20 Units Available
Arroyo Seco Villas
12311 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$899
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
858 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:21 PM
The home you’ve been dreaming of is waiting for you in San Antonio, Texas. Arroyo Seco is an apartment home community located in a quaint residential neighborhood.
Verified
27 Units Available
1800 Broadway
1800 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,019
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1265 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:21 PM
Premium apartments with pendant lighting and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy free internet in gathering areas. Work at the media center. Take a swim in the pool. Shop, dine, and socialize at nearby Pearl Brewery.
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3 Units Available
Woodway Apartments
8100 Pinebrook Dr
San Antonio, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$835
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:21 PM
Experience the beauty, comfort, and convenience of Woodway Apartments. Located near San Antonios renowned medical center, your new home, nestled amid beautiful landscaping is within minutes of USAA, UTSA, dining, entertainment, and shopping centers.
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25 Units Available
Alamo Park
2355 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX | Village North
1 Bedroom
$699
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$969
966 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:20 PM
Recently renovated. This gated community offers pools, spacious closets, a sand volleyball court, designer paint schemes and full-size washer/dryer connections. Off Austin Highway, just inside the loop in Northeast San Antonio.
Verified
28 Units Available
Retreat At Medical Center
6101 Whitby Rd
San Antonio, TX | Alamo Farmsteads
1 Bedroom
$689
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$930
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,189
1176 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:20 PM
This beautiful property provides residents with swimming pools, online payments and picnic areas. Apartments feature washer/dryer connections, fireplaces and walk-in closets. Convenient to the Leon Vista Trailhead and shopping along Babcock Road.
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22 Units Available
Overture Stone Oak 55+
18610 Tuscany Stone
San Antonio, TX | Stone Oak
1 Bedroom
$1,572
937 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1163 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:20 PM
We are here to serve you virtually during regular business hours. Please call or email us today to take a personalized virtual tour and learn more about our engaging active adult lifestyle.
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21 Units Available
Whispering Creek Villas
5303 Hamilton Wolfe Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$979
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,254
1082 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:19 PM
Located on the edge of San Antonio Medical Foundation Walking and Jogging Trail. Apartments have modern kitchen appliances, a fireplace and private laundry facilities. Community features a pool, a sauna and a coffee bar.
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31 Units Available
Stonehill at Pipers Creek
7940 Pipers Creek St
San Antonio, TX | Crown Meadows
1 Bedroom
$718
566 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$867
785 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1085 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:19 PM
Ingram Park Mall and Sea World are just a short drive from this property. Residents can have a relaxing cookout or simply enjoy the media room, clubhouse or pool. Units feature fireplaces and hardwood flooring.
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38 Units Available
Retreat at Hart Ranch
6061 De Zavala Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$765
586 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,030
856 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:18 PM
Welcome to the Retreat at Hart Ranch, located minutes from USAA, UTSA, La Cantera, and The Rim. With easy Access to I-10 and 1604. We offer comfortable One and Two bedroom floor plans for you to call home.
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12 Units Available
Hillcreste at Thousand Oaks
1570 Thousand Oaks Dr
San Antonio, TX | Shady Oaks
1 Bedroom
$851
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$946
948 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:08 PM
These spacious floor plans are located minutes from area amenities. On-site pool, cardio fitness center, and on-site maintenance. Each home offers walk-in closets, private patios or balconies, and a fireplace.
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51 Units Available
Tara
8051 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$805
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$890
940 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:16 PM
Where you live is just as important as how you live—and now both can be ideal. Welcome to Tara, newly-renovated apartment homes in the desirable Alamo Heights area.
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31 Units Available
The Summit
1955 Larkspur Dr
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$819
684 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,009
945 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,339
1166 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:17 PM
One- and two-bedroom apartments near North Star Mall and San Antonio International Airport. Amenities include carports, hardwood flooring, in-suite laundry facilities, fireplaces and stainless steel appliances. Small dogs and cats allowed with deposit.
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121 Units Available
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6400 Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$800
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$969
1027 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1418 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:13 PM
Situated in San Antonio's Medical Center District. Contemporary apartments with black appliances, wood-laminate floors and rainfall showerheads. Community boasts greenbelt views and amenities such as a fitness center, swimming pool and covered car parking.
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13 Units Available
Stoneleigh Apartments
2626 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$775
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
909 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:17 PM
Nicely crafted apartments with oak cabinetry and built-in microwaves. Tenants get access to a resident lounge with WiFi. Close to Loop 1604. By McAllister Park if you ever need to get away to nature.
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26 Units Available
Villas of Oak Creste
5315 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$640
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$895
1250 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:16 PM
Located just minutes from Interstate 10, Villas of Oak Creste, offering the best apartments in San Antonio, Texas, boasts well-appointed one and two-bedroom floor plans.
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10 Units Available
Las Brisas
12626 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$785
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
1353 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:15 PM
Las Brisas Apartments in San Antonio, Texas holds the highest standard of comfortable apartment living. Stylish vaulted ceilings adorn each of the one and two-bedroom options, adding lush, natural light to all of our spacious floor plans.
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9 Units Available
Presidio Flats
5347 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX | North Central
1 Bedroom
$770
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$885
812 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
996 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:12 PM
Enjoy an affordable apartment living experience at Presidio Flats, a community of apartments in San Antonio, Texas! With spacious floor plans and desirable amenities, Presidio Flats sets the standard in convenient urban living.
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7 Units Available
Lodge at Timberhill
5544 Timberhill
San Antonio, TX
Studio
$615
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$675
482 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
658 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:14 PM
Escape to The Lodge at Timberhill Apartments! Conveniently located just minutes from Route 410 and Ingram Park Mall. Stop by to see us today.
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12 Units Available
Income Restricted - Villa Rodriguez
3270 Nacogdoches Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$575
567 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:11 PM
Welcome to Aguila Oaks Apartments in San Antonio, Texas. You will be very comfortable in your new home at our convenient location.
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47 Units Available
Axio
8722 Cinnamon Creek Dr
San Antonio, TX | Eckhert Crossing
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$859
1064 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1398 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:10 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom townhomes feature French doors, vaulted ceilings and private balconies. Community has a pool, picnic areas and sand volleyball court. Located on I-10 near Loop 410.
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41 Units Available
Woodhill
4909 Woodstone Dr
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$740
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
1083 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,190
1243 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:09 PM
Experience San Antonio, Texas preferred address at Woodhill Apartment Homes! Designed to improve the way you live, our modern apartment homes host sleek finishes and high-end features.
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19 Units Available
Diamond Ridge
5235 Glen Ridge Dr
San Antonio, TX
Studio
$709
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$801
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$959
911 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:05 PM
Welcome to all that Diamond Ridge Apartment Homes and the great city of San Antonio has to offer! The convenience of having it all right at your fingertips. Easy access to restaurants, shopping and dining.
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35 Units Available
OakStone Apartment Homes
2600 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX | Oak Grove
1 Bedroom
$695
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$940
1029 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:06 PM
Oakstone Apartment Homes offers spacious 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans with large kitchens with separate dining areas.
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13 Units Available
Canyon Point
16550 Henderson Pass
San Antonio, TX | Shady Oaks
1 Bedroom
$810
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$980
1009 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:06 PM
Contemporary homes with fireplaces and open layouts. Dogs and cats allowed. Enjoy use of the on-site sauna and pool. Close to Loop 1604. Exercise at nearby Mud Creek Park.
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How much is rent in San Antonio?
In San Antonio, the median rent is $780 for a studio, $901 for a 1-bedroom, $1,093 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,282 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Antonio, check out our monthly San Antonio Rent Report.
How much is rent in San Antonio?
In San Antonio, the median rent is $780 for a studio, $901 for a 1-bedroom, $1,093 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,282 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Antonio, check out our monthly San Antonio Rent Report.
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While some San Antonio properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some San Antonio properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in San Antonio?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in San Antonio.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around San Antonio. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Our Lady of the Lake University, St Philip's College, San Antonio College, St. Mary's University, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
How can I find off-campus housing in San Antonio?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around San Antonio. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Our Lady of the Lake University, St Philip's College, San Antonio College, St. Mary's University, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Median Rent in San Antonio

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Antonio is $901, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,093.
Studio
$780
1 Bed
$901
2 Beds
$1,093
3+ Beds
$1,282

City Guide

San Antonio
When I greet my neighbor with a "hi y'all", I'm wealthy as a king upon a throne. You can have your mansion or your cottage small - I'll just take my home in San Antone." (George Strait - "Home in San Antone").
When I greet my neighbor with a "hi y'all", I'm wealthy as a king upon a throne. You can have your mansion or your cottage small - I'll just take my home in San Antone." (George Strait - "Home in San Antone").

Welcome to San Antonio: Home to the rodeo, the Spurs, the Alamo Dome, and of course, the Alamo. It's not uncommon to spot a few Texas clichés around this town. Cowboy hats, boots, and heavy duty trucks are a necessity for many locals, especially those working the rodeo or surrounding ranches. Expect to hear a "howdy!" every once in a while, and don't be surprised to see the occasional Chuck Norris lookalike. However, you can also find modern hybrid buses, upscale malls, advanced medical and business centers, authentic flamenco performances, punks and yuppies, hippies and barbies, freaks, goths, geeks, and everything in between. It's a certain style of country-urban living born out of age-old Texan ingenuity.

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Bridge at the San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens

Alamo Mission at dusk

Tower of the Americas at HemisFair Urban Park

Tips for Happy Hunting

San Antonio is huge! It's the 3rd fastest growing city in the U.S. and has the 2nd largest population in Texas. Its borders encompass 412 square miles, a few small cities, and hundreds of neighborhoods, each in a world of its own. So, here are some tips for finding your niche in this ever-expanding city.

Exceed Your Expectations. Don't settle into the first place you come across. Finding an affordable apartment is no problem here, with low rental rates and move-in specials aplenty. Even the more upscale and trendy neighborhoods feature apartments from $400/mo. Location and comfort easily trump price when trying to find the perfect home in old San Antonio. So, what is it that you want? Suburbia? Culture? An easy commute? An historic vibe? Something bike-able? Do you want to look out your window and see rolling hill country? Or do you want to look down on the city from a modern high-rise and pretend you're batman? Well go for it, and don't settle for anything less.

Ask Around. Talk to taxi drivers and police officers downtown. They can tell you all about the neighborhoods, traffic issues, as well as the best places for food and entertainment. If you plan on using public transportation, then hop on a bus and make friends with the person sitting next to you. Their advice on getting around without a car will be invaluable. In suburban neighborhoods, try taking a walk through the nearest park to meet potential neighbors. Talk to anyone. Most of the people in San Antonio will provide you with extensive advice in friendly Texas fashion.

Consider Commute. Where is work? Triangulate for the most convenient location. Public transportation and traffic are especially stressful when commuting from outside the 410 Loop into the urban core. If you plan on living or working up north, then try to avoid IH 35, infamous for its traffic and speed traps.

Nuances of Renting. Most apartments in San Antonio require you to make at least three times as much as the rent. While many places have great move-in specials, be prepared to pay a hefty deposit in the more coveted locations.

Tips for Happy Hunting
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San Antonio is huge! It's the 3rd fastest growing city in the U.S. and has the 2nd largest population in Texas. Its borders encompass 412 square miles, a few small cities, and hundreds of neighborhoods, each in a world of its own. So, here are some tips for finding your niche in this ever-expanding city.

Exceed Your Expectations. Don't settle into the first place you come across. Finding an affordable apartment is no problem here, with low rental rates and move-in specials aplenty. Even the more upscale and trendy neighborhoods feature apartments from $400/mo. Location and comfort easily trump price when trying to find the perfect home in old San Antonio. So, what is it that you want? Suburbia? Culture? An easy commute? An historic vibe? Something bike-able? Do you want to look out your window and see rolling hill country? Or do you want to look down on the city from a modern high-rise and pretend you're batman? Well go for it, and don't settle for anything less.

Ask Around. Talk to taxi drivers and police officers downtown. They can tell you all about the neighborhoods, traffic issues, as well as the best places for food and entertainment. If you plan on using public transportation, then hop on a bus and make friends with the person sitting next to you. Their advice on getting around without a car will be invaluable. In suburban neighborhoods, try taking a walk through the nearest park to meet potential neighbors. Talk to anyone. Most of the people in San Antonio will provide you with extensive advice in friendly Texas fashion.

Consider Commute. Where is work? Triangulate for the most convenient location. Public transportation and traffic are especially stressful when commuting from outside the 410 Loop into the urban core. If you plan on living or working up north, then try to avoid IH 35, infamous for its traffic and speed traps.

Nuances of Renting. Most apartments in San Antonio require you to make at least three times as much as the rent. While many places have great move-in specials, be prepared to pay a hefty deposit in the more coveted locations.

Let Me Show You the Ropes

Downtown: Swanky City Living. The Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall, and the revolving restaurant/bar atop the Tower of the Americas are the main attractions here.

South Alamo: Starving artists and castle dwellers. South of downtown, you will find the most eclectic and culturally rich neighborhoods San Antonio has to offer. It is here that local art and music is showcased every first Friday and second Saturday. You can also find old mansions, haunted hotels, and elegant riverside condos.

Uptown: Classy, upscale, old money communities. Uptown is home to many celebrities, such as Tommy Lee Jones and Thomas Gibson. It has some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. So, put on your fancy pants and explore the opulence of popular neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Uptown Broadway.

Midtown: Old San Antonio. This area is known for its historic architecture and convenient central location. The popular Monte Vista neighborhood is located here, as well as some more affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods, such as Beacon Hill and Alta Vista.

North Central: San Antonio Suburbia. This area includes the coveted neighborhoods of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, and Oak Park.

Northwest: Popular, pricey, and brand-spanking-new. These neighborhoods are still sprouting fresh, new homes as the city continues to expand. While this area is mostly residential, the Floore Country Store and the Helotes Cornyval provide plenty of live, down home entertainment. Also, the Guadalupe River is a short drive away for all your fishing/camping/tubing/kayaking adventures.

Northeast: Cities within the city. This area is made up of incorporated cities that have become part of San Antonio's suburbs. Quiet, family-oriented communities such as Selma and Universal City are short on apartments, but have plenty of house rentals available.

South: Flatlands and families. Home to the China Grove neighborhood, made famous by the Doobie Brothers, this area is full of older buildings and has a very friendly vibe.

Let Me Show You the Ropes
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Downtown: Swanky City Living. The Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall, and the revolving restaurant/bar atop the Tower of the Americas are the main attractions here.

South Alamo: Starving artists and castle dwellers. South of downtown, you will find the most eclectic and culturally rich neighborhoods San Antonio has to offer. It is here that local art and music is showcased every first Friday and second Saturday. You can also find old mansions, haunted hotels, and elegant riverside condos.

Uptown: Classy, upscale, old money communities. Uptown is home to many celebrities, such as Tommy Lee Jones and Thomas Gibson. It has some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. So, put on your fancy pants and explore the opulence of popular neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Uptown Broadway.

Midtown: Old San Antonio. This area is known for its historic architecture and convenient central location. The popular Monte Vista neighborhood is located here, as well as some more affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods, such as Beacon Hill and Alta Vista.

North Central: San Antonio Suburbia. This area includes the coveted neighborhoods of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, and Oak Park.

Northwest: Popular, pricey, and brand-spanking-new. These neighborhoods are still sprouting fresh, new homes as the city continues to expand. While this area is mostly residential, the Floore Country Store and the Helotes Cornyval provide plenty of live, down home entertainment. Also, the Guadalupe River is a short drive away for all your fishing/camping/tubing/kayaking adventures.

Northeast: Cities within the city. This area is made up of incorporated cities that have become part of San Antonio's suburbs. Quiet, family-oriented communities such as Selma and Universal City are short on apartments, but have plenty of house rentals available.

South: Flatlands and families. Home to the China Grove neighborhood, made famous by the Doobie Brothers, this area is full of older buildings and has a very friendly vibe.

San Antonio Survival

Keeping Cool. Beware the cost of cool in San Antonio's summer heat. Be prepared to fork over at least $100 to the electric company each month — at least. If you have a bigger home and like it nice and cool, don't be surprised to see a $200 - $300 electric bill from May through November. However, clear, cold, spring-fed waters of the nearby Comal and Guadalupe rivers provide plenty of relief from brutal Texas heat.

Getting Around. Life is tough without a car in San Antonio. The bus system is ridiculous anywhere outside the urban core, and a summer without a ride to the river can be excruciating. Then again, life is tough with a car as well. Getting from one end of town to the other is a long, long journey. For a round trip, you're looking at about 100 miles, $20 to $30 in gas, and 1 to 5 hours out of your day depending on the traffic. Not to mention, people seem to lose their minds while driving around central San Antonio. And why wouldn't they? It is here that three major interstates connect with congested highways and city loops, creating a wasp nest of disgruntled commuters and lost tourists.

Staying Sane. It may sound obvious, but be sure to relax and have some fun every once in a while. People get way too wound up over work, or lack of work, these days. It's free to get a good dose of art and music at the Blue Star's First Fridays and Second Saturdays. Take an inexpensive mini vacation to the Comal River or the Guadalupe River on weekends. Explore the Riverwalk, especially during holidays and festivals.... but beware of where you step. Approximately 500 people fall into the polluted San Antonio River that runs through this downtown boardwalk every year.

So there you have it. That's my general advice for living in San Antonio. Be sure to take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila.

-By Katy Comal

San Antonio Survival
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Keeping Cool. Beware the cost of cool in San Antonio's summer heat. Be prepared to fork over at least $100 to the electric company each month — at least. If you have a bigger home and like it nice and cool, don't be surprised to see a $200 - $300 electric bill from May through November. However, clear, cold, spring-fed waters of the nearby Comal and Guadalupe rivers provide plenty of relief from brutal Texas heat.

Getting Around. Life is tough without a car in San Antonio. The bus system is ridiculous anywhere outside the urban core, and a summer without a ride to the river can be excruciating. Then again, life is tough with a car as well. Getting from one end of town to the other is a long, long journey. For a round trip, you're looking at about 100 miles, $20 to $30 in gas, and 1 to 5 hours out of your day depending on the traffic. Not to mention, people seem to lose their minds while driving around central San Antonio. And why wouldn't they? It is here that three major interstates connect with congested highways and city loops, creating a wasp nest of disgruntled commuters and lost tourists.

Staying Sane. It may sound obvious, but be sure to relax and have some fun every once in a while. People get way too wound up over work, or lack of work, these days. It's free to get a good dose of art and music at the Blue Star's First Fridays and Second Saturdays. Take an inexpensive mini vacation to the Comal River or the Guadalupe River on weekends. Explore the Riverwalk, especially during holidays and festivals.... but beware of where you step. Approximately 500 people fall into the polluted San Antonio River that runs through this downtown boardwalk every year.

So there you have it. That's my general advice for living in San Antonio. Be sure to take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila.

-By Katy Comal

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San Antonio
When I greet my neighbor with a "hi y'all", I'm wealthy as a king upon a throne. You can have your mansion or your cottage small - I'll just take my home in San Antone." (George Strait - "Home in San Antone").
When I greet my neighbor with a "hi y'all", I'm wealthy as a king upon a throne. You can have your mansion or your cottage small - I'll just take my home in San Antone." (George Strait - "Home in San Antone").

Welcome to San Antonio: Home to the rodeo, the Spurs, the Alamo Dome, and of course, the Alamo. It's not uncommon to spot a few Texas clichés around this town. Cowboy hats, boots, and heavy duty trucks are a necessity for many locals, especially those working the rodeo or surrounding ranches. Expect to hear a "howdy!" every once in a while, and don't be surprised to see the occasional Chuck Norris lookalike. However, you can also find modern hybrid buses, upscale malls, advanced medical and business centers, authentic flamenco performances, punks and yuppies, hippies and barbies, freaks, goths, geeks, and everything in between. It's a certain style of country-urban living born out of age-old Texan ingenuity.

Having trouble with Craigslist San Antonio? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Bridge at the San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens

Alamo Mission at dusk

Tower of the Americas at HemisFair Urban Park

Tips for Happy Hunting

San Antonio is huge! It's the 3rd fastest growing city in the U.S. and has the 2nd largest population in Texas. Its borders encompass 412 square miles, a few small cities, and hundreds of neighborhoods, each in a world of its own. So, here are some tips for finding your niche in this ever-expanding city.

Exceed Your Expectations. Don't settle into the first place you come across. Finding an affordable apartment is no problem here, with low rental rates and move-in specials aplenty. Even the more upscale and trendy neighborhoods feature apartments from $400/mo. Location and comfort easily trump price when trying to find the perfect home in old San Antonio. So, what is it that you want? Suburbia? Culture? An easy commute? An historic vibe? Something bike-able? Do you want to look out your window and see rolling hill country? Or do you want to look down on the city from a modern high-rise and pretend you're batman? Well go for it, and don't settle for anything less.

Ask Around. Talk to taxi drivers and police officers downtown. They can tell you all about the neighborhoods, traffic issues, as well as the best places for food and entertainment. If you plan on using public transportation, then hop on a bus and make friends with the person sitting next to you. Their advice on getting around without a car will be invaluable. In suburban neighborhoods, try taking a walk through the nearest park to meet potential neighbors. Talk to anyone. Most of the people in San Antonio will provide you with extensive advice in friendly Texas fashion.

Consider Commute. Where is work? Triangulate for the most convenient location. Public transportation and traffic are especially stressful when commuting from outside the 410 Loop into the urban core. If you plan on living or working up north, then try to avoid IH 35, infamous for its traffic and speed traps.

Nuances of Renting. Most apartments in San Antonio require you to make at least three times as much as the rent. While many places have great move-in specials, be prepared to pay a hefty deposit in the more coveted locations.

Tips for Happy Hunting
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San Antonio is huge! It's the 3rd fastest growing city in the U.S. and has the 2nd largest population in Texas. Its borders encompass 412 square miles, a few small cities, and hundreds of neighborhoods, each in a world of its own. So, here are some tips for finding your niche in this ever-expanding city.

Exceed Your Expectations. Don't settle into the first place you come across. Finding an affordable apartment is no problem here, with low rental rates and move-in specials aplenty. Even the more upscale and trendy neighborhoods feature apartments from $400/mo. Location and comfort easily trump price when trying to find the perfect home in old San Antonio. So, what is it that you want? Suburbia? Culture? An easy commute? An historic vibe? Something bike-able? Do you want to look out your window and see rolling hill country? Or do you want to look down on the city from a modern high-rise and pretend you're batman? Well go for it, and don't settle for anything less.

Ask Around. Talk to taxi drivers and police officers downtown. They can tell you all about the neighborhoods, traffic issues, as well as the best places for food and entertainment. If you plan on using public transportation, then hop on a bus and make friends with the person sitting next to you. Their advice on getting around without a car will be invaluable. In suburban neighborhoods, try taking a walk through the nearest park to meet potential neighbors. Talk to anyone. Most of the people in San Antonio will provide you with extensive advice in friendly Texas fashion.

Consider Commute. Where is work? Triangulate for the most convenient location. Public transportation and traffic are especially stressful when commuting from outside the 410 Loop into the urban core. If you plan on living or working up north, then try to avoid IH 35, infamous for its traffic and speed traps.

Nuances of Renting. Most apartments in San Antonio require you to make at least three times as much as the rent. While many places have great move-in specials, be prepared to pay a hefty deposit in the more coveted locations.

Let Me Show You the Ropes

Downtown: Swanky City Living. The Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall, and the revolving restaurant/bar atop the Tower of the Americas are the main attractions here.

South Alamo: Starving artists and castle dwellers. South of downtown, you will find the most eclectic and culturally rich neighborhoods San Antonio has to offer. It is here that local art and music is showcased every first Friday and second Saturday. You can also find old mansions, haunted hotels, and elegant riverside condos.

Uptown: Classy, upscale, old money communities. Uptown is home to many celebrities, such as Tommy Lee Jones and Thomas Gibson. It has some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. So, put on your fancy pants and explore the opulence of popular neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Uptown Broadway.

Midtown: Old San Antonio. This area is known for its historic architecture and convenient central location. The popular Monte Vista neighborhood is located here, as well as some more affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods, such as Beacon Hill and Alta Vista.

North Central: San Antonio Suburbia. This area includes the coveted neighborhoods of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, and Oak Park.

Northwest: Popular, pricey, and brand-spanking-new. These neighborhoods are still sprouting fresh, new homes as the city continues to expand. While this area is mostly residential, the Floore Country Store and the Helotes Cornyval provide plenty of live, down home entertainment. Also, the Guadalupe River is a short drive away for all your fishing/camping/tubing/kayaking adventures.

Northeast: Cities within the city. This area is made up of incorporated cities that have become part of San Antonio's suburbs. Quiet, family-oriented communities such as Selma and Universal City are short on apartments, but have plenty of house rentals available.

South: Flatlands and families. Home to the China Grove neighborhood, made famous by the Doobie Brothers, this area is full of older buildings and has a very friendly vibe.

Let Me Show You the Ropes
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Downtown: Swanky City Living. The Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall, and the revolving restaurant/bar atop the Tower of the Americas are the main attractions here.

South Alamo: Starving artists and castle dwellers. South of downtown, you will find the most eclectic and culturally rich neighborhoods San Antonio has to offer. It is here that local art and music is showcased every first Friday and second Saturday. You can also find old mansions, haunted hotels, and elegant riverside condos.

Uptown: Classy, upscale, old money communities. Uptown is home to many celebrities, such as Tommy Lee Jones and Thomas Gibson. It has some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. So, put on your fancy pants and explore the opulence of popular neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Uptown Broadway.

Midtown: Old San Antonio. This area is known for its historic architecture and convenient central location. The popular Monte Vista neighborhood is located here, as well as some more affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods, such as Beacon Hill and Alta Vista.

North Central: San Antonio Suburbia. This area includes the coveted neighborhoods of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, and Oak Park.

Northwest: Popular, pricey, and brand-spanking-new. These neighborhoods are still sprouting fresh, new homes as the city continues to expand. While this area is mostly residential, the Floore Country Store and the Helotes Cornyval provide plenty of live, down home entertainment. Also, the Guadalupe River is a short drive away for all your fishing/camping/tubing/kayaking adventures.

Northeast: Cities within the city. This area is made up of incorporated cities that have become part of San Antonio's suburbs. Quiet, family-oriented communities such as Selma and Universal City are short on apartments, but have plenty of house rentals available.

South: Flatlands and families. Home to the China Grove neighborhood, made famous by the Doobie Brothers, this area is full of older buildings and has a very friendly vibe.

San Antonio Survival

Keeping Cool. Beware the cost of cool in San Antonio's summer heat. Be prepared to fork over at least $100 to the electric company each month — at least. If you have a bigger home and like it nice and cool, don't be surprised to see a $200 - $300 electric bill from May through November. However, clear, cold, spring-fed waters of the nearby Comal and Guadalupe rivers provide plenty of relief from brutal Texas heat.

Getting Around. Life is tough without a car in San Antonio. The bus system is ridiculous anywhere outside the urban core, and a summer without a ride to the river can be excruciating. Then again, life is tough with a car as well. Getting from one end of town to the other is a long, long journey. For a round trip, you're looking at about 100 miles, $20 to $30 in gas, and 1 to 5 hours out of your day depending on the traffic. Not to mention, people seem to lose their minds while driving around central San Antonio. And why wouldn't they? It is here that three major interstates connect with congested highways and city loops, creating a wasp nest of disgruntled commuters and lost tourists.

Staying Sane. It may sound obvious, but be sure to relax and have some fun every once in a while. People get way too wound up over work, or lack of work, these days. It's free to get a good dose of art and music at the Blue Star's First Fridays and Second Saturdays. Take an inexpensive mini vacation to the Comal River or the Guadalupe River on weekends. Explore the Riverwalk, especially during holidays and festivals.... but beware of where you step. Approximately 500 people fall into the polluted San Antonio River that runs through this downtown boardwalk every year.

So there you have it. That's my general advice for living in San Antonio. Be sure to take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila.

-By Katy Comal

San Antonio Survival
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Keeping Cool. Beware the cost of cool in San Antonio's summer heat. Be prepared to fork over at least $100 to the electric company each month — at least. If you have a bigger home and like it nice and cool, don't be surprised to see a $200 - $300 electric bill from May through November. However, clear, cold, spring-fed waters of the nearby Comal and Guadalupe rivers provide plenty of relief from brutal Texas heat.

Getting Around. Life is tough without a car in San Antonio. The bus system is ridiculous anywhere outside the urban core, and a summer without a ride to the river can be excruciating. Then again, life is tough with a car as well. Getting from one end of town to the other is a long, long journey. For a round trip, you're looking at about 100 miles, $20 to $30 in gas, and 1 to 5 hours out of your day depending on the traffic. Not to mention, people seem to lose their minds while driving around central San Antonio. And why wouldn't they? It is here that three major interstates connect with congested highways and city loops, creating a wasp nest of disgruntled commuters and lost tourists.

Staying Sane. It may sound obvious, but be sure to relax and have some fun every once in a while. People get way too wound up over work, or lack of work, these days. It's free to get a good dose of art and music at the Blue Star's First Fridays and Second Saturdays. Take an inexpensive mini vacation to the Comal River or the Guadalupe River on weekends. Explore the Riverwalk, especially during holidays and festivals.... but beware of where you step. Approximately 500 people fall into the polluted San Antonio River that runs through this downtown boardwalk every year.

So there you have it. That's my general advice for living in San Antonio. Be sure to take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila.

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
San Antonio

October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Antonio rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

San Antonio rents increased significantly over the past month

San Antonio rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Antonio stand at $901 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,094 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. San Antonio's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.2%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in Texas

    Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of San Antonio, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Texas for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -2.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,515; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.4%).
    • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.5%, 3.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

    San Antonio rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen moderately in San Antonio, comparable cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. San Antonio is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • San Antonio's median two-bedroom rent of $1,094 is slightly below the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.2% decline in San Antonio.
    • While rents in San Antonio fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Antonio than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in San Antonio.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Antonio rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Antonio rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    San Antonio rents increased significantly over the past month

    San Antonio rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Antonio stand at $901 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,094 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. San Antonio's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.2%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in Texas

      Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of San Antonio, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Texas for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -2.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,515; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.4%).
      • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.5%, 3.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

      San Antonio rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen moderately in San Antonio, comparable cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. San Antonio is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

      • San Antonio's median two-bedroom rent of $1,094 is slightly below the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.2% decline in San Antonio.
      • While rents in San Antonio fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Antonio than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in San Antonio.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      San Antonio Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how San Antonio ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released San Antonio’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "San Antonio renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in San Antonio include the following:

      • San Antonio renters gave their city a A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for San Antonio were affordability, which received an A+),and social life, state and local taxes, quality of local schools, and jobs and career opportunities all received A grades.
      • The areas of concern to San Antonio renters are weather and public transit, which both received B grades.
      • Millennial renters and renters who are parents are equally satisfied with their city, with both giving it an A grade.
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other cities in Texas, including Houston (B+), Dallas (B), and Fort Worth (B).
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other Southwestern cities, including Las Vegas (C) and Tucson, AZ (D).
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Miami, FL (C+).

      The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Huge city that feels like a small town" – Mehgan F.
      • "I hate the traffic, but love the culture and activities" – Arlene H.
      • "Love the San Antonio culture. So much great food and so many fun events like Fiesta in April. There’s always something you can do with the family, especially downtown." – Frank F.
      • "The weather is great and crime isn’t as bad as other cities, but public transit is terrible and it’s nearly impossible to get by without a vehicle" – David S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released San Antonio’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "San Antonio renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment L...

      View full San Antonio Renter Survey

      Here’s how San Antonio ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Affordability
      A
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released San Antonio’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "San Antonio renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in San Antonio include the following:

      • San Antonio renters gave their city a A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for San Antonio were affordability, which received an A+),and social life, state and local taxes, quality of local schools, and jobs and career opportunities all received A grades.
      • The areas of concern to San Antonio renters are weather and public transit, which both received B grades.
      • Millennial renters and renters who are parents are equally satisfied with their city, with both giving it an A grade.
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other cities in Texas, including Houston (B+), Dallas (B), and Fort Worth (B).
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other Southwestern cities, including Las Vegas (C) and Tucson, AZ (D).
      • San Antonio did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Miami, FL (C+).

      The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Huge city that feels like a small town" – Mehgan F.
      • "I hate the traffic, but love the culture and activities" – Arlene H.
      • "Love the San Antonio culture. So much great food and so many fun events like Fiesta in April. There’s always something you can do with the family, especially downtown." – Frank F.
      • "The weather is great and crime isn’t as bad as other cities, but public transit is terrible and it’s nearly impossible to get by without a vehicle" – David S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.