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21 Units Available
Villas of Henderson Pass
16465 Henderson Pass
San Antonio, TX | Thousand Oaks
1 Bedroom
$743
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$903
845 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:21 AM
Spacious homes in a quiet neighborhood, not far from downtown San Antonio. Washer and dryer connections, garbage disposal, air conditioning and extra storage closet. Saltwater swimming pools, sand volleyball court and 24-hour maintenance team.
Verified
33 Units Available
Brynwood Apartments
8711 Bowens Crossing
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$979
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,149
918 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,519
1181 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:23 AM
Luxury complex in northwest San Antonio. Each bright and spacious apartment has high ceilings and expansive windows. Easy access to the West Loop 1604. On-site amenities include a pool, courtyard and business center.
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17 Units Available
Arroyo Seco Villas
12311 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$864
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,296
858 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:23 AM
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.
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4 Units Available
Bowie San Antonio
223 Rainbow Dr
San Antonio, TX | Terrell Heights
1 Bedroom
$699
513 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:23 AM
Welcome home to The Bowie Apartments, located in San Antonio, Texas! Stop by The Bowie Apartments today to find the perfect place to call home! We offer newly-renovated one bedroom apartments, along with many great amenities including an on-site
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3 Units Available
Aberdeen Acres
236 Deerwood Drive
San Antonio, TX | Terrell Heights
1 Bedroom
$775
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:22 AM
This property dates back to the 1950s when it was a spacious resort and it just finished a complete renovation to bring back that old charm of open space and vintage but modern living spaces.
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24 Units Available
The Allure
7770 Pipers Ln
San Antonio, TX | Pipers Meadow
1 Bedroom
$835
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
982 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1014 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:22 AM
Welcome to The Allure Experience comfort and serenity at our exquisite apartment home community, The Allure.
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26 Units Available
Valencia at Medical
5111 Glen Ridge Drive
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$840
893 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
1064 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:21 AM
A larger community. Recently renovated. Larger homes with new appliances, fully equipped kitchens, and washer and dryer hookups. On-site pools, fitness center, spa, and tennis courts. Near the VA hospital and I-40.
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34 Units Available
The Falls at Westover Hills
8838 Dugas Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$825
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
1005 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1210 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:21 AM
Hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings and custom finishes inside apartments. Relax with convenient amenities right at home: 24-hour gym, movie room with recliners, pool, dog park and much more. Great location near dining and Sea World.
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44 Units Available
Bella Madera
2914 Olmos Creek Dr
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$799
578 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
1025 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:20 AM
Garage parking, onsite laundry and a 24-hour gym are just some of the amenities on this property. There's a washer/dryer hookup in the units. Northwest Military Highway has plenty of shopping and dining options.
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5 Units Available
Rio Springs
2800 W Hutchins Pl
San Antonio, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$679
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$839
771 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:20 AM
Located 5 miles from Lackland and Kelly Air Force Bases, and just minutes away from IH-35, H-E-B, and Palo Alto College, you’ll love the convenience of calling Rio Springs home. Choose from our one or two bedroom floorplans in our peaceful community.
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15 Units Available
Riverstone Apartments
8711 Cinnamon Creek Dr
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$705
641 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$930
943 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:19 AM
Minutes from the I-10 and I-410 interchange and convenient to downtown San Antonio. Units with walk-in closets, washers and dryers, fireplaces and bonus storage space.
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11 Units Available
Cornerstone
1002 Grosvenor Blvd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$745
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$875
800 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:19 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Cornerstone in San Antonio. View photos, descriptions and more!
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12 Units Available
Stoneleigh Apartments
2626 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$860
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
909 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
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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22 Units Available
Estates at Canyon Ridge
20614 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX | Stone Oak
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1241 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1549 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
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4 Units Available
Birchleaf
202 Birchleaf Street
San Antonio, TX | Uptown Loop
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$905
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
So, you love the throwback vibe, but not the throwback annoyances. We get it.
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19 Units Available
Whispering Creek Villas
5303 Hamilton Wolfe Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$999
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,374
1082 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
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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3 Units Available
Blue Vine
6900 N Vandiver Rd
San Antonio, TX | Terrell Heights
1 Bedroom
$849
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1005 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
Ideally located near Fort Sam Houston. Quiet apartment community with an on-site swimming pool, sundeck and laundry. Free covered car parking and package receiving services available.
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21 Units Available
Overture Stone Oak 55+
18610 Tuscany Stone
San Antonio, TX | Stone Oak
1 Bedroom
$1,750
937 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1163 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
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24 Units Available
The Grove
11955 Parliament Dr
San Antonio, TX
Studio
$760
498 sqft
1 Bedroom
$709
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$810
978 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:18 AM
Situated on the edge of Salado Creek Greenway and Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park. Homes have a patio or balcony, large closets, LED lighting and designer appliances. On-site laundry, pool and fitness studio available to residents.
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5 Units Available
The Village Oaks
8011 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX | Oak Park - Northwood
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$850
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
975 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:17 AM
Put down roots at the Village Oaks. Our community brings you tranquil living at an affordable price. The apartment homes have quality options to make you feel at home.
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12 Units Available
NOAH Apartments
384 Treeline Park
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,175
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1035 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,719
1200 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:16 AM
Nearby Quarry Crossing and Village on the Green provide everything residents of this community could need. Onsite parking, a fitness center and pool are all available. Units have wired alarm systems and washer/dryer hookups.
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55 Units Available
Axio
8722 Cinnamon Creek Dr
San Antonio, TX | Eckhert Crossing
Studio
$650
372 sqft
1 Bedroom
$859
1064 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,405
1398 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:16 AM
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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2 Units Available
Belknap Arms
307 West Mistletoe Avenue
San Antonio, TX | Monte Vista
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$989
1022 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:17 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Belknap Arms in San Antonio. View photos, descriptions and more!
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6 Units Available
The Connally
5300 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX | Rolling Ridge Club
1 Bedroom
$895
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
993 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1267 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:17 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Connally in San Antonio. View photos, descriptions and more!

Median Rent in San Antonio

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Antonio is $898, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,089.
Studio
$778
1 Bed
$898
2 Beds
$1,089
3+ Beds
$1,278
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How much is rent in San Antonio?
In San Antonio, the median rent is $778 for a studio, $898 for a 1-bedroom, $1,089 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,278 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 $778 for a studio, $898 for a 1-bedroom, $1,089 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,278 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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You can filter cheap apartments in San Antonio by price: under $800, under $700, under $600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in San Antonio by price: under $800, under $700, under $600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find San Antonio apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find San Antonio apartments that allow pets.
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 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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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.
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.
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 Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Antonio is $898, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,089.
Studio
$778
1 Bed
$898
2 Beds
$1,089
3+ Beds
$1,278

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

December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents declined 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 declined moderately over the past month

San Antonio rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Antonio stand at $895 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,086 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. San Antonio's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    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 -2.0% 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 $1,519; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.6%).
    • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.8%, 3.9%, and 1.5%, respectively).

    San Antonio rents more affordable than many other large 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 similar cities across the country.

    • San Antonio's median two-bedroom rent of $1,086 is slightly below the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.0% decline in San Antonio.
    • While rents in San Antonio fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Antonio than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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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    December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents declined 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

    December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents declined 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 declined moderately over the past month

    San Antonio rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Antonio stand at $895 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,086 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. San Antonio's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -2.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      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 -2.0% 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 $1,519; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest decline (-5.6%).
      • Arlington, El Paso, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.8%, 3.9%, and 1.5%, respectively).

      San Antonio rents more affordable than many other large 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 similar cities across the country.

      • San Antonio's median two-bedroom rent of $1,086 is slightly below the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.0% decline in San Antonio.
      • While rents in San Antonio fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Antonio than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.