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1039 Apartments for rent in San Antonio, TX

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Savannah Oaks
14614 Vance Jackson Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,085
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1201 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
You will love the good life at Savannah Oaks, in San Antonio, Texas. Our spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments near major employers and universities are designed with your unique lifestyle in mind.
Verified
6 Units Available
Trails of Elm Creek
11444 Vance Jackson Rd
San Antonio, TX | Vance Jackson
1 Bedroom
$723
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$867
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 06:22 AM
Green community surrounded by schools, restaurants and parks. Amble down nature trails or relax on the redwood deck. Located on VIA bus line with easy access to all major highways.
Verified
31 Units Available
Republic at Alamo Heights
1111 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX | Terrell Heights
Studio
$865
602 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,001
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1123 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Situated conveniently for commuters on Austin Highway, minutes from University of the Incarnate Word and Trinity University. Luxury units feature laundry, hardwood floors and granite counters. Community includes yoga, trash valet, clubhouse and courtyard.
Verified
23 Units Available
The Jax
12222 Vance Jackson Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$960
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1168 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1409 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Stunning, resort-like community. Apartments feature faux hardwood floors, oversized closets and chef-inspired kitchens. Pet-friendly with lush courtyards for animals to exercise in. On-site swimming pool and fitness center.
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9 Units Available
Providence Estates Townhomes
6298 Lockhill Rd
San Antonio, TX | Oakland Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,422
904 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,433
1191 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,608
1387 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Luxury residential community near the Moreno Valley Mall and the Moreno Valley Golf Club. Community features include a resort pool and spa, fitness studio, and well-appointed clubhouse.
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68 Units Available
LIV at Westover Hills
9015 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX
Studio
$700
761 sqft
1 Bedroom
$745
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$887
1246 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
LIV at Westover Hills is a brand-new 62 and better senior living community, located in the wonderful Westover Hills area of San Antonio, TX.
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75 Units Available
The Tobin Estate Apartments
3310 Oakwell Court
San Antonio, TX | Oakwell Farms
1 Bedroom
$1,320
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1101 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1407 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
The Tobin Estate features great amenities, gorgeous interior finishes, and abundant artistic style.
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9 Units Available
Oakdell Way Townhomes
6020 Danny Kaye Dr
San Antonio, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,034
1045 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,283
1260 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
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30 Units Available
Quarry Alamo Heights
340 Treeline Park
San Antonio, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$875
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
930 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Step out of the ordinary and reach new heights at The Quarry Alamo Heights Apartment Homes located in San Antonio, Texas.
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18 Units Available
Vista
10514 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$922
689 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,151
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
1325 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Spacious apartments have trendy open-concept designs. Large kitchens with microwaves and breakfast bars. Dogs are accommodated via a grooming area and dog park. Bus routes located on Bandera and Prue Roads.
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17 Units Available
The Highline
5655 UTSA Blvd
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$870
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,465
1306 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Close to I-10 freeway. Round-the-clock gym and laundry. Community dog park, pool and barbecue areas. 1-3 bedroom apartments have in-unit laundry hookups, patios or balconies, and granite-look countertops.
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29 Units Available
OXLY Apartments
5810 Utsa Dr
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,040
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,430
1059 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Welcome to Oxly, a stunning community of apartments in San Antonio designed to elevate your lifestyle.
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7 Units Available
Contigo Westover Hills
10800 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$974
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
969 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Welcome to Contigo Westover Hills, formerly known as Tara Vista apartments! Located in Westover Hills of Northwest San Antonio, TX. We are proudly managed by Lincoln Property Company.
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16 Units Available
Southline
226 Newell Avenue
San Antonio, TX | Tobin Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,510
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,170
1072 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Schedule your in-person or virtual tour today with our staff live from Southline Residences from the comfort of your home! Vibrant. Chic. Luxurious.
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14 Units Available
Salado at Red Berry
902 Gembler Road
San Antonio, TX | Skyline Park
1 Bedroom
$975
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Say hello to The Salado at Red Berry, brand new luxe apartment homes located on the grounds of the legendary and historic Red Berry Estate in San Antonio. Sophisticated interiors. Resort-inspired amenities. Amazing lifestyle.
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16 Units Available
Maxwell Townhomes
11146 Vance Jackson Rd
San Antonio, TX | Vance Jackson
1 Bedroom
$885
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
980 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
1265 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Flexible touring available! Visit us today! There’s so much to love about townhome living: the private entry, separation of living spaces, home office potential – it’s two stories of awesomeness.
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17 Units Available
Wiregrass at Stone Oak
20303 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX | Stone Oak
1 Bedroom
$985
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
1133 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1285 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Stone Oak Park and Bear Cave are within walking distance. Luxury apartments have fireplaces, high ceilings with fans and designer kitchens with granite counters. Dogs are allowed and accommodated with a grooming area and park.
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107 Units Available
The Vecina Apartments
20915 Wilderness Oak
San Antonio, TX | Stone Oak
1 Bedroom
$1,125
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1159 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,065
1407 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
At Vecina Apartment Villas, we imagine the possibilities & deliver you the experience you deserve. Situated in San Antonio, TX in the Stoneoak neighborhood, our community allows you convenience to exquisite dining, shopping and entertaining spaces.
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18 Units Available
Sunset Ridge
116 Vanderheck St
San Antonio, TX | Terrell Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,045
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
958 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Our office is currently only open for self-guided and virtual tours at this time. Please schedule yours today! We love Texas because everything here is done on a grand scale, and usually with a little more swagger.
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64 Units Available
Mela Luxury Apartments
1507 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX | Thelka
Studio
$999
530 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,062
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,472
1025 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Your unparalleled living experience is waiting at MELA's luxury apartments in San Antonio, TX.
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21 Units Available
The Stella
4835 Lord Road
San Antonio, TX | Huntleigh Park
1 Bedroom
$726
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$873
974 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,012
1144 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Now Leasing! Welcome to The Stella! Located near downtown San Antonio, this new & affordable community offers stunning and modern 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments alongside fabulous amenities! The Stella boasts well-appointed and desirable interiors,
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64 Units Available
The Standard at Legacy
1938 East Sonterra Boulevard
San Antonio, TX
Studio
$1,015
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,175
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1379 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
When it comes to quality of life, Standard at Legacy raises the bar. This unique community of townhomes and flats is an approachable modern style, with refined finishes, boutique amenities and Hill Country resort vibes.
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32 Units Available
Lenox Overlook
17715 Overlook Loop
San Antonio, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,054
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,079
1380 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
Make Your Day Your Own.If luxury and convenience are what you seek, look no further than Lenox Overlook.
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32 Units Available
Amara
19327 Talavera Ridge
San Antonio, TX | Forest Crest
1 Bedroom
$1,190
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,539
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,199
1365 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 03:38 AM
WELCOME TO AMARAAre you searching for luxury living in San Antonio, Texas? Let me introduce to you a brand-new community in our beautiful neighborhood.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in San Antonio?
In San Antonio, the median rent is $697 for a studio, $858 for a 1-bedroom, $1,079 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,427 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 $697 for a studio, $858 for a 1-bedroom, $1,079 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,427 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Antonio, check out our monthly San Antonio Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in San Antonio?
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.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in San Antonio?
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.
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.
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 Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Antonio is $858, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,079.
Studio
$697
1 Bed
$858
2 Beds
$1,079
3+ Beds
$1,427

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.

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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.

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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

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.