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Old 11-30-2011, 11:47 PM
 
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Hi,

I am planning on moving to San Antonio in the next 4 weeks for work. Even though I have lived in TX my entire life, I know nothing about living in SA.

For reference, I am still in my 20s (barely...), transitioning from graduate school, single, active lifestyle. I will be working in NW SA near I-10 and Wurzbach Rd. I really dislike long commutes (traffic is even worse), but I am willing to spend 15-20 of light traffic driving.

With that said, I have been looking online at places to rent in the Medical Center, Quarry, Downtown, Southtown, etc. My budget is up to $1,000 all-in, and I don't need a really big place. Loft-styles are ok, but 1 bedroom (even if smaller) is preferred.

I am interested in more "urban living" similar to Houston's Midtown and West U areas for anyone who might be familiar what those locations.

Is downtown/southtown living worth it in SA? I found some very nice loft styles in the area, but I am not sold on the "quality" of life in the area.

Is there a place in SA with a concentration of young professionals and places to shop/eat/drink/dance?

I know I am asking a TON of questions, but I seriously have no idea what part of town would be a good fit for me. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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Budget wise can't go wrong with the east side! Easy acsess to i10 too
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:13 AM
 
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^^Very funny.

To the OP, you don't want to live on the east side. I haven't really checked out all of the apartments near the Quarry, but I know some of them are really expensive. I know a lot of people here love Southtown, but the Quarry has a lot of stores within walking distance and even more stores just a short drive away in Alamo Heights. If you're into health foods, you have Whole Foods, Central Market, and Sun Harvest nearby. You also have a movie theater, a lot of restaurants, HEB, and clothing stores. The area is close to a lot of bars and clubs on Broadway and downtown.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:52 AM
 
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I meant to say Sprouts instead of Sun Harvest.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I live in Southtown and love it. There are a lot of young professionals in my building, and some empty nesters. Sure there are some sketchy areas, but those areas are being redeveloped. If you're looking to rent I would check out the Cevallos Street Lofts, they are supposed to open this fall but don't know if anyone has moved in yet. You could also look at the Pearl area, new apartments right on the Riverwalk. You just need to come down and hangout in the area on the weekend and see if you like it. I work close to I10 and Wurzbach and my commute is about 15 minutes, I'm driving against all the traffic.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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What's wrong with the eastside?
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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If you're communiting to the NW but you want close-in and urban, I would check out Monte Vista. Lots of rentals there, beautiful old houses, walkable neighborhood, close to downtown, easy access to I-10. Southtown is nice, no doubt, though a longer commute, but even apart from commute both neighborhoods are comparable, so you might as well pick the more convenient one.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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The same thing that's wrong with the west side unless you live out in the boonies, but the OP is looking for urban living.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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THank you all for the comments.

To clarify, I am not only interested in urban living, it's one area I want to get feedback on. I know SA is pretty "spread out," so I want feedback on various areas. Med District, Far NW, Quarry, DT, Southtown, Whatever that area around Trinity is called

In another thread I found a contact at Centro Properties. I have reached out to them to see what they have available.

As for entertainment, nightlife, weekend stuff, where are the major areas for that?

Thanks again!
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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THank you all for the comments.

To clarify, I am not only interested in urban living, it's one area I want to get feedback on. I know SA is pretty "spread out," so I want feedback on various areas. Med District, Far NW, Quarry, DT, Southtown, Whatever that area around Trinity is called

In another thread I found a contact at Centro Properties. I have reached out to them to see what they have available.

As for entertainment, nightlife, weekend stuff, where are the major areas for that?

Thanks again!
Coming from Houston, you are in for a big letdown as far as nightlife. As far as entertainment , all depends what you like
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