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Unread 04-06-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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Default Young professional moving to SA: Need apartment advice

Hi all, I am a 27 year old single young professional who will be moving to SA soon. I am looking for a 1BR apartment and need your advice / suggestions.

My requirements are as follows:
1) I would like to live in a good community that is within reasonable commuting distance of zip code 78218.
2) Can you please suggest communities that have an abundance of residents of a similar age group (20's/30's)?

My budget is in the $800-$1000 range. Proximity to bars and clubs is not an important criteria.

Presently, I am living in a rather nice community with great amenities, but the downside is that it is inhabited almost exclusively by couples and families, and hence socializing is next to impossible. I do not want to repeat that mistake. I am willing to compromise on comforts (to a reasonable extent), but it is important that I live in a community that has people of a similar age group.

Any advice or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks your help!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Shoot, I'd typed a longer response and lost it. 78218- will you be at Rackspace? I'd recommend looking at 1221 Broadway (although they may be at capacity) and Sunset Ridge. There are others, for sure, but check those out. And welcome!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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I've heard good things about the apartment complexes in front of Oakwell Farms (Harry Wurzbach and 410).
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Unread 04-08-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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You really need to come here first before deciding. The rates for nice and new 1 bedrooms in a decent area start at $1000 less than 900 sq ft. The areas in San Antonio can be very ratty with sleezy people in bad areas mixed with decent/good. So you've gotta be careful. Ive looked at several apartments because Im moving soon. It depends on what you want. Stone Oak is a more affluent area but the traffic is horrendous going and coming + the construction on 281. I dont recommend anything in that area.

I've looked at 78216 apartments in North Castle Hills outside of 410. Devonshire Condos, Villas del Norte are new, Brandon Oaks, Castle Hill Townhomes. I've lived in the Enclave at 1550 for 4yrs and it's no longer good enough for me but there might be something for you here. The area is not my kind of area but its a gated community high rise. They have clearly lowered the rent which is why Im moving.

Vance Jackson (outside of 410) is great and full of apartments. Boulder Creek, Preserve at Fredericksburg, Palermo, Salado Crossing are some that I've looked at. All in the north central side of the city. I've decided to move downtown which are expensive but I need to be in an area that wont lower the rent to let that day labor-ish element in because they'll never be able to afford it. then it amounts to amenities that you want too. 1221 is cute but needs more work and its missing elements like coat closets, pantries, garden tubs, etc. Cevallos Lofts were a recommendation.

1800 Broadway, Mosaic Broadway are being built. Harry Wurzbach area you need to check with your own eyes. I work on Ft Sam and that area is ratty too up til you get to that Oakwell area (i think). The Artessa is beautiful but I didnt want to pay $2000+. They might have great 1bd room specials though. Eilan is being built up I10 by La cantera and they're beautiful with lots of lavish amenities. Their 2bdrms are outrageous but they may have reasonable 1bdrms.

Thats what I've seen in the past 2 weeks that Ive decided to move. Hope that helps but I HIGHLY recommend you get here to see the areas during the day and at night first in this city.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks for your inputs, all!

I have sent some of you a DM, it would be great if you could respond.
I will be very grateful for any more inputs / suggestions / advice, and yes, I will certainly be visiting the area before I made a decision.

Thanks again
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