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Old 12-06-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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My daughter will be needing a rental while in grad school at UTSA. She lives in Montrose in Houston and would love to find a similar neighborhood in S.A. She would like a liberal neighborhood that is near places like Whole Foods, Central Market, independent coffee houses, etc.

Not sure if we are looking for an apartment or a duplex. Any suggestions would be appreciated. She will be going for a masters in applied cultural anthropology.

Thanks for your help.

Terry
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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My daughter will be needing a rental while in grad school at UTSA. She lives in Montrose in Houston and would love to find a similar neighborhood in S.A. She would like a liberal neighborhood that is near places like Whole Foods, Central Market, independent coffee houses, etc.

Not sure if we are looking for an apartment or a duplex. Any suggestions would be appreciated. She will be going for a masters in applied cultural anthropology.

Thanks for your help.

Terry
Iím not sure what a liberal neighborhood has to do it. Conservatives are lurking in all of our neighborhoods!

The lower Broadway area from Austin Highway all the way to DT is nice. Monte Vista is also a good choice if you can afford it.

All these areas are about 15-20 minutes to UTSA's 1604 campus.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Alamo Heights, Terrell Heights, Lincoln Heights, King William. There ya go. Beware the conservatives! OHNO! lol
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Being close to Central Market gives you a rather long traffic filled commute to UTSA. However, there are many new apartments on the North West side of town that will be close to UTSA and near a Whole Foods. There are some independent coffee places in the area and decent restaurants. Depends on the rent you want to pay.

I don't think there is an official (ha) liberal neighborhood in San Antonio. The upscale ones near Central Market can have a bunch of wealthy liberals on one block and then a street full of wealthy we hate the 47% crowd. It's not like SoHo or Cambridge or San Francisco.

If you want liberals, you will do it by finding like souls as compared to neighborhoods.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Terrell heights seconded. I'd even look specifically at sunset ridge apartments.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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She will be happy in Southtown.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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She will be happy in Southtown.
I agree, but she'd be pretty far away from school, not living amongst many students (there are some, but the population of southtown tends to be a little bit older...probably more profs here than students), and not sure how easy it'll be to find a duplex/apartment that's affordable. Doable, there are some, but she'l need to look at them in person.


Tobin Hill and Alta Vista may also be worth considering, though again, not in the midst of the student life.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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It really depends on whether she will be spending her time at the downtown campus or the 1604 campus. The southtown, Alamo Heights areas are good suggestions if she will be in the downtown area, but there are plenty of Grad students scattered around the northwest part of the city right near UTSA. I don't think the areas between 1604 and Huebner are either particularly liberal or conservative in their beliefs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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Dude's looking for a neighborhood similar to Montrose for his daughter. Ain't gonna find that north of Hildebrand, or maybe Austin Highway I guess. Dude made no mention about proximity to campus or expense being a priority.

Tobin Hill might be a better choice though, now I think about it.


Here eterry, get her a place here.
http://www.thecanplant.com/Apartment...hotos/property[id]/41988/

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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Definitely check out Tobin Hill and lower Broadway/Pearl (78212 and 78215). There are lots of students (and professors) in the area, though not necessarily from UTSA.
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