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Old 01-23-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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isnt there housing on or near the river walk?

any links?
pricey?
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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isnt there housing on or near the river walk?

any links?
pricey?
Yes, there are a few apartment buildings and a number of luxury condo complexes. I don't have a link handy, but if you google "downtown living san antonio' you'll come up with some.

There's a few people doing most of the development/reconstruction.

The buildings that come to mind are the Exchange Building (above La Reve), The Majestic - not directly on the water though, the two new condo complexes on the south part, I think on Dwyer St, just south of the courthouse.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Default Downtown/King William

I've been in the King William area since '83. Never used an alarm system, parked on the street the majority of the time, never had a break in. During that time had buddies near the med center and N. New Braunfels in sunset ridge area broken into multiple times. Still work in the ST area but temporarily living in Olmos Park. Olmos Park neighbor around the corner was just burglarized during the daytime last week. ST/King William has its normal share of crime but, in general, unless you're in the three or four worst pockets of town the crime stats are going to be pretty even. None of the stats, imo, require living behind gates and security guards to be safe.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Default Riverwalk Housing

Rental on the riverwalk housing downtown is fairly available (i.e., you ought ot have at least 3-4 to consider, some of which were noted previously). For sale on the riverwalk is a tougher and more expensive deal. For non mex national and tourist pricing, best bets are just off the river in areas like South Flores (Judson, SouthEnd, SteelHouse Lofts in fall '09), or King William area (KW Townhomes, St. Benedict's, Madison St. Condos, Victoria Commons area off Durango). Non downtown riverwalk areas are going to be more neighborhoody, river-walk more jostling around with tourists. My comparison is if living in New Orleans would you live in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street or in the Garden District - two different deals that appeal to different people.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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god NO. I wouldn't live downtown if I was paid to! lol sorry
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Well heard of that River North project. It's a renovation project that will create new housing just north of downtown. It's still in it's first stages but it will get there. I also heard it will be a mixed income housing with so lower then others and some higher priced then others.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Default Try this site

www.centroproperties.com

They list all rentals downtown san antonio.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Downtown San Antonio, because of the critical importance of tourism to our economy, is arguably the safest part of the city.

The neighborhoods immediately adjacent vary. Some are quite safe (King William, Lavaca), while others are slightly less so (Tobin Hill, Government Hill, Dignowity Hill).

I live in Monte Vista, which is 1.5 miles north of downtown. The worst "crime" that I've experienced in 6 years was the theft of two bicycles (which were unlocked, in the backyard) and an old lawnmower (also out in the backyard.

I've never had a break-in.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Downtown San Antonio, because of the critical importance of tourism to our economy, is arguably the safest part of the city.

The neighborhoods immediately adjacent vary. Some are quite safe (King William, Lavaca), while others are slightly less so (Tobin Hill, Government Hill, Dignowity Hill).

I live in Monte Vista, which is 1.5 miles north of downtown. The worst "crime" that I've experienced in 6 years was the theft of two bicycles (which were unlocked, in the backyard) and an old lawnmower (also out in the backyard.

I've never had a break-in.
I've had an unlocked bike stolen from my yard, but that was basically being advertised 'take me'.... I used to leave my house empty for 4+ months at a time, with someone occasionally looking in on it. Never a problem. I left my windows open during the day. Never a problem.

I've walked all over downtown/southtown at night, often by myself. Never a problem. I know of 1 break in in the past year in my neighborhood (actually, longer than that, must be a few years now).

it's always possible, but overall I feel very very safe. The worst "crime" I'd say we have is litter which always finds its way to my yard.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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I went to fox tech high school. You guys make me feel bad.
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