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Old 12-03-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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So I've been in San Antonio about 4 months now.

I first lived with a buddy up off TPC Parkway. The area was nice, new and had pretty much everything. The 281 traffic in the morning and commute to work in the medical center was brutal. Since then I've lived in the medical center area for a couple of months off of Babcock and Hamilton Wolfe. Not a horrible area, but as a single 30 year old I'm not feeling the area much.

I'm coming from living in center city Philadelphia and miss being able to park my car Friday after work and be able to walk/ride a bike anywhere I needed to go over the weekend. I realize San Antonio isn't exactly a walk-able city, but the Pearl area comes close enough with my gym (TriPoint YMCA) and school (SAC) in running distance and bars/study areas within walking distance.

That said, I can't decide where to rent. I've checked out 1800 Broadway and Midtown at Brackenridge, both were nice but wasn't completely feeling them. The Can Plant seems nice but being in the middle of the crowd every weekend would get annoying.

Any suggestions? Any advice/general info from people living in the area or been in my shoes as a newcomer to the city? Budget is around $1200 for a one bedroom, but obviously cheaper is better.

Thanks,
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Maybe try cityview or river house? Both are greystar complexes and usually have a pretty good reputation
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:22 AM
 
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Most units around the Pearl are TINY. You get very little for a lot of money (well, for San Antonio).
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Most units around the Pearl are TINY. You get very little for a lot of money (well, for San Antonio).

It's about location. What you lack in SF, you make up for by having all the city's activities at your door step.

Honestly, though, they all seem similar to me. If you don't want to be as in the mix as at the Can Plant, check out Cevallos or the new lofts in Southtown. Not in The Pearl, but similar vibe with less crowd.
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