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Old 02-20-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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My wife and I (both 31) are super-excited to be moving to San Antonio in the fall. We're re-locating from the east coast, but prior to that we lived in the Montrose area of Houston, which we just loved. We're looking for something like that in San Antonio--does it exist? For those who haven't been to the Montrose, it's artistic and liberal, walkable to great restaurants, and centrally located. I'll be working in the Northwest/northeast/stone oak area. My wife is an artist. We have no kids.

We're looking to start out renting, probably no more than $2500/month and we'll need something around 2000-2500 sq ft. No to big apartments or high rises; yes to lofts and rental homes with character. Any advice would be great!
Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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How much of a commute are you willing to put in? Can you narrow the geographic range of you place of employment down a little? SO/NE/NW encompasses a huge area, not to mention the worst traffic areas. Walkable, hip urban is more likely to be found downtown than on the north side. Folks more hip than I can help you focus more but they will need a little more input from you.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Look into Southtown, Lavaca, King William, Alta Vista, Monte Vista, Olmos Park, Manahacke Park (I can never spell it right), Alamo Heights, the Pearl and perhaps Woodlawn. All those areas have fourplexes and homes for rent in your range. You'll be close to many of the city's culture hot spots here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Willing to commute 20 minutes; I'll mostly be in north San Antonio and will be commuting to different offices each day (NW/SO/NE)
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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No question the Southtown area.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. We'll look in those neighborhoods. Southtown looks awesome; I love a neighborhood that has its own facebook page.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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Southtown isn't Montrose, but it (along with the other "inner" areas - Alta Vista/Tobin Hill/Pearl etc) is the closest you'll get in SA. Also consider SoFlo - more lofts.

Southtown is made up of King William, Lavaca, and SoFlo and to some extent the Lone Star neighborhoods. It's a commercial entity that recently has linked together all the neighboring historic districts. Lavaca also has a page. I'm not sure KW has a dedicated page, but it does have a page called "KW Cultural Arts District."

2000-2500 SF is a HUGE apartment here, esp. in Southtown.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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2000-2500 SF is a HUGE apartment here, esp. in Southtown.
It's huge for the new construction, but easily obtained if you look at the old converted warehouses and Blue Star. I recommend taking a look at Centro (google them) and figuring out what's on the market... Lots of stuff out there that never hits the mainstream and is only an 'in the know' kind of thing.

I would also agree that Southtown is the place you need to be. It's really the only true melting pot, Montrose-esque neighborhood in San Antonio.




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Old 02-20-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Might be longer than 20 minutes though, with traffic, but at least you'll be working on the N side and driving towards downtown when everyone else is doing the opposite, shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Southtown, SoFlo, Lower Broadway, RiverNorth and the Pearl. Check those areas out. There's also Tobin Hill, Beacon Hill, Government Hill as well. But def check out the first group of neighborhoods.
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