Rental Woes

Here's how many renters plan to leave San Antonio — and where they're going

How many renters plan to leave San Antonio — and where they're going

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About half of San Antonio renters will settle elsewhere.  San Antonio Board of Realtors/Facebook

Half of San Antonio renters are looking at fleeing the city, and some of them are eyeing a move to Colorado.

A new survey by Apartment List found that 55 percent of San Antonio renters plan to settle down in another city. The apartment-hunting website questioned renters in 50 major metro markets.

Of course, a lot of San Antonio renters are mulling relocation to other Texas cities such as Houston, which is the No. 1 in-state destination for renters who are plotting a move. But what about out-of-state destinations? Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the top pick among renters surveyed by Apartment List. 

Still, San Antonio has the highest share (45 percent) of renters in the 50 metros who plan to stay put. Fifty-seven percent of San Antonio renters express concerns about job opportunities in the Alamo City, “but renters are happy enough with the cost of living, weather, and social scene to stay,” Apartment List says.

Just up the road, 65 percent of Austin renters plan to settle down elsewhere, about the same percentage of renters nationwide. What concerns are prompting Austin renters to consider loading up a moving truck? Affordability is the biggest headache (35 percent), followed by jobs (32 percent) and weather (7 percent).