Where to Buy
The top San Antonio neighborhoods to buy or rent a home right now
San Antonio is a thriving metropolis with developing neighborhoods that can adhere to almost any house hunters’ preference, whether that be family-oriented, millennial, or professional-minded must-haves.
Check out the following three dynamic neighborhoods in San Antonio with amenities that cater to these groups, whether you're buying your dream home or plan on renting a while longer.
Those new to the area may be inclined to live downtown, where the San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, and Majestic Theatre live, among other impressive sites. Tourist attractions aside, Maverick Park, Columbus Park, Milam Park, and Hemisfair are all downtown, offering green spaces, sports courts, and exercise facilities.
Downtown San Antonio homes are steep, with an average list price of $1.34 million, but keep in mind, averages can be offset by high-end condo sales or few sales periods. Alternatively, the median rent is $1,650 if you’re not looking to invest right away. Most downtown residents tend to be single professionals with a median age of 40, and 86 percent of residents are unmarried. Only 5 percent of people living in downtown San Antonio own their home.
King William/Southtown is home to Roosevelt Park, a city park with a basketball court, community center, and swimming pool, which is perfect for the hot San Antonio summer days ahead. Given King William/Southtown’s proximity to downtown, it’s not difficult to access the many amenities the urban core offers, including gyms and local eateries just north of this bustling neighborhood.
The average price for homes in King William/Southtown is $360,000, making it a more affordable option than the downtown area by far. However, apartments in King William and Southtown San Antonio are slightly more expensive, at a median of $2,275 per month. While 46 percent of residents are single, the area is widely recognized as a millennial hot spot with a median age of 36. A little less than half of residents are homeowners.
Tobin Hill borders the Breckenridge Park Golf Course, which is perfect for individuals seeking socially minded exercise activities. The neighborhood is close to San Pedro Spring Park (complete with a spring-fed pool, playgrounds, and gardens) and Crockett Park, both perfect places to take the kids on a late spring afternoon.
Families searching in the midrange budget in San Antonio might consider looking for home here. The average list price is $691,434 with a median rent of $1,375 per month. A little over half of residents are single, but the median age is 41, making this neighborhood largely attractive for young families. Schools in Tobin Hill are ranked highly, with eight elementary schools scoring 10 out of 10 on GreatSchools. The Young Women’s Leadership Academy scores a perfect ranking for both middle and high school categories, while Bush Middle School and Health Careers High School score a 9 out of 10.
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