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This trendy neighborhood has the most expensive rents in San Antonio

This trendy neighborhood has the most expensive rents in San Antonio

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The Pearl has the highest average rent in San Antonio. The Historic Pearl/Facebook

If it's time to move, better get a handle on where in San Antonio is (somewhat) affordable to rent an apartment and where it is not. (Well, except for those in a specific tax bracket.)

Data from shows the average monthly rent for an apartment in the Lackland Terrace neighborhood is $617 as of May 14. That amount covers apartments of all sizes.

That's the lowest you'll find in San Antonio, followed by:

  • South Southwest, $684
  • Hot Wells (Southeast San Antonio), $685
  • Park Village (Northeast San Antonio) $715
  • South San Antonio, $746

At the other end of the spectrum, the most expensive neighborhood is the Pearl District, where average rent in mid-May was $2,283. That's the only San Antonio neighborhood with an average rent above $2,000 a month.

Other San Antonio neighborhoods with high rents are:

  • Museum Reach (downtown), $1,774
  • The Rim (Northwest San Antonio), $1,596
  • The Dominion (Northwest San Antonio), $1,545
  • King William (downtown), $1,543
  • Lone Star (downtown), $1,495

Only one neighborhood in Texas' four major metro areas lays claim to an average apartment rent above $3,000, and it’s in Austin. Apartments in the Northshore neighborhood, located in downtown Austin, stand at $3,156.

No neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio metro areas topped the $3,000 mark for average apartment rent in mid-May, says.

Rounding out the top five most expensive neighborhoods in which to rent in Austin are:

  • Market District (western section of downtown), $2,991
  • Rainey Street, $2,425
  • West End (just west of downtown), $2,273
  • The Triangle (Central Austin), $2,002

As for the biggest bargain for apartments in the Austin area, you’d need to look at the Uptown section of San Marcos. There, the average rent was $815 as of May 14, according to

Among the state’s other major metros, the most expensive neighborhood is Houston’s Market Square. There, the average rent in mid-May was $2,677, says.

Three other Houston neighborhoods notched average rents above $2,000:

  • Museum District, $2,656
  • Discovery Green, $2,331
  • University Place, $2,289

Meanwhile, the East Little York neighborhood in the Lake Houston area boasted the lowest average rent: $635. It’s preceded by:

  • Pecan Park (East End), $659
  • Hobby Airport area (Southeast Houston), $718
  • Golfcrest (Southeast Houston), $718
  • Westwood (Southwest Houston), $720
  • Braeburn (Southwest Houston), $728

Those looking for cheaper rents in Dallas-Fort Worth should search in South Dallas-Fair Park, where it's $741, followed by:

  • Lake Cliff, $748
  • South Boulevard-Park Row (Southeast Dallas), $785
  • Hunt County, $791
  • Highland Hills (Southeast Dallas), $800
  • Piedmont (Southeast Dallas), $808
  • Central Meadowbrook (East Fort Worth), $828

The Victory Park neighborhood (Uptown/Park Cities) tops the list for the highest average rent ($2,189). Only one other neighborhood (Uptown Dallas) had average rent above $2,000 as of mid-May. There, the average rent was $2,165.