San Antonio renters are pretty darn happy, says study
San Antonio rents are up, but local renters are relatively happy. That's according to Apartment List's second annual Renter Confidence Survey, released earlier this month.
The website surveyed more than 30,000 renters across the country to garner insight into the rental population, which totals 110 million Americans. Respondents rated their satisfaction on key factors ranging from safety to affordability.
“San Antonio renters are generally satisfied with their city overall,” says Andrew Woo, director of data science at Apartment List. “Most categories received average or above average ratings.”
San Antonio received a grade of B-plus for overall satisfaction, down from an A-minus in 2015.
The city earned an A for job opportunities, the strongest predictor of overall satisfaction, according to Apartment List. Other high scores included affordability, quality of local schools, and state and local taxes, all of which received A-minuses. Alamo City's lowest grades were B-minuses for commute time and public transit, but a B-minus isn't too shabby.
Alamo City renters are among the most satisfied in the state. Austin and Fort Worth also received overall grades of B-plus, while Houston earned a B-minus and Dallas got a C-plus.