A city rich with history, culture and modern attractions, it's no surprise San Antonio (and the surrounding metro) is considered one of the best places to live in Texas. Often compared in size to Dallas, Houston, and Austin, San Antonio offers the same big-city appeal with a notably lower cost of living. There's a perfect blend of suburban and urban living options and no shortage of things to do.
Live downtown in the heart of the city for incredible access to all the best dining, dining, and entertainment. The River Walk, San Antonio's most popular attraction, is located in this district, as are Alamo Plaza, the Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral, and many museums, theatres, and art schools that liven the scene. Like many typical downtown areas, this neighborhood is full of high-rise condos and luxury apartments. Less typically, you'll also find a smattering of Victorian mansions and other historic homes to keep the cityscape interesting.
One of the oldest districts in the country is also one of the most up-and-coming. Just 10 minutes from downtown, Monte Vista is centrally located with plentiful green space and a balance between urban and suburban living.
For a quieter experience, upscale Terrell Hills is considered to be one of San Antonio's safest areas and offers highly rated public schools. Just to the west, you'll find youthful Alamo Heights, a serene, tree-lined neighborhood with mid-century homes.