San Antonio Neighborhoods: Downtown

Chic. Fashionable. Exciting. These are just a few of the terms commonly used to describe the vibrant atmosphere of downtown San Antonio. Traditional architecture sets the tone for this Texas-style urban area. San Antonio, because it holds the title of a historic urban center, boasts a more traditional feel than the other large cities in Texas, such as Dallas and Austin. And perhaps that is part of San Antonio’s charm.

Downtown San Antonio is home to many districts, including the Alamo District, the Alamodome District, the Central Business District, the Convention Center District, the Historic Civic District, the Houston Street District, the King William Historic District, the La Villita District, the Market Square District, North Downtown, the North River District, the River Bend District, SoSo, Southtown and the University District.

Downtown San Antonio real estate is eclectic and varied, from high-rise condominiums to townhomes, to loft apartments and single-family residences, thereby accommodating many different desires and needs.

Although there are plenty of downtown homes for sale, the prices remain steep. The average price for a home in downtown San Antonio is $658,933 and the median price is $730,000. The average price per square foot is $334.51. Residents of downtown’s condos enjoy luxury amenities and first-class services.

The River Walk and the Alamo are two of downtown San Antonio’s more famous attractions, although visitors often flock to the area because of its electric nightlife, live entertainment, festivals, and annual attractions.


Residents of downtown San Antonio enjoy being within walking distance to a dizzying array of restaurants, retail establishments, entertainment venues, and nightlife, and they enjoy the freedom of ditching the daily commute in favor of a short stroll or bus ride to work. Travel in and around San Antonio remains convenient, as the downtown area is encircled by three freeways: I-35, I-37, and I-10. These three freeways create a rectangular route around the downtown area of San Antonio.


School District: San Antonio Independent School District

Schools: San Antonio Independent School District, which is the second-largest school district in San Antonio in terms of enrollment, serves students in the downtown and inner-city areas of San Antonio.