San Antonio’s vibrant urban core is just getting better with the years. The Alamo City has seen quite a transformation recently, with major residential developments joining Class A office towers, cultural landmarks, and reinvented urban parks (Hemisfair, anyone?) in taking the city to a whole new level.
San Antonio has become the “place to be” for those in search of the best in education, jobs, and affordable lifestyles. It’s no surprise then that the rental market is firing on all cylinders as well. From students attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, to military families, and young professionals looking for their big breaks in business and financial services, everybody wants a piece of San Antonio’s rental pie.
Determined to cash in on the increased demand for apartment living, developers have amped up their game in recent years and started delivering more rental options to the city’s hungry housing market. In 2015, a total of 16 apartment communities of 50+ units were completed in San Antonio, providing no less than 4,327 new rental units, according to data from Yardi Matrix. 2014 was an even better year for new deliveries, with a total of 5,704 apartments having been added to the city’s rental inventory.
More than just your regular apartment complex, these communities strive to deliver an improved renting experience, with premier living spaces and top-notch amenities. Want to see what’s special about them, maybe even find your new home at a luxurious compound such as the Wiregrass at Stone Oak? Here are the 10 biggest (by number of units) rental developments completed in San Antonio in 2015:
#10. River House: 261 rental units
Address: 122 Roy Smith, San Antonio, TX, 78215
Rental types: 47 studios, 162 one-bedroom apartments, 47 two-bedroom apartments, 5 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 207,613 sq.ft., 2 buildings, 4 and 5 stories
Short description: 597 parking spaces. Clubhouse with kitchen, TV and shuffleboard. Infinite edge pool with beach entry. Fenced-in off-leash dog park. Fitness center with cardio equipment. 4th floor terrace overlooking Downtown.
Photo credits: River House Official Page
#9. The Brackenridge at MidTown: 282 rental units
Address: 223 Brackenridge Avenue, San Antonio, TX, 78209
Rental types: 188 one-bedroom apartments, 84 three-bedroom apartments, 10 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 240,189 sq.ft., 9 buildings, 3 and 4 stories
Short description: 564 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $35 per month. Centrally located in The Historic Pearl Brewery, near the Pearl Farmers Market, and just a stone’s throw away from downtown shops and restaurants. Resort-style pool with tanning deck. Dedicated fitness room for pilates, yoga, and spinning. Outdoor grills and social seating, plus Starbucks coffee station.
Photo credits: The Brackenridge at MidTown Facebook Page
#8. Boardwalk Research: 294 rental units
Address: 5503 Research Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78240
Rental types: 153 one-bedroom apartments, 141 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 274,389 sq.ft., 8 buildings, 3 or 4 stories
Short description: 441 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $40 per month. Off-leash bark park and pet washing station. Pool with cabanas available. Multiple picnic & BBQ areas. Spinning & yoga classes offered through fitness on demand.
Photo credits: Boardwalk Research Official Page, Yardi Matrix
#7. The District at Medical Center: 303 rental units
Address: 5114 Medical Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229
Rental types: 116 studios, 111 one-bedroom apartments, 76 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 244,994 sq.ft., 2 buildings with 4 stories
Short description: 606 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $45 per month. A business center and a conference room are available to meet corporate and professional needs. Rooftop cabana, resort-style pool, outdoor fire pit with skyline views, culinary center, 24-hour fitness center, billiards lounge.
Photo credits: The District at Medical Center Facebook Page
#6. Wiregrass at Stone Oak: 308 rental units – Check availability
Address: 20303 Stone Oak Pkwy, San Antonio, TX, 78258
Rental types: 184 one-bedroom apartments, 108 two-bedroom apartments, 16 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 275,152 sq.ft., 14 buildings with 3 stories (includes parking and 1,200 square feet of retail)
Short description: 616 parking spaces. Oversized resort-style pool, spa, and hot tub. Picnic areas with BBQ grills and outdoor fireplace with seating. Dog park and wash area. Elegant club house, game room, and a 24-hour fitness center. Restricted gate access.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#5. The Residences at La Cantera: 323 rental units
Address: 6215 Via La Cantera, San Antonio, TX, 78256
Rental types: 55 one-bedroom/alcove apartments, 147 one-bedroom apartments, 111 two-bedroom apartments, 10 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 314,970 sq.ft., 4-story building (includes 4,000 square feet of retail)
Short description: 485 parking spaces. Personal training in a state-of-the-art fitness center. Private balcony with extensive hill country. Picturesque nature pond. Membership access to the La Cantera Hill Country Resort’s spa and golf course. Rooftop garden perfect for entertaining and taking in the views. Located within The Shops at La Cantera community.
Photo credits: The Residences at La Cantera Facebook Page, Yardi Matrix
#4. Sonterra Blue: 342 rental units
Address: 922 East Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78258
Rental types: 203 one-bedroom apartments, 121 two-bedroom apartments, 18 three-bedroom apartments,
Property size: 306,661 sq.ft., 8 buildings, 3 and 4 stories (first floor includes parking)
Short description: 513 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $40 per month. Elegant clubhouse readily available for residents’ use. World-class fitness center. Resort-style swimming pool. Serene picnic and grilling area.
Photo credits: Sonterra Blue Facebook Page, Yardi Matrix
#3. Dalian Monterrey Village: 360 rental units
Address: 10102 Ingram Road, San Antonio, TX, 78245
Rental types: 180 one-bedroom apartments, 162 two-bedroom apartments, 18 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 315,876 sq.ft., 10 buildings – 3 stories
Short description: 720 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $35 per month. Round-the-clock fit space. Infinity edge pool. Relaxing poolside cabana. Bark park with grooming station. Resident hangout with gaming station.
Photo credits: Dalian Monterrey Village Facebook Page, Yardi Matrix
#2. Legacy Brooks: 412 rental units
Address: 7035 Pickwell Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78223
Rental types: 8 studios, 236 one-bedroom apartments, 12 one-bedroom townhouses, 144 two-bedroom apartments, 12 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 347,810 sq.ft., 18 buildings – 3 stories
Short description: 500 parking spaces with covered parking available for an additional $55 per month. Elegant 5,500-square-foot clubhouse/leasing center. Beach entry swimming pool with resort-style sun deck. Dog park. State-of-the-art fitness center and billiard tables.
Photo credits: Legacy Brooks Facebook Page, Yardi Matrix
#1. The Towers Located at TPC: 416 rental units
Address: 4092 TPC Pkwy, San Antonio, TX, 78261
Rental types: 282 one-bedroom apartments, 86 two-bedroom apartments, 24 three-bedroom apartments, 24 four-bedroom apartments
Property size: 387,438 sq.ft., 13 buildings, 4 stories
Short description: 624 parking spaces and detached garages are available for an additional $125 per month. Community events including catered brunches & community socials. Infinity edge, olympic-size (50-meter) swimming pool & tanning deck. Luxury poolside cabanas. Pet-friendly community with private off-leash dog park & convenient waste stations
Photo credits: The Towers Located at TPC Facebook Page, Yardi Matrix