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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in San Antonio, TX last updated?

Prices and availability in San Antonio, TX were last updated on 26 May 2022.

What are the best apartments in San Antonio, TX?

The best apartments in San Antonio, TX are: 1221 Broadway Lofts, AMARA, The Landings at Brooks City-Base, The View at Encino Commons and Dwell at Legacy.

What is the average rent in San Antonio, TX?

The average rent in San Antonio, TX is $1,230. Start your search for apartments in San Antonio, TX now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in San Antonio, TX?

The price range for a studio apartment in San Antonio, TX is between $619 and $6,776. View all studio apartments in San Antonio, TX.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX is between $600 and $8,555. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Antonio, TX now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX is between $625 and $12,119. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Antonio, TX is between $755 and $11,114. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Antonio, TX.

Renter's guide to San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is a true Texan city complete with modern and progressive charm. Home to the Alamo, the San Antonio Spurs, and a Riverwalk which extends for miles along the banks of San Antonio River, this city is perfect for the work hard–play hard adult eager to embrace warm weather year-round.

Like all things in Texas, San Antonio is big! At 461 square miles, San Antonio is comparable in size to Los Angeles. With 1.4 million residents, San Antonio has the second highest population in Texas—below Houston, which boasts 2.2 million—and it is also the seventh most-populous city in the United States.

The distance from San Antonio to Houston is less than 200 miles, and about 80 miles to Austin—perfect for day trips or weekend adventures.

San Antonio is a diverse city consisting of mostly Hispanic and Caucasian ethnicities with a deep history dating back nearly 300 years. The city thrives as a major business center in Texas and as a popular tourist destination all year long.

The weather in San Antonio is generally hot, especially when temperatures reach the mid-90s in the summertime. Winter temperatures in San Antonio can dip into the 40s at night and average in the 60s during the day. The rainiest months are May, June and October with totals around 4-5 inches which is actually higher than New York City, although annual rainfall is considerably lower since it doesn’t rain as much the rest of the year. On average, you can expect 220 days of sunshine in San Antonio!

San Antonio, TX Demographics

  • Total Population1,508,083
  • Female 744,596
    Male 763,487
  • Median Age33.6

San Antonio, TX has a population of 1,508,083 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 763,487 of San Antonio’s residents are women and 744,596 are men. The median age of those who live in San Antonio, TX is 33.6.

Cost of Living in San Antonio, TX

The cost of living in San Antonio compared to Austin is less by 15-20%, making it a considerably more affordable place to call home. If you’re heading out to enjoy a meal in San Antonio, an average inexpensive dinner for two costs around $30-50. A cappuccino in San Antonio costs about $3.41. The cost of living in San Antonio is also less than in Dallas and Houston.

There is public transportation in San Antonio but it isn’t as prevalent like it is in Chicago or New York. The VIA Metro Transit bus service charges $38 for a monthly pass. The Bicycle program offers bike sharing in San Antonio, which ranges in price from $10 for a one-pass to $80 for an annual pass. Most opt to drive though. San Antonio ranks 39th in traffic congestion in the US and San Antonio traffic compared to Austin and Houston is far better. San Antonio Taxis is the most used taxi service here and fares generally cost $2.60 per mile. Ride sharing services like Uber are also available.

Basic utility services in San Antonio for a 915-square-foot apartment average around $135/month. Utilities in San Antonio compared to Austin are similar with Austin averaging just $10/month more.

Average Rent in San Antonio, TX

  • San Antonio, TX Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,230 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in San Antonio, TX is $1,230.

    San Antonio, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

    About 47% of apartment rents in San Antonio, TX range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 17% of apartments. Around 29% of San Antonio’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    San Antonio, TX Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    San Antonio, TX $1,013 $1,018 $1,043 $1,041 $1,055 $1,043 $1,058 $1,058 $1,127 $1,192 $1,230
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in San Antonio, TX is $1,230.

    Living in San Antonio, TX

    As with every city, there are pros and cons to living in San Antonio too. To start with the good stuff, San Antonio is so friendly that you may be surprised when strangers simply say hello. And even though it has a large population it doesn’t feel overcrowded. San Antonio is bike friendly, offers free ample parking downtown and features a scenic Riverwalk.

    The University of Texas San Antonio is the major college in the area with an estimated 28,000 student population. Go Roadrunners!

    The San Antonio Spurs are the only professional sports team in the city but they dominate the NBA having won 5 Championships since 1999.

    Every city has its cons though. There’s no white Christmas here—the San Antonio climate is hot. Public transportation in San Antonio is not nearly as widespread as in bigger cities either. The creative class is also seeking more opportunity elsewhere in hipper cities like Austin or out of the state in robust creative centers like L.A. or New York. The San Antonio music scene doesn’t thrive compared to Austin—but it certainly exists.

    Things to do in San Antonio, TX

    You will never be short of things to do in San Antonio.

    Things to do in San Antonio with kids include riding rollercoasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, visiting Seaworld San Antonio, or discovering the 3,500+ species at the San Antonio Zoo. The San Antonio Museum of Art is located on the San Antonio Riverwalk and has free admission times on Tuesdays and Sundays; the 90-year-old Witte Museum has free general admission on Tuesdays too.

    Brackenridge Park is a nice oasis providing 343-acres of park area and trails as well as playgrounds for the kids. The Japanese Tea Gardens nearby offers a quieter setting amid gorgeous koi ponds and vegetation. Other popular San Antonio landmarks include the Spanish frontier missions at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, of course, the Alamo!

    The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February is a massive event often topping one million attendees and is something you‘ll want to experience. In April, head to Fiesta San Antonio which is an annual festival honoring the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.

    When you’re searching for malls in San Antonio, you’ll want to check out the Riverwalk Mall downtown which is packed with entertainment options and stores including an IMAX theater, a comedy club, and great restaurants including Fogo De Chao.

    San Antonio, TX employment & economy

    The San Antonio unemployment rate is often lower than the rest of Texas, and is known in the region for its economic diversity boasting thriving healthcare, bioscience, IT, aerospace and new energy industries. The major employers in San Antonio are H-E-B Texas Grocery and the USAA.

    San Antonio, TX Households

    • Total Number of Households501,400
    • Family 319,708
      Non-family 181,692
    • Children 168,752
      No Children 332,648
    • Average People Per Household2.96
    • Median Household Income$52,455
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$990

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 501,400 households in San Antonio, TX. 319,708 are family households and 181,692 are non-family households. There are 168,752 households with children in San Antonio and 332,648 households without children. On average, about 2.96 people live in a household in San Antonio, TX. The median income of a San Antonio household living in San Antonio is $52,455 per year. The median housing costs per month are $990.

    Education in San Antonio, TX

    The University of Texas San Antonio is the major college in the area with an estimated 28,000 student population. Go Roadrunners!

    San Antonio College is the oldest public two-year college in Texas! They offer 75 Associate Degree programs with courses that can transfer to four-year colleges.

    If you want more options for higher education in San Antonio, you’ll be able to choose from 29 colleges and universities offering various programs all within the city!

    San Antonio, TX Education Statistics

    The level of education of the population of San Antonio, TX is as follows: 7% have no high school education, 37% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 15% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

    Tips for renting in San Antonio, TX

    If you’re moving to San Antonio from California, you should know there are no Texas rent control laws meaning a landlord can raise rent when your yearly lease ends. Depending on the demand in the marketplace, rent increases can vary upon renewal.

    San Antonio is an expanding and affordable city perfect for millennials eager to call it home. Between 2000 and 2010, San Antonio grew by 16% and was one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the country. With its military presence, abundant sunshine and amazing culture, the Alamo City continues to be a great place to call home.

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