While the core of downtown San Antonio
hums with classic urban and tourist activity, the eccentric Southtown area offers an alternative just a few blocks south. Southtown holds its own as San Antonio’s edgiest neighborhood, known for funky art galleries, high-end boutiques, street art, and beautiful historic architecture. Composed of the historic King William, Lavaca, and Blue Star neighborhoods, Southtown began as an elegant residential area in the late 1800’s and now serves as a sort of urban playground for locals and art enthusiasts.
Due to its convenient central location just south of the core downtown, Southtown is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city, easily encompassing grocery stores, schools, parks, and some of the most coveted shopping and dining in the city. Nearby highway access ensures that Southtown residents are just a short drive away from The Pearl, Alamo Heights, or any of the outlying parts of the city.
Besides easy access to higher education like San Antonio College and Trinity University, Southtown is located within the San Antonio Independent School District, offering multiple schools like Bonham Academy, Robert B Green Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Page Middle School, and Brackenridge High School.
Southtown’s wide variety of homes includes essentially everything from charming Victorian-era estates to vintage bungalows to modern condos. Architectural styles like Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate punctuate King William’s streets, while Lavaca fosters a vibrant sense of community and neighborhood togetherness. The diverse array of homes appeal to everyone from hipsters to retirees, and prices can range from mid-$100,000s and up into the millions.