As the real estate market in San Antonio has improved more and more, many residents are making the jump to the next level of homeownership. Renters are becoming homeowners. Current homeowners are moving up in the pricing brackets. If you’re looking for a luxury property, but you aren’t sure you want to commit to a white picket fence, a luxury condominium might be the perfect choice for you.
Unlike town homes, which are slightly closer to traditional homes, condos offer a hybrid between apartment living and home ownership. Condo owners hold the title to the interior of their unit only. In other words, the ownership of all exterior land, common areas, amenities, etc. are technically “shared” space among all residents. The common property is usually maintained by the condo association. In other words, you don’t own the responsibility to take care of landscaping, pools, stairs, roofing, etc. The condo association takes care of that and leaves you with peace of mind. Often, condos also resemble apartments in building style: rather than a multi-story home with a shared wall, you may own simply a small, one-floor unit in a larger, multi-story building.
From the La Cantera to King William, we've pulled some luxury condo complexes in San Antonio that offer some of the most amazing amenities in the city!
In a nutshell, the Alteza condominiums are the downtown living dream. Located right in the middle of downtown San Antonio on E Market St, these condos encapsulate everything you imagine when you think about urban upscale condo living...and we aren’t exaggerating! Because these condos are located on floors 25-33 of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, residents get to enjoy the experience of hotel living every day. From the units themselves (with city views and beautiful layouts) to the community amenities (rooftop pool concierge service, fitness center, etc.), Alteza condos are certainly coveted in the downtown area. Many floor plans are available, from 1-bedroom to penthouse.
This particular unit, on the market right now, property features Armoires and Accents furnishings and a well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Additionally, the sprawling floor plan features designer amenities, including urban transitional lighting and fixtures, pristine lines, granite counters, a trendy paint palette, luxurious spa baths, stained concrete and hardwood flooring. Finally, walls of seamless glass windows display breathtaking city views, including a view of The Tower of Americas that is hard to compete with.
St Benedict’s Lofts
Another take on downtown living, St Benedict’s Lofts are located in the heart of the King William neighborhood. Brimming with unique character, this area is an alternate location for those who are looking for a luxury condo with a little character. St Benedict’s offers 66 luxury living spaces (only about 10 years old). Architect David Sprinkle explained, “The goal was to create a modern oasis in the heart of the historic King William neighborhood.” The design elements blend mid-century modern with minimalism. Units are characterized by large windows, open floor plans, and exposed brick. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, lounging and pool area, convenient parking, greenery, and over three acres of communal courtyard space.
For residents who want to be close to the downtown experience without being directly in the middle of it, The Broadway holds great appeal! Just north of downtown, The Broadway condos lay claim to uptown San Antonio, close to Alamo Heights and The Pearl. The Broadway offers 21 floors of 12 luxury floor plans that vary in both style and price. According to their website, The Broadway condos seek to display “the perfect blend of style and practicality, creating a distinctive environment of elegance and ease.” Residents have full access to a resort-style pool, fitness room, yoga & pilates studio, concierge service, and valet parking. Now is the time to check out The Broadway, as they’ve recently dropped prices on several units!
Blending old San Antonio charm with urban amenities, La Cascada is yet another beautiful example of downtown luxury living. This 12-story high rise is located on Dwyer Ave, just southwest of the River Walk and all its excitement. Due to its prime location, the views alone are stunning enough to take a serious look at La Cascada condos! Amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, spa, jogging trails, gated parking, and excellent staff. All 46 condo owners are privy to a 24-hour lobby staff and security team. La Cascada condos include balconies, custom tile and flooring, and more.
This 4th floor condo at La Cascada has incredible views of downtown San Antonio, The San Antonio River, and like the condo at Alteza, fantastic The Towers of Americas.
Are you looking for an urban luxury experience without the traffic and noise of downtown living? You might consider looking into The Ricchi! Located on the northwest side of the city near the intersection of I-10 and Loop 1604, The Ricchi is the first condo development in this desirable section of the city (near La Cantera, Six Flags, The Rim, etc.). Because it’s away from the epicenter of the city, The Ricchi is able to offer a more tranquil luxury experience. The condos offer beautiful units with top-of-the-line appliances and features. Combined with community features like a pool, jacuzzi, and exotic gardens, The Ricchi is certainly worth checking out! 2 and 3 bedroom units are still available.
Keller Williams San Antonio real estate expert Sandy Boone describes the Ricchi condo above as "pristine, offering the best of the best with the utmost attention to detail." It boasts open floor plan & large dual suites, complimented by approximately 12k in upgrades and special features. Additionally, the unit is one of three with premier center locations above the lobby, an unobstructed view of the pool, limestone bluffs and grounds- all viewed from the oversized 26ft balcony.
The beautiful 20-story tower of The Vidorra lies just to the east of the hustle and bustle of downtown. Less than a mile away from all that downtown San Antonio has to offer, these luxury condominiums are the perfect location for anyone looking to stay close enough to the action but far enough away from the tourists. Unlike the Alteza Condos, which are located on the upper floors of the downtown Grand Hyatt, The Vidorra’s building is exclusively made up of single-level condos. Available units range from 1-3 bedrooms up to about 2,500 square feet. Many units feature panoramic views of the city skyline. Amenities include a highly acclaimed 24-hour concierge, high-quality fitness center, saltwater pool, putting green and driving range, coffee bar, reserved parking, 24-hour security, and even a private rooftop garden! Units include private balconies, large windows, and everything from natural hardwood floors to stainless steel appliances.
This gorgeous Vidorra unit on the 1st floor features hardwood floors and an open floor plan. For the chef, it's fully equipped gourmet kitchen features both granite counters and stainless appliances!
Opening soon, the Piazza San Lorenzo will truly be a luxury experience like no other. This downtown development will house La Residenza, a group of luxury condominiums spaced out over four different “villa” buildings. Owners will have access to the complex’s private residence clubs, which offer exclusive luxury accommodations. Described as a “cosmopolitan community” on the west bank of the San Antonio river, the piazza will also house boutiques, a courtyard, restaurants, and more. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, rooftop pool, and fitness center, among others. Set to open sometime in the near future, La Residenza is sure to be one of the most luxurious condos in the city!
If you’re interested in buying a luxury condo, working with a licensed REALTOR® is a must! Unlike standard-market agents, our professional team understands the nuances and specialty skills needed to work in the luxury market. If you are looking for a luxury property, we recommend working with one of our agents with membership in the Luxury Home Division. This program requires extensive experience in high-end home sales, as well as special knowledge in branding, technology solutions, large-purchase finances, cash transactions, specialty loans, etc. Plus, they have access to an enhanced referral network and have often developed an excellent repertoire among others within the luxury market. Ready to go? Contact an agent now!