In a culture largely dependent on expensive, automated transportation, the days of bustling downtown sidewalks, street vendors, and clear air seem to be long gone. But has the era of the urban pedestrian really come to a close?
“Walkability” has become an extremely desirable trait in American cities. Forfeiting a tank of gas for a pair of shoes pays off in a number of ways: those who walk usually weigh less, save on transportation costs, and feel a deeper connection with their community.
While San Antonio is still a largely car-dependent city, several vibrant, urban neighborhoods rank high in pedestrian friendliness, a factor that is expected to drive an increase in real estate value over the next 30 years.
Located near popular historical and tourist attractions such as the Alamo, the Riverwalk, various museums, and dozens of acclaimed restaurants, downtown is San Antonio’s most walkable neighborhood. It’s the perfect place to settle into an apartment, condo, or loft in the heart of San Antonio culture right at your doorstep.
South Broadway/Tobin Hill
Located just north of downtown San Antonio, this area is a mix of residential, commercial, and cultural space. Known for its creative, eclectic residents, this neighborhood near the famous Pearl Brewery has recently begun to grow significantly in popularity. More about Tobin Hill.
This neighborhood, just south of downtown, is a rich mix of artistic culture and residential living. Reminiscent of Austin’s quirky, unique city vibe, the streets are lined with one-of-a-kind coffee houses, restaurants, and vintage boutiques. More about Lavaca.
King William Historic District
This historic district showcases beautiful architecture, low crime rates, and urban walk space while still retaining proximity to downtown. Located just southwest of downtown, this neighborhood offers schools, parks, grocery, and cuisine within walking distance.