San Antonio, Texas


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Young Professionals

If you’re a young professional wanting to move to San Antonio you’re going to want to decide what’s more important to you: living near work (less commute) or living near bars/restaurants. If you’re lucky enough to accomplish both, do both. But San Antonio is still in Texas which means you’re going to need a car. We’d suggest starting your search in Tobin Hill. It’s north of Downtown which means you can avoid a lot of the Alamo tourism, but still close enough to the Riverwalk to give you happy hour and weekend options. If you are looking for a walkable area, try Pearl, a live-eat-shop area near the Riverwalk.

  • Tobin Hill
  • Downtown
  • Castle Hills

Tobin Hill


San Antonio's primary LGBTQ+ area, often called "The Strip/The Gay Strip" is part of the Tobin Hill neighborhood. Home to the Pride Parade as well as LGBTQ+ owned and supported bars, restaurants and clubs, this is where your search for a community in San Antonio starts.

  • Tobin Hill

Alamo Heights

Young Families

Even though Texas, in general, is considered less expensive than other states, people wanting to start a family will want to keep price in mind when picking a neighborhood. With that in mind, we’d suggest starting your search in Alamo Heights, a super “Texas-y” neighborhood with tree-lined streets, great shopping centers, and amazing restaurants. Alamo Heights is more reasonably priced than neighboring Terrel Hills, but the good news is that they share a school system so you still get to benefit from the amazing education that neighborhood offers. Take your pick of bungalows, craftsman style flips, and more!

  • Alamo Heights
  • Oakpark
  • Northwood

Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake

Established Families

There are a ton of great neighborhoods to choose from in San Antonio and the perk is that they all feel like mini suburbs, while still being minutes from downtown. Our suggestion is Jefferson/Woodlawn Lake. It’s just 10 minutes from downtown and the best kept secret in SA. While your friends are breaking the bank in Terrel Hills, you’ll have access to amazing walking trails, a lake with fishing, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and more. It’s peaceful and neighborly which is just what you might need to help you unwind from a stressful week.

  • Jefferson/Woodlawn Lake
  • Hollywood Park
  • Terrel Hills

Oak Hills

Empty Nesters/Retirees

If you’re looking for some relaxation in your golden years, look no further than San Antonio. There are a ton of great neighborhoods close to downtown that have golf courses, parks, and shopping all within a good distance. Check out Oak Hills which was, at one time, all one big ranch. The streets go with the flow just like the residents and have a more winding layout than other traditional SA suburbs. Predominantly full of ranch homes, this neighborhood is close to an amazing golf course and shopping centers.

  • Oak Hills
  • Stone Oak
  • Olmos Park