San Antonio, Texas Real Estate Blog & Market News - Downtown

Let’s face it. The only reason people don’t think of the River Walk first when they think of San Antonio is because of the Alamo. Which, for the record, is right across the street.

But the River Walk is by far the downtown’s largest attraction, bringing millions of visitors to stroll, shop, and take in the miles of gorgeous southwestern-style tile mosaics. On any given day, all year long, you will find tourists and visitors grabbing lunch, shopping, taking pictures, or hopping onto one of the walk’s fabled riverboat tours.

Being on the River Walk may make a person want to live there. And you can do it, if you want to live in an apartment. Most places where you could sleep and shower are hotels, but apartments do exist, some for students of the city’s…

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Living the inner city life is often times equated to young professionals doing well with their new careers, and wanting to be a part of the sprawling nightlife, including live entertainment, and plenty of places to just relax with coworkers, and friends. People also who are “Green Conscience” love living in converted loft apartments, and high rise condos that afford them the luxury of not owning a personal vehicle, and either walk to work or take public transportation for a short distance.

The downtown San Antonio real estate options, although luxurious in appointment, and priced for only persons that can afford a lifestyle that is slightly above the fold, are actually few and far between. In areas like Houston, Austin, and Dallas the high rise living…

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Downtown San Antonio is the heartbeat of the city, without a doubt. It is no wonder, then, that the recent 2010 Community Development Summit at the Convention Center focused on the livability and health of the downtown San Antonio area. From the San Antonio office space market to the San Antonio residential real estate market, the success of downtown San Antonio is vital to the rest of this sprawling city.

Realizing new Opportunities

With the challenges of the last couple years and economic downtown that brought along with it a dramatic downturn in both the residential real estate market and the San Antonio office space market, the 2010 Community Development Summit focused on working to keep the downtown San Antonio area the place for both…

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Anyone seeking a carefree lifestyle with an urban edge need look no further than downtown San Antonio. Home to some of the best shopping and eateries in Texas, San Antonio life holds great appeal to people of all ages.  Dubbed the most visited city in Texas, downtown San Antonio puts its finest attractions in easy reach of urbanites. From historic monuments to the city’s famed River Walk, there is always something to see and do.

Stroll Along the River Walk

Also known as Paseo del Rio, River Walk is comprised of over 17,000 feet of paved walkways and 20 bridges winding in and out along the San Antonio River. Situated one story beneath street level, River Walk is lined with unique stores and restaurants. Thick trees rising as tall as ten stories nestle…

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San Atonio was recently named a “new urbanism” pioneer for its work on the River Walk project, which is slated to finish in 2014, at a cost of $279 million. Once finished, the River Walk will extend to 13 miles, reaching all the way to the city’s Mission district. It will be the nation’s largest ecosystem restoration in an urban area.

The River Walk and all its Glory

As the number one tourist destination in Texas, the River Walk has managed to give itself quite the impressive reputation. Each year, millions of visitors stroll its cobblestone walkways, partaking in the culture, the nightlife and the cuisine, soaking in this urban sanctuary and enjoying the beautiful river views. From restaurants and cafes, to galleries and quaint boutiques, the River…

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Downtown San Antonio has grown from a rough and tumble cowboy town into a modern city full of the finest in shopping, dining, and entertainment. San Antonio played a significant role in the history of Texas, and living in downtown San Antonio puts history right at your fingertips. 

Mission San Antonio de Valero

More commonly known as the Alamo, construction of Mission San Antonio de Valero was begun in 1724 and was the city’s first mission. Originally a place of refuge for missionaries and indians who had converted to Christianity, the Alamo eventually became the site of one of the greatest battles in American history and an enduring symbol of freedom for the state of Texas. Occupants of the Alamo during the famed battle against General Santa Anna…

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If you are in the market for a downtown San Antonio condominium home, then you’re in for a real treat. Although San Antonio, like most other parts of the country, has experienced a cooling off period for new home sales since the recession took hold last year, it hasn’t experienced nearly the kind of loss of real estate value as other parts of Texas, let alone the country. 

With that said, it is important to point out that there are still great deals to be had for downtown San Antonio condos. If you’re looking for an urban residence right in the middle of all of the excitement and action of San Antonio, then a downtown condo is definitely worth looking into. Aside from being in the heart of the city, a condominium in downtown San Antonio can afford you…

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Downtown San Antonio condominiums are luxurious, exceptional and upscale, to say the least. From top-notch amenities and services to outstanding views and surroundings, life in downtown San Antonio is top rate. The luxury condominiums of San Antonio include:

La Cascada

La Cascada, located along the famed Riverwalk, features 12 stories and 28 exceptional residences. Some of the features of La Cascada include expansive, open floor plans, hardwood floors, granite, tile and marble finishes, walk-in showers and oversized bathrooms and vanity areas. Some of the building amenities afforded to the residents of La Cascada include a fitness center, a business center, a rooftop swimming pool and spa, private, secure parking and 24-hour concierge service.

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The historic Judson's Candy Factory recently saw a beautiful revitalization which transformed an old warehouse into one of San Antonio's hottest, new loft residences.

Great San Antonio Location

Conveniently located within minutes from the Riverwalk, the King William District and the Blue Star Arts Complex, the loft residences of the Judson Candy Factory Lofts allow residents to become fully immersed in the exciting, urban lifestyle of San Antonio. The Judson Candy Factory Lofts are also just a short drive away from downtown San Antonio, thus making this residence ideal for urban professionals. The Judson Candy Factory Lofts, which feature 84 loft residences, are affordably priced from the $150,000s. Homes range from 700 to 2,100 square feet in size.

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Life in downtown San Antonio is taking off as other cities are cooling off. Up until a couple of years ago, downtown and central city living options in San Antonio were limited, according to any standards.

Urban Living Renewal in San Antonio

However, several hundred new resident units, which are due to open in the upcoming year, are set to lead the way to a new, urban community in San Antonio. As long as developers begin to realize that starting a new project in San Antonio is a lucrative decision, downtown San Antonio real estate is expected to thrive.

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Downtown San Antonio Street Corner by RUKnight.

ue to Explode

Many analysts are predicting that, between 2007 and 2015, there will be a demand for as many as 2,000 new apartments and 2,000 new condos in the…

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