The Alamo city does have a few high rise options dotting the skyline, but this is one place that is more into rentals due to the tourist trade than selling. There are however some developers who have create four very upscale high-rise condominiumsfor those who enjoy a more Metropolitan lifestyle. People usually get their first taste of what high rise living is like on television, and the movies. Places like Manhattan, New York, and Chicago Illinois have been setting the standard for this opulent lifestyle, but they are available in every major city in the United States. Usually people want to enjoy a taste of resort living, with that five star hotel ambiance throw in for good measure will be the perfect buyer of these steel, and glass-encased homes.
Even though a condo on the twentieth floor will not offer the standard fare a single family home will, the costs are much higher, due to the upkeep, and of course downtown real estate is always at a premium in most large cities. The prestige of having a twenty-four hour doorman, concierge service, and complete business center, plus around the clock fitness spa are just a few of the amenities that high rise dwellers look for when shopping for a new condo. There are basically four major San Antonio high rise options
- Vidorra Condos
- Alteza Condos
- La Cascada
- The Broadway
They all offer a unique decor, and themes, but the one common thread is a luxurious lifestyle that only the few can afford, while the many dream of when driving by the buildings themselves. It gives some homeowners the satisfaction of feeling they have finally made it to the big leagues, and their home is an iconic display of accomplishment. There is of course a slight dip in every real estate market currently, but with the lack of competition in this exacting niche of home purchasing do not expect a huge break in pricing. High-rise living is not for everyone, and a testing period should be considered before signing on a new mortgage for such an extravagant purchase.
Leasing a condo for six months in the preferred building you are looking make your purchase should give a sense of if this is the best fit for you and your family. When planning your future housing budget for a purchase of this magnitude, be sure and speak with management about all the monthly and annual fees that might not be mentioned up front, as they can range in the several hundred dollars per month.