The second largest city in Texas, San Antonio splices together a rich colonial history and thriving contemporary life. The Alamo City is home to the San Antonio Alamo Missions, site of one of the most pivotal sieges of the Texas Revolution. It also boasts an iconic River Walk, which winds for miles along the shady banks of the San Antonio River one story below the traffic of downtown. Residents enjoy big city perks like rooting for the five-time NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs, while still basking in the local flavor of annual events like the Fiesta San Antonio and their stock show. With major colleges like University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio College, Trinity University and newly opened Texas A&M San Antonio, students can find plenty of housing options in the historic city.
The Northwest Side is the most popular choice for student housing near UT San Antonio’s main campus. Also in the Northwest is the South Texas Medical Center hospital and research district.
Many students find home on the south side of UTSA Boulevard in the Maverick Creek community, where campus is an easy walk or bike ride away. College Park also offers students the best of campus life with convenient access to 1604, San Antonio’s outer loop.
For those looking to put a little more distance between themselves and the library, apartments in Regency Meadow along W Housman Road and JV Bacon Parkway nestles up against the green space of Leon Creek Greenway Park. These complexes are a little further from the hustle of highway traffic as well.
All housing in the northwest district is just across the 1604 corridor from Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The Shops at La Cantera, promising fun and entertainment for students with or without a car. Downtown is also easily accessible from campus via Interstate 10.
For students of San Antonio College downtown, Tobin Hills is a popular neighborhood choice. Tobin Hills is known for its historic charm and exciting outdoor lifestyle, bordered on one side by San Antonio College and on the other by the San Antonio River.
Others from San Antonio College live along the edges of Five Points, which is less posh but generally more affordable than options nearer to the river.