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Living in San Antonio

The River Walk, the Alamo, and a number of historic missions bring tourists to San Antonio, Texas, but it’s also an attractive place to live with an interesting downtown. There’s great Tex Mex food here, of course, and a thriving arts scene. There’s San Antonio B-Cycle, a bike share program with over 50 stations to take advantage of the city’s fine weather and mostly flat topography.

VIA runs convenient bus service into downtown from the airport, you’re rarely more a ten minute walk from a bus stop. The military is a big employer in San Antonio, but it’s also home to the corporate headquarters for H-E-B Supermarkets and USAA, the banking and insurance provider. The city has the diverse population and character you’d expect from a city that’s just over 100 miles to the Mexican border.

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37 Walk Score of San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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SAN PEDRO & LYNWOOD

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Sea World of Texas

San Antonio is the 37th most walkable large city in the US with 1,327,407 residents.

San Antonio has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

Find apartments in San Antonio's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Five Points and Arsenal.

San Antonio Apartments for Rent

San Antonio Neighborhoods

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1 Downtown 82 73 65 4,334
2 Five Points 80 68 57 1,759
3 Arsenal 79 55 81 893
4 Tobin Hill 78 51 72 4,099
5 King William 78 49 87 1,060
6 Edison 71 44 48 2,730
7 Willshire Terrace 69 38 54 2,152
8 Lavaca 69 49 70 3,479
9 Avenida Guadalupe 68 49 62 13,471
10 Cattleman Square 68 71 52 5,573
11 Dignowity Hill 67 50 64 4,557
12 Beacon Hill 66 51 51 5,592
13 Los Angeles Heights - Keystone 66 49 50 9,152
14 Terrell Heights 65 37 50 3,575
15 Alta Vista 64 51 57 2,993
16 Monte Vista 64 45 69 4,131
17 Prospect Hill 63 48 59 20,377
18 Jefferson Heights 63 45 63 2,825
19 Gardendale 62 53 56 6,696
20 Woodlawn Lake 62 50 61 8,086
21 Wilshire 61 36 63 3,143
22 Westlawn 60 44 46 5,477
23 Hillcrest 59 47 33 2,027
24 Tierra Linda 58 42 46 3,258
25 St. Mary's Gateway District 58 42 49 4,126
26 Las Palmas 58 46 53 3,399
27 Maverick 58 51 42 3,120
28 Mahncke Park 57 37 52 3,557
29 Uptown Loop 57 53 50 2,655
30 Jefferson 57 49 61 10,211
31 Loma Park 57 34 36 2,681
32 Mission San Jose 56 37 59 5,446
33 Nevada Street 56 49 68 1,752
34 Oak Hills 56 45 29 2,047
35 Lone Star 55 41 69 3,986
36 Riverside 55 40 53 8,782
37 Government Hil 55 40 48 3,427
38 Harvard Place - Eastlawn 54 41 52 4,596
39 Denver Heights 54 45 58 3,310
40 Shearer Hills - Ridgeview 54 42 46 10,040
41 Palm Heights 54 38 53 10,463
42 Loma Vista 53 42 49 4,063
43 Harris 53 39 55 1,113
44 Northwest Los Angeles Heights 53 38 40 8,532
45 Country 52 30 40 674
46 Greater Gardendale 52 41 42 17,409
47 Norhmoor 51 44 45 1,967
48 Quintana 51 39 46 8,721
49 Collins Gardens 51 39 53 2,966
50 Lockhill Estates 50 37 47 3,828
51 Rolling Ridge Club 50 41 33 1,937
52 Arena District 50 42 53 2,540
53 Third World 49 36 38 4,128
54 Englewood 49 36 59 2,322
55 Inspiration Hills 49 33 42 2,011
56 Coliseum Willow Park 48 40 52 2,279
57 Oak Park - Northwood 48 35 42 9,462
58 Olmos Park Terrace 48 42 51 1,239
59 Los Jardines 47 39 38 12,541
60 Village North 47 40 46 1,609
61 Camelot 46 34 45 3,148
62 Greater Harmony Hils 45 39 46 8,448
63 Donaldson Terrace 45 38 44 4,459
64 El Chaparral Fertile Valley 45 - 41 1,849
65 Woodlawn Hills 45 35 38 6,579
66 Lackland Terrace 44 44 38 10,025
67 Highland Park 44 41 47 15,926
68 Cable Westwood 44 45 41 2,918
69 Dreamland Oaks 44 38 39 1,301
70 Eastwood Village 44 41 41 2,005
71 Thelka 44 37 60 3,793
72 Hills of Park North 43 37 35 2,949
73 Pipers Meadow 43 35 57 5,233
74 Highland Hills 43 40 44 25,588
75 Serna Station 42 31 65 1,003
76 East Terrell Hills 42 31 45 2,845
77 Memorial Heights 42 38 40 3,762
78 Meadow Village 41 33 51 4,168
79 Arboretum 41 25 39 2,683
80 Stoneleigh - Dellcrest 41 38 49 3,262
81 Crownhill Park 40 47 36 667
82 Valencia 40 1 38 1,801
83 Crown Meadows 39 30 50 3,453
84 Kentwood Manor 39 28 31 693
85 Shady Oaks 38 28 33 1,920
86 Blossom Park 38 22 44 989
87 Country View Village 36 22 44 1,413
88 Culebra Park 35 34 34 3,678
89 Timber Ridge 35 26 51 4,356
90 Hot Wells 35 39 53 4,719
91 Thousand Oaks 35 29 39 3,926
92 Fox Run 35 - 32 917
93 Vance Jackson 35 34 34 10,601
94 Thompson 35 34 44 10,082
95 Woodstone 34 - 40 6,346
96 El Dorado 34 21 37 2,817
97 North Central Thousand Oaks 33 24 34 5,005
98 Spring Creek 33 - 34 3,059
99 Sunshine Estates 33 42 31 3,150
100 Thunderbird Hills 33 36 35 10,031
101 Babcock North 32 22 47 4,720
102 United Westwood 32 27 41 3,013
103 Oak Haven Heights 32 28 31 942
104 Sun Gate 32 36 36 2,028
105 Castle Hills Forest 32 30 53 1,681
106 French Creek 31 4 62 871
107 Lorrence Creek 31 28 34 2,593
108 Artesia 31 36 35 2,882
109 Sunny Slope 31 34 37 4,069
110 Fort Sam Houston 30 23 38 7,408
111 Rainbow Hills 30 34 42 6,634
112 Oak Meadow 30 29 52 1,614
113 Wheatley Heights 30 37 53 1,454
114 Royal Ridge 30 24 31 3,282
115 Park Village 30 32 36 3,117
116 Oakmont Downs 30 24 42 943
117 Oak Grove 30 28 46 1,243
118 Oakwell Farms 30 32 50 3,597
119 General Kruger 30 28 45 1,498
120 South Southwest 30 25 35 15,085
121 Comanche 29 38 38 652
122 Valley Forge 29 8 36 4,549
123 Springvale 29 31 35 3,964
124 Whispering Oaks 28 37 31 1,746
125 Lower Southeast Side 28 38 38 1,371
126 Kingsborough Ridge 28 29 43 4,893
127 Pecan Valley 28 37 35 2,631
128 Sunrise 27 26 35 8,994
129 Oakland Estates 27 28 37 1,481
130 Churchill Estates 27 26 49 2,836
131 Longs Creek 27 - 29 4,792
132 The Vineyard 26 22 30 2,006
133 Skyline Park 26 40 37 1,258
134 Ingram Hills 26 31 33 2,597
135 Braun's Farm 25 19 31 10,396
136 Southeast Side 25 35 50 805
137 Stone Oak 25 19 29 30,567
138 Deerfield 25 29 41 2,392
139 Hill Country 25 - 30 3,680
140 Hidden Forest 25 27 35 1,957
141 College Park 25 2 62 2,497
142 Bel Meade 25 21 26 572
143 Vista Del Norte 25 28 43 1,621
144 Park Forest 24 32 26 833
145 Salado Valley 24 32 45 1,619
146 Woodglen 24 25 42 834
147 Tanglewood 24 25 42 2,169
148 Oak Creek 24 26 29 2,137
149 Heritage 24 28 35 15,217
150 Hidden Meadow 23 27 43 2,904
151 Eden 23 24 37 2,924
152 Bluffview at Camino Real 23 20 37 1,286
153 Woodbridge at Monte Viejo 22 35 39 2,275
154 Eckhert Crossing 22 31 32 1,700
155 Cadillac Drive 22 28 46 773
156 Alamo Farmsteads 21 24 35 7,502
157 Northern Hills 21 12 39 4,027
158 Braun Station 21 13 28 2,976
159 Sierra Springs 20 26 31 3,916
160 Great Northwest 20 23 40 12,537
161 Knollcreek 20 - 25 1,422
162 Hills and Dales 20 6 29 1,105
163 Burning Tree 20 18 31 1,025
164 Woods of Shavano 19 25 38 3,674
165 Eden Roc 19 - 24 625
166 East Village 19 30 32 2,770
167 Gillette 19 25 33 2,842
168 Lakeside 19 26 35 4,554
169 Green Spring Valley 19 14 31 1,266
170 Country View 18 21 42 2,145
171 Ridgestone 18 19 37 2,189
172 Churchill Forest 17 30 51 698
173 Northwest Crossing 16 24 38 10,628
174 Encino Park 16 15 26 2,701
175 Valley High North 16 28 25 3,154
176 Misty Oaks 16 25 46 2,007
177 Redland Woods 15 3 30 893
178 Adams Hill 14 29 36 3,196
179 Hunter's Chase 14 19 47 2,505
180 San Antonio Steubing Ranch 14 - 26 2,285
181 Hidden Cove - Indian Creek 14 29 32 14,681
182 Braun Station East 14 5 24 1,317
183 Elm Creek 14 33 25 1,271
184 Hunters Creek 13 30 30 1,371
185 Spring Vistas - Sierra Springs 12 25 28 1,088
186 Mission Ridge 11 27 31 538
187 Arbor at Sonoma Ranch 11 18 36 2,352
188 Woodridge 11 23 33 2,164
189 San Antonio Creekside 10 20 25 2,483
190 Inwood 10 23 50 1,357
191 Oxbow 10 19 50 1,392
192 Crownridge of Texas 9 19 16 1,074
193 Friedrich Wilderness 9 7 13 811
194 Northhampton 8 26 25 3,022
195 Dominion 7 - 15 1,925
196 Vista 7 - 22 1,365
197 Emerald Forest 6 - 17 820
198 Sonoma Ranch 5 8 26 3,175
199 Parkwood 4 5 32 3,737
200 Huntleigh 0 29 22 508

Eating & Drinking

There are about 4,158 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in San Antonio.

People in San Antonio can walk to an average of 0.8 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Hot Spot BBQ

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White Rabbit

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thumbnail for SAN PEDRO & LYNWOODMonte Vista is a neighborhood that features historical homes of all sizes. Monte Vista is designated as a Historical District. These homes feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, high end wood trims and plaster work, antique fixtures and architectural details of the past.

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31 Transit Score of San Antonio, TX

San Antonio has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find San Antonio apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

San Antonio has some public transportation and about 79 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from San Antonio on public transit.

45 Bike Score of San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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WOODLAWN & MPRR

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BLANCO & W. MAGNOLIA

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Light House

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HILDEBRAND & HOWARD

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ASHBY & BELKNAP

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JOSEPHINE & N. ST. MARY'S

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JOSEPHINE & N. ST. MARY'S

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San Antonio Botanical Gardens

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Sea World of Texas

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Sea World of Texas

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