Plan a night out on the town in Downtown with its many clubs and bars. If nightlife is the determining factor in your search for a new place, Downtown is for you. If you are looking for a special place to call home, consider West Side and South Side.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. E Commerce St. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is E Houston St. Use our apartment finder tool to help you conduct research on apartments in Downtown.
Downtown has restaurants and bars, including Cool Arrows Night Club, an opportune spot for drinks after work. With a variety of restaurants in Downtown, residents can explore dining types such as cafeterias, beer and ale, pizza and deli snacks. With more than a dozen bars to choose from, find your favorite place for a quick beer or round of cocktails. A few great options include Metro Houston Street, Karova and Polly Esther's. To add to that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Luby's and Hard Rock Cafe. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Residents looking for stress-relief can easily find time to take care of themselves, with options such as Executive Health Club and Adventure To Fitness in the nearby vicinity. As for other forms of recreation, Downtown is not without its tourism draws. A local claim to fame is the Imax Sales & Administration.
Scan the Yelp page for a more in-depth account of popular places to eat, mix and mingle in Downtown.
Downtown has a number of grocery stores, including Liberto Fun Foods and Trans Pecos Foods. Take a bite out of Shipley Do-Nuts for some sweet local flavor, found on E Commerce St., or try a taste of Hill Country Bakery, another neighborhood bakery which is also in the area. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as H-E-B Foods and H-E-B Grocery Co.
Downtown has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Old San Antonio Flea Market and Catarina. You can also stay up-to-date on the latest fashion trends with the multiple shopping centers and malls in Downtown. For residents who like to shop, several retail options are located nearby. Area shopping malls include Plaza Market Place and Rivercenter Mall.
Demographics and Cost of Living
When considering what's best for you and your pocket book, it may be of some interest to know that Downtown is more expensive than areas nearby. Downtown's average household spending totals $57.9K/year (compared to West Side's $39.1K/year), which is not completely out of the ordinary given its broad appeal.
The nearby neighborhood of West Side is distinct from Downtown for multiple reasons. In Downtown the median age is 19, while in West Side it's 29. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.34 people, and it's 3.56 people in West Side. Of households in Downtown and West Side, 26% and 43% have children, respectively.
At $76.7K, the average income level in Downtown is significantly higher than that of West Side's, which stands at $42.0K.