San Antonio City Guide
To help you find an area to live, San Antonio Apartments Specialists has put together a brief overview of some of the areas of town.
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San Antonio, home to The Alamo, the RiverWalk, Six Flags over Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Spurs basketball team and more. San Antonio offers a unique blend of living in a small town with the amenities of a larger city.
Original one of San Antonio's first suburbs, now Alamo Heights is its own city. The area harbors some of the citys finest dining establishments and upscale shopping centers. And with good reason as a huge portion of the citys wealth resides in this neighborhood. For dinner, the popular Paloma Blanca and Cappys make fine choices. For breakfast or lunch try Twin Sisters. Pubs and pool halls preside at the Broadway 50/50 and one of the citys best wine lists calls Niles Wine Bar home.
Just outside the city limits, lies the Far Northwest area. Out here you'll find Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World along with some great restaurants such as Macaroni Grill. For dancing, kick your heels up at the Leon Springs Dance Hall. If shopping for antiques is your style then visit Boerne.
Once primarily a residential area that had been neglected has now turned into one of San Antonio's hippest areas to hang out. Many of the historical homes in the area have been refurbished into trendy business locales. Take a walk just a few blocks from downtown and discover Espuma Tea & Coffee Emporium, Rosarios and the City Market. If you can, check out the area during First Friday celebrations. The first friday of each month, the community celebrates with art openings, theater productions, and more.
Monte Vista/Olmos Park
This area neighbors Alamo Heights, and features some of the city's most pristine mansions. On the other hand, many of the once-elegant homes are in need of repair. Still, the area holds a certain charm and features some of San Antonio's greatest treasures such as On Main, which sells some "odd" gifts, and the city's top breakfast tacos can be had at Panchito.
North East/North Central
Perhaps, San Antonio's biggest growth has come in this area of town. Shopping centers, housing, and highways have all been recently expanded due to the continual population growth in the North East and North Central of town. You'll find many Old Navy's in this area and some really great places to eat such as Mamas Cafe, Maggies, Alamo Cafe and many others.
Along with the North East and Central, the North West/Medical Center has seen it's share of growth. Known for the medical industry in this area, the Northwest features a collection of strip shopping centers, restuarants, and business offices. Some of the finest food can be had at Fratellis, Casa Real, and Huis Chinese.
One of San Antonio's greatest attractions, the riverwalk features countless restaurants, bars, hotels and great scenery. The area bustles with activity nearly every night of the week almost all year long with locals and tourists alike enjoying mouth-watering cuisine at Boudro's or Paesanos River Walk, singing their hearts out at Howl at the Moon, dancing the night away at Polly Esthers or knocking back a few brews at the Houston Street Alehouse. Not your average tourist trap, many locals brave the crowds to enjoy their own city.
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