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Downtown San Antonio’s most affordable, best-rated housing

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Chloe Williams

Calling all UTSA Downtown students, The Paisano has not forgotten about you. Last week’s edition to Spare Change covered Northwest San Antonio’s best-ranked living under $1,000, but we are switching gears this week. While finding well-rated living under $1,000 is nearly impossible to find downtown, here are the most affordable living options rated above 4.5 stars on Google.

Remember that Google reviews’ tenant satisfaction may not accurately reflect reality because people who evaluate apartment complexes most likely have an exceptional experience on either end of the extremity. Save for the apartments without enough reviews to be considered reliable; a few of Google’s best-rated, affordable apartments in downtown San Antonio are as follows. If you are a Downtown Campus student or simply in the market for a pad downtown, this one is for you.

Tin Top Flats at The Creamery – 4.8 stars

  • “A0” – one bed, one bath – $1,490
  • “A1” – one bed, one bath – $1,746
  • “A2” – one bed, one bath – $1,850
  • “A3” – one bed, one bath – $2,000
  • “A4” – one bed, one bath – $2,070
  • “B0” – two beds, two baths – $2,405 – $1,202.50 per room
  • “B1” – two beds, two baths – $2,305 – $1,152.50 per room
  • “B2” – two beds, two baths – $2,775 – $1, 387.50 per room
  • “B3-TH” – two beds, two baths – $3,995 – $1,997.50 per room

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, Tin Top Flats at The Creamery is around 3.2 miles and an eight-minute drive away.

Southline Residences – 4.8 stars

  • “Unit 111 – A1” – one bed, one bath – $1,579
  • “Unit 320 – A2” – one bed, one bath – $1,699 to $2,401
  • “Unit 256 – B6” – two beds, two baths – $2,204 to $3,158 – $1,102 to $1,579

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, Southline Residences is around 2.5 miles and a six-minute drive away.

Cortland Brackenridge – 4.8 stars

  • “Apt #1109” – one bed, one bath – $1,619
  • “Apt #1201” – one bed, one bath – $1,392
  • “Apt #1301” – one bed, one bath – $1,432
  • “Apt #2303” – one bed, one bath – $1,741
  • “Apt #2315” – two beds, two baths – $2,299 – $1,149.50 per room
  • “Apt #2322” – two beds, two baths – $1,999 – $999.50 per room
  • “Apt #3108” – two beds, two baths – $2,129 – $1,064.50 per room
  • “Apt #3208” – two beds, two baths – $2,289 – $1,144.50 per room
  • “Apt #4109” – one bed, one bath – $1,584 
  • “Apt #5204” – two beds, two baths – $1,999 – $999.50 per room
  • “Apt #5206” – two beds, two baths – $1,999 – $999.50 per room
  • “Apt #5304” – two beds, two baths – $1,999 – $999.50 per room
  • “Apt #5306” – two beds, two baths – $1,999 – $999.50 per room
  • “Apt #7309” – one bed, one bath – $1,583
  • “Apt #8217” – two beds, two baths – $1,894 – $947 per room
  • “Apt #8316” – two beds, two baths – $2,149 – $1,074.50 per room
  • “Apt #8417” – two beds, two baths – $1,894 – $947 per room
  • “Apt #9101” – one bed, one bath – $1,612
  • “Apt #9311” – one bed, one bath – $1,532
  • “Apt #9409” – one bed, one bath – $1,499

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, Cortland Brackenridge is around five miles and an 11-minute drive away.

The ‘68 – 4.7 stars

  • “A” – studio, one bath – $1,213 to $4,307
  • “A1” – one bed, one bath – $1,273 to $4,669

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, The ‘68 is around 1.3 miles and a six-minute drive away.

French Place Apartments – 4.7 stars

  • “Apt D104” – one bed, one bath – $1,239 to $1,469
  • “Apt B101” – one bed, one bath – $1,239 to $1,469
  • “Apt B202” – one bed, one bath – $979 to $1,159
  • “Apt A304” – two beds, one bath – $1,509 to $1,969 – $754.50 to $984.50 per room
  • “Apt D306” – two beds, one bath – $1,499 to $1,949 – $749.50 to $947.50 per room
  • “Apt C306” – two beds, one bath – $1,459 to $1,899 – $729.50 to $949.50 per room
  • “Apt C203” – two beds, one bath – $1,549 to $2,159 – $774.50 to $1,079.50 per room

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, French Place Apartments is around 2.8 miles and a seven-minute drive away.

The Mosaic on Broadway – 4.7 stars

  • “The Smalti” – one bed, one bath – $1,209 to $1,279
  • “The Terrerae” – one bed, one bath – $1,499 to $1,539
  • “The Isidore” – one bed, one bath – $1,589 to $1,629
  • “The Ravenna” – two beds, two baths – $2,199 to $2,359 – $1,099.50 to $1,179.50 per room
  • “The Alexander” – two beds, two baths – $2,329 to $2,799 – $1,164.50 to $1,399.50 per room

` From the UTSA Downtown Campus, The Mosaic on Broadway is around three miles and a 10-minute drive away.

The Travis Building – 4.6 stars

  • “A1” – one bed, one bath – $1,519 to $1,714
  • “A2” – one bed, one bath – $1,599 to $1,774
  • “A3” – one bed, one bath – $1,619 to $1,764
  • “A4” – one bed, one bath – $1,769 to $1,939
  • “A5” – one bed, one bath – $1,769 to $1,989
  • “A6” – one bed, one bath – $1,894 to $2,059
  • “B1” – two beds, two baths – $2,295 to $2,440 – $1,147.50 to $1,220 per room

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, The Travis Building is around 1.1 miles and a six-minute drive away.

Cellars At Pearl – 4.5 stars

  • “Apartment A1” – one bed, one bath – $2,765
  • “Apartment CS-7” – one bed, two baths – $2,803
  • “Apartment L5” – two beds, two baths – $5,905 – $2,952.50 per room

From the UTSA Downtown Campus, Cellars At Pearl is around 2.4 miles and a six-minute drive away.

Act fast, readers. Some of the above living options may sell out fast. But when you are apartment shopping for your new place, be sure to do some research of your own. Read the reviews, ask around, check the area’s safety ratings, look for amenities you need, keep your eye out for hidden fees and remember you get what you pay for. Good luck, home hunter.

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Riley Carroll, Arts & Life Editor
Riley Carroll (She/They) is a class of 2024 digital communication major with a minor in film and media studies. Originally from Houston, Texas, Riley is pursuing photojournalism and concert photography. Riley joined The Paisano during the spring 2022 semester after missing being an editor for her high school yearbook, The Talon. At 18 years old, Riley's photography won first place in a state-wide ILPC competition and at 19, she contributed her first article to the San Antonio Express-News. At The Paisano, Riley enjoys conducting artist interviews and covering live shows. Aside from The Paisano, she has published work with the San Antonio Express-News, The Fort Bend Herald Newspaper, The Talon Yearbook and The Heart Sounds magazine.
Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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