Best San Antonio Neighborhoods for Artistic Types

Best San Antonio Neighborhoods for Artistic Types

September 24, 2013 | Best Cities and Neighborhoods, Best Neighborhoods

Part historic and part artistic, San Antonio is a burgeoning metropolis that continues to get more popular each day. From the beautiful Riverwalk, which welcomes millions of travelers each year, to the cultural and family-friendly attractions peppered across the city, San Antonio is one of the Lone Star’s finest. Some of the best San Antonio neighborhoods for artists boast unbelievable cuisine and hot nightlife. If you are looking for a San Antonio apartment in a cultural hub, consider one of these areas:

Lone Star Art District / South Flores

The Lone Star Art District and South Flores neighborhood is one of the most popular areas for creative types in San Antonio. This neighborhood is one of the fastest growing in the area, and it still evokes an industrial and gritty feel. Street art is plastered around town, making the area still very much urban even though you can rent a place with a large yard. Located just south of downtown, this district is home to half a dozen galleries and performance art spaces. It’s also on the oldest thoroughfare in the city, Flores Street. Whether you love art, theater, film or music, you’ll find a place to spend your free time here.

King William Cultural Arts District

The King William Cultural Arts District is one of the best San Antonio neighborhoods for creatives, as it is home to a variety of cultural centers and art galleries as well as various historic sites. Whether you love fine art or architecture, the King William district is for you. Additionally, this neighborhood boasts the San Antonio Riverwalk, the San Antonio Zoo, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and more. Shopaholics can head over to the Market Square or the shops at La Cantera, while history fanatics have easy access to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Institute of Texan Cultures. If you want to be in the middle of all the action in the Alamo City, this is the place for you.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Dating back to the early 1800s, La Villita is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. It is located just along the south bank of the San Antonio River and is home to some of the best historic architecture in San Antonio. Artists will love this neighborhood because of the various art galleries that feature Spanish art, historic artifacts, jewelry and much more. If you love art history, this is the neighborhood for you.

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