Downtown San Antonio

 

Just as with any major urban metropolis in the United States, the downtown area of San Antonio is where the hustle and bustle takes place. Like Petula Clark sang in the classic song: “Things will be great when you’re downtown!” This is no exception for San Antonio.

Downtown San Antonio’s central business district is the urban epicenter of a metro area containing more than two million individuals. Within the downtown area are many smaller areas that come with their own unique blend of culture, economy, education and more.

As a whole, downtown San Antonio is encircled by Loops 410 and 1604 and by Interstate highways I-35 to the west and north, I-37 to the east and I-10 to the south. Taking a closer look at the smaller districts that make up downtown San Antonio, there is no shortage of diversity.

Alamo, Convention Center, Alamodome, Houston Street, Historic Civic, La Villita, Lavaca, Market Square, North Downtown, River Bend, King William Historic and River North are just a few of the separate areas in downtown San Antonio. The arts are also aptly represented with the Southtown Arts District, Eastbourough, South Flores Warehouse District and the University District.

Transportation and Education

San Antonio is supported by its public transportation offerings, as many residents rely on it to get to and from work and other more distant parts of the city. VIA Metropolitan Transit, or VIA, is the mass transit agency serving San Antonio and was originally started in 1978 on the heels of the San Antonio Transit System. In addition to public transportation, San Antonio also offers Greyhound Lines and Amtrak stations in the downtown area.

Academic institutions of all types are available in downtown San Antonio. In addition to the San Antonio Independent School District locations, downtown is also home to Austin Academy and other private institutions. At a higher level, the University of Texas at San Antonio has a campus downtown, as does Trinity University. This injection of youth and culture makes downtown San Antonio a vibrant and exciting place to live.

Architecture and the San Antonio Skyline

San Antonio is proud of its home grown architecture and gorgeous skyline view. The Consulate – General of Mexico and Bexar County Courthouse are just a few of the more impressive buildings dotting the downtown San Antonio landscape. And the view from the Tower of the Americas, the tallest skyscraper in San Antonio, is truly something to behold.

With so much to do, see and experience in downtown San Antonio, it should come as no surprise that the city as a whole has seen a population boom in recent years.

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