Wednesday, October 21, 2009

San Antonio Neighborhoods, Old and New - Part 9: Downtown Condos

Having folks live in a downtown San Antonio condo is a relatively new thing for us.  We've long been known for our nightlife on the Riverwalk, and the great hotels that tourists enjoy, but nobody wanted to LIVE downtown.... until recently. 

San Antonio's small downtown is full of hotels, restaurants and bars, surrounding the River Walk. The river is scarcely 50 feet across, but its banks are lined with stores, restaurants and nightclubs. A 1939 WPA project, the River Walk, developed at a time when riverbanks were avoided rather than embraced  and it became the precursor to urban entertainment zones such as Baltimore's Inner Harbor. A second 2-mile section has just opened, which brings the total River Walk to 4 miles.  So for downtown condo dwellers, the River Walk is an entertainment dream just a short walk away.


1.  Camp Street Lofts

Except for a few newly constructed buildings, many of the condo units are new inside, but have historic exteriors.  One such building is the Camp Street Lofts, which is a candy factory built in 1926 converted to 20 units that range from 1900 square feet ot 3800 square feet.  The units were developed as a shell with ductwork, plumbing and wiring and the buyer then will finish out the space.  Units available there currently range from $235,000 for a 2000+ square foot condo to $549,000 for a larger 2400+ square foot unit.

2. Vidorra

A newly built downtown condo, Vidorra, is comprised of one, two and three-bedroom luxury condominium units, along with town homes that are adjacent to the twin 20 story towers. In-house features include  efficient floor plans, high ceilings,attached garage parking, a business and fitness center, swimming pools and sundecks. The Vidorra is located at 235 Center Street, just north of Sunset Station  and showcases a nice blend of contemporary and traditional architecture with sensational, panoramic city views.  Currently available are nine units ranging from $269,900 to $625,000.

3. The Andalusia

Also recently constructed, the Andalusia, at 221 Lexington,  has 20 units, some of which include lofts, and there's a rooftop deck with a great view. These are among the newest lofts downtown, and each contains hardwood floors, one to three bedrooms, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  Prices on the currently available units run   from $139,950 to $289,000, and the units range from just over 600 square feet to almost 1200 square feet. From here you can walk to the Riverwalk or the Majestic Theater to catch dinner and a show.

4. La Cascada

La Cascada, is a 12 story high rise condo with 46 units located at 230 Dwyer Ave, on the Riverwalk.  The building features a   fitness center, business center, multiple balconies and a rooftop pool and spa make home a fabulous alternative to going out. Inside each residence, you'll find hardwoods, granites, tile and marble finishes. separate tubs and walk-in showers in large bath areas, and walk-in closets. The building also features private, gated parking and a lobby staff to help maintain your privacy. And nearby is Hippos, a convenient small grocery / deli.  Prices on the La Cascada units range from just over $400,000 to almost $900,000, and all are between 2000 square feet and 3000 square feet.

5. Travis Park Lofts

The Travis Park Lofts are located smack dab in the middle of downtown San Antonio at 214 E. Travis.  This condo building includes 17 units with features such as exposed ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, stained concrete floors, and open floor plans. The Travis Park Lofts are popular among San Antonio professionals, young families and empty nesters.  Currently available are six units from just under $200,000 to $340,000.

For more information on living in downtown San Antonio, or for specific info on available units, contact me at 210-884-2572.

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