Living in: Southtown


As the revitalization of San Antonio’s urban core continues, thanks in part to initiatives like Mayor Castro’s SA 2020 program, neighborhoods like Southtown are transforming and thriving. Situated directly south of Downtown and including the King William, Lavaca, and Blue Star areas, Southtown is a vibrant mix of stately historical homes and stylish urban lofts. Throughout the area, outstanding restaurants and shops abound and the local arts community is flourishing, making Southtown a place to live unlike any other in San Antonio.

Where to Eat

The growing food scene in Southtown is one of its most impressive qualities. Established restaurants, like the Guenther House and Rosario’s, are San Antonio icons and continue to attract customers both new and old. But it is the new restaurants on the block that are really shaking things up. At places like The Monterrey, Bliss, Feast, Stella Public House, and The Frutería, both highly reputable chefs and restaurateurs along with newcomers are making their mark on the culinary landscape in San Antonio. At The Monterrey, Bliss, and Feast, you will find very innovated and composed dishes, strong in flavor and creativity. At Stella Public House in the Blue Star Complex, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas and other dishes sourced from local ingredients. And at The Frutería in the Steel House Lofts building, you can get refreshed with a fresh-pressed juice or nosh on authentic Mexican small plates.

What to Do

In Southtown, you will never have to worry about having too much free time. On the first Friday of every month, Southtown becomes one big open house, where you can explore local art galleries, shop at the street vendor booths, enjoy live music, or try a new restaurant. And if art is something you want to experience more than once a month, head to the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum and its ever-changing exhibits, or one of the many other local galleries. New to Southtown is the Southtown Farmers & Ranchers Market. Started by the same team that created the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers market, Heather Hunter and F. David Lent, they are now bringing their local vendors to the Blue Star Complex every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are looking for a leisurely afternoon or evening, consider strolling the shaded sidewalks of King William while marveling at the historical homes, or take a walk or jog along the expanded Riverwalk, which now runs to the Blue Star Complex and beyond all the way to the Mission Reach.

Where to Live

The best part about Southtown is that you can enjoy all it has to offer while living in a way that best suits your desires, whether that be in a traditional home on a quiet street or in a chic urban loft. Check out these listings currently available if you think Southtown living is for you.  

831 S. Flores St. #2207

Listing Agent: Debra Maltz

 South Flores St.

1339 S. Flores St. #104

Lisitng Agent: Debra Maltz

 South Flores St.

400 E. Guenther St. #2201

Listing Agent: Debra Maltz

 King William


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