The Medical Center area of San Antonio is on the Norwest side of the city, just north of the junction of Loop 410 and IH-10, extending west to Highway 16. As the name implies, the area is a mecca of hospitals, clinics, and health research facilities. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the associated University Hospital, the VA Hospital, St Luke’s Baptist Hospital, the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center are all located in the Medical Center area, as well as USAA. Since the area is well-established, houses in the medical center tend to be older. The same is true of many apartments in the Medical Center, though there are some newer properties with nice amenities and many older properties have updated units.
Living in an apartment in the Medical Center area is convenient for medical students attending UTHSCSA as well as doctors completing their residency, nurses, medical technicians, and medical sales associates. However, traffic in the area is highly congested during weekdays, so walking or riding a bike to work from your Medical Center apartment may be quicker than driving. While you will find access to entertainment options such as movies, bowling, and shooting pool close to the Medical Center, the area doesn’t provide many options for shopping. The closest retail stores would be North Star Mall, Ingram Park Mall, the Rim, or the Shops at La Cantera. While the area lacks entertainment, there are nice dining establishments. Restaurants like Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, offers delicious classic fare accompanied by a nice selection of fine wines in a former farmhouse with lounge and outdoor patio seating. If you’re craving ethnic, Bombay Hall and Indian Cuisine offers tandoori dishes and North Indian favorites in a relaxed, inviting setting. For relief after a trying week, relaxing with friends or a loved one over games at Dave & Busters, or on the patio at ChaChos, a local dive known for their huge flavored margaritas and enormous plates of nachos, should help to take the edge off. To learn more about the area and find your Medical Center apartment, call one of our agents today. Or, you can stop in to visit our Medical Center office at the junction of IH-10 and Callaghan Road.