High-rise living is up in San Antonio's downtown area


by Eric Gonzales / KENS 5


Posted on October 30, 2012 at 7:50 AM

If you’re ready to dish out a few million dollars, the sky is the limit for high rises in downtown San Antonio.

The Alteza Residences sit on the top floors above the Grand Hyatt downtown. They began selling off 147 units including several penthouses in late 2010.

Chris Roberts works for the property and also lives there as a resident. He says a one bedroom starts in the high 200s.

“Penthouses start at just under a million and go up to just over 3.1 million," Roberts said.

San Antonio is joining the trend of other major cities pushing for downtown high rise living.

Chris Roberts says that units are selling at a faster rate since San Antonio’s housing market is doing better than average.  

More people are also looking for convenience.  

“My car sits in the parking garage probably three days a week minimum. If I want to go to the mall, I walk across the street.  If I want to go to a movie, I walk across the street,” Roberts said.

 Every condo has a spectacular view of downtown San Antonio. You will always know what the weather and traffic will be like says Roberts. 

The penthouses are close to 6,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. They include jetted tubs, huge walk-in glass showers and hot tubs on the outside deck with the view of the Tower of the Americas overhead. 
Residences all have access to the Grand Hyatt’s perks: If a homeowner wants room service, anything can be ordered and brought up.