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Apartment Complex Common Area - San Antonio, Texas

Apartment Complex Common Area – San Antonio, Texas

My older son graduated from Trinity University this past May. The pandemic has added to the complexity of finding a job. However, he successfully secured one in downtown San Antonio. After living in temporary quarters for about a couple of months, he finally moved into his own apartment.

Our trip down to San Antonio was two-fold. We dropped off our younger son for his freshman year, also at Trinity. And we got to see our older son’s first place.

We gave him our old couch, and he combined his other furnishings into a surprisingly cohesive collection. We did a trip to Ikea for accessories and a much-needed area rug. He is off to a good start. And as a newly-minted college graduate, he is super excited.

His apartment is quite spiffy too and certainly better than what I had when I graduated. He lives close to downtown and with superior amenities. This is a picture of the common area, which is undoubtedly geared towards the younger crowd. The cost of living in San Antonio is dramatically lower than in Austin. Though direct comparisons may not be possible, I’m estimating that this apartment is several hundred dollars less than a comparable one in Austin.

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