Downtown San Antonio has lots of cultural attractions that appeal to families: the San Antonio Children’s Museum on Houston Street, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Magik Theatre in Hemisfair, Main Plaza, and the Central Library, to name a few.
An article in November’s Our Kids – San Antonio magazine shares stories from families who don’t just visit downtown, but actually live downtown: at the Cadillac Lofts, in Lavaca, at the Can Plant residences at the Pearl. “Lifestyle & Culture Attract Families Downtown”, Lisa Y. Taylor, Our Kids – San Antonio, November 2012.
Families living downtown want good schools for their kids, according to Ben Brewer, president of the Downtown San Antonio Alliance.
Many downtown families choose the Pre-K-8th Hawthorne and Bonham academies of the San Antonio School District while others send their children to private schools. More educational options are needed in the area, Brewer says.
“If we want to attract more families, we need more magnet or charter schools,” he says. “There are operators of charter schools that are keenly interested in building new offerings within or near downtown.”