For UTSA students who commute to the downtown campus, Tobin Lofts is an option worth considering. Commuting to the 1604 campus coud take 20 minutes, but Tobin Lofts’ location at the intersection of North Main Avenue and Evergreen Street is only five minutes from downtown San Antonio.

Tobin Lofts include electricity, water, trash pick up, cable and Internet in the all-inclusive rates. A washer and dryer will also be included in every apartment at no extra cost.

Phase one is exclusively for students in the San Antonio area, and apartments come completely furnished. Phase two is unfurnished and geared toward professionals; however, students may also choose this option of an unfurnished apartment if they prefer.

Tobin Lofts has four different floor plans to choose from: the four-bed/two-bath floor plan for $525 a month; the two-bed/two-bath floor plan for $750; and the one-bed/one-bath floor plan for $975.

Available amenities, such as a 24-hour gym and a business center, are also additions included on the property.

Leasing Manager Rico Aviles describes Tobin Lofts as a place where everything is only minutes away. “If you are looking for hotspots downtown, you will now have a large variety of places to go. There is always something going on.”

Located across the street from local nightlife, Tobin Lofts is also a few minutes from the Pearl Brewery and the River Walk.

As for the safety of the student housing, Tobin Lofts is a completely gated community and is accessible only with an access card. Also, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., a security guard patrols the property.

The only noticeable problem is that parking costs $200 for non-Alamo College students and permits expire yearly in August.

One can hope the the price will be adjusted for UTSA students as well. Paying for on-campus student parking and housing parking would entail a UTSA student paying more than $450 for parking annually.

Overall, Tobin Lofts is a modern student housing option, self-promoted by San Antonio’s nightlife and entertaining attractions, which are only minutes away.

For more information, visit the Tobin Lofts leasing center (1426 N Main Ave.) or livetobinlofts.com.

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