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The Real Estate Bachelor: Which of these 15 SA Neighborhoods is Right for You?

It’s that time of year again: one special buyer is faced with a varietal avalanche of options on the San Antonio housing market. So just which one will they choose? Meet the 15 contestants below!

Harlandale

2026 Buffalo St: $175,000

Location: South San Antonio

Median Listing Price: $127,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Diverse, Unique, Accessible

What are five things you offer your residents? A youth sports leagues, arts and crafts programs, playgrounds & parks, affordable summer youth programs, and a popular Civic Center!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Growing more and more “urban” by the second...leaving the whole “rural” thing behind!

What’s your style? Simple, but with a ton of variety. My homes range from cozy 2-bedroom homes to refurbished and restored homes.

What’s nearby? Downtown San Antonio, the South Park Mall and Santikos’ Mayan Palace Theater.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Definitely a wolf. I stay fiercely loyal to my pack, but I still love to be independent and do my own thing.

What movie could you see yourself in? Hmm...maybe Mary Poppins? Anything can happen in this neighborhood!

Fair Oaks Ranch

8035 Cibolo Vly: $400,000

Location: Northwest San Antonio

Age: 1970’s-2017

Price Range: $300,000 - $1 Million+

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Private, Luxurious, Natural

What are five things you offer your residents? Eleven miles of nature trails, several family-friendly parks, a country club (with two eighteen-hole golf courses!), twelve tennis courts, pools, and countless acres of rural landscaping

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Continuing to build a close-knit community of residents

What’s your style? As a town of over 7,000 people, I offer a little of everything...from classic to modern. Overall, though, my amenities and Hill Country vibes give off a “rustic resort” type of style.

What’s nearby? The Hill Country, Boerne Independent School District, and all the shopping and entertainment of Northwest San Antonio

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Oh, good question. I’d probably be a swan. I’m graceful and elegant, but I’m also shy and keep to myself.

What movie could you see yourself in? Home Alone! If only it would snow around here, I’d probably be able to pull off that whole “classic Christmas house” thing just as well as Kevin’s family.

Monticello Park

1934 W Summit Ave: $329,000

Location: Central West San Antonio

Age: 1895-2009

Price Range: $175,000 to $598,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Artistic, Eclectic, Distinct

What are five things you offer your residents? Distinct neighborhood culture, a vibrant local art scene, plenty of natural leisure space, Woodlawn Lake, and a central location.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Growing even more established as a local art hub!

What’s your style? Isn’t it obvious? I’ve been nicknamed “The Deco District”! But really, my homes display all kinds of styles, including Revival, English Tudor, Spanish Colonial, Greek, Italianate, Neoclassical, Mission, Craftsmen, English Stone Bungalow, and Art Moderne.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I’d say an elephant. Lovable and unique, these creatures also display a high level of emotional intelligence!

What movie could you see yourself in? The Great Gatsby seems too obvious, but I don’t mind. Art Deco for life!

Timberwood Park

25626 Gladiator Ln: $524,900

Location: North San Antonio

Age: 1978-2017

Price Range: $259,900 to $672,500

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Customized, Leisure, Community

What are five things you offer your residents? A private 30-acre park with a lake, a sparkling pool, par 3 golf course, sports courts, and unobstructed views of the Hill Country!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Raising up the next generation of brilliant young minds!

What’s your style? Because many of my homes are custom-built, the variety is diverse! Most of my lots boast mature trees, and my architecture can range from traditional to mid 80’s ranch styles.

What’s nearby? The wide-open space of the Hill Country, as well as US-281 and Loop 1604 (meaning major shopping and entertainment are close by!)

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Probably a white-tailed deer: I love to stay with my community, and I’m a bit elusive!

Tobin Hill

Location: Central San Antonio

Age: 1894 to 2017

Price Range: $279,500 to $930,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Hip, Thriving, & Eclectic

What are five things you offer your residents? Authenticity, diversity, community pride, art, and culture.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Evolving into an even more well-established artistic and community hub within the city!

What’s your style? As a town of over 7,000 people, I offer a little of everything...from classic to modern. Overall, though, my amenities and Hill Country vibes give off a “rustic resort” type of style.

What’s nearby? The historic Pearl Brewery complex, Hotel Emma, the San Anton io Zoo, Botanical Garden, Crockett Park and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and way more!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Definitely dolphin! I’m a social creature, and I’m pretty playful (and Instagram-worthy!).

What movie could you see yourself in? 500 Days of Summer? I know it’s set in New York, but Zooey’s quirky style would look great inside one of my trendy little bungalows.

Northwest Crossing

Location: West San Antonio

Age: 1980-2016

Price Range: $108,900 to $229,900

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Affordable, Accessible, & Cozy

What are five things you offer your residents? An active homeowners association, tennis courts, a soccer field, 35 acres of parks, and a sports complex!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Welcoming in growing families and first-time homeowners

What’s your style? I offer a super wide variety! From petite single story homes to spacious two-story homes, my master-planned vibes are anything but cookie cutter.

What’s nearby? I offer residents proximity to employers like USAA, Valero, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, and more.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I’d probably say a rabbit! I’m adorable, familiar, and pretty much everyone loves me.

What movie could you see yourself in? It’s A Wonderful Life! I like to see myself as facilitating the type of every-day life that can still be a little bit magical.

Alamo Heights

111 Redwood St: $619,777

Location: Central San Antonio

Age: 1900-2017

Price Range: $51,000 to $5,000,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Elegant, Classic, & Charming

What are five things you offer your residents? A reputable community, plenty of shopping, (Alamo Quarry Market, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, etc.), cultural attractions (Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Botanical Garden), gorgeous architecture, and a great location.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Only further enhancing my established reputation as one of the best neighborhoods in the city

What’s your style? I offer a little of everything, from cozy, charming cottages to expansive, luxurious Mediterranean Manors! Many of my homes have been either newly constructed or meticulously restored.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I would probably say a peacock? Not in a “vain” way, but moreso because of their fascinating array of colors and their regal disposition.

What movie could you see yourself in? Oh. I know it doesn’t take place in Texas, but Pride and Prejudice gives off the same elegant feel I love!

The Dominion

6310 Almeria Circle: $989,000

Location: Northwest San Antonio

Age: 1986-2017

Price Range: $400,000 - $1 Million+

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Secluded, Opulent, Spacious

What are five things you offer your residents? A 24-hour professional guard, well-regarded country club, world-class golf course, a spa, and over 33 acres of manmade lakes!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Housing the next famous San Antonio resident.

What’s your style? Luxury! The mansions in my gates include anything from the most modern to the most classic types of affluent living.

What’s nearby? I’m located on IH-10 just outside Loop 1604, meaning I’m just minutes from shopping hubs such as The Rim and La Cantera, major employers such as The South Texas Medical Center, USAA, and Harland Clarke!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Probably a lion. I’m ambitious, regal, and iconic.

What movie could you see yourself in? Billy Madison. Parkwood Estate is a level of luxury I can get behind!

King William

Location: Downtown San Antonio

Age: 1870 to 2008

Price Range: $175,000 to $2,000,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Historic, Vibrant, & Creative

What are five things you offer your residents? Incredible architecture, a rich sense of history, unique vibes, high walkability, and great schools.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still preserving San Antonio’s unique sense of culture and history!

What’s your style? Due to the revitalization I experienced in the 1960’s, my preserved homes include architectural ranging from Greek Revival to Victorian to Italianate.

What’s nearby? Downtown San Antonio and all its cultural goodness, of course!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I’d choose a fox. I’m witty and sly (and maybe a bit wry), but also adorable.

What movie could you see yourself in? The Odd Life of Timothy Green! That old home was to die for.

Helotes

10423 Rocking M Trail: $365,000

LocationNorthwest San Antonio

Age: 1910-2017

Price Range: $192,500 to $1,500,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Family-Oriented, Texan, Charming

What are five things you offer your residents? Small-town vibes, Floore’s Country Store, Old Town Helotes, and Helotes Creek Winery, and various festivals & community gatherings!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Growing, but keeping the whole “small town” thing going strong.

What’s your style? My neighborhoods include Helotes Creek Ranch, Wildhorse, Helotes Crossing, Helotes Park, Helotes Park Estates, Helotes Park Terrace, Helotes Ranch Acres, Sonoma Ranch, and Helotes Springs Ranch! The homes in these neighborhoods vary, but all of them include gorgeous Hill-Country-style homes.

What’s nearby? The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fiesta Texas, and Sea World, the South Texas Medical Center.…pretty much everything you could ever want!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? A horse! I belong in every classic Texas movie, and I’m loyal to a fault.

What movie could you see yourself in? Footloose! But maybe just the part at the end where literally everyone is dancing…

Alamo Ranch

3315 Collin Cv: $279,900

Location: West San Antonio

Age: 2006-2017

Price Range: $194,900 to $500,000.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Low-Key, Attractive, & Affordable

What are five things you offer your residents? Beautiful landscaping, lush views, trails, an outdoor aquatic center (with Olympic-sized pool!), playgrounds, and a great location. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Continuing to grow!

What’s nearby? Plenty of shopping, Sea World, and the Hill Country!

What’s your style? I’m a master-planned community offering generous backyards, mature trees, and homes that range anywhere from 2 to 6 bedrooms and 1 to 5 bathrooms!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Probably a golden retriever. I’m classic and loyal, but so much fun at the same time.

What movie could you see yourself in? Toy Story! I’m a total Pixar fan, and Andy’s house is just the kind of classic vibe I embody.

Urban San Antonio

Location: Downtown San Antonio

Age: 1890’s-2017

Price Range: $150,000 to $1 Million+

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Vibrant, Humming, & Exciting

What are five things you offer your residents? Walkability, a (literally) central location, foodie-approved restaurants, classic San Antonio cultural attractions (I mean, have you heard of The Riverwalk?), and variety of unique shops.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Growing into a tech hub, most likely.

What’s your style? High rise, high rise, high rise

What’s nearby? Literally everything...I’m in the middle of the city!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Probably a squirrel? They’re always keeping busy!

What movie could you see yourself in? Breakfast at Tiffany’s? A neighborhood can dream, right?

Schertz

Location: Northeast of San Antonio

Age: 1906-2017

Price Range: $138,700 to $619,000

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Outlying, Welcoming, & Suburban

What are five things your residents enjoy? Convenient placement on I-35 and I-10, gorgeous views (I seriously love the sunsets!), The Forum at Olympia Parkway, a military-friendly community, and a small-town feel.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Welcoming in more military families and helping make San Antonio “home”.

What else do you offer? Because of my excellent schools, affordable housing, and the classic “white picket fence” thing, I’ve been ranked as, “one of the best places to live in the United States” and the #5 best place for military retirees.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? Haha...is it too cheesy to say a bald eagle? They’re beautiful and so classically American!

What movie could you see yourself in? The Trueman Show...so idyllic, it’s hard to believe I’m real!

Terrell Hills

929 Morningside Dr: $399,900

Location: Central San Antonio

Age: 1900-2017

Price Range: $260,000 to $5,000,000.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Lavish, Unique, & Unexpected

What are five things you offer your residents? An absolutely impeccable location, abundant cultural attractions (The Botanical Gardens, McNa y Art Museum, Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo), dining options (various restaurants at the Pearl Brewery, and shopping venues (HEB’s Central Market, The Quarry Market), a close-knit sense of community, and beautiful landscaping.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Raising the bar with even more beautiful renovations and historic restorations!

What’s your style? All things done with excellence. My enviably attractive mid-century architecture and charm has garnered a lot of attention recently, but I also have everything from cottages to sprawling estates.

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I’d say a Siberian Tiger? I’m famous for my strength and beauty, but I have a small population.

What movie could you see yourself in? Mad Men! I know it’s a TV series, but that mid-century architecture is right up my alley.

Dignowity Hill

Location: Central East

Age: 1885 to 2017

Price Range: $125,000 to $369,900

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Original, Revitalized, & Diverse

What are five things you offer your residents? The Ella Austin Community Center (which provides family, social, senior and family services to the community), the Carver Community Cultural Center, grand views of the city skyline, ample character, and a diverse community.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hehe...still as the original neighborhood of San Antonio!

What’s your style? From my signature palm trees to the 19th-century scrollwork of the Hays Street Bridge, I’m all about the details. Given my diverse population and housing stock, I offer anything from beautifully restored homes to potential fixer-uppers.

What’s nearby? I’m less than 10 blocks from core city attractions like the Alamo, River Walk, Pearl Brewery, and St. Paul’s Square!

If you could be any animal, which one and why? I think I’d be a cat...I do my own thing, and you never really know what you’re gonna get. But I’m a total classic!

What movie could you see yourself in? The Holiday? Both houses are totally different, yet both could fit in my neighborhood!

While these are definitely a few of our favorite ‘hoods, San Antonio’s vast selection of neighborhoods means that no matter your price point and desired amenities, you can probably find what you’re looking for somewhere within the city. Connect with a lender, download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide, then contact an agent to get started!