Central San Antonio Neighborhood Areas
While downtown may be the urban center of San Antonio’s spreading metropolis, the true “heart of the city” is just north on Highway 281. Composed of historic neighborhoods, affluent communities, and classic shopping and attractions, Central San Antonio exudes charm. Famous neighborhoods like Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills anchor this area as well-established and high-quality, drawing attractive shops and restaurants to the iconic Quarry Market and North Star Mall.
Neighborhood streets exude an old-world appeal, shaded by mature trees and boasting close proximity to parks and museums. Besides gorgeous green spaces (Brackenridge, Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio Botanical Garden), the area is populated by cultural institutions such as the Witte Museum, McNay Art Museum, University of the Incarnate Word and Trinity University.