While northern San Antonio is rich in up-and-coming attractions, southern San Antonio
remains an unparalleled wealth of history. Tracing the path of the San Antonio River, multiple greenways, parks, and historic missions spread generously southward into the heart of San Antonio’s Mission Parkway Historic District. Nestled in this area is the Hot Wells
neighborhood, just north of Brooks City Base and east of Missions National Historical Park. Besides a distinct sense of history, this neighborhood offers residents area restaurants, shopping centers, and plenty of urban resources.
Known widely as the former location of the nationally renowned Hot Wells Resort, this location has a longstanding legacy of elite visitors, including patrons like Teddy Roosevelt, Rudolph Valentino, and Charlie Chaplin. The resort, which featured a natural artesian well, remained a luxury destination through the early twentieth century. In recent years, efforts have been made towards preserving the historic area and transforming the ruins into a county park. Planned phases of restoration would add gardens, a greenhouse, aviary and interpretive center. Diverse and affordable in nature, homes in the Hot Wells neighborhood boast a low median price of $89,000 and a reasonable price per square foot of $71.
While the current amenities don’t include a hot spring resort, the Hot Wells neighborhood is strategically located near convenient shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Besides being only minutes from the heart of downtown and the San Antonio Riverwalk, immediate attractions like the City Base Cinema, City Base West Shopping Center, Republic Golf Club, and the Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field are mixed with restaurants, fitness centers, and specialty shops.
Additionally, employers and healthcare providers like Mission Trail Baptist Hospital are located nearby, as well as higher education institutions like Palo Alto College and the newly opened Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
Hot Wells is located within the San Antonio Independent School District. Serving grades pre-k through 12th grade, this vast district shapes the minds of over 50,000 students attending 99 schools. In the immediate Hot Wells neighborhood, students are zoned to Charles C Ball Elementary, Connell Middle School, and Highlands High School. In the private sector, Seidel Learning Center provides an alternative option to public school.