Located in what is commonly known as the “Arena District”, Jefferson Heights is in close proximity to iconic venues such as the Alamodome, AT&T Center, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, and Freeman Coliseum. Due to its relatively central location, Jefferson Heights is just a few miles south of Fort Sam Houston and only 3 miles east of core downtown attractions.
Though the neighborhood is made up of predominantly urban and residential blocks, its east side paves the way for the Salado Creek and Greenway, a generous multi-use path that winds along shady, heavily wooded areas with local wildlife and fishing. Lincoln and Dawson Parks add to the area green space, and Willow Springs Golf Course is just across AT&T Center Parkway. Also in close proximity are are the Historic St. Philip’s College, Ellis Alley, Hays Street Bridge, Old Spanish Trails, Martin Luther King Statue, and St. Paul Square.
Jefferson Heights 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. Student living within Jefferson Heights are zoned to Washington Elementary, Wheatley Middle School, and Sam Houston High School. Private area schools include Pickett Academy and Healy-Murphy Center High School.
Though Jefferson Heights has often been overlooked by developers, recent efforts towards gentrification hint at a promising future for Jefferson Heights. The area has been deemed fairly walkable, boasting good public transportation and bike-friendly features.
Homes in Jefferson Heights are generally one-story and mid-sized, priced anywhere between $49,000 and $200,000.