Monte Vista is an historical community located in the Midtown area of San Antonio
, near downtown. Houses in this neighborhood are historic, and as such, the area has been labeled the Monte Vista National Historic District by the city.
Composed of 100 city blocks, Monte Vista is located on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio, roughly 1.5 miles north of Downtown. The neighborhood includes 14 subdivisions, of which the largest is where the area culls its name.
There are a wide variety of homes in this neighborhood due to its lengthy history, many of which were built between 1890 and the early 1900â€™s, offering an eclectic look and style. Its distinguished housing styles boast an attractive mix of bungalows, Georgian, Moorish and Victorian era architecture that gives Monte Vista a fascinating appeal.
Due to the popularity and historic appeal of the neighborhood, homes in Monte Vista are some of the most expensive in the area. Ranging in price between $345,000 and $2,695,000, many of the homes are quite large in addition to being architecturally unique. Additionally, the prime location near downtown San Antonio, as well as the historical designation, adds to the price tag.
Considered an excellent location by those who want to be close to downtown San Antonio, Monte Vista is located off Highway 281 and Hildebrand, boasting close proximity to the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and San Antonio College. Other nearby amenities include the Witte Museum
, the San Antonio Zoo
, the DoSeum
, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Brackenridge Golf Course, and more.
Students who live in Monte Vista are zoned for the San Antonio Independent School District and
will likely attend Cotton Elementary
, Mark Twain Middle
, and Edison High
schools. Additionally, several private schools are in the area including the Keystone School, San Antonio Academy, St. Anthony Catholic School, Incarnate Word High School, Central Catholic, and Providence Catholic School.