On the west side of downtown
lies the Lone Star Arts District, across the San Antonio River from other urban neighborhoods like King William and Lavaca. Even given San Antonio’s wealth of unique neighborhoods, Lone Star stands out as a sort of local bohemia. Perched on the edge of the contemporary art scene, this neighborhood boasts plenty of galleries and art collectives striving to think outside the box. Fl!ght Gallery, SMART Art Project Space, Gravel Mouth, and Gallista Gallery show off local talent, while Second Saturday offers a less crowded, boozier take on “First Friday.”
Located just off of I-10, between the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, Lone Star displays a predominantly urban landscape, anchored by the old Lone Star brewery and peppered with eclectic street art and murals. The Blue Star Brewery, La Tuna Grill, Guenther House, and Blue Star Contemporary Museum of Art are just a stone’s throw from this neighborhood. In fact, due to its convenient central location, Lone Star has been named one of the most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in the city, only a short commute from downtown and the Mission Reach Trail. Recent revitalization and gentrification of the area can be seen in new developments like Cevallos and St. Benedict’s lofts, as well as hip restaurants, boutiques, and more.
Besides being just a short commute from higher education institutions like UTSA at HemisFair Park Campus and San Antonio College, Lone Star is located within the San Antonio Independent School District. In the immediate Lone Star area, students are zoned to Robert B Green Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Harris Middle School, Brackenridge High School, and Burbank High School.
Just like Lone Star itself, the homes in this neighborhood refuse to follow a set of rules. Styles range from modern luxury condos to charming historic restorations. While $322,000 is the median listing price, asking prices range from $199,000 to $449,000. Overall, Lone Star’s quiet hum of vibrancy and authenticity draws in young professionals, artists, and couples who want a central location without all the traffic and tourists.