From Starter Homes To Gorgeous Estates: Why Alamo Ranch Is Perfect for Just About Everyone

Curious about buying a house in Alamo Ranch? As San Antonio’s biggest master-planned community, this Texas neighborhood offers something for everyone.

Chances are, if you’ve been looking at San Antonio real estate for any length of time, you’ve run across the incredible selection available at Alamo Ranch. Perched on the far west edge of San Antonio (off State Highway 151 and Loop 1604), this master-planned community has made a name for itself as the biggest of its kind in the South Texas area.

And homeowners of all shapes, sizes, and budgets are taking notice. From frugal first-time buyers to choosy move-up buyers looking for the next best thing, it seems everyone can find something that “fits” within the Alamo Ranch umbrella.

Despite its sprawling acreage, Alamo Ranch has been strategically designed for graceful growth. Split up into multiple smaller subdivisions, each of these little micro-communities are tailored to specific budgets and preferences.

Take a look below to get a glance at a few of our favorites, starting in the mid $100,000s and launching above $500,000!

3310 Sabine Way ($255,000)

Terraces at Alamo Ranch

With a median sale price of $260,000, Terraces at Alamo Ranch offers the perk of being both affordable and gated (usually a luxury reserved for pricier builds). Frugal buyers can rest easy that home prices start in the high $100,000s (mostly built by Ryland Homes and Chesmar Homes) and usually include spacious bedrooms and backyards.

Alamo Ranch Pro Tip: Don’t be fooled by its close proximity to area attractions: Alamo Ranch hasn’t lost its peaceful, Hill Country vibes. Originally a working cattle ranch (until it began development in 2006), Alamo Ranch boasts rolling hills, beautiful views, and (naturally) plenty of peace and quiet.

5027 Segovia Way ($299,000)

The Trails at Alamo Ranch

In case its outdoor-centric name didn’t tip you off, The Trails at Alamo Ranch is all about green living. Considered an energy efficient community, this neighborhood boasts a median sale price of $289,584 and plenty of high-reputation construction (Ryland Homes, Kimball-Hill, and Scott Felder Homes).

Alamo Ranch Pro Tip: Community amenities keep residents plenty entertained and occupied without ever having to leave the neighborhood. An Olympic-sized pool, an outdoor aquatic center, playgrounds, jogging trails, and sports courts make Alamo Ranch home to some of our favorite amenity centers in the city!

5319 Azalea Fern ($315,000)

Santa Maria at Alamo Ranch

About a picturesque as it gets (which is saying something in this area), Santa Maria at Alamo Ranch is known for its impeccable architectural design, mature trees, and surprisingly affordable homes. The median sale price rests right around $300,000 (though it does dip into the $100,000s on occasion), and home sizes range from 1,800 square feet to over 3,000 square feet, mostly featuring open concept floor plans and Spanish design details.

Alamo Ranch Pro Tip: Despite its relatively “edgy” location (read: on the outskirts of the city), Alamo Ranch is actually surprisingly central to area amenities, entertainment, shopping, schools, and employers. The nearby retail complex offers plenty of shopping (think: Target, Penny's, Best Buy, Lowes and Dick's Sporting Goods), as well as restaurants (from sushi to sandwiches). Meanwhile, world-class shopping and entertainment like The Rim, The Shops at La Cantera, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, and more are all within a short drive.

3914 Retreat Run ($325,000)

The Hills at Alamo Ranch

Starting at $220,000 (with a median sale price of $325,000), The Hills at Alamo Ranch is a fabulous neighborhood for move-up buyers. This area subdivision offers new builds by Gehan Homes, as well as plenty of existing properties. Most homes boast floor plans well over 2,000 square feet, and the neighborhood vibes are notably suited to young families.

Alamo Ranch Pro Tip: Students in Alamo Ranch are lucky enough to be zoned to one of San Antonio’s top area school districts! This neighborhood is served by the highly coveted Northside Independent School District (including John Hoffmann Elementary SchoolJudge Andy Mireles Elementary SchoolDolph Briscoe Middle School, and William H. Taft High School). NISD has been rated as academically “Recognized” and continues to be one of the best school districts in the state of Texas.

625 5 Cecilyann ($353,900)

The Preserve at Alamo Ranch

Living up to its luxurious-sounding name, The Preserve at Alamo Ranch was created by some of the most prestigious, award-winning builders in the area. David Weekley and Highland Homes have created homes that boast some of Alamo Ranch’s most luxurious design features, including granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and gorgeous tile work. Home prices start at $300,000, and the current median sale price is around $335,000.

The Summit at Alamo Ranch

Named one of Alamo Ranch’s most luxurious communities, The Summit at Alamo Ranch manages to offer stunning landscaping, peaceful views, generous lots, and plenty of privacy at a surprisingly affordable price tag. Properties in this prestigious gated community were built by reputable companies like Kimball-Hill, Lennar Homes, and Gehan Homes and feature coveted details like granite counters and energy efficient appliances. Prices tend to start in the low $300,000s and go up from there!

12422 Maurer Ranch ($539,995)

Harrison Grant

A particularly luxurious section of Alamo Ranch, Harrison Grant is a brand new area community that features Texas-sized homes. These open floor plan homes offer three to five bedrooms and 3,883 to 4,267 square feet! Because many of these homes are new construction (and boast top-of-the-line materials and appliances), prices tend to hover anywhere between $420,000 and $505,000.

Alamo Ranch Pro Tip: Alamo Ranch isn’t just made up of growing families! This peaceful spot is also the natural choice for many retirees looking for active amenities and a Hill Country feel. Specifically created for this demographic, Del Webb at Alamo Ranch is an adult community (55+ years) that offers a myriad of prices (the mid $100,000s to mid $300,000s) and size (1,109 to just over 2,500 square feet). Additionally, this gated neighborhood includes a 28,000 square foot amenity center, a fitness center, indoor track, indoor and outdoor swimming, walking trails and active social clubs.

Overwhelmed by your options? Contact a KW Agent! We know Alamo Ranch ( and the rest of the city, for that matter) backward and forward. We’ll take a look at your unique needs, budget, and preferences and help you discover where you fit in Alamo Ranch.

Then, when you’re ready to buy, we’d love to connect you with a lender. Or if you just want to store up your knowledge of the home buying process for the future, download a FREE copy of our exclusive Buyer’s Guide (created specifically for the SA-area buyer)!

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