Neighborhood Spotlight: Alamo Ranch

As the fastest growing master-planned community in San Antonio, Alamo Ranch has quickly earned a superb reputation for its neighborhood culture, which includes beautiful and affordable homes, natural landscape, and a convenient location near many area amenities. Due to its placement in the northwest corner of the city, off State Highway 151 and Loop 1604, Alamo Ranch offers its residents a tranquil, private living experience along with all the shopping and entertainment that San Antonio has to offer.

Alamo Ranch truly offers the feel of a friendly, small-town neighborhood without sacrificing urban, cosmopolitan amenities. A luxury lifestyle is combined perfectly with the privacy and authenticity of the Texas Hill Country, as this community has quickly earned a reputation for its beautiful landscaping, mature trees, generous backyards, and lush views.

Homes in Alamo Ranch

Because of the size of this community, Alamo Ranch offers an extremely wide variety of home styles and prices in several smaller neighborhood sections. Because the community is broken up into subdivisions, including The Trails, The Hills, Santa Maria, The Terraces, The Preserve, and The Summit, residents enjoy a small-neighborhood feel, while being provided a specific atmosphere based on price and home style. This diverse selection of homes ensures that you can find a home suited to your unique needs, whether you’re seeking an affordable starter home or a home in a luxury community. Additionally, the large yard space of Alamo Ranch homes creates a private, luxury home feel while housing prices still remain affordable.Alamo Ranch is a fairly new community, and as such, there are many new construction homes. Builders in Alamo Ranch include some of San Antonio’s most well known names. Because of the diversity in the subdivisions within Alamo Ranch, builders have diversified their plans and price points on their homes. Centex provides the most affordable price point with homes ranging from $150k to $250k, while DR Horton’s price point begins just under $200k, and Pulte just above. For slightly larger homes with more luxurious upgrade options, Gehan, Ryland, Wilshire, DR Horton, David Weekly, Lennar, Scott Felder, and Highland Homes have starting price points of just over $250k. Looking for serious upgrades and upwards of 2,700 sq ft in a new home? Many of these builders offer just that, with price points anywhere from $350k to $575k.

A new construction home by Pulte

Alamo Ranch’s most luxurious community, The Summit at Alamo Ranch, is known for its beautiful landscaping, vibrant scenery, and tranquil environment. This section of Alamo Ranch features upscale homes built by Lennar and Gehan Homes. As a gated community, this neighborhood provides all the privacy and exclusivity of a luxury community.

If new construction isn’t appealing, there are many pre-owned homes for sale in Alamo Ranch. Beginning in the mid $100k range for a modest, starter home, Alamo Ranch offers variety in its pre-owned housing stock as well. While many homes will sell for somewhere in the low to mid $200k range, it is not uncommon to find homes selling in the mid to upper $400k range.

A pre-owned home for sale in Alamo Ranch. Photo courtesy of Daniel Pedroza

Amenities in Alamo Ranch

Amenities of Alamo Ranch include an outdoor aquatic center, jogging trails, an Olympic sized pool, multi-purpose fields, basketball courts, and playgrounds. While this small-town feel is comforting, its close proximity to shopping, employment, and downtown San Antonio keep the city life easily accessible.

The swimming pool and water park area of the Alamo Ranch community center.

Though located only 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, Alamo Ranch houses a major retail center to supply all entertainment, shopping, and dining needs.  The nearby 900,000 square feet retail complex, also named Alamo Ranch, provides a myriad of restaurants, entertainment, and shopping, both luxury and convenience. Also located very close by are The Rim, which houses The Palladium movie theater and numerous shops and restaurants, The Shops at La Cantera, which provides an upscale shopping experience, and Ingram Park Mall. Alamo Ranch is uniquely leveraged with easy access to the very best storefronts and venues in San Antonio.

Education and Employment Near Alamo Ranch

Besides entertainment and luxury amenities, Alamo Ranch offers strategic access to the some of the best public and private schools, as well as area employers in San Antonio. Perhaps one of the most sought-after features of Alamo Ranch is its location in the highly acclaimed Northside Independent School District. In the private school sector, Alamo Ranch is served by Phoenix Children’s Academy, Northwest Hills Christian School, Village Parkway Christian school, Montessori School International, and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church School. Whether public or private, you can be sure your student will receive a top-notch education from experienced, passionate teachers and schools. The schools surrounding Alamo Ranch are highly acclaimed, and it’s no surprise that its students have a reputation for excellence.

Several large employers are located conveniently close to the Alamo Ranch neighborhood. Nearby job types cater to everyone from medical health professionals to educators to financial experts, among others. Large area employers include Citibank, QVC Network and American Funds. Additionally, Alamo Ranch’s easy highway access makes it a short drive from USAA, Valero, downtown San Antonio, and many military bases, including Lackland AFB, Port SA, Fort Sam Houston, and the San Antonio Medical Center.

A rapidly growing San Antonio neighborhood, Alamo Ranch truly mixes comfort with excellence. And, considering how fast San Antonio is growing, it’s no surprise this neighborhood is developing quickly in acclaim, population, and popularity.

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

master-planned community:A community with an extensive plan centered around building up infrastructure, with residential homes, commercial buildings, and public facilities.

access:The right to enter a land through public route; also may include entering the land from another private land.

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