Neighborhood Spotlight: Northwest Crossing

One of the fastest growing cities in America, San Antonio is a dynamic and bustling city ripe for opportunity. Every year more and more businesses are moving their offices to San Antonio, creating a wealth of employment. Correspondingly, new neighborhoods are being erected and roads are being expanded. If you are looking to buy a home in this developing city, and you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of all the growth and settle in a seasoned neighborhood with an abundance of amenities, yet have easy access to all that San Antonio has to offer, then you may be in the market for a house in Northwest Crossing (NWC).

A well-established neighborhood placed at the Northwest side of Loop 1604 and Bowen Crossing Street, NWC accommodates nearly 4,000 homes with 14,000 residents. With an active homeowners association, the community prides itself for its 35 acres of park and walking trails, club houses, tennis courts, a soccer field and a sports complex.  But it's not just the amenities that have home buyers scooping up these homes as soon as they hit the market, it's the value of the housing available, the proximity to a sought after school district, and the convenient location that creates unparalleled desirability.

Homes in Northwest Crossing

Photo Courtesy of John and Irma Nelson

With 4,000 homes, NWC offers up a diverse selection of housing. From petite single story houses with two bedrooms and a single bath, cozily nestled within 1,000 sq ft on a manageable 6,000 sq ft lot, to vast two story houses with four bedrooms and three baths comfortably hoisted within 4,000 sq ft on a quarter acre lot. With affordability in mind, the price of these homes can range from as little as $80k to a much as $200k. 

Photo Courtesy of Joe Nastasi

Amenities in Northwest Crossing

NWC is a tightly knit neighborhood with 35 acres of park and walking trails, club houses, a soccer field and a sports complex. All amenities are paired with carefully planned programs by the home owner association. Among the examples of neighborhood programming includes the formative youth summer league swim team, "The Dolphins", a soccer training program for ages 4 – 12, a meet up group for seniors, and a travel group that meets on the first Sunday of each month.

Photo Courtesy of Northwest Crossing Home Owner Association

Additional homeowner activities include scrap booking, gardening club, tween and teen swim parties, as well as fitness activities such as Zumba, Zumbatomic, Water Aerobics, adult swim, and swim lessons for residents of NWC.

While not technically in the neighborhood, there are plenty of restaurants in the area, from local owned Paul’s Pizza Room to the ever-popular Pizza Hut franchise at the Northwest Crossing Shopping Center. The center also contains multiple other local favorites from Culebra Meat Market to local barbershop, Suki’s hairstyle. Also within the locality are churches, a fire station, and a post office.

Photo Courtesy of Northwest Crossing Home Owner Association

Lastly, with easy access to 1604, NWC is connected to many of the shopping amenities that San Antonio has to offer, with Ingram Mall being only 6 miles away, and The Shops at La Cantera and The Rim only 10 miles away. The Rim and La Cantera are some of San Antonio’s most popular shopping destinations, however residents can find many other places to shop along Culebra Road, which connects NWC to all the newly developed shopping centers of rapidly developing Alamo Ranch.

Education in Northwest Crossing

Beyond community and entertainment amenities, Northwest Crossing offers strategic access to some of the best public schools. Perhaps one of the most sought-after features of NWC is its location in the highly acclaimed Northside Independent School District.

Elementary aged students are zoned to attend either WZ “Doc” Burke Elementary School or Northwest Crossing Elementary School, depending on where their home is located. The middle schools NWC students attend are either H. B. Zachary Middle School or Connally Middle School. High school students are zoned to attend Taft High School, which houses top-rated magnet school, Communication Arts High School.

Furthermore, the Alamo Community College circuit’s highest rated community college, Northwest Vista, is only 5 miles away, giving students the opportunity to graduate with an associate’s degree or transfer to a 4 year university.

Employment in North West Crossing

At the heart of San Antonio is booming economic activity and fast paced development and growth, making it is easy to find employment across many levels. From students to enterprising entrepreneurs, San Antonio is ripe for business opportunity. A benefit to NWC, several large employers are located conveniently close to the neighborhood. Nearby corporations cater to everyone from educators to financial experts to medical health professionals, among others. Large area employers include American Funds, Citibank, and QVC Network. Furthermore, NWC’s easy highway access makes it a short drive from major employers USAA and Valero, and an easy commute to the San Antonio Medical Center, downtown San Antonio, and many military bases, including Lackland Air Force Base, Port San Antonio, and Fort Sam Houston.

Northwest Crossing is a seasoned neighborhood with an abundance of amenities. The neighborhood is part of an acclaimed educational system and provides close proximity to potential employers. All this coupled with the economical housing available in the neighborhood creates the perfect recipe for a highly sought after community within one of the fastest growing areas of the city.

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