Which neighborhoods in the Alamo City are the most luxurious? See which neighborhoods topped our list!
The average price of a home in San Antonio may be around $260,000, but these neighborhoods prove that “luxury living” is alive and well in the Alamo City.
With million dollar homes, guarded gates, and sweeping views, these 9 communities are, without a doubt, the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Antonio.
Median Price: $755,500
Average Price Per Square Foot: $179
2 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
Arguably one of the most desired neighborhoods in far north San Antonio, Champions Ridge is known for its sprawling hilltop homes in the Stone Oak area. With high name recognition and a history of famous residents (Go Spurs!), Champions Ridge is not only one of the most sought-after areas of San Antonio, but it’s also home to some of the wealthiest people in San Antonio.
Perks include a manned gate and a patrolling guard, sizable lots, picturesque views of downtown San Antonio, custom swimming pools, and access the exclusive Club at Sonterra, which offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, award-winning gourmet dining, 25 lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. Prices for these homes can range from $600,000 to nearly $4 million.
8. The Dominion
Median Price: $715,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $203
20 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
Just the name “The Dominion” alone exudes luxury...and with an extensive collection of the most expensive homes in San Antonio, it’s no wonder why. Known for decades as a premier luxury neighborhood in the city, The Dominion is the neighborhood of choice for many celebrities who call San Antonio home.
Why? The Dominion contains over six hundred private homes, multiple guarded and gated entrances, a private golf course, a country club, and picturesque ponds with swans. A members-only club, The Dominion Country Club offers a world-class golf course, seven separate dining areas, a wine room, 13 tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool, and a spa. Ranging from garden homes nestled along the golf course to expansive mansions valued at upwards of $12 million, the community is made up of multiple sub-sections, all with access to the luxurious lifestyle that the Dominion is known for, right at their fingertips.
Median Price: $1,381,250
Average Price Per Square Foot: $257
2 homes listed for $1 Million+ in 2018
A relatively new luxury home community in San Antonio, Waterford Heights is tucked away within The Heights at Stone Oak. Located on the far north side of the city, the Stone Oak area is among the fastest growing areas in the city.
However, though many are flocking to this highly coveted spot, only a handful are able to live in The Heights at Stone Oak, and even fewer are privileged enough to live in Waterford Heights. A small community, every home is priced at just near or over $1 million and is required by the HOA to be no less than 4,500 square feet. These magnificent custom estate homes, all built on one to one and a half acre lots, offer the pinnacle of luxury. Residents of the community also have access to a playground, tennis courts, a soccer field, a sand volleyball court, and a sports court.
Median Price: $549,900
Average Price Per Square Foot: $233
2 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
A premier neighborhood within the esteemed San Antonio community of Shavano Park, Bentley Manor is located in northwest Bexar County, approximately 12 miles north of downtown San Antonio. With only upscale luxury homes in this ultra-private community, close access to major employers, and convenience to the South Texas Medical Center, the community has become a favorite of executives and medical care professionals. This gated, guarded community features a distinctive array of varying types of architecture and designs, showcased in single-family homes, garden homes, and estate homes— all considered luxury properties. With several of the homes being former “Parade of Homes” properties, many homes include upscale details such as designer kitchens, luxury master baths, extensive use of fine stones, custom windows, audio and security systems, lavish landscaping, and many other amenities.
Median Price: $1,240,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $255
7 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
A premier 920-acre estate lot development located northwest of San Antonio, Anaqua Springs Ranch is a master-planned, gated community is known for both its expansive estates and Hill Country setting. Environmentally protected, this award-winning community sits in a unique contrast of rugged limestone bluffs and lush wooded ravines that wind along the waterfalls and springs of Leon Creek.
Architecturally restricted, the homes in Anaqua Spring s Ranch are built in a “Euro-Texan” style which aims for a balance between modernity and the old world charm. Built with native limestone and other rocks that are constructed using a stacking method, homes must be built by one of the several approved builders for the neighborhood. Filled with these gorgeous custom homes, complemented by large home sites, the properties in Anaqua Springs are nestled into a breathtaking landscape that constructs a visual masterpiece like no other.
Median Price: $599,250
Median Price Per Square Foot: $263
21 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
A longtime record of being known as one of San Antonio’s most upscale neighborhoods, Alamo Heights is recognized as an affluent community throughout the area. Made up of a variety of housing from modest post-war craftsman styles to elegant Mediterranean style estates, homes in Alamo Heights easily sell for over $100 more per square foot than the rest of the city.
In fact, in this community, you’d be hard-pressed to find a home that offers over 1,000 square feet for less than $200,000.In addition to a fabulous school district, Alamo Heights contains a community garden, rotary club, Little League, dog park, and member’s only pool. Residents of Alamo Heights also enjoy quick access to golf courses, country clubs, shopping, and San Antonio’s “Cultural Corridor.”
Median Price: $609,300
Median Price Per Square Foot: $258
21 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
Amongst a handful of iconic neighborhoods in Central San Antonio lies the upscale community of Terrell Hills. Just five miles northwest of downtown, this exclusive historical community boasts an urban setting, minutes from the best restaurants, schools, and attractions.
While the community in its entirety doesn’t boast of guarded gates and modern marvels as many exclusive neighborhoods do, its exclusivity is deep-rooted in its history. In fact, since the very first household was established in the early 20th century, many local and national celebrities, along with important businesspersons have at one time called Terrell Hills home (including Academy Award-winning actors, professional basketball stars, and CEOs!).
2. Olmos Park
Median Price: $709,200
6 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
Another historically highly affluent neighborhood, Olmo s Park is noted for its large, Mediterranean-style homes, tree-lined streets, and historic feel. Located near in Central San Antonio, only 4 miles north of downtown, the community offers access to the Alamo Heights Independent School District, premier golf courses, and a variety of posh shopping and dining options. Developed in the late 1920s as an exclusive suburb of San Antonio, this now-incorporated city has been named the second wealthiest area of the Alamo City. Mature trees canopy the streets, shading stately and timeless estates.
Average Price: $1,086,375
Median Price Per Square Foot: $255
18 Homes Sold for $1 Million+ in 2018
A luxury, master-planned community, Cordillera Ranch offers resort-style living on 8,700 acres of unsurpassed Texas Hill Country splendor. Carved out by time and the crystal clear spring waters of the Guadalupe River, this community was specifically designed to strike a balance with the ancient rolling hills that characterize the area. Known for their amazing views, homes in Cordillera Ranch look out upon the crystal-clear Guadalupe River as it meanders through the limestone valleys.
Additionally, Cordillera Ranch residents enjoy an abundance of onsite amenities, including a world-class Golf Club, a spa and fitness facility, a tennis and swim club, and a rod and gun club. Moreover, the neighborhood offers a variety of recreational activities and clubs including an equestrian club providing both English and Western-style riding, canoeing, and kayaking down the Guadalupe River, supervised skeet shooting, and private fishing outings. As one of the San Antonio area’s most expensive neighborhoods, homes in Cordillera Ranch start in the mid $500,000's and proceed upward well into the millions of dollars
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Note: This blog was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated to reflect current info.