In a culture largely dependent on automated transportation, “walkable” neighborhoods have been rising in demand! City dwellers are increasingly interested in trading emissions and traffic for a bus route, bike, or short walk. Forfeiting a tank of gas for a pair of shoes pays off in a number of ways: those who walk usually weigh less, save on transportation costs and feel a deeper connection with their community.
While San Antonio is still a largely car-dependent city, several vibrant, urban neighborhoods rank high in pedestrian friendliness, a factor that is expected to drive an increase in real estate value over the next 30 years.
San Antonio Walkability Spotlight: Lavaca Walkscore: 69
Located just south of downtown San Antonio, the Lavaca neighborhood is the oldest existing neighborhood in the city. Due to its historic feel and original layout, Lavaca has earned a reputation for excellent and enjoyable walkability, as well as an excellent sense of community among its residents!
The Lavaca neighborhood expressly values diversity and community. Whether you’re a young professional, a family, or an active retiree, you’ll be welcome and invited into Lavaca. A thriving neighborhood association hosts regular happy hours and events. Because it is located so close to downtown, this neighborhood is just a short walk away from cultural attractions, art galleries, restaurants, bars, etc. In fact, residents can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars, or coffee shops in just five minutes!
Many charming restored historic homes populate the Lavaca neighborhood, adding to its atmosphere. Home prices range from $265,000 to $1,200,000. Pictured above, 332 Florida St is a historic gem built in 1910!
If you’re interested in a charming neighborhood, unique homes, and easy access to cultural and local hotspots, Lavaca is the perfect place to settle down or rent a trendy condo.