The Top 5 San Antonio Neighborhoods of 2019
The San Antonio metropolitan area is growing at an impressive rate. According to historical census data, the city was home to 785,940 residents in 1980. By 2010, this number had nearly doubled to 1,144,646. In-fact, more recent estimates predict that the total population of the San Antonio area is closer to 1.5 million people—growing at a rate of about 17-18% per decade.
Much of this growth can be attributed to the booming local economy. Sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, military, and natural resources have seen incredible revitalization, and has given San Antonio the 38th largest economy in the nation (and the fourth largest in Texas).
With economic progress comes population growth; and with population growth comes new neighborhoods, subdivisions, and other residential developments. The number of neighborhoods in the San Antonio metropolitan area is practically innumerable, as new ones are being built every few years, and old neighborhood boundaries are being redrawn.
For prospective residents, finding a San Antonio neighborhood that suits your needs can be overwhelming. According to our market research, here are a few of our top-value neighborhoods in the city for 2019.
Kallison Ranch is a relatively new neighborhood located in the far northwestern edge of the San Antonio Metropolitan area. The neighborhood is about 25 miles from the city center, a drive that can take 30 to 35 minutes depending on traffic. The location of Kallison is convenient, as the neighborhood is outside of San Antonio but only a short drive from the major parts of the city, like the downtown and the business district.
Kallison Ranch is a master-planned neighborhood. Homeowners of the neighborhood enjoy a number of on-site amenities such as picnic areas, walking trails, a newly-constructed pool, and a pavilion. The median list price for a home in Kallison Ranch is $332,682. The average house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, however there many options with 3 bedrooms and 5 bedrooms as well. The price per square-foot is around $2,489.
Fronterra at Westpointe
Just southeast of Kallison Ranch is another newly-constructed, master-planned neighborhood: Fronterra at Westpointe. The Fronterra at Westpointe subdivision shares a number of similarities with Kallison Ranch. For one, the neighborhood is located in the same region of San Antonio (about 23 miles west-northwest of the city center). Likewise, both neighborhoods were developed by Perry Homes, so the architecture is largely similar, and the houses are of comparable size. Residents in Fonterra enjoy on-site neighborhood amenities such as jogging trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a newly-built clubhouse.
The median list price for a home in Fronterra at Westpointe is $389,203. The average home includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and the price per square-foot is around $3,000.
Wortham Oaks is another fast-growing community outside of San Antonio. This master-planned neighborhood is located 25 miles northeast of the downtown area. Again, the location is quiet and secluded, but only a short drive from the busier parts of the metro area.
The median list price for a home in Wortham Oaks is $352,102. Most houses have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (however some homes have 3 bedrooms, and others have 5), and the average price per square-foot is $2,533. The entire neighborhood was recently built with on-site amenities for Wortham Oaks homeowners, such as picnic areas and jogging trails. Likewise, there are a number of shopping areas and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Alamo Ranch is among San Antonio’s newest neighborhoods. Its construction began in 2006 and finished only recently. Likewise, Alamo Ranch is among the largest of the newly developed master-planned neighborhoods in San Antonio, consisting of over 3,000 acres and hundreds of homes.
The neighborhood is located about 21 miles west of the San Antonio city center, a drive that can take 25-30 minutes. Unlike some of the other master-planned neighborhoods, Alamo Ranch properties were developed by almost two dozen different builders, so the neighborhood offers a variety of styles, sizes, and designs. The median list price for an Alamo Ranch home is $327,225, with an average price per square-foot of $2,875.
Also located in the rapidly-developing northwestern region of San Antonio is Stillwater Ranch, a newly-constructed community geared towards families and young couples. Like Kallison Ranch, Fronterra, and Alamo Ranch, the neighborhood is about 25 miles northwest of the San Antonio downtown. Homeowners in Stillwater Ranch enjoy neighborhood amenities like a 6,000 square-foot pool, miles of walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and picnic areas.
The average home in the Stillwater Ranch neighborhood has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The median list price is $347,261, and the average per square-foot is $2,834.