The Best San Antonio Neighborhoods to Live In
San Antonio is the third largest metropolitan area in Texas and sits along the scenic Texas Hill Country. With a rich cultural history including landmarks like the Alamo and the beautiful natural scenery found in Government Canyon State Park, it’s no surprise San Antonio was ranked among one of the fastest growing US cities in recent years.
Have you every wondering what it is like living in San Antonio? Well, like all large cities, San Antonio is made up of smaller neighborhoods and communities each with their own distinct vibe and identity. Here is a list of some of the best places to live in San Antonio.
Northwest San Antonio/Helotes
A few miles northwest of the 410 Loop is Helotes. Just south of Government Canyon State Park, a sprawling nature preserve of over 12,00 acres of forested canyons and hills, Holetes is a great San Antonio neighborhood for those who like to be active in the outdoors. For family fun, visit Six Flags Fiesta just a short drive up the Charles Anderson Loop, or splash into SeaWorld Antonio to the south. There is plenty of local fun to be had at one of the area’s many parks, the Helotes Winery, or John T. Floore Country Store.
The cost of living is below the national average and the median house value sits around $344,000. Commuting is a breeze with San Antonio city proper just a short drive away. With highly ranked schools in the Northside school district and a crime rate well below the nation’s average, Helotes is a top choice for life in San Antonio.
Just north of San Antonio is New Braunfels, a rapidly growing city with Germanic roots. The area is known for its scenic beauty along the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, which are popular river tubing spots in the warmer months. The preserved Gruene Historic District pays tribute to the town’s roots and offers a peak at what life was like in the city’s early days. One of the most well-known local attractions is the Schlitterbahn waterpark, home to dozens of wet and wild rides and slides.
New Braunfels is home to two highly rated school districts, New Braunfels Independent School District and Comal County Schools, both with over a 97% graduation rate according to Texas school reports. The median house value the area is $219,000 with a cost of living that is below the nation’s average. Coupled with a low crime rate, it is easy to see why new homes in New Braunfels are so popular.
Pronounced ‘Bur-nee’ by locals, Boerne is a quick trip up I-10 West from downtown San Antonio. Like many communities in the area, Boerne has a mixed cultural heritage with ties to Native American tribes, German immigrants, and Mexico. For excellent local shopping try Hill Country Mile, a stretch of well-curated locally owned shops and antique stores, surrounded by the well-preserved residences of the historic downtown. Cibolo Creek runs through the city and has an abundance of trails and paths for residential use, along with a renowned nature center to display its natural beauty to visitors.
The median house value in Boerne is $250,000. The area has an active community scene with plenty of local festivals and events for a broad range of interests. A crime rate far below the national average, with a slightly lower than average cost of living, and a top-rated school district make new construction communities in Boerne an excellent place to raise a family.
If you are thinking of making San Antonio your new home, check our latest communities and new construction homes in the area!
Contributed to Your Home blog by Cory Olesen
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