Best Neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is the 2nd largest city in Texas and the 7th largest in the United States. San Antonio has a population of roughly 1.33 million residents. This unique city offers some of the best cultural institutions, events, restaurants and nightlife in South Texas that both natives and visitors enjoy. Because of its numerous attractions, specifically Sea World, the Alamo, Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, and host to Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park, the city is visited by approximately 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city is home to the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo show.

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Temperature

Average High - 94.7, Average Low - 38

Sports

Basketball - Spurs

Women's Basketball - Silver Stars

Baseball - Missions

Hockey - Rampage

Crime Rate

Although San Antonio has a slightly higher than average crime rates nationally, the crime rate in several communities is relatively low.

Top Neighborhoods

Downtown is the heartbeat of the San Antonio area. Not only is it a popular destination for tourists but also a great place for residential living. Some of the most popular attractions are the Alamo, Riverwalk, and many restaurants, shops, and even a comedy club. Downtown offers some of the city's best shops, nightlife, and dining experiences. This urban setting is as diverse as the options available for your enjoyment. With easy access to public transportation, many and varied housing options, and entertainment to spare, Downtown is definitely the place to be.

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Jefferson - Monticello Park is a neighborhood developed by Karman, Thurman, and Park in the 1920's. The neighborhood is one of the most sought after in the San Antonio area. There are a variety of home styles in the neighborhood as well as apartments, condos, and multi-family units. The neighborhood is bounded by Fredericksburg Road and Wilson Boulevard. Jefferson-Monticello Park is always close to the expressway. Public transportation is easily accessible in the neighborhood, and there are great schools for families to choose from.

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Beacon Hill (Midtown), bounded by Hildebrand Avenue to the north, Highway 281 to the east, I-10 to the west and I-35 to the south, features an assortment of neighborhoods from the quaint and comfortable Beacon Hill to the established Monte Vista. Each neighborhood has distinctive housing characteristics, with traditional Victorians in Beacon Hill, and lofts, condos and converted homes in Five Points. The broad variety of Midtown is balanced by its history. Beacon Hill is home to Trinity University, the Pearl Brewery, and Temple Beth-El. Beacon Hill has great public, private, and parochial schools to choose from. Public transportation is readily available, and the local shops, bars and restaurants gives the residents plenty of reasons to call Beacon Hill home.

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Los Angeles Heights - Keystone is a neighborhood in San Antonio, bounded by Interstate Highway 10 and Fredericksburg Road. The center corridor of the neighborhood is West Avenue. The housing stock in the Los Angeles Heights - Keystone area reflects a socioeconomic mix. There are a small number of apartments and condominiums in the community to choose from, as well as single family homes. The neighborhoods close proximity to the interstate makes it an easy commute to more densely populated retail areas and restaurants in the greater San Antonio area.

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Southwest is located south of Downtown. Southwest is bounded by Interstate 410, Interstate 147 and West Military Drive. Hidden Cove Indian Creek and Valley Forest are neighborhoods within the Southwest community. Pearsall Park also calls the Southwest community home. The park provides a host of recreational and outdoor activities for the residents of the Southwest community to take advantage of. Some of these amenities include walking and bike trails, a playground, ball fields, sheltered picnic areas, and lots of green space. The housing stock in the Southwest community includes single family homes, as well as apartments and condominiums.

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Prospect Hill is bounded by Southwest 24th Street and North Zarzamora. Prospect Hill is a predominantly residential community with the great majority of the homes in the area being single family dwellings. West End Park is located within the boundaries of Prospect Hill. There are a few moderately priced rental options in the community as well. Prospect Hills has both private and public schools that serve the neighborhood. Public transportation is easily accessible.

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