Not long ago, Mahncke Park was under the radar, but its spot, a mere stone’s throw from downtown, and its affordable homes have caught on. Homes here are going for increasingly more money and moving at a faster clip. Young professionals are especially bullish on the neighborhood, and families are drawn to the area parks. Everyone who moves here, though, seems to like the wrap-around porches and getting their hands dirty in some refurbishing work.
Mahncke Park is where young professionals moved when they strted getting priced out of King William. But if you want to pinpoint the epicenter of San Antonio’s neighborhood rebirth movement, you can look here. King William, a.k.a. Southtown, is still hot. Homes here date back to the 1800s, and the accompanying architecture and intricate details lure buyers looking for old-school charm amid the booming urban scene. The neighborhood schools are excellent these days, whether public or private, where most King William residents send their children
Deerfield offers an urban reprieve from the dense traffic, which in itself is enough to make anyone understand the appeal. Though the neighborhood was built in the 1980s, it’s had a resurgence as San Antonio’s grown over the past few years. Large houses and lots, trees and parks, and the Northeast ISD schools draw families in particular, as does the weekly Hill Country Farmers Market. Homes in this neighborhood move fast for a reason.
Probably the hottest suburb in San Antonio, Stone Oak is a beacon to families eager to send their children to the Northeast ISD. On the surface it might look a little cookie-cutter, but make no mistake, this is where most families and young professionals want to live in town. Minutes from downtown, Stone Oak has its own self-contained retail ecosystem and trendy nightlife. It’s actually not uncommon to meet members of the San Antonio Spurs walking around or hanging out in Stone Oak. In Stone Oak, the average home costs about $350,000. Residents forgo large lawns for more square footage.