The San Antonio area has some of the finest master-planned communities in Texas, if not the whole country, and its easy to see why. With enviable amenities and sweeping views of nature, from the river to the Hill Country, the Alamo City is just too beautiful to pass up. But you don’t have to live downtown with the family. Consider these top communities:
Just minutes from downtown sits Anaqua Springs Ranch, an environmentally-preserved community in the Hill Country with rising limestone bluffs, lush wooded valleys, and the waterfalls of Leon Creek. This 920-acre master-planned community features a gated entry with a 24-hour security guard on duty and breathtaking unobstructed views of Bexar County’s natural splendor. The community lies within the prestigious Northside ISD and its name refers to a Native American legend of the "healing" anaqua tree.
One of the new master-planned communities on the San Antonio scene is Veramendi, which is nestled in the historic city of New Braunfels, just north of San Antonio. Veramendi combines small town charm and family friendliness with big city convenience in the beautiful Hill Country. Still being built, Veramendi is a vibrant and dynamic community where people live, work, learn, and play.
Stone Oak is a bustling, 4,300-acre master-planned community in San Antonio, located off Route 281 and outside of Loop 1604. The idea behind Stone Oak was to create a total community that featured offices, churches, schools, banks, restaurants, and everything else the residents of the community may need. Mission accomplished, as Stone Oak even has its own hospital on the grounds, North Central Baptist Hospital. And homes range from $150,000 for a modest three-bedroom to millions for a luxurious estate.
Growing families in particular like Stillwater Ranch, where brick and stone homes can easily expand to meet any new additions to the family. The community prides itself on a diminishing commodity in life: quiet. It also prides itself on having friendly neighbors at the 6,000-square-foot pool or on the playground. Stillwater Ranch is in the Northside Independent School District, one of the highest rated school districts in Bexar County.
Front Gate is a small, intimate community built on just 173 acres inside the Hill Country city of Fair Oaks Ranch, just outside San Antonio. This upscale community lies in the Boerne ISD, one of the top school districts in Texas, and features homes starting at $350,000, only a short drive from the Hill Country and the River Walk.