If you’re looking to buy a home in San Antonio, these five subdivisions may be your best bet for good living in established neighborhoods near the heart of the city.
5. Whispering Oaks
The Whispering oaks neighborhood, featuring a bevy of homes in the $230,000 to $300,000 range, prides itself on exactly what you’d think from its name ‒‒ quiet. With street names like Whisper Dawn and Whisper Breeze, it’s no wonder the neighborhood attracts families who want to get a little slice of quiet and still be right near the vibrant downtown. AreaVibes ranked Whispering Oaks the No. 5 best neighborhood in San Antonio and No. 9 in all of Texas, thanks to the neighborhood’s low cost of living and crime rate, its sunny weather, and its high per capita income.
4. Oak Meadow
Another neighborhood of exceptional livability, Oak Meadow features large yards, mature trees, and excellent value for the price. Homes typically range from about $200,000 to a little more than $300,000 and are connected to the vaunted North East Independent School District. AreaVibes ranked Oak Meadow the fourth most livable neighborhood in San Antonio and the sixth most livable in Texas for its low cost of living, sunny weather, high graduation rates and per capita income, as well as its low crime rate.
3. North Castle Hills
From its humble beginnings in the 1920s, Castle Hills was instrumental in reshaping the north end of San Antonio into its current, upscale incarnation. The jewel of the area is the North Castle Hills neighborhood, where residents combine high-end living with nearby recreation and fine restaurants. This desirable neighborhood features large elegant homes between the mid-$200,000s and mid-$300,000s. AreaVibes ranked North Castle Hills No. 3 in San Antonio and No. 5 in Texas for livability, thanks to its low cost of living, high per capita income, wonderful weather and access to amenities. High employment in the area and low crime are also reasons North Castle Hills has few peers.
2. Park Forest
Nestled in the shadow of Shavano Forest, Park Forest is one of San Antonio’s premiere neighborhoods. Elegant, stately homes built for upscale gatherings and families alike sit among aged trees and residents enjoy one of the lowest crime rates in San Antonio. Ranked the second most livable neighborhood in San Antonio and fourth in Texas by AreaVibes, Park Forest enjoys a relatively low cost of living, despite that homes may cost as high as the mid-$700,000s. Most are nearer the $300,000 range, but all house residents with a high per capita income who are close to downtown amenities and employment opportunities.
1. Woodlands Of Camino RealAreaVibes’ top-ranked neighborhood in San Antonio is also its third-ranked neighborhood in the entire Lone Star State. With homes from the mid-$300,000s to the low-$500,000s, Woodlands Of Camino Real is one of San Antonio’s flagship communities. It features a high per capita income, fantastic weather year-round, a flood of local amenities, close proximity to downtown, and a historically stable housing market. All this, plus low crime rate and steady, family-friendly cost-of-living makes Woodlands Of Camino Real one of the best places to be in all of Texas.