Are you thinking about moving to San Antonio, Texas but don’t know which is the right place for you? In this episode of Serving San Antonio, I’m going to walk you through the three best areas to live here in San Antonio. Whether you’re wondering which areas are centrally located, what the commute times to and from work are, or which schools are the best, I’m going to explain it all.
The Northwest Side
The first area you should consider settling in is the Northwest Side of San Antonio. The Northwest Side is located inside 1604 and right near UTSA. The great thing about the Northwest Side is it’s located between 20 and 25 minutes from anything in San Antonio. For example, it’s only 25 minutes from the airport to downtown or to SeaWorld. An even cooler part about it is that you’re only 10 minutes from Six Flags, La Cantera shopping, and The Rim, which also has plenty of restaurants and additional shopping as well.
One of the other great features of the Northwest Side is that if you work for UTSA, USAA, or even the medical center, it’s a very short commute to work. Living in this area offers residents a sparse suburban feel with above-average ratings for schools, housing, and diversity. The median home value is only $155,000. So, if you’re a young professional, a college student, or you work in one of the areas I mentioned before, this is the place to live.
Let’s move on to one of my other favorite areas in San Antonio, Alamo Heights. This area is located on the north side of San Antonio between 281 and Austin Highway. One of the great things about Alamo Heights is it is so close to everything San Antonio has to offer. It’s only about 10 minutes from downtown or the airport, 20 minutes to Six Flags or SeaWorld, and the Botanical Gardens and Zoo are practically in your backyard. Alamo Heights was rated one of the top places to live in San Antonio with high ratings in schools, nightlife, family-friendly vibe, and diversity. The only downside—if you can call it that—is the price. The median home value is just under $540,000, but don’t let this deter you. If you’re looking for a great, centrally located place to live in San Antonio, Alamo Heights might be the perfect place for you.
Lastly, let’s talk about Boerne. I know, you might be thinking, “Christine, this is not in San Antonio,” but stick with me. Boerne is a great town located just outside San Antonio up I-10. Yes, you’re going to be a little bit further from things, especially from the places that I mentioned earlier. This, though, isn’t any further than about 40 minutes. There are also some amazing communities in between San Antonio and Boerne that can make your commute a little bit shorter.
What you give up in commute time in Boerne, you make up in lifestyle. Boerne has some amazing places to eat, drink, and just be with your family. There’s also a little town in Boerne where you can take the family and go shopping, a river that you can take the kids to go fishing, and plenty more to do. It’s a great place to raise a family with highly rated schools, a wonderful public library, and a lot of parks that you can take your family to.
Home prices can fluctuate depending on where in Boerne you choose to live. The median home price is about $260,000, but if you go a little bit further up to the Fair Oaks Ranch side of town, it’s going to be just over about $430,000. If you’re raising a family and being out of the hustle of the city is a top priority, then I highly recommend that you check out Boerne.
The Best Options For San Antonio Living
I hope this gave you some insight into our market here in San Antonio. If you have any further questions about living or moving here to San Antonio, please feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to connect!