These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in San Antonio are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown San Antonio, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all San Antonio neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in San Antonio are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in San Antonio:

  1. Sonoma Ranch
  2. The Terraces At Encino Creek
  3. North Central Thousand Oaks
  4. Monte Vista
  5. Sonterra-Stone Oak
  6. Arbor At Sonoma Ranch
  7. Elm Creek
  8. Oak Park-Northwood
  9. Parkwood Maintenance
  10. Hunters Creek

Read on to see how we determined the places around San Antonio that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in San Antonio?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in San Antonio, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 172 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In San Antonio.” We’re lookin’ at you, Sonoma Ranch.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places San Antonio has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Sonoma Ranch

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,953
Median Home Price: $318,700
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

2. The Terraces At Encino Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,401
Median Home Price: $207,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%

3. North Central Thousand Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,658
Median Home Price: $170,367
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,503
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

4. Monte Vista

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,643
Median Home Price: $328,133
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%

5. Sonterra-Stone Oak

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,460
Median Home Price: $306,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

6. Arbor At Sonoma Ranch

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,316
Median Home Price: $200,700
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,987
Unemployment Rate: 0.0%

7. Elm Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,334
Median Home Price: $465,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

8. Oak Park-Northwood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,733
Median Home Price: $241,670
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

9. Parkwood Maintenance

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,788
Median Home Price: $157,233
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,217
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

10. Hunters Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,238
Median Home Price: $272,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,383
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of San Antonio

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in San Antonio where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in San Antonio:

  1. Arena District
  2. Jefferson Heights
  3. Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Sonoma Ranch 1 2,953 $318,700 2,383 2.9%
The Terraces At Encino Creek 2 1,401 $207,500 2,383 1.7%
North Central Thousand Oaks 3 4,658 $170,367 2,503 2.6%
Monte Vista 4 4,643 $328,133 2,383 2.4%
Sonterra-Stone Oak 5 4,460 $306,000 2,383 1.9%
Arbor At Sonoma Ranch 6 1,316 $200,700 2,987 0.0%
Elm Creek 7 1,334 $465,800 2,383 2.9%
Oak Park-Northwood 8 9,733 $241,670 2,383 4.3%
Parkwood Maintenance 9 3,788 $157,233 4,217 2.8%
Hunters Creek 10 1,238 $272,300 2,383 0.9%
Inwood Homeowners 11 1,197 $368,700 2,383 2.9%
The Dominion 12 1,835 $684,400 2,383 0.9%
Deerfield 13 1,632 $268,300 2,383 1.6%
Braun Station West 14 3,079 $153,850 3,750 2.6%
Oak Meadow 15 1,483 $188,000 2,383 3.4%
Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 16 9,575 $148,229 4,225 2.4%
Vista Del Norte 17 1,615 $272,850 2,383 2.7%
Churchill Estates 18 1,920 $219,000 2,383 1.3%
Spring Creek 19 2,704 $133,450 5,023 3.0%
Eden 20 2,189 $145,150 4,364 0.4%
Whispering Oaks 21 1,608 $210,050 2,383 5.9%
Terrell Heights 22 2,811 $200,200 2,383 5.0%
Woods Of Shavano 23 1,508 $186,400 2,383 0.7%
Stone Oak 24 10,336 $289,460 2,383 2.9%
Bluffview At Camino Real 25 1,362 $293,133 2,383 2.9%
Cadillac Drive 26 1,220 $240,200 2,383 0.5%
Castle Hills Forest 27 1,315 $187,500 2,383 2.9%
Encino Park 28 1,603 $199,967 2,383 1.7%
Promontory Pointe-Heights 29 1,870 $244,233 2,383 3.3%
Vance Jackson 30 16,388 $149,845 4,306 4.2%
Steubing Ranch 31 2,147 $165,450 4,897 2.2%
Green Spring Valley 32 1,106 $153,850 3,743 2.5%
Hidden Forest 33 1,308 $236,300 2,383 4.4%
Braun Station East 34 1,296 $161,400 3,751 1.4%
Cielo Vista 35 1,657 $317,033 2,383 4.0%
Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park 36 1,484 $354,900 2,383 4.2%
Tanglewood 37 1,691 $165,950 3,819 3.3%
Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 38 5,059 $122,983 6,019 2.6%
Thousand Oaks 39 3,950 $179,700 3,478 7.2%
Downtown 40 2,779 $308,000 2,383 1.5%
Greater Harmony Hills 41 7,556 $147,375 4,777 3.4%
Arboretum 42 1,094 $209,850 2,383 4.2%
Oak Haven Heights 43 1,365 $166,500 3,603 3.7%
Stonefield 44 2,073 $170,333 4,203 4.6%
Timber Ridge 45 3,558 $142,500 4,791 4.5%
Sierra Springs 46 4,621 $140,000 5,358 6.0%
Apple Creek 47 1,005 $135,100 4,893 3.5%
Guilbeau Park 48 1,331 $133,900 5,517 3.6%
Northern Hills 49 2,977 $132,650 4,541 1.9%
Lavaca 50 2,043 $150,933 5,731 4.6%
Lorrence Creek 51 1,744 $162,850 4,000 5.9%
Great Northwest 52 12,048 $113,555 6,340 3.3%
Rolling Ridge Club 53 1,091 $130,400 5,982 1.3%
King William 54 1,147 $190,900 2,383 4.2%
Summerglen 55 2,283 $189,400 3,152 5.8%
Valley Hi North 56 1,398 $130,500 5,597 3.6%
Hunters Chase 57 1,775 $145,425 5,299 3.6%
Stablewood-Valley Hi North 58 1,296 $130,500 5,597 3.6%
Oak Hills 59 1,989 $193,550 3,606 3.7%
Meadow Village 60 3,541 $86,450 6,920 2.5%
Sunshine Estates 61 2,569 $113,150 6,340 2.4%
Jefferson 62 3,092 $126,400 5,863 4.6%
Northwest Crossing 63 9,971 $120,991 5,862 4.6%
Lockhill Estates 64 2,620 $148,600 5,889 4.0%
Villages Of Westcreek 65 7,065 $163,850 4,645 5.4%
Hillcrest 66 1,877 $121,850 6,521 3.2%
High Country 67 2,799 $142,275 4,817 5.8%
El Chaparral Fertile Valley 68 1,405 $89,400 7,019 1.3%
Huntington Place 69 1,281 $194,250 3,867 4.9%
Mahncke Park 70 2,978 $216,560 2,706 4.3%
Wilshire Village 71 2,065 $122,633 4,491 6.9%
Oak Grove Estates 72 2,225 $120,667 5,139 1.3%
San Antonio Creekside 73 2,109 $141,000 5,372 4.0%
Oak Creek 74 1,447 $151,200 4,160 5.4%
Heritage 75 11,072 $104,225 6,801 5.9%
General Krueger 76 1,188 $86,400 7,175 3.1%
Meadowbrook 77 2,515 $124,633 6,043 3.5%
Woodlake 78 3,034 $119,867 6,625 7.1%
El Dorado 79 2,045 $123,733 5,538 9.2%
Highland Farms 80 1,925 $113,850 6,542 7.1%
Shearer Hills-Ridgeview 81 9,258 $145,042 5,583 3.7%
Tobin Hill 82 3,520 $143,971 5,861 2.5%
Royal Ridge 83 2,352 $126,833 5,545 5.7%
Pipers Meadow 84 3,515 $105,500 6,818 3.4%
Inspiration Hills 85 1,582 $133,800 6,266 5.3%
Citizens On Alert 86 2,401 $87,300 7,459 4.1%
Estates-Mission Hills 87 1,600 $142,900 5,582 5.4%
Woodridge 88 1,412 $173,800 3,477 8.5%
Crown Meadows 89 1,144 $115,300 5,810 3.7%
Ventura 90 5,028 $119,900 6,131 8.3%
Olmos Park Terrace 91 1,309 $126,650 5,690 3.4%
Lakeside 92 2,078 $95,950 7,332 3.6%
Jefferson-Monticello Park 93 1,694 $116,533 5,931 5.3%
Misty Oaks 94 1,455 $133,150 5,629 5.4%
Adams Hill 95 3,407 $100,200 7,189 3.7%
Ingram Hills 96 2,826 $109,150 7,248 2.2%
Northhampton 97 1,944 $132,450 5,449 9.0%
Oxbow 98 1,844 $92,050 7,353 4.1%
North Shearer Hills 99 1,282 $101,600 7,364 2.3%
Dellview Area 100 12,943 $82,736 7,579 6.0%

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