THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In San Antonio For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in San Antonio.
Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio

If you are a lover of The Lone Star State, the Alamo, tasty Tex-Mex, great people, and great places to live, it's time to start planning your move to one of San Antonio's best neighborhoods.

That's right, give yourself an edge this year and choose one of San Antonio's best neighborhoods to buy your forever home. And then, do yourself a favor and take a look at HomeSnacks list of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio for 2020 below.

San Antonio might not currently be one of the best places to live in Texas based on our criteria, give it time. This city is, afterall, one of the biggest cities in America; and with that, comes a different set of responsibilities. Not to mention, it currently has over 2,000 police officers working hard to make it one of Texas' best of the best. So, we're pretty sure once this article drops, San Antonio's best neighborhoods will be on everyone's radar.

And if you don't believe us, look at the numbers. One of San Antonio's best neighborhoods, North Central Thousand Oaks, is a great place if your median income is close to $90,000/year and Braun Station West is a great choice if you're looking for a red hot deal on real estate.

Want to know the other neighborhoods that make jobs, affordability, safety, and amenities a priority in River City? Crank some Two Tons of Steel, find a sunny spot on The Riverwalk, and keep reading.

The beauty of choosing one of San Antonio's best neighborhoods to call home? Well, besides the great parks, great schools, and five star shopping and restaurants, the neighborhoods on this list are safe and affordable. And we know this because we looked at the latest FBI data, the Census report, and the BLS for San Antonio's 317 neighborhoods.

So, what's the best neighborhood in San Antonio? That would be, Elm Creek.

More importantly, you don't have to go on a scavenger hunt to find how the rest of San Antonio's best neighborhoods fared: they are listed below.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In San Antonio

Population: 1,423
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $517,600 (Second best)
Median Income: $180,341 (Second best)
More on Elm Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 782
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $275,300 (38th best)
Median Income: $131,250 (16th best)
More on Park Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,613
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $310,300 (25th best)
Median Income: $147,351 (Tenth best)
More on Sonoma Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,204
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $226,500 (65th best)
Median Income: $109,767 (26th best)
More on The Terraces At Encino Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,135
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 13)
Median Home Value: $184,000 (103rd best)
Median Income: $92,960 (58th best)
More on Braun Station West: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,627
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $193,200 (96th best)
Median Income: $88,578 (64th best)
More on North Central Thousand Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,350
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $400,700 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $151,750 (Seventh best)
More on Inwood Homeowners: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,546
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $219,800 (75th best)
Median Income: $100,750 (46th best)
More on Arbor At Sonoma Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

The Dominion San Antonio, TX

Population: 2,241
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $667,600 (First best)
Median Income: $150,885 (Eighth best)
More on The Dominion: Homes For Sale | Data

The Dominion is a wealthy neighborhood and master-planned community in San Antonio, Texas. Situated on approximately 1,500 acres within San Antonio's growing northwest side, The Dominion is widely regarded as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, housing much of the area's upper class.

Population: 307
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $343,900 (15th best)
Median Income: $145,192 (12th best)
More on The Fountains At Deerfield: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best San Antonio, TX Neighborhoods In 2020

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 317 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, Elm Creek.

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

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Antonio aren't all good. Dellcrest Forrest takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in San Antonio.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In San Antonio For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Elm Creek 1,423 $517,600 $180,341
2 Park Forest 782 $275,300 $131,250
3 Sonoma Ranch 2,613 $310,300 $147,351
4 The Terraces At Encino Creek 1,204 $226,500 $109,767
5 Braun Station West 3,135 $184,000 $92,960
6 North Central Thousand Oaks 4,627 $193,200 $88,578
7 Inwood Homeowners 1,350 $400,700 $151,750
8 Arbor At Sonoma Ranch 1,546 $219,800 $100,750
9 The Dominion 2,241 $667,600 $150,885
10 The Fountains At Deerfield 307 $343,900 $145,192
11 Woodlands Of Camino Real 557 $375,300 $186,719
12 Oakwood 392 $343,900 $145,192
13 Whispering Oaks 1,257 $223,600 $98,520
14 Bluffview At Camino Real 1,563 $319,167 $107,725
15 Sonterra-Stone Oak 4,994 $338,200 $83,721
16 Deerfield 1,699 $297,600 $85,950
17 Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park 2,123 $420,200 $162,059
18 The Champions Estates-Stone Oak 662 $347,000 $158,393
19 Stone Valley 332 $276,700 $132,240
20 North San Antonio Hills 852 $246,700 $107,205
21 Lorrence Creek 1,896 $183,750 $57,988
22 Remington Heights 904 $226,700 $102,449
23 Oak Haven Heights 1,346 $195,050 $78,092
24 Hidden Forest 973 $256,550 $97,350
25 Parkwood Maintenance 3,500 $164,133 $73,629
26 Northwood Hills Improvement Club 566 $226,100 $87,984
27 Promontory Pointe-Heights 1,894 $263,067 $102,153
28 Champions Ridge 858 $436,400 $156,016
29 Greystone Country Estates 973 $398,000 $149,206
30 Encino Ranch 477 $311,100 $86,353
31 Tezel Heights 475 $170,700 $80,795
32 Summit-Stone Oak 683 $226,700 $102,449
33 Steubing Ranch 2,230 $168,850 $81,462
34 Monte Vista 4,488 $294,683 $76,587
35 Cielo Vista 1,860 $354,133 $129,857
36 Forests At Inwood 235 $343,900 $145,192
37 Santa Fe Trails 879 $206,250 $76,418
38 Woods Of Deerfield 227 $343,900 $145,192
39 Eden 2,167 $168,850 $93,118
40 North Central Heritage 565 $191,600 $74,458
41 Hunters Creek 1,478 $283,500 $87,046
42 Hills And Dales 858 $243,500 $116,667
43 The Seventh At Sonterra-The Vineyard 275 $324,400 $84,907
44 Mission Ridge 482 $242,700 $70,221
45 The Vineyard 908 $361,200 $117,056
46 Stone Mountain 932 $226,700 $102,449
47 Randolph Hills 1,062 $147,000 $98,426
48 Village In The Woods 554 $199,300 $101,875
49 Whisper Hollow 275 $201,000 $84,777
50 Thousand Oaks 4,048 $186,200 $65,531
51 Cadillac Drive 929 $258,400 $60,815
52 High Country 3,646 $144,225 $71,258
53 Churchill Estates 2,127 $225,150 $58,496
54 Cavalo Creek Estates 374 $311,100 $86,353
55 Forest At Stone Oak 407 $307,000 $117,243
56 Villages Of Westcreek 6,416 $171,950 $87,625
57 Apple Creek 1,127 $145,600 $61,354
58 Creekview Estates 382 $225,900 $89,009
59 Terrell Heights 2,687 $209,750 $72,116
60 Summerglen 2,142 $412,300 $94,464
61 Stonefield 2,103 $178,400 $91,699
62 Spring Creek 2,923 $147,250 $69,118
63 Oak Park-Northwood 9,402 $278,430 $77,424
64 Oak Hollow Park 494 $210,600 $111,776
65 Big Springs 783 $252,700 $95,154
66 Stone Oak 11,126 $293,240 $104,245
67 Lockhill Estates 2,788 $158,650 $37,786
68 Eckhert Crossing 1,030 $146,800 $62,083
69 Green Spring Valley 1,158 $178,050 $87,644
70 The Park At Deerfield 248 $326,300 $95,024
71 Woods Of Shavano 1,447 $211,150 $75,252
72 Braun Station East 1,315 $178,750 $90,062
73 Regency Park 527 $258,400 $60,815
74 Oak Creek 1,912 $171,700 $76,376
75 Ridge At Deerfield 202 $326,300 $95,024
76 Crownridge Of Texas 677 $351,500 $124,467
77 Oak Meadow 1,421 $202,150 $68,696
78 Oak Hills 2,016 $256,350 $49,439
79 Shavano Heights 202 $281,500 $88,125
80 Stanton Run 347 $169,500 $110,379
81 The Estates At Stonegate 490 $240,850 $105,336
82 North Castle Hills 360 $281,900 $48,042
83 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 11,587 $159,957 $75,870
84 Canyon Creek Estates 215 $242,700 $70,221
85 Blanco Woods 166 $268,900 $76,875
86 Northwest Park 483 $161,700 $88,444
87 Scattered Oaks 175 $210,600 $111,776
88 Mountain View Acres 777 $171,800 $103,152
89 Braun Hollow 407 $199,300 $101,875
90 Saddlebrook Farms 275 $136,300 $73,375
91 Redland Woods 856 $230,400 $106,520
92 Encino Park 1,675 $221,133 $105,137
93 The Heights At Stone Oak 281 $436,400 $156,016
94 Canyon Creek Bluffs 124 $268,900 $76,875
95 Highland Farms 2,426 $111,550 $63,392
96 Northchase 330 $150,200 $105,294
97 Silverbrook 818 $185,200 $99,204
98 Country View Village-Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 579 $164,800 $64,531
99 Stone Oak Communities 1,041 $252,700 $95,154
100 Oakmont Downs 680 $183,400 $93,654
101 Huntington Place 1,665 $214,550 $57,012
102 San Antonio Creekside 2,252 $149,800 $84,059
103 Mockingbird Hill 1,098 $171,800 $48,405
104 El Dorado 2,061 $129,100 $74,811
105 Deer Hollow 351 $258,400 $60,815
106 Park Place 910 $138,700 $77,344
107 Vista Del Norte 1,711 $280,250 $53,841
108 Arboretum 1,149 $214,800 $60,324
109 Emerald Forest 627 $237,000 $104,282
110 Sierra Springs 4,851 $152,550 $74,467
111 Mission Trace-Vance Jackson 648 $203,000 $47,922
112 Ventura 4,818 $126,967 $71,030
113 Crownhill Park 185 $147,300 $86,250
114 Walker Ranch 302 $284,200 $59,667
115 Las Lomas-Stone Oak 230 $238,100 $115,308
116 Woodridge 1,915 $180,650 $72,588
117 Valencia 1,367 $131,167 $81,013
118 Woodlake 3,071 $123,733 $65,152
119 Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 5,088 $128,717 $45,550
120 Hunters Chase 1,949 $159,825 $82,585
121 Stone Wood 162 $98,200 $66,200
122 Fieldstone 120 $225,900 $89,009
123 Candlewood Park 603 $112,200 $64,388
124 Tierra Del Sol 116 $188,300 $50,158
125 Overlook Of Carriage Hills 190 $175,800 $109,318
126 Valley Hi North 1,523 $134,300 $73,082
127 Northwest Crossing 10,718 $127,582 $69,713
128 Jade Oaks 238 $167,800 $80,320
129 Range Rider 179 $213,200 $104,615
130 Redland Springs 340 $213,200 $104,615
131 Trophy Ridge 844 $160,800 $76,906
132 Castle Hills Forest 1,220 $206,750 $82,062
133 Redland Ridge 290 $221,200 $61,409
134 Hart Ranch Unit One 333 $167,800 $80,320
135 Vance Jackson 17,609 $162,118 $54,073
136 Guilbeau Park 1,537 $136,600 $65,477
137 Sunshine Estates 3,322 $112,425 $45,675
138 The Waters At Deerfield 152 $268,900 $76,875
139 Tanglewood 1,667 $175,600 $86,987
140 Timber Ridge 4,669 $136,233 $66,495
141 Laddie Place And North Wilson 2,252 $102,800 $33,862
142 Great Northwest 12,076 $119,009 $62,881
143 Hidden Oaks Estates 85 $241,200 $92,188
144 Meadowbrook 2,301 $118,600 $60,839
145 College Park 677 $158,500 $59,786
146 Castle Wood Forest 184 $267,300 $64,205
147 Jefferson 3,548 $130,175 $48,340
148 Wellsprings-Vance Jackson 113 $199,600 $49,881
149 Hunters Brook-Hunters Chase 89 $175,800 $109,318
150 General Krueger 1,302 $88,750 $36,536
151 Stablewood-Valley Hi North 1,411 $134,300 $73,082
152 Verde Hills 417 $162,900 $73,646
153 Oak Grove Estates 2,762 $127,267 $58,227
154 The Bluffs Of Henderson Pass 191 $188,300 $50,158
155 Inspiration Hills 1,517 $142,000 $44,343
156 Tobin Hill 4,173 $178,125 $41,462
157 Braun Willow 450 $148,850 $69,107
158 Estates-Mission Hills 1,412 $128,150 $63,573
159 French Creek Village 621 $159,700 $73,718
160 Preston Hollow 292 $183,800 $75,221
161 Hillcrest 1,873 $128,050 $39,713
162 Northern Hills 3,255 $133,400 $64,557
163 Tezel Trails 193 $144,300 $86,750
164 Jefferson-Monticello Park-Woodlawn Lake 93 $164,900 $50,486
165 Jefferson-Monticello Park 1,523 $142,433 $54,118
166 Woodstone 4,558 $104,433 $51,448
167 Rolling Ridge Club 1,328 $128,000 $44,355
168 Lakeside 2,302 $104,050 $54,917
169 Woodglen 774 $159,850 $71,706
170 Coolcrest 730 $172,700 $71,892
171 Heritage 11,937 $109,912 $61,425
172 184 Association 629 $102,400 $36,396
173 Longs Ridge 176 $164,000 $77,731
174 Woller Creek 256 $158,900 $69,928
175 165 Association 310 $111,300 $67,316
176 Fairways Of Woodlake 220 $139,300 $73,750
177 Westwood Village 1,059 $75,500 $35,833
178 Shady Oaks 1,072 $186,150 $55,354
179 Mahncke Park 3,119 $166,680 $37,594
180 Dreamhill Estates Neighborhood 1,139 $141,100 $27,373
181 Brentfield 383 $127,000 $60,848
182 Edison 2,624 $77,350 $39,355
183 Royal Ridge 2,532 $148,667 $58,050
184 Provincia Villas 198 $103,300 $55,653
185 Sun Gate 2,071 $93,250 $48,586
186 Northwest Los Angeles Heights 8,430 $70,843 $37,768
187 Citizens On Alert 2,647 $89,250 $38,594
188 Downtown 2,914 $113,875 $40,320
189 Wilshire 3,198 $59,267 $45,655
190 Gardens At Brookhollow 155 $210,700 $78,382
191 University Park 6,829 $81,900 $38,256
192 Greater Harmony Hills 7,643 $160,488 $50,578
193 Adams Hill 3,203 $97,900 $61,400
194 Village At Big Country 125 $93,500 $60,647
195 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road-Westfield 285 $154,900 $83,542
196 Northhampton 1,656 $143,450 $74,650
197 King William 1,315 $289,350 $62,739
198 Vista 530 $128,300 $57,614
199 Knollcreek 733 $158,800 $84,768
200 Crown Meadows 1,293 $135,000 $76,718
201 Third World 4,930 $80,962 $39,496
202 Dellview Area 11,755 $85,000 $42,965
203 Quail Creek 244 $123,400 $65,882
204 Blossom Park 512 $156,700 $53,210
205 Culebra Park-Third World 873 $74,400 $42,901
206 Rolling Ridge Village-Rolling Ridge Club 123 $128,000 $44,355
207 Lindsey Place 175 $121,300 $66,085
208 Wilshire Village 2,109 $139,467 $44,149
209 Sunrise 6,592 $89,125 $48,174
210 Wildwood West 461 $142,100 $71,705
211 Alta Vista 2,768 $124,033 $37,259
212 The Crossing At Quail Creek 324 $123,400 $65,882
213 Fox Run 508 $152,300 $83,266
214 Southpark 373 $102,500 $81,039
215 Tierra Linda 2,829 $51,975 $36,443
216 Countryside San Pedro 208 $171,100 $64,420
217 Ingram Hills 3,118 $92,875 $34,992
218 The Hills Of Park North 4,043 $74,250 $32,526
219 Gold Canyon 110 $221,900 $80,943
220 Ridgehaven Volunteer 274 $172,300 $51,432
221 Brady Gardens 1,421 $77,550 $39,220
222 Loma Vista 2,685 $52,300 $28,087
223 Kingsborough Ridge 6,064 $86,880 $44,602
224 Culebra Park 5,598 $80,725 $39,086
225 Highland Park 11,944 $84,171 $36,413
226 Donaldson Terrace 4,809 $83,500 $37,482
227 Forest Oak 552 $205,400 $56,498
228 St James Place 157 $117,400 $70,111
229 River Road 175 $214,100 $24,955
230 Palm Heights 10,106 $68,340 $33,373
231 Northmoor 1,946 $76,900 $36,519
232 Beacon Hill 5,832 $114,800 $37,582
233 Ridgestone 939 $141,150 $69,950
234 Woodlawn Lake 4,648 $67,525 $36,017
235 Pipers Meadow 3,599 $107,500 $46,347
236 Shearer Hills-Ridgeview 10,227 $138,915 $47,911
237 Misty Oaks 1,566 $94,650 $57,426
238 Government Hill Alliance 3,844 $74,880 $31,642
239 Hunters Mill 443 $141,150 $69,950
240 Lavaca 2,348 $116,800 $32,229
241 Woodbridge At Monte Viejo 1,193 $120,750 $71,400
242 Towne Lake Garden 126 $153,900 $86,960
243 Los Angeles Heights-Keystone 9,352 $90,500 $43,483
244 Northern Heights 175 $77,300 $37,110
245 Feather Ridge 529 $106,100 $50,806
246 Memorial Heights 3,459 $65,425 $29,635
247 Oakland Heights 384 $273,700 $58,133
248 Camelot 3,597 $114,567 $44,426
249 Rainbow Hills 7,022 $78,533 $50,706
250 Canyon View 72 $221,900 $80,943
251 Oak Bluff 222 $162,900 $73,646
252 Historic Gardens 99 $108,800 $36,324
253 Southeast Side 623 $67,700 $34,000
254 Lago Vista-South Southwest 867 $102,500 $81,039
255 Five Points 1,195 $97,067 $27,182
256 North Shearer Hills 1,382 $121,450 $35,716
257 Thunderbird Hills 7,482 $106,800 $50,405
258 Lower Southeast Side 1,193 $107,000 $32,729
259 Olmos Park Terrace 1,420 $87,150 $46,077
260 Hidden Meadow 2,572 $94,350 $52,280
261 Nevada Street 2,265 $58,550 $28,472
262 South Southwest 14,272 $78,989 $51,655
263 Lafayette Place 411 $97,300 $36,860
264 Oxbow 1,726 $100,000 $39,854
265 Meadow Village 3,765 $87,650 $32,863
266 Highland Hills 26,312 $77,357 $36,289
267 Denver Heights 3,299 $61,575 $31,956
268 El Chaparral Fertile Valley 1,255 $107,100 $43,710
269 Pecan Valley 6,360 $96,167 $47,020
270 East Pyron-Symphony Lane-Mission San Jose 371 $115,100 $41,579
271 Park Village 2,757 $76,700 $25,269
272 Valley Forest 412 $88,900 $47,841
273 East Terrell Hills 1,934 $93,750 $40,949
274 Regency Meadow 311 $172,300 $51,432
275 Loma Park 2,511 $67,367 $28,179
276 Community Workers Council-Los Jardines 3,366 $57,425 $28,204
277 Sunny Slope 3,817 $62,250 $28,732
278 Eastwood Village 1,800 $63,900 $27,500
279 United Westwood 3,188 $75,300 $31,786
280 Maverick Creek 246 $233,300 $31,536
281 Collins Garden 2,525 $69,350 $35,146
282 Los Jardines 3,021 $58,450 $25,412
283 Dignowity Hill 3,692 $103,160 $32,266
284 Prospect Hill 26,960 $54,542 $27,486
285 Thompson Community 6,841 $71,625 $32,832
286 Southwest 7,945 $62,420 $38,745
287 Riverside South 5,225 $57,743 $26,412
288 Highland Oaks 605 $80,650 $50,893
289 Greater Gardendale 3,339 $51,100 $30,214
290 Community Workers Council 5,324 $53,980 $26,323
291 Riverside 1,675 $75,350 $32,218
292 San Antonio Cambridge Village-East Terrell Hills 184 $114,400 $44,813
293 East Village 1,859 $91,700 $45,112
294 Artesia Community Guild 1,703 $53,050 $20,654
295 Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest 6,317 $57,540 $37,385
296 Roosevelt Park 2,586 $100,743 $35,200
297 Mission San Jose 4,561 $64,517 $29,879
298 Dellcrest Area 2,939 $77,625 $34,636
299 Quintana Community 8,606 $54,967 $31,785
300 Coliseum-Willow Park 834 $79,550 $39,110
301 Wheatley Heights 1,376 $58,767 $30,351
302 Coliseum Oaks 155 $82,500 $41,932
303 Avenida Guadalupe 7,476 $67,100 $25,286
304 Harvard Place-Eastlawn 3,738 $50,300 $23,016
305 Arena District 1,872 $62,040 $26,842
306 Springvale 2,606 $71,050 $40,281
307 Village North One 1,354 $58,650 $39,916
308 Cable-Westwood 3,296 $73,520 $32,447
309 Jefferson Heights 3,347 $67,617 $28,364
310 Highland Forest 143 $78,800 $51,719
311 Hein-Orchard 266 $73,300 $22,448
312 United Homeowners 734 $88,900 $29,808
313 Villas Of Babcock-Summerwind 85 $90,000 $35,243
314 Eastgate 127 $88,100 $34,625
315 Villa De San Antonio 127 $42,500 $27,250
316 Skyline Park 286 $73,700 $21,532
317 Dellcrest Forrest 143 $81,400 $25,791

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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