These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio For 2018


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 for 2018:

  1. Stone Oak
  2. The Dominion
  3. Promontory Pointe-Heights
  4. Cielo Vista
  5. Encino Park
  6. North Central Thousand Oaks
  7. Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park
  8. Sonoma Ranch
  9. The Terraces At Encino Creek
  10. Monte Vista

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

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Texas check out the best places in Texas overall or the worst neighborhoods in San Antonio.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in San Antonio for 2018?

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, Stone Oak.

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. Stone Oak

Population: 10,749
Median Income: $113,544
Median Home Value: $293,960

2. The Dominion

Population: 1,651
Median Income: $128,409
Median Home Value: $699,000

3. Promontory Pointe-Heights

Population: 1,775
Median Income: $106,847
Median Home Value: $248,733

4. Cielo Vista

Population: 1,685
Median Income: $129,054
Median Home Value: $343,033

5. Encino Park

Population: 1,619
Median Income: $105,933
Median Home Value: $200,933

6. North Central Thousand Oaks

Population: 4,602
Median Income: $83,997
Median Home Value: $176,800

7. Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park

Population: 1,835
Median Income: $147,900
Median Home Value: $397,400

8. Sonoma Ranch

Population: 2,899
Median Income: $158,299
Median Home Value: $323,200

9. The Terraces At Encino Creek

Population: 1,265
Median Income: $125,338
Median Home Value: $200,800

10. Monte Vista

Population: 4,726
Median Income: $72,771
Median Home Value: $309,983

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. Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest
  3. Jefferson Heights

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Stone Oak 1 10,749 $293,960 2,363 2.9%
The Dominion 2 1,651 $699,000 2,363 1.7%
Promontory Pointe-Heights 3 1,775 $248,733 2,363 3.3%
Cielo Vista 4 1,685 $343,033 2,363 4.1%
Encino Park 5 1,619 $200,933 2,363 2.5%
North Central Thousand Oaks 6 4,602 $176,800 2,452 1.8%
Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park 7 1,835 $397,400 2,363 2.7%
Sonoma Ranch 8 2,899 $323,200 2,363 3.2%
The Terraces At Encino Creek 9 1,265 $200,800 2,363 2.1%
Monte Vista 10 4,726 $309,983 2,363 2.1%
Elm Creek 11 1,458 $502,700 2,363 1.7%
Parkwood Maintenance 12 3,662 $168,367 3,755 1.7%
Braun Station West 13 3,042 $163,050 3,204 1.2%
Arbor At Sonoma Ranch 14 1,397 $201,800 3,141 0.0%
San Antonio Creekside 15 1,925 $147,050 4,932 2.0%
Whispering Oaks 16 1,232 $222,750 2,363 2.6%
Oak Park-Northwood 17 9,455 $261,850 2,363 4.4%
Sonterra-Stone Oak 18 4,666 $292,075 2,363 2.7%
Inwood Homeowners 19 1,228 $387,200 2,363 2.4%
Oak Meadow 20 1,472 $193,200 2,722 1.9%
Oak Creek 21 1,807 $157,650 3,849 4.6%
Mockingbird Hill 22 1,016 $168,000 4,109 1.4%
Spring Creek 23 2,953 $137,800 4,895 2.7%
Eden 24 2,291 $153,450 4,240 1.5%
Deerfield 25 1,645 $266,500 2,363 2.2%
Bluffview At Camino Real 26 1,297 $303,833 2,363 2.3%
Churchill Estates 27 2,058 $213,750 2,363 1.2%
Oak Haven Heights 28 1,347 $186,250 3,189 1.0%
Eckhert Crossing 29 1,049 $149,700 4,272 3.1%
Hunters Creek 30 1,323 $270,950 2,363 3.6%
Terrell Heights 31 2,382 $198,900 2,363 4.9%
Steubing Ranch 32 2,121 $166,100 4,496 2.1%
Braun Station East 33 1,217 $151,450 3,704 0.6%
Woods Of Shavano 34 1,577 $186,050 2,503 2.0%
Castle Hills Forest 35 1,260 $200,000 2,466 2.8%
Green Spring Valley 36 1,047 $163,850 3,379 2.6%
Oak Hills 37 1,988 $243,050 2,436 2.0%
Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 38 4,711 $137,117 5,062 4.1%
Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 39 10,075 $148,100 4,562 5.3%
Tanglewood 40 1,784 $161,100 3,980 3.8%
El Dorado 41 2,220 $119,700 5,849 11.2%
Timber Ridge 42 3,670 $133,833 5,030 3.6%
Lorrence Creek 43 1,922 $164,850 4,675 5.0%
Vance Jackson 44 17,220 $140,818 4,800 5.4%
Hunters Chase 45 2,013 $156,150 4,799 3.3%
Vista Del Norte 46 1,677 $267,750 2,363 5.4%
Greater Harmony Hills 47 7,791 $154,000 4,292 3.7%
Valley Hi North 48 1,443 $137,700 5,602 2.4%
Misty Oaks 49 1,496 $131,250 5,520 6.5%
Stablewood-Valley Hi North 50 1,337 $137,700 5,602 2.4%
Summerglen 51 2,095 $357,900 2,363 6.8%
Jefferson 52 3,603 $123,875 6,165 3.6%
Sierra Springs 53 4,779 $146,000 5,098 7.0%
Villages Of Westcreek 54 6,963 $163,300 4,328 4.5%
Estates-Mission Hills 55 1,480 $131,550 5,881 6.9%
Lockhill Estates 56 2,737 $148,250 5,763 3.7%
Stonefield 57 2,139 $170,000 4,256 5.4%
Great Northwest 58 11,986 $114,182 5,929 3.6%
Woodbridge At Monte Viejo 59 1,206 $130,400 5,903 6.1%
Sunrise 60 7,023 $88,925 7,764 11.1%
Thousand Oaks 61 4,144 $119,800 5,187 5.3%
Lower Southeast Side 62 1,369 $106,550 6,828 2.4%
Olmos Park Terrace 63 1,357 $123,350 5,569 5.0%
Guilbeau Park 64 1,462 $131,967 5,709 3.8%
Crown Meadows 65 1,163 $120,167 5,698 6.7%
Huntington Place 66 1,521 $189,900 3,676 4.9%
General Krueger 67 1,466 $88,500 7,536 1.3%
King William 68 1,428 $235,550 2,363 6.4%
Downtown 69 3,026 $148,750 3,708 2.8%
High Country 70 3,132 $138,800 5,151 5.3%
Ventura 71 5,331 $127,133 5,895 5.3%
Northern Hills 72 2,703 $132,275 4,858 2.8%
Northwest Crossing 73 10,489 $124,227 5,648 5.2%
Royal Ridge 74 2,390 $136,567 5,124 4.7%
Sunshine Estates 75 2,855 $104,400 6,735 2.9%
Wilshire Village 76 2,425 $121,967 4,236 8.3%
Woodridge 77 1,649 $170,800 3,317 6.7%
Tobin Hill 78 3,680 $144,462 5,598 3.4%
Lavaca 79 2,317 $152,300 5,101 7.8%
Arboretum 80 1,094 $192,400 2,851 6.2%
Heritage 81 11,195 $106,338 6,751 6.2%
Hillcrest 82 1,808 $129,500 6,206 4.4%
Jefferson-Monticello Park 83 1,639 $127,633 5,966 3.9%
Woodlake 84 3,057 $124,000 6,264 8.8%
Northhampton 85 1,772 $143,750 5,198 5.8%
Rolling Ridge Club 86 1,136 $120,700 6,583 4.7%
Pipers Meadow 87 3,898 $104,733 6,717 3.7%
Dellview Area 88 12,565 $81,836 7,643 4.9%
East Terrell Hills 89 1,713 $97,325 6,555 7.2%
Meadowbrook 90 2,592 $119,700 6,115 4.3%
Lakeside 91 2,020 $102,000 6,998 3.6%
Ingram Hills 92 3,070 $92,375 7,009 1.9%
Palm Heights 93 9,601 $69,240 8,305 3.0%
Highland Farms 94 2,032 $108,900 6,823 8.1%
East Village 95 1,670 $91,650 7,507 7.8%
Oak Grove Estates 96 2,627 $121,433 5,201 4.3%
Woodlawn Lake 97 4,204 $74,125 8,142 3.1%
Westwood Village 98 1,214 $75,000 8,517 4.1%
Citizens On Alert 99 2,378 $86,050 7,617 4.7%
Woodstone 100 4,448 $102,667 7,094 9.6%

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