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:
- Stone Oak (Homes)
- The Dominion (Homes)
- Promontory Pointe-Heights (Homes)
- Cielo Vista (Homes)
- Encino Park (Homes)
- North Central Thousand Oaks (Homes)
- Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park (Homes)
- Sonoma Ranch (Homes)
- The Terraces At Encino Creek (Homes)
- Monte Vista (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around San Antonio that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in San Antonio.
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How do you determine the top 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.
1. Stone Oak
Median Income: $113,544
Median Home Value: $293,960
Stone Oak is a master-planned, deed restricted, multi-use development in far north central San Antonio, Texas, USA. As of 2012, the Stone Oak population is estimated to be 75,984, an increase of 55,927 people since 2000. Stone Oak is located north of Loop 1604 and west of 281. The district is known for its gated-communities, 24hour security, and well landscaped medians. For privacymany of Stone Oak’s communities are gated. The area has many large and small shopping centers catering to the residents’ needs. In addition to Stone Oak, The Dominion, Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Hill Country Village, Monte Vista, and Shavano Park round out San Antonio’s top affluent neighborhoods. Stone Oak is also home to the Canyon Springs Golf Club.
More on Stone Oak: Real Estate | Data
2. The Dominion
Median Income: $128,409
Median Home Value: $699,000
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.
More on The Dominion: Real Estate | Data
3. Promontory Pointe-Heights
Median Income: $106,847
Median Home Value: $248,733
4. Cielo Vista
Median Income: $129,054
Median Home Value: $343,033
5. Encino Park
Median Income: $105,933
Median Home Value: $200,933
6. North Central Thousand Oaks
Median Income: $83,997
Median Home Value: $176,800
7. Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park
Median Income: $147,900
Median Home Value: $397,400
Friedrich Wilderness Park lies at the southern end of the Texas Hill Country. The park is hilly due to its location on the Balcones escarpment that separates the Texas Hill Country from the flat South Texas region. pedestrians only — no bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters are permitted; camping, smoking and dogs or other pets are also not permitted.
More on Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park: Real Estate | Data
8. Sonoma Ranch
Median Income: $158,299
Median Home Value: $323,200
9. The Terraces At Encino Creek
Median Income: $125,338
Median Home Value: $200,800
10. Monte Vista
Median Income: $72,771
Median Home Value: $309,983
The Monte Vista Historic District is an affluent neighborhood of about 3,000 people located in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The district stretches from the southern area near San Antonio College to its most northern point along Hildebrand Avenue. It was officially registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Because of this, homeowners must adhere to rules and regulations set by the Monte Vista Historical Association.
More on Monte Vista: Real Estate | Data
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:
- Arena District
- Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest
- Jefferson Heights
For more reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio
|6||North Central Thousand Oaks||4,602|
|7||Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park||1,835|
|9||The Terraces At Encino Creek||1,265|
|13||Braun Station West||3,042|
|14||Arbor At Sonoma Ranch||1,397|
|15||San Antonio Creekside||1,925|
|26||Bluffview At Camino Real||1,297|
|28||Oak Haven Heights||1,347|
|33||Braun Station East||1,217|
|34||Woods Of Shavano||1,577|
|35||Castle Hills Forest||1,260|
|36||Green Spring Valley||1,047|
|39||Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road||10,075|
|46||Vista Del Norte||1,677|
|47||Greater Harmony Hills||7,791|
|48||Valley Hi North||1,443|
|50||Stablewood-Valley Hi North||1,337|
|54||Villages Of Westcreek||6,963|
|59||Woodbridge At Monte Viejo||1,206|
|62||Lower Southeast Side||1,369|
|63||Olmos Park Terrace||1,357|
|86||Rolling Ridge Club||1,136|
|89||East Terrell Hills||1,713|
|96||Oak Grove Estates||2,627|
|99||Citizens On Alert||2,378|