The 10 Best San Antonio, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in San Antonio.
Best Neighborhoods In San Antonio

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 2019:

  1. Elm Creek (Homes)
  2. Park Forest (Homes)
  3. Sonoma Ranch (Homes)
  4. The Terraces At Encino Creek (Homes)
  5. Braun Station West (Homes)
  6. North Central Thousand Oaks (Homes)
  7. Inwood Homeowners (Homes)
  8. Arbor At Sonoma Ranch (Homes)
  9. The Dominion (Homes)
  10. The Fountains At Deerfield (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in San Antonio for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Elm Creek looks to be the best San Antonio neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best San Antonio hoods in 2019

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.

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10
/10

Population: 1,423
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 23)
Median Home Value: $517,600 (2nd best)
Median Income: $180,341 (2nd best)
More on Elm Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 782
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 15)
Median Home Value: $275,300 (38th best)
Median Income: $131,250 (16th best)
More on Park Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
/10

Population: 2,613
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 18)
Median Home Value: $310,300 (25th best)
Median Income: $147,351 (10th best)
More on Sonoma Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,204
Rank Last Year: 29 (Up 25)
Median Home Value: $226,500 (65th best)
Median Income: $109,767 (26th best)
More on The Terraces At Encino Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 3,135
Rank Last Year: 59 (Up 54)
Median Home Value: $184,000 (103rd best)
Median Income: $92,960 (58th best)
More on Braun Station West: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
/10

Population: 4,627
Rank Last Year: 38 (Up 32)
Median Home Value: $193,200 (96th best)
Median Income: $88,578 (64th best)
More on North Central Thousand Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,350
Rank Last Year: 43 (Up 36)
Median Home Value: $400,700 (7th best)
Median Income: $151,750 (7th best)
More on Inwood Homeowners: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,546
Rank Last Year: 52 (Up 44)
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

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,241
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $667,600 (1st best)
Median Income: $150,885 (8th 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.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 307
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $343,900 (16th best)
Median Income: $145,192 (12th best)
More on The Fountains At Deerfield: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2019

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 Champions Ridge 858 $436,400 $156,016
28 Promontory Pointe-Heights 1,894 $263,067 $102,153
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 Hunters Creek 1,478 $283,500 $87,046
40 Eden 2,167 $168,850 $93,118
41 North Central Heritage 565 $191,600 $74,458
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 Summerglen 2,142 $412,300 $94,464
59 Creekview Estates 382 $225,900 $89,009
60 Northwest Park 483 $161,700 $88,444
61 Terrell Heights 2,687 $209,750 $72,116
62 Stonefield 2,103 $178,400 $91,699
63 Oak Park-Northwood 9,402 $278,430 $77,424
64 Spring Creek 2,923 $147,250 $69,118
65 Oak Hollow Park 494 $210,600 $111,776
66 Big Springs 783 $252,700 $95,154
67 Stone Oak 11,126 $293,240 $104,245
68 Lockhill Estates 2,788 $158,650 $37,786
69 Eckhert Crossing 1,030 $146,800 $62,083
70 Green Spring Valley 1,158 $178,050 $87,644
71 The Park At Deerfield 248 $326,300 $95,024
72 Woods Of Shavano 1,447 $211,150 $75,252
73 Braun Station East 1,315 $178,750 $90,062
74 Regency Park 527 $258,400 $60,815
75 Oak Creek 1,912 $171,700 $76,376
76 Ridge At Deerfield 202 $326,300 $95,024
77 Crownridge Of Texas 677 $351,500 $124,467
78 Oak Hills 2,016 $256,350 $49,439
79 Oak Meadow 1,421 $202,150 $68,696
80 Shavano Heights 202 $281,500 $88,125
81 Stanton Run 347 $169,500 $110,379
82 The Estates At Stonegate 490 $240,850 $105,336
83 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 11,587 $159,957 $75,870
84 North Castle Hills 360 $281,900 $48,042
85 Canyon Creek Estates 215 $242,700 $70,221
86 Blanco Woods 166 $268,900 $76,875
87 Scattered Oaks 175 $210,600 $111,776
88 Braun Hollow 407 $199,300 $101,875
89 Mountain View Acres 777 $171,800 $103,152
90 Saddlebrook Farms 275 $136,300 $73,375
91 The Heights At Stone Oak 281 $436,400 $156,016
92 Redland Woods 856 $230,400 $106,520
93 Encino Park 1,675 $221,133 $105,137
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 Oakmont Downs 680 $183,400 $93,654
99 Country View Village-Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 579 $164,800 $64,531
100 Mockingbird Hill 1,098 $171,800 $48,405
101 Stone Oak Communities 1,041 $252,700 $95,154
102 San Antonio Creekside 2,252 $149,800 $84,059
103 Huntington Place 1,665 $214,550 $57,012
104 El Dorado 2,061 $129,100 $74,811
105 Vista Del Norte 1,711 $280,250 $53,841
106 Deer Hollow 351 $258,400 $60,815
107 Arboretum 1,149 $214,800 $60,324
108 Park Place 910 $138,700 $77,344
109 Emerald Forest 627 $237,000 $104,282
110 Sierra Springs 4,851 $152,550 $74,467
111 Ventura 4,818 $126,967 $71,030
112 Mission Trace-Vance Jackson 648 $203,000 $47,922
113 Crownhill Park 185 $147,300 $86,250
114 Walker Ranch 302 $284,200 $59,667
115 Woodridge 1,915 $180,650 $72,588
116 Las Lomas-Stone Oak 230 $238,100 $115,308
117 Woodlake 3,071 $123,733 $65,152
118 Valencia 1,367 $131,167 $81,013
119 Hunters Chase 1,949 $159,825 $82,585
120 Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 5,088 $128,717 $45,550
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 Hidden Oaks Estates 85 $241,200 $92,188
127 Valley Hi North 1,523 $134,300 $73,082
128 Northwest Crossing 10,718 $127,582 $69,713
129 Jade Oaks 238 $167,800 $80,320
130 Castle Hills Forest 1,220 $206,750 $82,062
131 Range Rider 179 $213,200 $104,615
132 Redland Springs 340 $213,200 $104,615
133 Trophy Ridge 844 $160,800 $76,906
134 Redland Ridge 290 $221,200 $61,409
135 Hart Ranch Unit One 333 $167,800 $80,320
136 Vance Jackson 17,609 $162,118 $54,073
137 Guilbeau Park 1,537 $136,600 $65,477
138 Tanglewood 1,667 $175,600 $86,987
139 Sunshine Estates 3,322 $112,425 $45,675
140 Timber Ridge 4,669 $136,233 $66,495
141 Great Northwest 12,076 $119,009 $62,881
142 The Waters At Deerfield 152 $268,900 $76,875
143 Laddie Place And North Wilson 2,252 $102,800 $33,862
144 Meadowbrook 2,301 $118,600 $60,839
145 Castle Wood Forest 184 $267,300 $64,205
146 College Park 677 $158,500 $59,786
147 Hunters Brook-Hunters Chase 89 $175,800 $109,318
148 Jefferson 3,548 $130,175 $48,340
149 Wellsprings-Vance Jackson 113 $199,600 $49,881
150 Stablewood-Valley Hi North 1,411 $134,300 $73,082
151 General Krueger 1,302 $88,750 $36,536
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 Braun Willow 450 $148,850 $69,107
156 Estates-Mission Hills 1,412 $128,150 $63,573
157 Inspiration Hills 1,517 $142,000 $44,343
158 Tobin Hill 4,173 $178,125 $41,462
159 Jefferson-Monticello Park-Woodlawn Lake 93 $164,900 $50,486
160 French Creek Village 621 $159,700 $73,718
161 Preston Hollow 292 $183,800 $75,221
162 Tezel Trails 193 $144,300 $86,750
163 Hillcrest 1,873 $128,050 $39,713
164 Woodstone 4,558 $104,433 $51,448
165 Northern Hills 3,255 $133,400 $64,557
166 Jefferson-Monticello Park 1,523 $142,433 $54,118
167 Woodglen 774 $159,850 $71,706
168 Coolcrest 730 $172,700 $71,892
169 Rolling Ridge Club 1,328 $128,000 $44,355
170 Heritage 11,937 $109,912 $61,425
171 Lakeside 2,302 $104,050 $54,917
172 165 Association 310 $111,300 $67,316
173 184 Association 629 $102,400 $36,396
174 Fairways Of Woodlake 220 $139,300 $73,750
175 Longs Ridge 176 $164,000 $77,731
176 Woller Creek 256 $158,900 $69,928
177 Shady Oaks 1,072 $186,150 $55,354
178 Dreamhill Estates Neighborhood 1,139 $141,100 $27,373
179 Westwood Village 1,059 $75,500 $35,833
180 Mahncke Park 3,119 $166,680 $37,594
181 Royal Ridge 2,532 $148,667 $58,050
182 Provincia Villas 198 $103,300 $55,653
183 Brentfield 383 $127,000 $60,848
184 Edison 2,624 $77,350 $39,355
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 Greater Harmony Hills 7,643 $160,488 $50,578
192 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road-Westfield 285 $154,900 $83,542
193 Village At Big Country 125 $93,500 $60,647
194 University Park 6,829 $81,900 $38,256
195 Northhampton 1,656 $143,450 $74,650
196 Adams Hill 3,203 $97,900 $61,400
197 King William 1,315 $289,350 $62,739
198 Knollcreek 733 $158,800 $84,768
199 Crown Meadows 1,293 $135,000 $76,718
200 Vista 530 $128,300 $57,614
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 Wilshire Village 2,109 $139,467 $44,149
207 Rolling Ridge Village-Rolling Ridge Club 123 $128,000 $44,355
208 Sunrise 6,592 $89,125 $48,174
209 Wildwood West 461 $142,100 $71,705
210 Lindsey Place 175 $121,300 $66,085
211 The Crossing At Quail Creek 324 $123,400 $65,882
212 Southpark 373 $102,500 $81,039
213 Fox Run 508 $152,300 $83,266
214 Alta Vista 2,768 $124,033 $37,259
215 Ingram Hills 3,118 $92,875 $34,992
216 Tierra Linda 2,829 $51,975 $36,443
217 Countryside San Pedro 208 $171,100 $64,420
218 Gold Canyon 110 $221,900 $80,943
219 Ridgehaven Volunteer 274 $172,300 $51,432
220 The Hills Of Park North 4,043 $74,250 $32,526
221 Brady Gardens 1,421 $77,550 $39,220
222 Culebra Park 5,598 $80,725 $39,086
223 Loma Vista 2,685 $52,300 $28,087
224 Kingsborough Ridge 6,064 $86,880 $44,602
225 Highland Park 11,944 $84,171 $36,413
226 Donaldson Terrace 4,809 $83,500 $37,482
227 Northmoor 1,946 $76,900 $36,519
228 Palm Heights 10,106 $68,340 $33,373
229 Beacon Hill 5,832 $114,800 $37,582
230 Forest Oak 552 $205,400 $56,498
231 Ridgestone 939 $141,150 $69,950
232 St James Place 157 $117,400 $70,111
233 River Road 175 $214,100 $24,955
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 Hunters Mill 443 $141,150 $69,950
239 Lavaca 2,348 $116,800 $32,229
240 Woodbridge At Monte Viejo 1,193 $120,750 $71,400
241 Towne Lake Garden 126 $153,900 $86,960
242 Los Angeles Heights-Keystone 9,352 $90,500 $43,483
243 Government Hill Alliance 3,844 $74,880 $31,642
244 Feather Ridge 529 $106,100 $50,806
245 Memorial Heights 3,459 $65,425 $29,635
246 Oakland Heights 384 $273,700 $58,133
247 Northern Heights 175 $77,300 $37,110
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 Southeast Side 623 $67,700 $34,000
253 Lago Vista-South Southwest 867 $102,500 $81,039
254 Thunderbird Hills 7,482 $106,800 $50,405
255 Historic Gardens 99 $108,800 $36,324
256 Five Points 1,195 $97,067 $27,182
257 North Shearer Hills 1,382 $121,450 $35,716
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 Loma Park 2,511 $67,367 $28,179
275 Regency Meadow 311 $172,300 $51,432
276 Community Workers Council-Los Jardines 3,366 $57,425 $28,204
277 Sunny Slope 3,817 $62,250 $28,732
278 United Westwood 3,188 $75,300 $31,786
279 Collins Garden 2,525 $69,350 $35,146
280 Maverick Creek 246 $233,300 $31,536
281 Los Jardines 3,021 $58,450 $25,412
282 Eastwood Village 1,800 $63,900 $27,500
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 Harvard Place-Eastlawn 3,738 $50,300 $23,016
304 Avenida Guadalupe 7,476 $67,100 $25,286
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

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