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


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in San Antonio.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In San Antonio

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in San Antonio might be more expensive than living in rural Texas, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those San Antonio neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

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 cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in San Antonio for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Wilshire looks to be the cheaptest San Antonio neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in San Antonio. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest San Antonio Hoods In 2020

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in San Antonio, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 296 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In San Antonio.” We’re lookin’ at you, Wilshire.

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

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In San Antonio For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,198
Cost Of Living Index: 74 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.006 (2nd cheapest)
More on Wilshire: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Wilshire comes in at $45,655 and the median home value is $59,267 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,272
Cost Of Living Index: 79 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (44th cheapest)
More on South Southwest: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in South Southwest comes in at $51,655 and the median home value is $78,989 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,829
Cost Of Living Index: 76 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (121st cheapest)
More on Tierra Linda: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Tierra Linda comes in at $36,443 and the median home value is $51,975 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,566
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (68th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (21st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (46th cheapest)
More on Misty Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Misty Oaks comes in at $57,426 and the median home value is $94,650 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 143
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (57th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (92nd cheapest)
More on Highland Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Highland Forest comes in at $51,719 and the median home value is $78,800 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,367
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (116th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (20th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.01 (22nd cheapest)
More on Valencia: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Valencia comes in at $81,013 and the median home value is $131,167 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,420
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (42nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (59th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (58th cheapest)
More on Olmos Park Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Olmos Park Terrace comes in at $46,077 and the median home value is $87,150 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,064
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (42nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (69th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (60th cheapest)
More on Kingsborough Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Kingsborough Ridge comes in at $44,602 and the median home value is $86,880 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,022
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (57th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (104th cheapest)
More on Rainbow Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rainbow Hills comes in at $50,706 and the median home value is $78,533 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,061
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (116th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (29th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (30th cheapest)
More on El Dorado: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in El Dorado comes in at $74,811 and the median home value is $129,100 for 2020.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In San Antonio

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in San Antonio where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Antonio aren’t all cheap. Maverick Creek takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in San Antonio.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Wilshire 74
2 South Southwest 79
3 Tierra Linda 76
4 Misty Oaks 82
5 Highland Forest 81
6 Valencia 87
7 Olmos Park Terrace 80
8 Kingsborough Ridge 80
9 Rainbow Hills 81
10 El Dorado 87
11 Los Jardines 74
12 Village North One 78
13 Valley Forest 81
14 San Antonio Creekside 89
15 Northwest Crossing 87
16 Third World 79
17 Randolph Hills 92
18 Knollcreek 89
19 High Country 86
20 Lago Vista-South Southwest 88
21 Southpark 88
22 Memorial Heights 76
23 Crown Meadows 89
24 165 Association 87
25 University Park 79
26 Hunters Chase 90
27 Stablewood-Valley Hi North 89
28 Valley Hi North 89
29 Culebra Park 79
30 Woodbridge At Monte Viejo 88
31 Highland Oaks 82
32 Stone Wood 86
33 Village At Big Country 85
34 Greater Gardendale 76
35 Quintana Community 77
36 Oak Grove Estates 85
37 Stanton Run 97
38 Ingram Hills 79
39 Timber Ridge 88
40 French Creek Village 88
41 Pecan Valley 82
42 Parkwood Maintenance 87
43 Culebra Park-Third World 81
44 Tanglewood 92
45 Lakeside 85
46 Braun Willow 88
47 Sunshine Estates 82
48 Crownhill Park 93
49 Northern Hills 88
50 Community Workers Council-Los Jardines 76
51 Dellview Area 81
52 Thunderbird Hills 84
53 Brady Gardens 80
54 Hunters Brook-Hunters Chase 99
55 Overlook Of Carriage Hills 99
56 Heritage 87
57 Quail Creek 89
58 The Crossing At Quail Creek 89
59 Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest 80
60 St James Place 89
61 Woodlawn Lake 79
62 Northwest Los Angeles Heights 80
63 Southwest 80
64 Villa De San Antonio 78
65 Highland Farms 88
66 Prospect Hill 76
67 Tezel Trails 94
68 Springvale 81
69 Royal Ridge 87
70 Riverside South 76
71 Jefferson-Monticello Park 86
72 Great Northwest 88
73 Mountain View Acres 99
74 Braun Station West 97
75 Adams Hill 87
76 Sun Gate 84
77 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 92
78 Hunters Mill 91
79 Ridgestone 91
80 Hidden Meadow 85
81 Westwood Village 80
82 Loma Vista 78
83 East Terrell Hills 82
84 Ventura 91
85 Thompson Community 79
86 Northhampton 92
87 Collins Garden 80
88 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road-Westfield 95
89 Tezel Heights 94
90 Park Place 93
91 Braun Station East 97
92 Denver Heights 79
93 North Central Thousand Oaks 96
94 Woodstone 86
95 Wheatley Heights 79
96 Woodlake 90
97 Candlewood Park 89
98 Los Angeles Heights-Keystone 83
99 Community Workers Council 77
100 Harvard Place-Eastlawn 75
101 Mission San Jose 78
102 Sunrise 85
103 Palm Heights 80
104 Riverside 79
105 Southeast Side 80
106 Thousand Oaks 91
107 Eden 98
108 Highland Hills 80
109 Verde Hills 93
110 Oak Bluff 93
111 Woods Of Shavano 93
112 Lindsey Place 91
113 Shady Oaks 89
114 Dellcrest Area 80
115 Coliseum-Willow Park 82
116 Saddlebrook Farms 93
117 Silverbrook 101
118 Edison 82
119 Shearer Hills-Ridgeview 87
120 Village In The Woods 102
121 Braun Hollow 102
122 The Estates At Stonegate 102
123 Nevada Street 79
124 Stonefield 99
125 Villages Of Westcreek 98
126 Terrell Heights 93
127 Feather Ridge 86
128 Jefferson Heights 78
129 Coliseum Oaks 84
130 San Antonio Cambridge Village-East Terrell Hills 85
131 Cable-Westwood 80
132 Green Spring Valley 98
133 Woodridge 94
134 Meadowbrook 90
135 Downtown 84
136 Fairways Of Woodlake 94
137 Redland Woods 104
138 Sunny Slope 79
139 Encino Park 104
140 Avenida Guadalupe 77
141 Country View Village-Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 92
142 Countryside San Pedro 92
143 Estates-Mission Hills 91
144 Oak Meadow 94
145 Vance Jackson 90
146 East Village 85
147 Arena District 78
148 Northmoor 82
149 The Terraces At Encino Creek 106
150 Provincia Villas 89
151 Trophy Ridge 95
152 Eastgate 81
153 Laddie Place And North Wilson 82
154 Oak Haven Heights 97
155 Sierra Springs 95
156 North Central Heritage 96
157 Las Lomas-Stone Oak 108
158 Highland Park 82
159 Santa Fe Trails 97
160 Donaldson Terrace 82
161 Hills And Dales 109
162 Stone Valley 114
163 Government Hill Alliance 80
164 Oak Creek 96
165 Emerald Forest 106
166 Northern Heights 84
167 Loma Park 79
168 Guilbeau Park 92
169 Hunters Creek 102
170 The Hills Of Park North 81
171 Meadow Village 81
172 Roosevelt Park 82
173 Five Points 80
174 Artesia Community Guild 77
175 Steubing Ranch 98
176 Oak Park-Northwood 100
177 Beacon Hill 84
178 Spring Creek 94
179 Eastwood Village 80
180 Forest Oak 94
181 Brentfield 91
182 Bluffview At Camino Real 107
183 Greystone Country Estates 120
184 Pipers Meadow 86
185 United Westwood 81
186 Camelot 86
187 The Champions Estates-Stone Oak 126
188 Wildwood West 95
189 Deerfield 104
190 Blossom Park 91
191 Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park 130
192 Jefferson 88
193 Hart Ranch Unit One 99
194 Jade Oaks 99
195 Cielo Vista 119
196 Historic Gardens 84
197 El Chaparral Fertile Valley 86
198 Stone Mountain 106
199 Lafayette Place 84
200 Remington Heights 106
201 Summit-Stone Oak 106
202 Champions Ridge 130
203 Alta Vista 85
204 The Vineyard 116
205 The Heights At Stone Oak 130
206 Gardens At Brookhollow 100
207 Coolcrest 96
208 Hillcrest 86
209 General Krueger 84
210 Citizens On Alert 85
211 Shavano Heights 107
212 Stone Oak 111
213 Crownridge Of Texas 119
214 The Bluffs Of Henderson Pass 93
215 Tierra Del Sol 93
216 Lorrence Creek 94
217 Greater Harmony Hills 91
218 184 Association 84
219 North Shearer Hills 85
220 Villas Of Babcock-Summerwind 84
221 Jefferson-Monticello Park-Woodlawn Lake 91
222 Longs Ridge 98
223 Castle Hills Forest 101
224 East Pyron-Symphony Lane-Mission San Jose 86
225 Eckhert Crossing 93
226 Promontory Pointe-Heights 109
227 Dellcrest Forrest 80
228 Oxbow 86
229 Forest At Stone Oak 116
230 Dignowity Hill 83
231 Vista 92
232 Arbor At Sonoma Ranch 107
233 Oakwood 126
234 The Fountains At Deerfield 126
235 Forests At Inwood 126
236 Woods Of Deerfield 126
237 Preston Hollow 99
238 Ridge At Deerfield 113
239 The Park At Deerfield 113
240 Apple Creek 93
241 Stone Oak Communities 108
242 Big Springs 108
243 Woodglen 97
244 Rolling Ridge Club 88
245 Rolling Ridge Village-Rolling Ridge Club 88
246 Park Village 81
247 Hein-Orchard 80
248 Monte Vista 107
249 The Dominion 149
250 Tobin Hill 91
251 Skyline Park 80
252 United Homeowners 83
253 Lower Southeast Side 84
254 Ridgehaven Volunteer 93
255 Regency Meadow 93
256 Inspiration Hills 89
257 Cavalo Creek Estates 111
258 Encino Ranch 111
259 The Seventh At Sonterra-The Vineyard 112
260 Fieldstone 106
261 Creekview Estates 106
262 Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 89
263 Lavaca 85
264 Mockingbird Hill 93
265 Canyon Creek Estates 103
266 Mission Ridge 103
267 North San Antonio Hills 113
268 Summerglen 124
269 Woller Creek 99
270 Arboretum 99
271 College Park 95
272 Castle Wood Forest 105
273 Oak Hills 101
274 Huntington Place 99
275 Wilshire Village 91
276 Sonterra-Stone Oak 116
277 Mahncke Park 91
278 Redland Ridge 101
279 Regency Park 104
280 Deer Hollow 104
281 Cadillac Drive 104
282 King William 107
283 Churchill Estates 101
284 Walker Ranch 106
285 Gold Canyon 106
286 Canyon View 106
287 Lockhill Estates 91
288 North Castle Hills 104
289 Inwood Homeowners 139
290 Dreamhill Estates Neighborhood 88
291 Vista Del Norte 106
292 Oakland Heights 106
293 Mission Trace-Vance Jackson 98
294 River Road 95
295 Wellsprings-Vance Jackson 99
296 Maverick Creek 103

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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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