San Antonio Travel and living guide

San Antonio Visitors and residents alike enjoy the charm and culture of the Alamo City. Our warm people, enjoyable setting and cultural flair make for a wonderful place to visit as well as a comfortable place to live. These is no shortage of sights, attractions and things to do in San Antonio. Our city is home to numerous shopping and entertainment venues as well as some of the best restaurants and dining in the world.

Information San Antonio is a website dedicated to sharing this beautiful and historic city with visitors, from the point of view of locals. We live and work in San Antonio and can attest to its enjoyable atmosphere. From the Riverwalk and Alamo downtown to the rugged Hill Country, San Antonio Texas is truly a remarkable and unique city to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

San Antonio Neighborhoods

Neighborhood street in San Antonio

San Antonio has some beautiful historic neighborhoods as well as newer communities with some enormous suburban houses. San Antonio is growing at an unprecedented rate which is evident by the number of new housing developments and neighborhoods under construction around San Antonio.

North San Antonio Neighborhoods - 1604 Area

Neighborhoods in North San Antonio range from colossal houses with pillars like the White House to secluded country lots. For instance, the Dominion is where George Strait has a house along with some professional atheletes...this neighborhood has some big homes. Along north loop 1604, the housing developments are generally upscale, gated communities. Neighborhoods such as Sonterra, Stone Oak, Shavano Park and Emerald Forest are all beautiful communities with some newer homes. Two communities in North San Antonio that are truly unique are Hill Country Village and Hollywood Park. Both are incorporated cities but what makes them neat is the amount of deer living in the two communities as it's not uncommon to see deer relaxing on a front lawn.

North Central San Antonio Living- Inside 410

Between the Airport and downtown San Antonio is the area consisting of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills and Olmos Park. This consists of upscale, old San Antonio neighborhoods in the Quarry Market vicinity. Also included in this area is a newer development called Oakwell Farms which is a gated community consisting of garden homes. These neighborhoods are in very good school districts, Alamo Heights and Northeast ISD with schools such as Alamo Heights High School and Macarthur High School. Macarthur is just outside Loop 410 east of the San Antonio International Airport.

Living In Downtown San Antonio

Although downtown San Antonio can't be really classified as a neighborhood, it is definitely prime for living and while downtown residential real estate is quite expensive, the location can't be beat. Downtown San Antonio offers living options such as lofts, apartments and high-rise condominiums. The new Grand Hyatt hotel next to the convention center will consist of luxury condominiums on several floors above the hotel itself. The idea of living in downtown San Antonio is a fairly new concept and option with condominiums and apartments recently built with new ones under construction.

Downtown Area Neighborhoods - Downtown San Antonio Vicinity

Located in the downtown San Antonio vicinity are historic neighborhoods such as King William and Monte Vista. Both of the neighborhoods consist of some of the most beautiful homes in the city. Some of the residences are historical landmarks with construction dating back over 100 years. Although the neighborhoods in the downtown area are considered exclusive, the crime rates are a bit elevated. But nonetheless, the downtown area is a great area to live.

South San Antonio Neighborhoods

This San Antonio area is hopping! With Toyota in town and jobs available, the south side is teeming with residential development. All along south Loop 410, the area is springing to life. Although older homes and smaller lots are available, newer developments are taking shape between IH 37 and IH 35. South San Antonio is truly coming to life in the residential arena with newer neighborhoods and apartments. "South San" may be the next big thing.