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Top San Antonio Neighborhoods for Families

By Nicole Martinez | April 19, 2012

Thinking of buying a new home in San Antonio, Texas?  If you’ve ever purchased a home you will know that the process requires careful research and a long checklist of requirements.  Finding a good neighborhood for you and your family requires you to ask important questions about whether your kids will attend quality schools, what activities are offered near home, and how long your daily commute would be.

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In short, the research process can be quite a task.  Luckily, the San Antonio homes experts at VIP Realty are here to take the guesswork out of finding your next home.  Here are our picks for the top 3 family neighborhoods in San Antonio:

Alamo Heights is ideal for families seeking a suburban lifestyle with plenty of options when it comes to entertainment. Alamo Heights offers a perfect location, just 2 miles north of downtown San Antonio and close to major attractions including the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Gardens, Brackenridge Park, and the Botanical Park.

This eclectic is filled with everything from retail chains and popular restaurants to charming boutiques, high-end gift shops, and mom and pop shops.  Most families in Alamo Heights are middle-class, hold jobs in the education, health and finance sectors, and have a median income of around $86,000.  Kids in Alamo Heights attend excellent schools including Alamo Heights High School and Cambridge Elementary.

Rich in both beauty and history, the King William neighborhood is a quaint San Antonio neighborhood filled with lovely historic homes that date back to the 1800s.  This unique neighborhood features many unique Greek, Victorian and Italian-style homes, shaded by tall pecan and cypress trees.

The King William neighborhood offers endless culture and entertainment, from art galleries to bed-and-breakfasts.  It is also within minutes of San Antonio’s bustling commercial district.  King William residents are mostly young professionals and families.  Children who live in this neighborhood here attend nearby San Antonio ISD schools with fantastic programs in language and the arts.

Stone Oak is a growing neighborhood filled beautiful single-family homes and townhouses starting at just $150,000.  The community is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from downtown San Antonio employers and entertainment.  Families with children often choose this community for its excellent schools.

Kids here attend North East ISD campuses, which have some of the highest ratings in the San Antonio area.  Stone Oak families enjoy the neighborhood’s close proximity to great parks, recreation. Stone Oak is also close to the best shopping areas San Antonio has to offer including The Village at Stone Oak, Rolling Oaks Mall, and The Shops at La Cantera.

Nicole Martinez is a native Texan and web marketing specialist for VIP Realty, a San Antonio real estate firm.

  • One comment on “Top San Antonio Neighborhoods for Families”

    1. run one of the best blogs on real estate in San Antonio, as evidenced by the timeliness of this blog (and not by the timeliness of my comment!). It was good to see you at CREW. Keep up the good work of sharing your tremendous base of knowledge with the rest of our amazing community!

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