Alamo Heights is a close-in subdivision in the north-central area of San Antonio, Texas, located south of Loop 410 and just north of downtown. It is an incorporated city in Bexar County, which includes the San Antonio metro area.
The bungalow-style home to the right is typical of the "Cottage District"; it recently sold for $320,000
The neighborhood is convenient to shopping, several good restaurants, parks, such as Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte children's museum and McNay art museum, and numerous retail centers. There are many small service businesses and restaurants located on the main thoroughfare, Broadway. Trinity University and the University of the Incarnate Word are nearby.
The location close to Highway 281 is convenient for commuting to the rest of the city. Alamo Heights is also situated close to Fort Sam Houston and Brooke Army Medical Center, one of the area's largest employers.
The 3,800-square-foot home to the left was constructed in 1912 and sold recently for $750,000
The Alamo Heights Independent School District is considered the most prestigious school district in San Antonio. Neighborhood development began in the 1920s, thus, many of the homes are set on pier-and-beam foundations, while newer ones are on concrete slabs. There is a large range of prices and styles.
Some of the homes have swimming pools, but many are situated on city lots under 0.17 acre in size and were not built with parking areas; thus, the yards are too small for pools. Most of the homes have been remodeled and updated, except for many smaller bungalows and homes in the "Cottage District" of Alamo Heights. There are a few large homes built from the late 1990s up to 2008 on infill lots, but tear-downs are rare.
And as you can probably tell, Alamo Heights is another of my favorite neighborhoods!