Just over 4 miles to the North of downtown San Antonio lies the City of Alamo Heights. Alamo Heights, which sits adjacent to Terrell Hills and Olmos Park started in the 1890’s and became a municipality in 1922.
From it’s beginning, Alamo Heights restricted building codes to control the height of buildings, defined business districts, and architectural styles which is why there is so much character today. Plenty of parks, open spaces, and mature trees make this quaint city stand out. Many locals refer to living in Alamo Heights as staying in the bubble, that is to say they are very close to downtown, but in a completely residential area.
Alamo Heights real estate will range widely, from historic properties built in the early 1900’s to newly constructed homes, and even luxury condos, such as The Broadway. Prices will run the gamut as well, ranging from the mid $200’s to over $5 Million.
Schools in Alamo Heights are part of the Alamo Heights Independent School District. Over half of the schools in Alamo Heights are considered “Recognized” and students have the advantage of having small class sizes, typically with only 14-15 students. Two highly regarded universities, The University of Incarnate Word and Trinity University, lie within the boundaries of Alamo Heights.
Shopping and Dining
Alamo Heights real estate offers an abundance of shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Places like Brackenridge Park, an 343 acre public park, San Antonio Zoo, The Japanese Sunken Gardens are just a few of the treasures found near Alamo Heights homes for sale.
In close proximity you will also find the Alamo Quarry Market and North Star Mall, both are sure to satisfy your shopping urges. Some of my favorite places to eat in Alamo Heights include restaurants in the Quarry like Max’s Wine Dive, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Piatti’s Italian Ristorante. Another hot spot for a discerning palate is the Shops at Lincoln Heights.
Some things you should definitely do beside Brackenridge Park, include checking out the McNay Art Museum, the Witte Museum, the Botanical Gardens, or even playing a round of golf at The Quarry Golf Club.