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Why Alamo Heights is the Hottest Neighborhood of 2018

114 Rosemary Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 | $1,099,000 | Listed by Edward Alanis

319 Cloverleaf Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 | $950,000 | Listed by Jason Glast

753 Tuxedo Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 | $1,500,000 | Listed by Elizabeth Priest

Why Alamo Heights is the Hottest Neighborhood of 2018

Want to stay close to all the benefits and culture downtown San Antonio has to offer but prefer the charm of well-kept houses and green lawns to panoramic high-rise views? Then you should be touring homes available for sale in Alamo Heights.

Long known as an upscale gem just outside the city limits, Alamo Heights is appealing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its diverse housing selection. You can find everything from cozy cottages to newly built Colonials to expansive Mediterranean mansions on its tree-lined streets.

While Alamo Heights is home to many multimillionaires, it’s also home to white and blue collar families.

Some of the biggest reasons Alamo Heights remains one of the hottest markets in San Antonio include:

The Prestige Factor

While there are plenty of homes under the million-dollar mark, Alamo Heights has a well-deserved reputation as dignified. Partly due to its rich history and partly due to the average household income of its residents, Alamo Heights blends convenience with class at every corner.

The Top Schools

With 95.5% of its high school students heading to college after graduation, the Alamo Heights Independent School District routinely wins local and national awards for the quality of its education. For that reason, parents are willing to pay a premium to live there, so that their kids can graduate with a coveted Alamo Heights diploma. Its sports teams are top notch as well.

The Culture

The municipality of Alamo Heights boasts plenty of cultural venues, including the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Zoo, and the Witte Museum. Texas Monthly referred to Alamo Heights as a “city-within-a-city” because of the wide array of activities and amenities available.

The Retail Options

Not only is Alamo Heights fewer than five miles from San Antonio’s city center, but it has its own bevy of high-end shopping destinations. You’ve got shopping meccas like The Quarry and Lincoln Heights as well as posh boutiques and designer showrooms. And on top of its many tony retail options, Alamo Heights’ main road – Broadway- is also popular for its delicious restaurants and markets.

The Sense of Security

The city of Alamo Heights has its own government separate from the city of San Antonio, which manages its own police, fire, and sanitation departments. Having dedicated professionals serving its 8,400 residents provides a sense of safety to those who live there.

Usually choosing an area requires some compromises – the schools are top rated but the homes are more expensive, or the homes are less expensive because you’re so far away from everything. That’s not the case with Alamo Heights, where you can find affordable housing in a highly desirable area, where the schools are among the best in the state and you don’t have to travel far at all to find great food and local fun.

If you are considering a move to Alamo Heights please contact our luxury experts at Portfolio Real Estate are here to assist you.



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