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Community spotlight: Alamo Heights

Suburb gives San Antonio homeowners room for growth
  • Alamo Heights presents highly rated schools and a budding local business scene intertwined in the peaceful Texas landscape.
  • Just over 8,000 residents call Alamo Heights home, according to the July 2015 population estimate via the Census Bureau.
  • Nearby Brackenridge Park, where the zoo and aquarium are located, is 343 acres filled with picnic pavilions, playing fields and various cultural attractions.
  • As of June 2016, the median sold price of six properties in Alamo Heights was $369,975 with a year-to-date median sold price of $430,000 from 27 closings, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR).

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Alamo Heights, located in north central Bexar County, is an appealing area for homeowners seeking sense of community and a mounting real estate market. Both hilly and developed, Alamo Heights presents highly rated schools and a budding local business scene intertwined in the peaceful Texas landscape. Although technically considered a suburban town, Alamo Heights is just over 5 miles from the city center of San Antonio, meaning professionals working downtown can sprawl out in a single-family home without suffering heavy commutes. The quaint area off of Highway 281 began as public land in the early 1800s. Substantial expansion didn’t commence until the 1920s, and in 1922 it was voted an independent municipality from San Antonio. How much does it cost to move to Alamo Heights? Alamo Heights is well-known for its heavy inventory of homes with character, but that might not appeal to homebuyers looking for ultra-sleek, modern interiors. However, older homes in need of a litt...