The link below gives a lot of information about these two areas:
If you are interested in school reports, go to http://sarealtywatch.com/school-reports.asp and put in the zip codes such as 78251 (westover area) and 78253 (Alamo Ranch area).
Call me at 210-232-2310 to have a more detailed discussion.
Associate Broker / REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty
These are a set of opinions from someone whose family has lived in San Antonio since 1926 and in Texas since 1854. They are not necessarily correct. The best place for you will be someplace close to employment or school.
Historically speaking the Stevens high school, which is named after Justice John Paul Stevens is built on the location the Pope gave his blessings to the San Antonio faithful during his visit.
Stevens high school is regarded highly, again in my opinion.
Both areas are nice areas. I have a friend that lives off Westover Hills and he likes his neighborhood. He's been there for about 14 years. My in-laws live in the Alamo Ranch area and enjoy it so much they are wanting my wife and I to move there.
You can search homes at http://www.markcouture.com or http://www.couturerealestate.com. I have some good infomation about the area and schools.
You can call me or email me with any quesions you may have.
If you would like something more specific - visit my web site: http://www.roycerealestate.com and just send me your question(s)
You really have to drive thru at your convenience to see them both for yourself. I will definitely agree with Jason that if you are planning to live in SA for the next 5 years or so, owning is far better than renting. If your long term housing plans do not include SA, then renting in those areas are good choices. It really boils down to the house though. You can have a less than desirable house in a GREAT neighborhood and you will not be happy.
If there is anything that I can do to help with your home choices, please let me know!
Thank you for your inquiry.
Barbara Heath Coker
Sr. Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
100% Home Loans All Over Texas
First... let me see if there is any way I can talk you out of wasting your money on rent... This is the best buyer's market we may ever see in our lifetimes, and chances are strong, if you qualify to rent over there, we can probably get you a loan to buy.. You will get a lot more for your money, and actually build equity, appreciation, have a new tax write-off, and have an asset that can easily pay you in the future. Rent is a huge waste of money.
Alamo Ranch and that area north of it represent the fastest growing sector of San Antonio right now. The homes are great, the pricing is still good, and with all the new shopping and growing business out there... it's a great place to be.
So far, home prices are rising in the area at a fairly constant rate, and homes are not only holding thier value on a whole, but actually becoming worth more than they were orginially purchased for.
Builders out there are giving away the farm right now on new construction... I know I just beat a poor builder to death for one of my clients and got A LOT off the price and all the closing costs covered. It was pretty cool.
Here are all the homes currently for sale in the Alamo Ranch and Westover Areas:
Hope that helps.
Jason C Campbell
Option One Real Estate
Platinum Top 50 Finalist
Castle & Cooke Mortgage