Moving to San Antonio- need help choosing a neighborhood!

Asked by Eric Thompson, Los Angeles, CA Fri Oct 12, 2012

Hello,

I’m considering moving to the San Antonio area but I really do not know where to begin. Ideally, I’d like to purchase a home in a nice neighborhood that has fun things to do. For example, great restaurants, shopping, nightlife, entertainment, etc. are all important to me. I prefer being in or close to densely populated areas, such as downtown. As it stands right now, my price range is about $1,200,000-$1,500,000. What neighborhoods would be the best fit?

Thank you,
Eric T.

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Kim Glass, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Oct 15, 2012
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Doc & Ellen…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Hi, Eric,

Your price range is going to get a lot of people interested! There are several neighborhoods with all the items you asked for. Our Luxury Condo market is thriving, both in and near Downtown and Alamo Heights. Both areas allow you to walk to fine restaurants, live music, and good shopping. Here are the condos available now priced under $1.5 million: http://sabor.connectmls.com/listings.jsp?dcid=CB931DA8D42386…

Less expensive luxury units in the same areas include: http://sabor.connectmls.com/listings.jsp?dcid=CB86201DF2B27A…

In some of the less-densely populated areas, such as the Dominion, Boerne, and several others, there are many homes suitable for a "Lock and Go" lifestyle, Here is a link so you can do your own search: http://www.kwluxuryhomes.com/luxury/PropertySearch.action?on…

Were are members of the Keller Williams Luxury homes International division and have access to ALL the offerings. We offer Concierge-Level Service for discriminating Buyers.

Best regards,

Ellen and Doc Stephens, REALTORS
Members - Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
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David Gutier…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Sat Oct 20, 2012
Hello Eric: There is such a great array of great neighborhoods in the San Antonio area and in fact I have the perfect home for you. If you are interested call me at 210-393-9946

Sincerely,
David Gutierrez
Exit Ih10 Realty
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Chris Ginn, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Tue Oct 16, 2012
Eric, I would suggest a tour of the Tri-cities area. My expertise is within this Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights "TRI" neighborhood. I have lived and worked in this vibrant & unique area for over twenty years. Restaurants,museums,shopping, nightlife ( downtown 10 minutes away) and charming,original ( NOT cookie-cutter) homes await you. contact me ; Chris Ginn @ 210-846-1026 for a VIP tour, Time well spent.
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Melissa Yama…, Home Buyer, 75067
Mon Oct 15, 2012
The Alamo Heights area would work for you, I think. Nice neighborhoods, great schools and lots of restaurants, museums and parks in the area, as well as being just a quick shot up Broadway from Downtown.
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Monica Barri…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Eric T., you know you just became many REALTOR®s new best friend with such a nice price range. I agree with the answers before mine, San Antonio has several older neighborhoods that have beautiful homes with unique architecture, history, and character that are very near our downtown. On the flip-side, downtown is offering very modern, luxurious, and spacious condos that have recently dropped in price due to slow sales. I would also like to add these two neighborhoods to the list of others that have been recommended to you-Elm Creek and Monte Vista.

Please see the links below for more information on these communities. And yes, like many others, I would like to offer my professional real estate services to you. Good luck to you and I hope you find a home that you feel comfortable living in, as well as liking the surroundings.

http://elmcreekownersassoc.com/info.php?pnum=2

http://www.montevista-sa.org/pages/districtMain/

Take care and thank you for your question,

Monica Barrientos-REALTOR®
210-379-5098
monica@mytxproperties.com
http://www.mytxproperties.com
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sylvia zuniga…, Agent, san antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Hi my name is Sylvia Martinez I'm a licensed Realtor.I work at sellsmart lone star real estate,I'd be honored to help u buy ur dream home!!! If u like feel free To call or email me anytime 210 730-6396 email sylviawithsellsmart@hotmail.com. Thank You n Sincerely, Sylvia Martinez
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Claudia McSh…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Dear Eric Thompson,

Somebody mentioned to keep in mind the property taxes that you would have to pay for that price range, which is true. Chances are you will not have to pay as much for homes you are accustomed to with these prices in San Antonio as you would in California.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
The_Realtor4U@yahoo.com
Web Reference:  http://www.SAHomes4Sale.net
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Leah McNamara, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Hi Eric,

I've created a custom lifestyle / real estate search for you at:
http://bpr.co/Thompson

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,
Leah McNamara GRI BPOR
Managing Broker
Best Practices Realty
Cell: (210) 379-2799
email: Leah@BPR.co
Web Reference: http://www.BPR.co
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Claudia McSh…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Dear Eric Thompson,

Shavano Park,Terrell Hills and Olmos Park would be other options, but I would try Alamo Heights first. The Dominion is a luxurious community but further away from downtown.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
The_Realtor4U@yahoo.com
Web Reference:  http://www.SAHomes4Sale.net
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Kathy Walsh, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Hi Eric,
I think you might be interested in Alamo Heights or Terrell Hills, beautiful areas close to the city in the northeast quadrant. There are two nearby universities, excellent public schools, museums, botanical gardens, golf courses, lots of great dining, a great outdoor shopping mall (the Quarry), and just a really nice feel.

One thing to keep in mind about Texas, in general, is that since we don't have a state income tax our school funding comes from property taxes. A home that is valued at around $1,000,000 would have property taxes in the $20K range, so you may want to keep that in mind when you invest in a home here.

Let me know if I can send you any information on these communities. You can search for homes on my website at http://www.FindAHomeInSanAntonioTX.com.

Good luck!

Kathy Walsh, Realtor®
Keller Williams Heritage
(210) 862-7721
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Lacy Padilla, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
There are many in San Antonio that would fit your needs, but it would depend on where in town you would like to live. From the sound of it you might love King William district or Alamo Heights area. Both are close to downtown, densely populated, and close to many restaurants, clubs, etc. Give me a call when you get a chance and we can talk about your wants, needs, etc. I look forward to hearing from you!

Lacy Padilla
http://www.lacypadilla.com
(210) 201 2799
Real Living Best Homes
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Claudia McSh…, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Fri Oct 12, 2012
Dear Eric Thompson,

The first neighborhood that comes to my mind is Alamo Heights. Please contact me and I will send you a search with beautiful properties for sale fitting your requirements.

Claudia McShane
Joyce Klein Realtors
(210) 744-4502
The_Realtor4U@yahoo.com
Web Reference:  http://www.SAHomes4Sale.net
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