San Antonio, with its many unique neighborhoods, can be a tough real estate market to navigate, and an even more difficult one to make a decision in. Perhaps as a potential buyer you are interested in living close to upscale shops, restaurants, and boutiques, or perhaps you are looking for the best place to start a family.
San Antonio’s diverse neighborhoods offer these amenities and more in almost every price range. So what can you get for a budget of $500,000 in some of the city's most popular areas? These five homes, all priced around $500,000, boast everything from beautiful outdoor entertaining spaces to unique onsite amenities like a lazy river and golf course.
Alamo Heights is home to excellent schools, and most homes for sale boast walkability, as you are never far from one or more of the area’s trendy shops and restaurants. However, homes for sale in Alamo Heights run somewhat more expensive than surrounding areas. While the current average listing price in the area is $748,745, the beautiful home located at 311 Ogden Ln. is listed at $485,000. A recently upgraded, 1,901-square-foot cottage with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, it offers walkable streets and quick, easy access to many top rated schools.
Boerne has garnered a reputation as a top place to raise a family, thanks to great schools, shopping, parks, and entertainment. The current average listing price in Boerne is $564,364, and there are many homes on the market in the $500,000-or-less range. One such listing is the home located at 10230 Clearance. This 3,105-square-foot home has a wide-open floor plan, four bedrooms, two half-baths, and three full baths. The master suite contains a garden tub and bay windows, and the kitchen features custom cabinets.
The neighborhood of Cibolo Canyons features an onsite community center complete with a pool and a lazy river. This particular home is located just minutes from those amenities, is 3,849 square feet and currently listed at $429,000. 3531 Crest Noche Dr. features an open floor plan, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and three walkout attics. It also has a large, fully landscaped backyard.
With an average listing price of $895,324, the Dominion may seem unattainable, however deals can almost always be found. One such property is located at 6 Tudor Glen, currently listed at $499,000. It contains two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Inside, the home has an open floor plan and a kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite countertops, and custom cabinets. Friedrich Park is nearby, providing plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas.
King William, with a prime location close to downtown, is an excellent choice for those looking for access to nightlife, work, and restaurants. The current average listing price for a home in King William is $498,040. Most homes on the market in the $500,000 price range are starter homes (small one-to-two-bedroom cottages that have been recently upgraded). 625 E. Guenther St. has two bedrooms and bathrooms and is a historic charmer. Listed at $480,000, the home has high ceilings, wood floors, and three covered porches.