There are so many great places to live in San Antonio that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
Four years ago, Shail Patel made the move to the Dignowity Hill Historic District, enticed by the lifestyle that comes with being so close to Pearl, downtown, the River Walk, and all the accompanying restaurants.
But it was 10 years ago that the Kuper Sotheby's International Realty agent first began helping buyers and sellers in the area.
"Dignowity Hill offers so much, along with being in a charming and unique neighborhood, and that makes it extra appealing," Patel says.
Born in India, Patel now makes downtown his backyard by living in the city's first exclusive residential suburb, which has seen a renaissance in the past decade or so.
Patel offered up a few more of his personal favorites about life in Dignowity Hill. Here's his guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Whether you're craving something tapas from Toro Kitchen + Bar or looking for Korean flavors at Magpie, there's a tasty option for every palate and occasion.
"I also love Alamo Brewery, Burleson Yard, and Roadmap Brewery for happy hour," says Patel.
Where to play
Have a chill afternoon at Dignowity-Lockwood Park or lace up your sneakers to explore Mission Reach, the eight-mile section of the San Antonio River trail that meanders past four of the city's famous missions.
Improve your serve at Fairchild Park, where there are more than a dozen tennis courts.
Where to live
The two-story, Craftsman-style bungalow at 1150 N. Olive St. that Patel currently has listed is a beautiful example of the area's historic homes, which are filled with charming details and sport vibrant colors.
Patel helped the home's current owners, Katie and Will, purchase a larger home when the couple decided their future lay in Dignowity Hill, and therefore they needed a larger house to grow into.
"It is such a dog-friendly neighborhood," Patel says, "and we get our dogs together for play dates all the time."
Patel also notes an exciting upcoming addition to the neighborhood: the merging of two parks into one, complete with a giant dog park.
"There are plenty of reasons to love living in Dignowity Hill, but one of the main ones is the inclusiveness of the community and how everyone feels welcome," says Katie and Will. "On top of the awesome people, it's amazing to also be directly adjacent to all of the happenings, restaurants, and fun developments of the downtown and Pearl areas."
Shail Patel lives, works, and plays in Dignowity Hill. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email email@example.com, or call 210-454-2904.