SA Scene recently released its list of the one hundred most expensive homes in San Antonio. The list was based off of Bexar County Appraisal District data for 2011 *. Homes ranged from $10 million down to $2.29 million and the owners included a who’s who of Spurs players, doctors, business owners, and car dealership families. What interested me most was the question, “so where are all these expensive homes?”
Fifteen neighborhoods were represented on the list of the top one hundred most expensive homes in San Antonio. Most of them are names you would expect to hear in a list like this. There were a few on the list that I didn’t expect – not because of a lack of expensive homes, just surprised they made the cut. You can see the full list in the magazine, but here’s the breakdown by neighborhood of San Antonio’s most expensive homes.
Terrell Hills – It’s no surprise that Terrell Hills comes in at number one. This neighborhood also has the most expensive home on the list ($10 million). With forty out of one hundred of the most expensive homes, there’s no doubt why Terrell Hills is highly desired.
The Dominion – Many people associate The Dominion with luxury homes and with fourteen of the top one hundred most expensive homes, you can see why.
Alamo Heights – With its highly sought after school district and city plans that help preserve the natural beauty of the area, Alamo Heights is home to twelve of the one hundred most expensive homes in San Antonio.
Olmos Park – Dating back to the 1920s, Olmos Park is a small community, but still contains eleven of the top one hundred homes.
Hill Country Village – Property in this area goes fast and there’s good reason for it – location! On of the few places to find large tracts of land inside of 1604, Hill Country Village clocks in with eight of the most expensive homes in San Antonio.
Shavano Park – One drive through Shavano Park and you’ll know exactly why five of the homes from the list are located here.
Elm Creek – Although Elm Creek definitely has expensive homes, it doesn’t have enough to make a strong showing – only two homes made the cut.
The rest of the neighborhoods each had only one home that made it to the list of San Antonio’s most expensive homes; Anaqua Springs Ranch, Estates at Champions Run, Grey Forest, Greystone, Hunters Creek, Monte Vista, and Terrell Heights.
Which neighborhood would you choose to live in?
* Using the Bexar County Appraisal District is not a true picture of a home’s market value. These values are not always inline with the current real estate market and tax valuations can be off by a lot in our experience, but for the purposes of what SA Scene is attempting, it’s probably the best data source.
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