When it comes to real estate, we all want to know the same thing – what’s the neighborhood like and what’s for sale in the area. We spend countless hours online researching neighborhoods and homes, often long before we ever step foot in a house or speak with a Realtor. It’s the age of the online home search and we at Kimberly Howell Properties have dedicated ourselves to bringing you a website that provides that information and gives you the latest homes for sale so that you can do your research on the neighborhoods and areas that interest you. The following list of neighborhood searches are compiled from data gathered in 2016 and represent the neighborhoods that our visitors had the most interest in throughout the year.
Top 10 Neighborhood Searches in 2016
#10 – Knolls of Woodlake – Just down the road from #9 in our neighborhood searches, it’s easy to see why these two neighborhoods rank so closely.
#9 – Walzem Farms – Coming in from the city’s northeast side, Walzem Farms is right between Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base, making it convenient to those needing access to military bases.
#8 – Ridge at Canyon Springs – With a variety of homesites available for new construction and plenty of new homes to choose from, it’s no surprise that Ridge at Canyon Springs made the list. All of the Canyon Springs neighborhoods ranked well throughout 2016 and have been know to take top spots in years past.
#7 – Deerfield – Deerfield will always rank high on neighborhood searches, because of its location and wide selection of homes to choose from.
#6 – Bear Springs Ranch – A bit of a surprise with this one as most of the top neighborhood searches tend to be within San Antonio, but this area of Mico has proven to be popular this year. There is also high interest in the lots for sale in Bear Springs Ranch.
#5 – Encino Park – Encino Park is both a specific subdivision as well as the more widely used term for multiple neighborhoods in the area. We found that more people visited this page, which covers all of the homes for sale in the neighborhoods that make up Encino Park and has information about local businesses, the schools, and living in the area.
#3 – Shavano Creek – Who wouldn’t want to look at the homes for sale in Shavano Creek? They’re gorgeous homes with incredible landscaping and are always at the top of the list for neighborhood searches.
#2 – Rogers Ranch – Rogers Ranch covers a wide array of neighborhoods all in one master planned community. Community info, school info, and homes for sale can all be found on this page.
#1 – Mesas at Canyon Springs – This neighborhood took the top spot, but we also saw a lot of interest in the more generalized neighborhood of Canyon Springs (which encompasses all of the subdivisions in one page along with information about the area, schools, and local builders involved in the neighborhood).
What neighborhoods did you have an interest in this year? What neighborhoods were top spots for sales? Where do you want to live? We look forward to showing you neighborhoods are across the area through our coverage of neighborhoods as well as the many homes listed throughout the year. If there’s a specific neighborhood that you’d like to learn about and see highlighted on this website, let us know.
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Many of our visitors are interesting in seeing just Kimberly Howell Properties listings – whether they’re clients of ours who want to look at their home or other homes we have listed, new visitors looking to get a feel for the homes our company lists, or prospective sellers looking for the right listing agent – our listings pages have proven to be popular. Recently, we split up the pages to make it a little easier to view our listings and we decided to give you a brief tour, so that you’ll know which section you want to view and how to view it. We have three options: view all of the Kimberly Howell Properties listings at once, view our homes for sale, and view our currently available rentals. Each of these sections is updated every 15 minutes, so you’ll never have to wonder if you’re seeing the latest or worrying that one of the homes you like is long gone.
Kimberly Howell Properties Listings
To see all of the listings we currently have, including rentals, land, commercial, and homes for sale, simply click on the “Listings” button in the main menu. This will show you everything we have.
To separate properties for sale and for rent, you’ll need to hover over the “Listings” button with your mouse and a drop down will appear, showing two new selections – “Available Rentals” and “Homes for Sale” – selecting either of these will take you to the current properties in that category.
You can sort the properties by using the drop down menu just above the map that you’ll see. There are several ways to sort, but the most common are by time on market and by price.
If you are viewing our site on a mobile device, hovering doesn’t work, but our mobile optimized site takes care of that issue for you. Clicking on the three line menu button (also known as the sandwich) will expand the menu and show all menu items, including sub-menus, giving you direct access to all listings, homes for sale, and homes for rent.
Of course, if you’d rather search for listings that are listed by everyone and not just Kimberly Howell Properties, you can use our home search, which we have also split into homes for sale and homes for rent. These listings come directly from the SABOR MLS and they are updated every 15 minutes as well, in order to give you the most accurate information on properties available.
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As the end of the year approaches, we were wondering what the top 5 neighborhoods in San Antonio were, based on the amount of searches of homes for sale conducted by our visitors. Some of the results were expected, but a few neighborhoods popped up that we didn’t expect. While these searches don’t necessarily indicate sales in the neighborhoods, they do show that people are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods and the homes available for sale within them. If you have a home for sale in one of these neighborhoods, you’ll be glad to know it’s getting lots of exposure here on our website. So let’s take a look at the top 5 neighborhoods in San Antonio, shall we?
Top 5 Neighborhoods in San Antonio
#5 – Terra Mont – Nestled in the hills north of 1604 off of Blanco Road, Terra Mont has some absolutely stunning homes. With plenty of lots still available, it’s also one of those places that you can imagine yourself building the perfect dream home.
#4 – Reserves at The Heights at Stone Oak – This neighborhood ranking so high came as a bit of a surprise. There are some terrific houses in the neighborhood though, so we can see why visitors wanted to know more.
#3 – Ridge at Lookout Canyon – This one was another one of the surprises on the list, because it is such a small, specific search. The neighborhoods of Lookout Canyon ranked up there as well, but this one beat out all the rest.
#2 – The Dominion – Everyone loves The Dominion. Home to some of San Antonio’s most famous names, The Dominion is what luxury neighborhoods are all about.
#1 – Canyon Springs – Canyon Springs, and its many subdivisions, popped up more than any other neighborhood in San Antonio. There’s a lot to choose from and we’ve talked a lot about this neighborhood on our website, so it’s no surprise that it landed the top spot.
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These homes for sale are listed by Kimberly Howell Properties. If you’re looking for more listings, including those not listed by our company, you can search homes for sale via our website. If you have any questions about the homes you see on this website, you may contact a real estate agent at Kimberly Howell Properties and they can help you find the answers, as well as assist you in purchase, sale, or rental of a home.
New Polygon Search Available
We’ve recently added a new feature to our map-based search that allows you to narrow down your searches even more. With the new polygon search function, you can draw any shape on the map and search within those boundaries. We use this capability for clients all the time in the MLS and we’ve now brought it to you. It’s simple to use – just go to to our search for homes section and click on the “pencil” icon in the lower right hand corner of the map. From there you can click and draw lines in any way you want, just be sure to close the shape by connecting your last line back to your starting point.
This polygon-shape search tool is very useful when you want to include specific sections of neighborhoods, combine several neighborhoods into one search, or even eliminate specific streets or homes from your search criteria. Give it a try today!
PS The polygon search tool also works on our rental search!