San Antonio’s Top 5 Kid-Friendly New-Home Communities

A splash pad at Alamo Ranch Harrison Grant by Pulte Homes in San Antonio features a whale sculpture, fountains and more.

A splash pad at Alamo Ranch Harrison Grant by Pulte Homes in San Antonio features a whale sculpture, fountains and more.

The Alamo City is friendly for people of all ages. For singles, there are plenty of dining, dancing and drinking options. For older adults, you’ve got great weather and lots of history. For kids, there are amusement parks, water parks, a zoo and more.

If you have a family and want to live in San Antonio, you’ll have no trouble finding the right new-home community, ripe with outdoor activities and proximity to the area’s many attractions. Here are our top five picks (extra points go to new-home communities near Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas or Schlitterbahn) of San Antonio’s kid-friendly new-home communities:


1) Alamo Ranch - Harrison Grant Homes by Pulte Homes

Homes at Alamo Ranch Harrison Grant are spacious for growing families and features like a planning center where the family can charge and store their electronics. The Northwest San Antonio community boasts soccer fields and basketball courts, an outdoor aquatic center with a waterslide and splash features, a playscape and on-site schools in the Northside Independent School District. For busy parents, a shopping center is close by, making it easy to keep the home supplied with necessities and other items.

• From $375,490 to $540,941
• Homes Range from 2,969 sq. ft. to 4,760 sq. ft.

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A fort-like playground at Talise de Culebra by LGI Homes as a fort, monkey bars and a spinner.

2) Talise de Culebra Homes by LGI Homes

Extra point alert! Talise de Culebra is just a short drive to Sea World! This family-friendly new-home community is a quaint place to bring up kids. With lots of walking trails, families can stay active and healthy and have fun without really thinking about it. For older kids, there’s a community pool and amenity center. Younger kids will enjoy the community playground, while parents can socialize. This community has it all, including proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment.

• From $219,900 to $285,900
• Homes Range from 1,362 sq. ft. to 2,849 sq. ft.

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A rendering of The Gardens at Urban Crest community by David Weekley Homes in San Antonio imagines community residents walking about in the community, in front of new homes.

3) The Gardens at Urban Crest by David Weekley Homes

Homebuyers can choose from a variety of floor plans at The Gardens at Urban Crest that best suits their family’s lifestyle. Located close to San Antonio’s popular Terrell Hills area, the community has scenic walking and biking trails at Robert L.B. Tobin Park. Students in the neighborhood attend Northeast Independent schools, but for those who prefer private schooling, Saint Mary’s Hall and St. Pius X Catholic School are nearby. The neighborhood is also close to Fort Sam Houston, Tobin Branch Library and Alamo Heights.

• Homes range from $330,990 to $447,896
• Homes range from 1,481 sq. ft. to 2,326 sq. ft.

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A new two-story home by KB Home at the Heights at Northeast Crossing in San Antonio features a stone, brick and vinyl siding, as well as a porch and front-entry garage.

4) Heights at Northeast Crossing by KB Home

Homes at the Heights at Northeast Crossing by KB Home include single-story and two-story homes. This community is close to all of San Antonio’s best options in dining, shopping and entertainment. Close to Loop 1604 and IH-10 and IH-35, this new-home community is just a short drive to Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio Military Medical Center, as well as the Woodlake Golf Club. For those with little ones, Hartman Elementary School is within walking distance.

• Homes range from $181,995 to $216,995
• Homes range from 1,516 sq. ft. to 2,898 sq. ft.

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A new home by Centex Homes at Horizon Pointe in San Antonio is decked out in pink and white for a teen girl.

5) Horizon Pointe by Centex Homes

Centex Homes’ Horizon Pointe community has it all: great amenities, proximity to area attractions, shopping and dining and homes that are ideal for families, large and small. Just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio and less than 10 miles from Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base, Horizon Pointe has easy access to the best San Antonio has to offer. Amenities include an on-site lementary school, community pool, playground and walking trails. Want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but close to the excitement? Then Horizon Pointe is a good option.

• Homes range from $193,990 to $229,938
• Homes range from 1,907 sq. ft. to 2,424 sq. ft.

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Patricia L. Garcia is an award-winning journalist and former content manager for NewHomeSource. You can find her on Google+.

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