The city of Pleasanton has experienced explosive population growth over the past five years, going from 8,200 to 14,600 residents plus hundreds of oil field workers filling up local hotels. The reason? Pleasanton is the “Gateway to the Eagle Ford Shale,” said the San Antonio Business Journal, and the Eagle Ford Shale is “one of the biggest oil booms ever to hit Texas — and possibly the USA,” according to USA Today. The Business Journal reports that “City leaders attribute Pleasanton’s growth to their solid water and wastewater infrastructure and have laid the foundations for continued economic expansion.”
The same boom that is transforming the once sleepy town of Pleasanton, formerly known as the “Birthplace of the Cowboy,” is pouring money into the San Antonio economy and creating an indelible mark on the SouthSide real estate market.
“The rapid increase in drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale has spilled into San Antonio,” said the San Antonio Express-News, calling it a “new chapter in Texas energy history.” Considered “one of the most actively drilled targets for oil and gas in the United States, according to Wikipedia, the Eagle Ford Shale was responsible for nearly 25 percent of the country’s oil production last year, and with more than 200 rigs running, it is expected to increase for years to come.
As the need for quality housing grows, so too do the homeownership opportunities on the SouthSide, where Mission del Lago stands as its premier master-planned community. Mission del Lago offers an array of spacious homes with well-designed floorplans, modern amenities, and a convenient location close to Eagle Ford Shale and other top area employers like the San Antonio Toyota plant.
Homebuyers are discovering the advantages of move-in ready homes from D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes that offer them a unique opportunity to purchase a brand-new home in the community without the wait of construction.
For more information about living in the fastest-growing neighborhood in South San Antonio, download our Guide to Buying a New Home in Southside San Antonio.