Moving to San Antonio? 7 reasons to buy on the Southside

Posted by Mission del Lago on Aug 9, 2016 11:00:37 AM

San Antonio is one of the nation’s favorite places to call home, and if you’re looking to make a move, there’s one place you should definitely be considering: San Antonio's Southside. These 7 reasons explain why you should be buying a home on San Antonio’s Southside.
Continued growth

No place is hotter than the Southside, with great new amenities, activities, dynamic employers, and a thriving San Antonio real estate market. The revitalization of the area has brought in scores of new businesses, an expanded real estate presence, especially in and around the exciting Brooks City Base redevelopment, and new homebuyers seeking a suburban yet urban-close lifestyle with attainable prices.

The jobs

San Antonio has one of the top job markets in the country, and was recently named to Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers for its “projected annual job growth of 2.7 percent, 26.7 percent college attainment and 1.5 percent high-tech employment.”

Southside companies like like the San Antonio Toyota Plant, the Texas A&M University campus, and the new two-story HEB supermarket continue to thrive and provide employment opportunities close to home. Coming soon is the Greater Mission Recreational YMCA.

The real estate

San Antonio was named the No. 5 “Hottest Real Estate Market of 2016” by FORTUNE and a “Best Buy City” by Forbes. Who doesn’t want to buy a home in a top-rated city with great real estate values?

Entertainment, culture and recreation

There’s always something to do on the Southside, where some of the most fun activities in San Antonio are located. Playing at Jim Mattox Park or Julian C Gallardo Park and Playground, walking or riding the Medina River Trail, and birdwatching and enjoying nature at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, are a few ways people on the Southside enjoy the city.

Huffington Post pointed out the Blue Star Arts Complex, a “warehouse-like set of buildings” that sat vacant for years until they became part of the site of the Mission Reach project “and opened it as the trailhead for the seven-mile Mission Reach connecting four of San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial Missions,” as one of the many reasons San Antonio is “the new Austin.” The Complex “now includes a contemporary arts museum, Red Dot, several bars and restaurants, (and) a theater. In the South part of downtown, the food trucks have now cemented this new way of dining al fresco and rather on the cheap. This totally grants the status of cool city to the new San Antonio, a foodie’s corner,” they added.

With the brand-new City Base Cinema, Game On, Brooks Park, tons of new Southside restaurants, shopping, and fitness opportunities, plus hotels, Brooks City Base is Southside San Antonio's most exciting redevelopment project. A new town center, more new hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets, and the renovation of the historic Hangar 9, are on the way.

Range of residents

The South Side attracts a wide range of homebuyers, from employees of some of the nearby employers to those who grew up locally and want to raise their children in this revitalized area to military homebuyers in San Antonio seeking a peaceful location that's close to Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base, and the New Braunfels VA Clinic.

Family friendliness

Families moving to the Southside also love being in an area that caters to their needs, with quality schools like the a TEC “Recognized” Julian G. Gallardo Elementary School located within the Mission del Lago community. San Antonio is considered so warm and welcoming that it was just named America’s Friendliest City by Travel and Leisure as “a big city with small town vibes.”


Real estate sales have been strong throughout the city, which means home prices in San Antonio are up overall. Southside community Mission del Lago’s new homes in San Antonio start at just $170,000, and offer all the space and features homebuyers are looking for with the quality D.R Horton and Lennar are known for. Quick Move Homes also give buyers the opportunity to move right in without the wait of construction.

For more reasons to live in San Antonio and more information about and buying a new home on the Southside, visit Mission del Lago, the fastest-growing community in its price range—and one of the fastest-growing regardless of price range—in the city. This 800-acre San Antonio golf course community offers a range of affordable new homes and resort amenities in a convenient and growing South San Antonio location.

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Topics: buying a home in San Antonio, homes on the southside

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