Downtown San Antonio
San Pedro Creek:
Stroll through the banks of the San Pedro Creel Culture Park and experience culture, art and nature during the grand opening of the first segment on May 5, 2018. The grand opening is free and open to the public and will incorporate family friendly fun along the banks of the Culture Park from noon – 9 p.m., including food trucks, live music, children’s activities and historical presentations – as well as an evening illumination ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m., presented by Bexar County. Learn more.
What is it?
It is a 2 mile linear park, showcasing history, art and culture of San Antonio. When the four phase project is completed it will begin at IH-35 at the flood tunnel inlet at Santa Rosa and end at the Alazan and Apache Creeks at IH-35 to the south. Phase one has been completed.
One of the edgiest areas in town, Southtown is known for its art galleries, high-end boutiques, dinning and historical architecture. It is also the most walkable neighborhood in the city. The wide variety of homes makes Southtown a desirable area for all sorts of people, from hipsters to retirees. You can find historical estates and modern condos almost side by side. The diversity in the homes found throughout Southtown and the surrounding areas varies from the mid-$100,000s and up into the millions depending on the home style and condition. This area is sought after for its convenient accessibility to downtown, all major highways, the Pearl, the River Walk, Higher Education, and more
The King Williams historical district is a unique place all on its own. Greek Revival, Victorian and Italianate architectural gems line the streets of this neighborhood. There are historic homes, shops, museums, and eateries that draw in professionals and married couples looking for something close to the heart of downtown, not quite the suburbs and still one of kind.
And according to a new ranking by Thrillist, it is actually the “most beautiful historic neighborhood” in Texas.
LaVaca is the original San Antonio neighborhood! In the early 18th century the neighborhood began as farmland for the Mission San Antonio de Valero. “LaVaca draws in everyone from spunky millennials to artists to architecture enthusiasts to couples and families.” Lavava has a blend of history and culture and a strong sense of community amongst its residents. Styles of architecture include caliche block cottages, Victorian, and Neoclassical. Residents have begun restoring the historic integrity of this neighborhood.
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