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Breaking down San Antonio’s 11 major neighborhoods

From river to shining river.

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Northside, Northwest Side, Far West Side, Southside, Southtown… if you’ve been confused about what neighborhoods are where, you’re not alone.

Whether you’re new to the city or a long-time San Antonian, we’re here to clear up any confusion by breaking down some of the most iconic areas around the 210.

Here are the Alamo City’s 11 major neighborhoods.

Alamo Heights, City Council Districts 2, 10

Upscale, family-friendly, luxury living… This quaint cottage district is known for its tree-lined streets and slow-paced living. | Must-try spots: Olmos Basin Park, Alamo Quarry Market, McNay Art Museum


Join The McNay every second Thursday in the fall for food, fun, and art. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Downtown – River Walk, City Council District 1

Bustling, urban, heart of the city… From historic sites to towering developments, there’s never a dull moment in the center of our city. | Must-try spots: The Alamo, Main Plaza, Majestic Empire Theatre, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Market Square, and Hemisfair .


It’s no surprise that millions come to visit the heart of the city every year. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Eastside – Sunset Station – Dignowity, City Council District 2

Revitalized, culturally-rich, sports hub… Established as one of the city’s first Black American cultural hubs, the Eastside has undergone a massive transformation. | Must-try spots: Alamo Beer Company, Carver Community Cultural Center, Frost Bank Center, Alamodome, and St. Paul Square.


The historic Sunset Station is now home to SATX’s newest nightclub. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

King William – Southtown the Arts District, City Council District 5

Victorian-inspired, artistic, up-and-coming… Don’t miss out on First Fridays, a monthly street festival that captures the vibrant community of artists, artisans, and eateries in Southtown. |Must-try spots: Guenther House, Ruby City, Blue Star Arts Complex, Riverwalk Blue Star Trailhead, and Halcyon.


The River Walk doesn’t stop downtown — take a stroll in Southtown. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Missions & South, City Council Districts 3, 4, 5

Historic, community-driven, familial… Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the San Antonio missions are a staple of South San Antonio. | Must-try spots: Mission Reach, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Confluence Park, and Mission Marquee Plaza.


Monte Vista – Alta Vista – Olmos Park, City Council District 1

Renewed, up-and-coming, vintage… The largest historic district in the US, this spot is definitely one to hit up if you’re looking to shop second-hand items. | Must-try spots: San Pedro Spring Park, Hannah Landa Memorial Library, Scobee Planetarium, and The Public Theater of San Antonio.


San Pedro Springs park is the second oldest park in the US. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Northeast – Morgan’s Wonderland, City Council Districts 9, 10

Expanding, far-reaching, inclusive… Home to Randolph Air Force Base, this is one of San Antonio’s newest neighborhoods with plenty of outdoor space. | Must-try spots: Comanche Lookout Park, Retama Park, and Cowboys Dance Hall.


The Special Olympics Texas Summer Games were held in May at Morgan’s Wonderland. | 📸 : Jay Brittain

Northwest – SeaWorld – Alamo Ranch, City Council Districts 4, 6, 7

Booming, developing, family-focused… With plenty of restaurants, new attractions + a booming real estate market, many are looking here to raise a family. | Must-try spots: Government Canyon State Natural Area, Aquatica, and San Antonio Aquarium.


The Northwest side is one of many places to get your thrill on in San Antonio. | 📸 : @thecoasterchannel

Pearl – Broadway Cultural Corridor, City Council Districts 1, 2

Entertainment hotspot, ritzy, educational... One of SATX’s newest redeveloped neighborhoods, this area has become an instant favorite among locals + tourists alike. | Must-try spots: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Museum of Art, Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, and The Witte Museum


Check out how this old brewery turned into a cultural, food, and shopping hub. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Six Flags Fiesta Texas – La Cantera – Medical Center, City Council Districts 1, 7, 8, 9

Youthful, upmarket, collegiate hub... From luxury retail shops to thrilling adventures, this neighborhood has it all for those looking to add a bit of excitement to their routine. | Must-try spots: Eilan Hotel & Resort, Phil Hardberger Park, Denman Estate Park, and The Rim Shopping Center.


Head to The Shop at La Cantera’s parking lot on weekends to see fireworks for free. | 📸 : @SATXtoday team

Westside – Deco District – Monticello, City Council Districts 4, 5, 6, 7

Vintage, Tex-Mex, art deco... This neighborhood showcases one of the most vibrant portraits of SATX’s Mexican-American heritage. | Must-try spots: Woodlawn Lake Park, Woodlawn Theatre, Cool Crest Miniature Golf, and Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.


The Woodlawn Theater is officially relocating to The Bijou in 2023. | Courtesy of The Woodlawn Theater

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