Situated in San Antonio and just two miles from downtown San Antonio, the residential suburbs of Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills were both developed in the early part of the 20th century and both retain an old-fashioned, family-oriented atmosphere.
Alamo Heights touts itself as "the friendliest city in Texas" and many residents born there never leave. Terrell Hills borders United States Army Base Fort Sam Houston.
Both communities are situated next to one another within Bexar County. The region is served by several major roadways, including Interstate 35, Interstate 10, Interstate 410, and U.S. Route 281.
The accessible location makes for an easy drive into the city for work, and residents can expect an average commuting time to be less than 20 minutes. The largest local employing industries for the combined population of approximately 12,300 residents are educational, health and social services, professional services, finance and insurance.
Students in grades K-12 are served by either the Alamo Heights Independent School District or the North East Independent School District. Several colleges and several universities are in close proximity for those who wish to attain a degree in higher education.
The local lifestyle emphasizes the outdoors, local history, the arts and community. For first rate shopping, dining and entertainment, residents are treated to the Alamo Quarry Market. Golf enthusiasts are graced with The Quarry Golf Club located in Alamo Heights.
Real estate options in Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills consist of single-family detached homes, estate properties, condominiums, townhouses and land lots.
Price Range of Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills Real Estate:
The Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills residential markets offer a diverse selection of home styles available in a wide range of prices. Two-story traditional homes on large, treed lots are popular; however, Mediterranean, contemporary, Spanish and ranch homes are also available. The ages of homes vary widely as well. One may purchase an immaculately restored historic home, or a contemporary home built in the last few years. Some of the homes (even on the lower end of the price range) have beautiful and scenic city views.
If you're thinking about making the move to the Alamo Heights/Terrell Hills area, expect home prices to start from $125,000 for a 2-bedroom starter home, to upwards of $6 million for an estate residence.
"Leah McNamara Your Real Estate Expert Specializing in Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills, Texas"
Leah McNamara: Leah started her real estate career in 1990 when she lived in La Jolla, California and continued her passion after moving to Texas in 1998 serving the Austin and San Antonio markets. She is a second generation Broker. Her mother (who is now retired) was a licensed Broker in both Texas and California.
She founded Best Practices Realty in 2009 and has achieved great success.
"Many Realtors claim to be good at various aspects of the business, however few can back it up with the necessary training and experience. Out of more than 6,000 Realtors in San Antonio, no other realtor has been awarded all of the following certifications and designations, which is why I am known to many as San Antonio's Most Qualified Realtor."
Leah's list of professional certifications and designations includes:
• Broker/Realtor® • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) • Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) • Accredited Home Staging Professional (ASP) • Military Relocation Professional (MRP) • Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) • At Home With Diversity (AHWD) • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Prior to real estate, Leah worked for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in La Jolla, California. Looking to follow in her mother's footsteps, she entered the real estate business and became the Director of Marketing for the largest residential brokerage in San Diego, becoming an expert in marketing luxury homes in San Diego's most exclusive areas. Since then, she's become one of San Antonio's most successful Brokers. She looks forward to helping you turn your home ownership goals into reality.
Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of July 21st, 2014: homes priced around $422,108 compared to $422,108 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Wednesday, July 23rd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.22%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.27%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.59%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.72%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills TX. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills to help you find the best home!