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Posted by Builder Boost San Antonio on January 26, 2018
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San Antonio is growing and with a high demand for real estate, you can find new developments booming across the city.  A vast majority of that growth is outside Loop 1604.  But what about the families looking to live, work and play “inside the loop”?  San Antonio residents often refer to the city’s “inner” and “outer” loops marked by Loop 410 (inner loop) and Loop 1604 (outside loop).

And while there are a number of new home developments making Loop 1604 a home buying hotspot, homes “Inside the Loop” offers a number of new home communities that make it a great place to show your clients.

Why Stay Inside the Loop?

If you’re on the hunt to find a centralized location for your new home buyers, looking inside the loop might be worth taking a look at.  Residents living inside Loop 1604 benefit from the prime location, both north and west of San Antonio proper.

Living inside the loop, whether in the North Central area or on closer to downtown, residents can benefit from the “three C’s”: convenience, cost of living and culture.


Thanks to easy access to both 410 & Hwy 1604, people who live and work inside the loop can access pretty much any major highway. This means faster commute times to work, short drives to drop kids off at school and, of course, easy choices for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Residents have quick access to virtually anything they want to see off I-10, 281 or I-90. The Loop provides short drives to attractions like Six Flags Fiesta Texas or Sea World but residents also are only a short drive to parks like Hardberger Park, Brackenridge Park and so much more. People living inside Loop 1604 can be just a few minutes’ drive home from major employers as well.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas / sixflags.com

SeaWorld San Antonio / seaworld.com

Phil Hardberger Park

Phil Hardberger Park UEC / philhardbergerpark.org

Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park / brackenridgepark.org

While a daily trip into downtown San Antonio is easy and convenient, thanks to I-10 or 281, residents are finding they don’t have to sacrifice on yard space or even square footage when living inside the loop.  Families are also finding that these areas offer great options for schools, parks and play for their growing children, especially in the new home communities.

Cost of living

Because builders are recognizing the need for more homes in the San Antonio area, living inside the loop is becoming a hotspot for new development. And because of the diversity of needs, builders are offering a variety of floorplans, neighborhoods and – most importantly – price points. Some homes in Loop 1604 start in the low $100s, with the average new home builds starting in the $200s.

For homebuyers wanting to be closer to downtown, the starting price for a single-family home starts in the $300’s.


For many residents, the real charm of living inside the loop is cultural exposure. As you get closer to downtown, many residents will say the real “personality” of the city shines here. There a ton of activities that reflect the Hispanic culture of many of the residents, along with diverse food and shopping options.  Residents living near downtown can experience living a short drive or in some communities a short walk to local coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and cultural attractions like The Witte Museum, The McNay and, The Pearl.

The Witte Musem

The Witte Museum / wittemuseum.org

The McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum / mcnayart.org

The Pearl

Pearl / atpearl.com

Families aren’t the only ones drawn to living inside the loop.  Niche.com ranked “Northeast inner loop” as one of 2017 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in San Antonio.  Even neighborhoods like Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Mahnke Park and Tobin Hill are adding new homes. This means home buyers can take advantage of established, beautiful communities – and get the brand new home of their dreams!

Inside or Outside?

With a wide variety of housing developing on the inside and outside loops, the question for homebuyers is really: Which neighborhood do they like best? Thanks to the nearly four dozen home communities to choose from, buyers are bound to like what they see inside the loop.

Inside Loop 1604

Zip CodeCommunity NameBuilder NameRange
78245StonecreekArmadillo Homes$200s (Low)
78245Wolf CreekArmadillo Homes$200s (low)
78245Kriewald PlaceBella Vista Homes$100s (high)
78109Chandler CrossingBellaire Homes$300s (high)
78006Balcones Creek – EnclaveCalAtlantic Homes ★$200s (mid)
78209Heights at RidgecrestCalAtlantic Homes ★$300s (mid)
78249Pomona ParkCentury Communities ★$200s (mid)
78247Knoll Creek – The ReserveChesmar Homes$200s (high)
78247Knoll Creek Villas – The ReserveChesmar Homes$200s (low)
78209Brackenridge CourtDavid Weekley HomesComing Soon
78230Enclave at Elm CreekDavid Weekley Homes$300s (low)
78240Roanoke – The VillasDavid Weekley Homes$200s (high)
78205St. Mary’s PlaceDavid Weekley Homes$400s (low)
78212The Enclave at Tobin HillDavid Weekley Homes$300s (low)
78209The Gardens at Urban CrestDavid Weekley Homes$300s (low)
78222Riposa Vita ExpressDR Horton – Express Homes$100s (mid)
78252Solana Ridge ExpressDR Horton – Express Homes$100s (mid)
78209Mahncke Park – CottagesImagine Homes (Beazer)$300s (mid)
78252Carmona Hills – The VistasKB Home$100s (mid)
78221EsperanzaKB Home$100s (mid)
78214Loma MesaKB Home$100s (mid)
78245Medio Creek – The OverlookKB Home$100s (high)
78245Marbach VillageLennar$100s (high)
78242Meadow PointeLennar$100s (low)
78221Mission Del LagoLennar$100s (high)
78222Foster MeadowsLGI Homes$100s (mid)
78247EscaleraM/I Homes$200s (high)
78109Chandler CrossingMcMillin Texas Homes ★$400s (low)
78245Park PlaceMcMillin Texas Homes ★$300s (low)
78240Landing at French CreekMeritage Homes ★$200s (mid)
78249Steubing Farm – The MeadowsMeritage Homes ★$200s (mid)
78249Steubing Farm – The Meadows – Unit 2 50’sMeritage Homes ★$200s (high)
78250The OaksMeritage Homes ★$200s (mid)
78213The Preserve at Castle HillsMeritage Homes ★$200s (mid)
78249Bentley Manor – Garden VillasMonticello Homes$400s (high)
78249Bentley Manor – Garden VillasPrestige HomesNot Published
78209Terrell RoadPSW$500s (mid)
78212Olmos DrivePSW$400s (high)
78209BrackenridgePSWComing Soon
78204Clay StreetPSW$200s(high)
78223Heritage OaksRausch Coleman Homes$100s (low)
78230Alon EstatesRialto Homes$400s (mid)
78242Freedom HillsRSI Communities ★$200s (low)
78240Heritage CoveRSI Communities ★$200s (mid)

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