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Posted by Builder Boost San Antonio on January 26, 2018

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 /

SeaWorld San Antonio /

Phil Hardberger Park

Phil Hardberger Park UEC /

Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park /

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 /

The McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum /

The Pearl

Pearl /

Families aren’t the only ones drawn to living inside the loop. 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 Code Community Name Builder Name Range
78245 Stonecreek Armadillo Homes $200s (Low)
78245 Wolf Creek Armadillo Homes $200s (low)
78245 Kriewald Place Bella Vista Homes $100s (high)
78109 Chandler Crossing Bellaire Homes $300s (high)
78006 Balcones Creek – Enclave CalAtlantic Homes ★ $200s (mid)
78209 Heights at Ridgecrest CalAtlantic Homes ★ $300s (mid)
78249 Pomona Park Century Communities ★ $200s (mid)
78247 Knoll Creek – The Reserve Chesmar Homes $200s (high)
78247 Knoll Creek Villas – The Reserve Chesmar Homes $200s (low)
78209 Brackenridge Court David Weekley Homes Coming Soon
78230 Enclave at Elm Creek David Weekley Homes $300s (low)
78240 Roanoke – The Villas David Weekley Homes $200s (high)
78205 St. Mary’s Place David Weekley Homes $400s (low)
78212 The Enclave at Tobin Hill David Weekley Homes $300s (low)
78209 The Gardens at Urban Crest David Weekley Homes $300s (low)
78222 Riposa Vita Express DR Horton – Express Homes $100s (mid)
78252 Solana Ridge Express DR Horton – Express Homes $100s (mid)
78209 Mahncke Park – Cottages Imagine Homes (Beazer) $300s (mid)
78252 Carmona Hills – The Vistas KB Home $100s (mid)
78221 Esperanza KB Home $100s (mid)
78214 Loma Mesa KB Home $100s (mid)
78245 Medio Creek – The Overlook KB Home $100s (high)
78245 Marbach Village Lennar $100s (high)
78242 Meadow Pointe Lennar $100s (low)
78221 Mission Del Lago Lennar $100s (high)
78222 Foster Meadows LGI Homes $100s (mid)
78247 Escalera M/I Homes $200s (high)
78109 Chandler Crossing McMillin Texas Homes ★ $400s (low)
78245 Park Place McMillin Texas Homes ★ $300s (low)
78240 Landing at French Creek Meritage Homes ★ $200s (mid)
78249 Steubing Farm – The Meadows Meritage Homes ★ $200s (mid)
78249 Steubing Farm – The Meadows – Unit 2 50’s Meritage Homes ★ $200s (high)
78250 The Oaks Meritage Homes ★ $200s (mid)
78213 The Preserve at Castle Hills Meritage Homes ★ $200s (mid)
78249 Bentley Manor – Garden Villas Monticello Homes $400s (high)
78249 Bentley Manor – Garden Villas Prestige Homes Not Published
78209 Terrell Road PSW $500s (mid)
78212 Olmos Drive PSW $400s (high)
78209 Brackenridge PSW Coming Soon
78204 Clay Street PSW $200s(high)
78223 Heritage Oaks Rausch Coleman Homes $100s (low)
78230 Alon Estates Rialto Homes $400s (mid)
78242 Freedom Hills RSI Communities ★ $200s (low)
78240 Heritage Cove RSI Communities ★ $200s (mid)

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