Neighborhoods


In 2020, San Antonio is known for its cohesive neighborhoods with compelling and unique personalities.

Modern linked mass transit, improved infrastructure and a concerted effort to preserve and maintain our historic buildings, parks and open spaces compliment smart growth patterns. The result is a livable and vibrant community that is strongly connected to its past and maintains its small town feel.

Overview

Cities thrive as places where people can easily interact and connect. Social connections help promote the creation of new ideas, make neighborhoods safer and stronger, and make cities work better for their residents. Safe and cohesive neighborhoods are a critical component of a unified community. With an estimated growth of over 1 million people in Bexar County by the year 2040, where we live and how we fit into the fabric of our neighborhoods can make or break the “connectedness” of a city. For these reasons, San Antonians set key targets in walkability and access to parks and green spaces, among other areas. 

Increase Walkability

 Flat/Getting Worse

A neighborhood's walkability is associated with health, economic, and environmental benefits. San Antonio's Walk Score® ranking has declined, and in 2015, we saw a slight uptick, likely a result of growth around the edges of the city as compared to the more walkable central neighborhoods. This issue can be addressed with purposeful planning that values walkability in the design of our growing community. This is why it is important for the City of San Antonio’s SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan to addresses connected, walkable neighborhoods.

Call to Action: 

  • Learn more about SA2020 neighborhood partners, then give your time, talent, energy, or dollars to one (or more).
  • Join or start a homeowner’s association or neighborhood organization.
  • Serve on city and/or county boards and commissions.
  • Spay/neuter your animals.
  • Walk more and drive less.
  • Participate in city meetings for the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan.    

 

Updated December 2016

 
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