The 3 Best Up And Coming Neighborhoods In San Antonio, Texas

So, you are looking to settle down in a neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas but can’t quite afford to live in the famous neighborhoods. You should keep calm because the ever-changing world only provides one with more options to choose from. Hence, instead of settling in a posh and affluent neighborhood, you can consider living in up and coming neighborhoods. The value of these neighborhoods only increases with each passing year. Without wasting any time, here are 3 of the best up and coming neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas. The list isn’t in any particular order as it would be an injustice to place one neighborhood over the other.

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  1. Village North One

 

Only 10 minutes away from the San Antonio International Airport, Village North One is a thriving neighborhood. Most of the homes in the area are priced at less than $100,000, which is considerably lower than the state average of $128,000. What about the cost of living index in this neighborhood? Well, at 84, it is around 16% less than the national average! What are some of the amenities available in this neighborhood? Well, it has an abundance of grocery stores and restaurants. You can enroll your kids to any of the 16 schools in the area and if you are looking for a little downtime, you can visit Tobin Park and James Park. Both the parks have hiking, biking and walking trails.

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  1. Alta Vista

 

If you are strapped for cash and on a tight budget, you should consider living in Alta Vista. On an average, a home in Alta Vista costs $105,000. What about education in the neighborhood? Well, according to reliable statistics, over 50% of the total population in the neighborhood holds a college degree with above 6% holding a Master’s degree. What about the cost of living index in this neighborhood? Well, at 84, it is around 16% less than the national average! Alta Vista sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Surely, there mustn’t be many amenities? Well, we´ll let you decide; Alta Vista has over 20 schools and 5 parks that include hike and bike trails. It is also crammed with numerous convenience stores, cafes, and shopping stores!

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  1. Northwest Park

 

Northwest Park is fittingly located in the northwest of San Antonio. On an average, a home in Northwest Park costs $139,600. What about education in the neighborhood? Well, according to reliable statistics, over 75% of the total population in the neighborhood holds a college degree with above 6% holding a Master’s degree. The main campus of University of Texas at San Antonio is also situated in this locality. No wonder do the residents lay so much emphasis on education! The median household income is $69,534, which is considerably higher than the national average. What about the cost of living index in this neighborhood? Well, at 95, it is around 5% less than the national average! There is no doubt that Northwest Park is an up and coming neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jasper Garvida – Autour d’un Point

On Monday evening I joined the fashionable throng who witnessed the unveiling of the fabulous Spring/Summer 2012 collection from the super-talented Jasper Garvida. Taking place in the super sumptuous surroundings of the Bloomsbury hotel, and with a starry front row that included Katie Melua, Lady Victoria Hervey and ber stylist Rebekah Roy,  this was an amazing array of glamour and style.

The collection was based on the painting ‘Autour d’un point’ by Frantisek Kupka, and had the legendary Diane Vreeland as its muse. The was a collection full of contradictions, with light, floaty fabrics fused with heavy metallics, long wispy maxidresses and short sharp minis, and dark, gothic black opposing cool, crisp whites.

The Inspiration Kupka Autour d'un point

I loved the contrasting elements of the collection. The fusing of hard and soft elements, the harsh metallics, sequins and fabrics with the softest of silks and chiffons. The use of just two central colours, the monochrome tones of black and white was a brave move, but one which provided clean, fresh lines and a sparse backdrop for the drama of the metallic elements.

The addition of oversized metallic pockets, large zips and gold and silver flashes, make this an ultra-modern collection with  just a touch of space age about it. I loved every single piece of it, and felt that it was a real tribute to Diane Vreeland in that it was really strong in style and substance, but totally elegant at the same time.

My favourite piece was the white and gold evening dress with the gold panels that was absolutely gorgeous. It had a touch of Barbarella about it and yet was  totally timeless – it could’ve been worn by a 1930s screen siren, or a 21st Century girl. And I think that is the ultimate strength of  this collection – modern yet timeless, strong yet delicate, a consistent blend of inconsistencies…

 

My pics

Katie Melua

Lupe Castro of Ms Castro Rides and Giovanna Velazquez of Magenta 8

Jasper takes a bow

 

Author Tracy Rose