San Antonio Neighborhoods: King William

To visit King William is to take a step back in time when impressive, Victorian mansions reigned supreme. This historically significant town is often a stop on many a visitor’s agenda when visiting San Antonio. King William San Antonio, which is just a short walk or bike ride from the River Walk, is the ideal place to stroll along the tree-lined streets and marvel at the opulent homes.

King William San Antonio, also known as the King William Historic District, is located just one-half mile from the famed River Walk. This neighborhood is bordered by Durango Street to the north, Alamo to the east, Guenther to the south and the San Antonio River to the west.

King William San Antonio is best known for its stunning, Victorian homes and lush gardens. Originally settled by German immigrants, this stately neighborhood was once home to rich and prominent families in the late 19th century. Today, some of San Antonio’s elite still call King William home.

King William was zoned as Texas’ first historic district. In fact, the area includes three local and national historic districts and has properties that are recognized for their historical significance.

King William’s real estate is pricy compared to other neighborhoods of San Antonio, with King William homes for sale posting an average price of $538,501, or $240 per square foot. The median price for a home in King William is about $285,000.

Although the majority of mansions in King William are privately owned, the Edward Steves Homestead Museum and the Geunther House are open to the public.

Local sites within walking distance to King William include the River Walk, the River Center Mall, the Convention Center, the Alamo, La Vallita and the galleries and restaurants of Southtown.


Residents of King William San Antonio enjoy a short commute in and out of the city, with the commute from King William to downtown consisting of a 15-minute walk or short car ride. Many residents of King William also bike to and from work.


School District: San Antonio Independent School District

Schools: Students of King William are served by Bonham Academy (elementary), Page Middle School and Brackenridge High School.