San Antonio Neighborhoods: Monte Vista

Monte Vista, which is one of the most prominent, upscale neighborhoods in San Antonio’s Midtown, and one of the most historically relevant, is located approximately one and a half miles from downtown San Antonio and includes 14 subdivisions. The entire set of subdivisions spans 100 city blocks and has about 3,000 residents.

The Monte Vista neighborhood proudly was considered a national landmark in 1998, thanks to the Monte Vista Historical Association, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Monte Vista San Antonio now has the title of being the largest historic district in the country. Residents of this community hold this title in high regard and are often extremely involved in community events and activities.

Known as the Monte Vista Historic District, Monte Vista real estate is an eclectic mix of Queen Anne, Hollywood bungalow, Georgian, Morris, and Victorian-style houses. The historical status of Monte Vista prohibits homeowners from refurbishing the outside of their homes without permission from the local board. Monte Vista San Antonio often attracts visitors looking to walk the streets and admire the intricate architecture and beautifully restored homes, Monte Vista real estate has a median value of $222,220. The number of Monte Vista homes for sale is expected to steadily climb over the next few years as older homes are remodeled and flipped.

Monte Vista is well known for its bed and breakfasts, including the Belle of Monte Vista and O’Casey’s. In fact, many weddings are held at the bed and breakfasts in Monte Vista because of the picturesque surroundings.


The commute from Monte Vista to downtown takes just minutes, thereby making this neighborhood a popular choice for city professionals.


School District: San Antonio Independent School District

Schools: Many residents also choose to send their children to private schools or pay a premium and send them to the nearby, Alamo Heights School District.