Jan 3, 2023 - Real Estate

What $1 million gets you in San Antonio's real estate market

A Southtown loft with exposed beams, large windows and longleaf pine hardwoods.

This Southtown loft has an open concept living room and kitchen area. Photo: Nicholas M. Bailey, Pelican Image Creation, courtesy Claudia Berteaux

San Antonio is relatively affordable compared to other large Texas cities (looking at you, Austin). For those who have upwards of $1 million to spend on a new abode, you can get some bang for your buck here.

Details: We rounded up three million-dollar homes that cater to a diverse set of lifestyles. There’s proximity to hiking trails, urban walkability and historic character.

Northwest Side house with pool

For almost $1.2 million in the Dominion neighborhood, this one-story, 3,818 square-foot home offers courtyard green space surrounding a swimming pool, according to its Zillow listing.

Zoom in: The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 22 Tuscany Court boasts plenty of natural light from abundant windows. The living space features a fireplace and wet bar.

The big picture: Located off Interstate 10 just outside Loop 1604, Dominion is a luxury neighborhood where residents are close to La Cantera and the Rim shopping centers.

  • For days when you need a little fresh air, it’s also close to green space abutting the Hill Country. Hikes at Eisenhower Park and Friedrich Wilderness Park are within a short drive. Talk about access.

Contemporary Southtown condo

San Antonio's skyline as seen from a Southtown loft, featuring the Tower of the Americas and the Tower Life building.
This Southtown loft features a shared rooftop deck with a view of downtown and the Tower of the Americas. Photo: Nicholas M. Bailey, Pelican Image Creation, courtesy Claudia Berteaux

This $1.29 million loft has an industrial yet cozy feel. The 3,111 square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo features exposed beams, large windows and longleaf pine hardwoods, according to its Zillow listing.

The big picture: Located at 923 S. Alamo St., this home is walking distance from both Hemisfair and the Blue Star Arts Complex.

  • It’s also right around the corner from some of Southtown’s most popular destinations, from the laid back Friendly Spot Ice House to Mixtli, which was a semifinalist for outstanding restaurant in the 2022 James Beard Awards.
  • The home comes equipped with an eat-in island, gas cooking and a wine fridge. And you can take guests to the rooftop deck boasting views of the Tower of the Americas.

Context: There’s no need to jostle for downtown parking – two garage spots are included.

Historic King William home

A bright red, historic looking home for sale in the King William neighborhood of Southtown, San Antonio. The home is surrounded by brick pavers and trees.
A bright red, historic home in King William. Photo: Chris Mendiola, Blue Bruin Photography, courtesy Debra Maltz

At $1.4 million, this circa 1900 home “exudes warmth, charm, and whimsy,” according to its Zillow listing.

Zoom in: Its bright red exterior paint isn’t the only thing that helps it stand out.

  • Situated on the San Antonio River at 129 Crofton Ave., the 1,892 square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home belonged to local designers and craftspeople Isaac and Judith Maxwell, the listing says.
  • It features original woodwork and includes wall paneling. The downstairs wrap-around porch looks perfect for entertaining or relaxing with a cup of coffee.

Details: A brick path winds through the yard and down to the river. The updated master bath maintains the home's charm with a claw foot bathtub.

  • Be warned: If you bring children, there are many hidden cabinets and hiding places.

What they’re saying: The listing agent calls all this historic character “truly unusual and a must-see.”


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