11 Safest Neighborhoods in San Antonio

By PropertyClub Team
May 7th 2024
There are over 2.6 million people calling the San Antonio area home, with more moving into the metro area due to the warm winters and relatively affordable cost of living. For new residents and visitors alike, safety is often a concern. We've analyzed local crime rates to rank the eleven safest places to live in San Antonio.

hash-mark11 Safest Neighborhoods in San Antonio

  1. Alamo Heights
  2. Cielo Vista
  3. Olmos Park
  4. Fair Oaks Ranch
  5. Garden Ridge
  6. Cibolo
  7. Shavano Park
  8. Tobin Hill
  9. Stonewood
  10. Downtown
  11. New Braunfels

hash-mark1. Alamo Heights

The safest neighborhood in San Antonio is Alamo Heights. This community is located in northern San Antonio and is one of the most luxurious parts of the city. Complete with almost every amenity imaginable, Alamo Heights is a pristinely kept community where residents feel safe knowing the violent crime rate is 82% lower than the national average.

Homes in this neighborhood tend to be pricey, as Alamo Heights is one of the richest areas in San Antonio, with the median home price being around $907,000. Popular hotspots in Alamo Heights include Olmos Basin Park, the McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Country Club. 

hash-mark2. Cielo Vista 

Cielo Vista is another one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio. The small residential neighborhood is located in the city's northwestern outskirts along I-10, about 20 miles from downtown San Antonio. Home to about 1800 residents, Cielo Vista, is known for its quiet residential atmosphere, gated communities, and spacious estates. As a result, it's very safe, with a total crime rate that's 81% lower than the national average. The violent crime rate is also 84% lower than the national average, and your chances of being the victim of a crime in Cielo Vista are 1 in 240. 

hash-mark3. Olmos Park

Another one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio is Olmos Park. The neighborhood is located just north of Downtown and has a crime rate that is 74% below the national average. Olmos Park is known for its oak tree-lined streets, green open spaces, and proximity to the Olmos Basin Park, making it ideal for families and nature lovers alike. Olmos Park can be described as an affluent community with a median home price of $914,073. 

hash-mark4. Fair Oaks Ranch

Fair Oaks Ranch is an affluent and safe suburb located north of San Antonio. Fair Oaks Ranch has a population of 8,582 and a crime rate that is 72% lower than the US average, making it one of the safest places to live in greater San Antonio. A defining characteristic of Fair Oaks Ranch is the town's luxurious homes located directly on spacious golf courses. It isn't uncommon to see residents making their way around neighborhoods on their golf carts. The median home price in Fair Oaks Ranch currently stands around $667,902.

hash-mark5. Garden Ridge

Garden Ridge is also one of the safest places to live in San Antonio's metropolitan area. This community is located just outside of San Antonio and has a population of 3,730. With plenty of natural parks and even nearby caves, Garden Ridge is the perfect location for those looking to be near San Antonio but still enjoy the feel of a smaller Texas town. On average, residents of Garden Ridge tend to be older, with most residents being families or retirees. The total crime rate in Garden Ridge is just 754 per 100,000, which is 71% lower than the Texas average. 

hash-mark6. Cibolo

Cibolo is also one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio. It is an upscale suburban community located in the far northeastern part of San Antonio. While Cibolo is mostly residential, the neighborhood still offers excellent schools, restaurants, and a number of parks. These amenities make Cibolo especially attractive to families looking to live away from Downtown. Cibolo is filled with new housing with a median home price of $344,408, which is up 0.9% from 2022. Being one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio, the total crime rate in Cibolo is 68% lower than the national average. 

hash-mark7. Shavano Park

Shavano Park is a quiet and safe San Antonio suburban community with a crime rate that is 59% lower than the national average. Shavano Park can be described as affluent and upscale, having many spectacular and newly built homes available. Shavano Park benefits from a convenient location, being just 15 miles north of downtown San Antonio. Shavano Park has grown exponentially in recent years due to its great location and abundance of amenities. The current median home price in Shavano Park is $898,872, which is up 3.4% from 2022. 

hash-mark8. Stonewood

Stonewood is also among the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio. Located in northeast San Antonio, Stonewood is an exclusive neighborhood home to only a few hundred residents. The area is known for its cleanliness and family-friendly atmosphere. It's also very safe compared to the rest of the city and has a crime rate that is 92% lower than the citywide average. Violent crime in Stonewood is 39% lower than the rest of the US, and property crime is 87% lower. It's safer than 83% of cities in Texas and your odds of being the victim of a crime in Stonewood are 1 in 206. 

hash-mark9. Downtown

Downtown is also one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio. The area is also the economic and cultural center of the city. It is an ideal place for renters looking to be near the best entertainment and restaurant options the city has to offer. San Antonio does a great job policing Downtown, as this part of the city has a crime rate well below the city average. It's no wonder so many people gravitate to living near Downtown as it is the home of The Alamo, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, and Legoland. 

hash-mark10. New Braunfels

New Braunfels is a spacious suburban community known for its luxurious homes and wide-open parks. New Braunfels is home to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which is a favorite among residents and visitors alike. The total crime rate in New Braunfels is 43% below the Texas state average, making it one of the safest areas in San Antonio. The neighborhood is also affordable, with a median home price of $382,743. New Braunfels would make a great place for families looking for some space. 

hash-mark11. Tobin Hill

Tobin Hill is an up-and-coming neighborhood in San Antonio with a young population. Located just north of Downtown, Tobin Hill isn't far from the best restaurants, nightlife, and stores in San Antonio. Popular local spots include the Japanese Tea Garden, which is world-famous for its gardening and walkways overlooking big cat enclosures. The median home price in Tobin Hill currently stands at $370,735.