In and around San Antonio, people refer to different neighborhoods sometimes by the subdivision name (Deerfield or Inwood, for example), other times by the proximity to downtown (north central or great northwest), and other times by zip code (78209) -- '09 to locals. North of Loop 1604, west of Highway 281, there is zip code 78258, also known as Stone Oak.
Living in Stone Oak, you can appreciate the far-off skyline of San Antonio and enjoy newer construction, gated communities, well-planned shopping centers and newer roads with lovely, landscaped medians. With the newly completed interchange between 281 and 1604, Stone Oak is more accessible to those of us inside the Loop. For Stone Oak residents, downtown San Antonio is merely a 30-40 minute drive depending on traffic.
The Stone Oak area continues to change and grow. There are so many great places to dine in the Stone Oak, including Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Drew's American Grill, India Taj Palace, Bigz Burger Joint and Cielito Lindo among many others.
Several chefs from inside Loop 410 have opened locations in the Sonterra/Stone Oak region, including Auden's Kitchen and Aldaco's. You shouldn't miss the coffee and atmosphere at Local Coffee on Sonterra Parkway.
For years, physicians have realized the potential of having office space and/or practices in the Stone Oak area. In the past few years, both the Baptist and Methodist hospital systems have opened new hospitals in the Stone Oak area as well.
Stone Oak offers everything for an easy suburban lifestyle -- golf at the Club at Sonterra, a growing local medical community, great shopping and plenty of good food -- even Tex Mex. It is no surprise that the Stone Oak housing market is improving. While Stone Oak may have more inventory than some older neighborhoods, its attractive lifestyle and great schools make it a desirable place to live.
According to the Texas Association of Realtors' data comparing April 2012 with April 2013, here's what is happening in the market in 78258:
- The median price for homes for sale in zip code 78258 rose 6.79% to $283,000.
- Homes for sale in 78258 sold 33 days faster in April 2013 than the previous year, representing a 21% change in the number of days on the market.
- The housing inventory in 78258 shrank from 7.2 months to 4.4 months, a nearly 40% reduction in the housing inventory -- making the housing market in 78258 a seller's market.
- While the number of new listings remained somewhat flat from last year, the number of closed sales rose nearly 24%.
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