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North of SA: Hill Country Communities San Antonians Can’t Get Enough Of

It’s no secret that the Hill Country has become one of the most sought-after areas in the great state of Texas. And the area just north of San Antonio is no exception. With a prime location, gorgeous landscapes, sweeping views, and a top-rated school system, towns like Spring Branch, Bulverde, and Canyon Lake have become quite the hotspot for those looking to pack up and abandon city life and head out to the country.

Canyon Lake, TX. Image Courtesy of Instagram user @aceintx

While there are many master-planned neighborhoods offering modest homes and lots within the area, there are just as many high-acreage and upscale homes. With the sprawling landscape and fresh air, these large acreage properties make for a quiet, unmatched living experience.

So what is it about these communities that have people flocking to them? Here’s a look at each of them and the homes they have to offer.

Canyon Lake

“Who doesn’t like Canyon Lake?” asks Instagram user @lalaughatme.

Extending from the edges of its namesake waterway, Canyon Lake is a widespread area boasting gorgeous views and incredible homes. While Canyon Lake (the body of water) is a well-known travel destination for local staycationers who want a place to relax on the lake, go swimming, or take the boat out for the weekend, it’s just as appealing to those who live in the Canyon Lake community.

Vintage Oaks, a neighborhood within the Canyon Lake community is a 3,300-acre master-planned residential community that promises gorgeous homes, natural amenities, and plenty of space to grow. Vintage Oaks has an incredibly wide selection of options available. Homesites range from 1 to 14 acres and typically begin in the upper $400,000s.

Spring Branch

Image courtesy of Instagram user @lifelovermaria.

With plenty of land and a small community of residents, Spring Branch became a city at the tail end of 2015 and has been rising in popularity amongst those who aim to buy plots of land where their dream home will be built.

Originally settled by Germans in the 19th century, and named for the spring-fed creek that flows into the Guadalupe River, this town truly lives up to its refreshing name, combining tight-knit community with a distinct luxury culture. There are numerous neighborhoods that allow for private access to the Guadalupe River, however, this town’s population resides mostly within two communities.


Land for sale in River Crossing. See full listing here.

River Crossing, a luxury golf course community offering large homes and gorgeous views, features a PGA-quality golf course, resort style pool, tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground, fitness center, and walking trails. The community offers a minimum lot size of 1 acre and features expansive homes ranging in price from $300k to over $1 Million. As an example, this River Crossing property boasts 1+ acres and backs up to the 13th fairway w/ a ranch in the back- perfect to plan and build your dream home on!


The rural beauty of Spring Branch, TX. Image courtesy of Instagram user @amvk_1776.

Cypress Springs, an expansive subdivision offering almost 500 properties on multiple acreage home sites boasts a gated six-acre park, Guadalupe River waterfront access, and far more. Homes range in price from the mid-$300,000s to upper $400,000s. If you’d like to build your own home, land plots begin in the $100,000s.



Image courtesy of Instagram user @bellamy35.

Located about 26 miles north of downtown San Antonio, Bulverde, referred to as the “front porch of the Texas Hill Country, remains a relatively hidden Hill Country gem. Just off of 281, this charming community is both easily accessible and tucked away with a population of just over 4,600 people. Bulverde claims diverse neighborhoods like Johnson Ranch, which boasts rustic, ranch style appeal, wide-open spaces, and homes ranging from mid-$200’s to the $700’s. Bulverde also boasts Lennar at Hidden Trails, a master-planned community with new homes priced in the mid $200k range.

Some of the friends you might meet in the Hill Country. Image courtesy of Instagram user @roaboat.

Are you looking to head North of SA? We are 5th generation Realtors who have resided in the San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country for over 35 years.  Whether you’re looking to purchase or sell that mid-level to luxury home or a 2 to 2,000-acre place to hunt, fish or farm, we’d love to help you make your dreams come true. Please consider contacting Glover Homes & Land for all of your real estate needs!

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