These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In San Antonio For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in San Antonio that are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in San Antonio.
Worst Neighborhoods In San Antonio

San Antonio’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in San Antonio.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in San Antonio. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which San Antonio neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which San Antonio hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the San Antonio area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Elm Creek ranks way above the rest.

We examined 317 of San Antonio’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to San Antonio’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in San Antonio according to data:

  1. Dellcrest Forrest
  2. Skyline Park
  3. Villa De San Antonio
  4. Eastgate
  5. Villas Of Babcock-Summerwind
  6. United Homeowners
  7. Hein-Orchard
  8. Highland Forest
  9. Jefferson Heights
  10. Cable-Westwood

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in San Antonio for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Dellcrest Forrest looks to be the worst neighborhood in San Antonio.

Read on to see how we determined the places around San Antonio that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of San Antonio.

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How we determined the worst San Antonio hoods in 2019

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in San Antonio:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of San Antonio.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around San Antonio to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 317 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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Population: 143
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $81,400 (58th worst)
Median Income: $25,791 (9th worst)
More on Dellcrest Forrest:  Data

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Population: 286
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $73,700 (37th worst)
Median Income: $21,532 (2nd worst)
More on Skyline Park:  Data

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Population: 127
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $42,500 (1st worst)
Median Income: $27,250 (14th worst)
More on Villa De San Antonio:  Data

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Population: 127
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $88,100 (67th worst)
Median Income: $34,625 (45th worst)
More on Eastgate:  Data

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Population: 85
Rank Last Year: 84 (Up 79)
Median Home Value: $90,000 (73rd worst)
Median Income: $35,243 (50th worst)
More on Villas Of Babcock-Summerwind:  Data

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Population: 734
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $88,900 (70th worst)
Median Income: $29,808 (25th worst)
More on United Homeowners:  Data

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Population: 266
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $73,300 (35th worst)
Median Income: $22,448 (3rd worst)
More on Hein-Orchard:  Data

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Population: 143
Rank Last Year: 41 (Up 33)
Median Home Value: $78,800 (52nd worst)
Median Income: $51,719 (127th worst)
More on Highland Forest:  Data

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Population: 3,347
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $67,617 (28th worst)
Median Income: $28,364 (21st worst)
More on Jefferson Heights:  Data

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Population: 3,296
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $73,520 (36th worst)
Median Income: $32,447 (37th worst)
More on Cable-Westwood:  Data

The ‘hoods around San Antonio that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in San Antonio with Dellcrest Forrest landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Antonio aren’t all bad. Elm Creek takes the cake as the best place to live in San Antonio.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In San Antonio For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Dellcrest Forrest 143 $81,400 $25,791
2 Skyline Park 286 $73,700 $21,532
3 Villa De San Antonio 127 $42,500 $27,250
4 Eastgate 127 $88,100 $34,625
5 Villas Of Babcock-Summerwind 85 $90,000 $35,243
6 United Homeowners 734 $88,900 $29,808
7 Hein-Orchard 266 $73,300 $22,448
8 Highland Forest 143 $78,800 $51,719
9 Jefferson Heights 3,347 $67,617 $28,364
10 Cable-Westwood 3,296 $73,520 $32,447
11 Village North One 1,354 $58,650 $39,916
12 Springvale 2,606 $71,050 $40,281
13 Arena District 1,872 $62,040 $26,842
14 Harvard Place-Eastlawn 3,738 $50,300 $23,016
15 Avenida Guadalupe 7,476 $67,100 $25,286
16 Coliseum Oaks 155 $82,500 $41,932
17 Wheatley Heights 1,376 $58,767 $30,351
18 Coliseum-Willow Park 834 $79,550 $39,110
19 Quintana Community 8,606 $54,967 $31,785
20 Mission San Jose 4,561 $64,517 $29,879
21 Dellcrest Area 2,939 $77,625 $34,636
22 Roosevelt Park 2,586 $100,743 $35,200
23 Hidden Cove-Indian Creek-Southwest 6,317 $57,540 $37,385
24 Artesia Community Guild 1,703 $53,050 $20,654
25 East Village 1,859 $91,700 $45,112
26 San Antonio Cambridge Village-East Terrell Hills 184 $114,400 $44,813
27 Riverside 1,675 $75,350 $32,218
28 Community Workers Council 5,324 $53,980 $26,323
29 Greater Gardendale 3,339 $51,100 $30,214
30 Highland Oaks 605 $80,650 $50,893
31 Riverside South 5,225 $57,743 $26,412
32 Southwest 7,945 $62,420 $38,745
33 Thompson Community 6,841 $71,625 $32,832
34 Prospect Hill 26,960 $54,542 $27,486
35 Dignowity Hill 3,692 $103,160 $32,266
36 Eastwood Village 1,800 $63,900 $27,500
37 Los Jardines 3,021 $58,450 $25,412
38 Collins Garden 2,525 $69,350 $35,146
39 Maverick Creek 246 $233,300 $31,536
40 United Westwood 3,188 $75,300 $31,786
41 Sunny Slope 3,817 $62,250 $28,732
42 Community Workers Council-Los Jardines 3,366 $57,425 $28,204
43 Loma Park 2,511 $67,367 $28,179
44 Regency Meadow 311 $172,300 $51,432
45 East Terrell Hills 1,934 $93,750 $40,949
46 Valley Forest 412 $88,900 $47,841
47 Park Village 2,757 $76,700 $25,269
48 East Pyron-Symphony Lane-Mission San Jose 371 $115,100 $41,579
49 El Chaparral Fertile Valley 1,255 $107,100 $43,710
50 Pecan Valley 6,360 $96,167 $47,020
51 Denver Heights 3,299 $61,575 $31,956
52 Highland Hills 26,312 $77,357 $36,289
53 Meadow Village 3,765 $87,650 $32,863
54 Oxbow 1,726 $100,000 $39,854
55 Lafayette Place 411 $97,300 $36,860
56 South Southwest 14,272 $78,989 $51,655
57 Nevada Street 2,265 $58,550 $28,472
58 Hidden Meadow 2,572 $94,350 $52,280
59 Olmos Park Terrace 1,420 $87,150 $46,077
60 Lower Southeast Side 1,193 $107,000 $32,729
61 North Shearer Hills 1,382 $121,450 $35,716
62 Five Points 1,195 $97,067 $27,182
63 Thunderbird Hills 7,482 $106,800 $50,405
64 Historic Gardens 99 $108,800 $36,324
65 Lago Vista-South Southwest 867 $102,500 $81,039
66 Southeast Side 623 $67,700 $34,000
67 Rainbow Hills 7,022 $78,533 $50,706
68 Canyon View 72 $221,900 $80,943
69 Oak Bluff 222 $162,900 $73,646
70 Camelot 3,597 $114,567 $44,426
71 Northern Heights 175 $77,300 $37,110
72 Oakland Heights 384 $273,700 $58,133
73 Memorial Heights 3,459 $65,425 $29,635
74 Feather Ridge 529 $106,100 $50,806
75 Government Hill Alliance 3,844 $74,880 $31,642
76 Los Angeles Heights-Keystone 9,352 $90,500 $43,483
77 Towne Lake Garden 126 $153,900 $86,960
78 Woodbridge At Monte Viejo 1,193 $120,750 $71,400
79 Lavaca 2,348 $116,800 $32,229
80 Hunters Mill 443 $141,150 $69,950
81 Misty Oaks 1,566 $94,650 $57,426
82 Shearer Hills-Ridgeview 10,227 $138,915 $47,911
83 Woodlawn Lake 4,648 $67,525 $36,017
84 Pipers Meadow 3,599 $107,500 $46,347
85 Ridgestone 939 $141,150 $69,950
86 River Road 175 $214,100 $24,955
87 Beacon Hill 5,832 $114,800 $37,582
88 St James Place 157 $117,400 $70,111
89 Palm Heights 10,106 $68,340 $33,373
90 Northmoor 1,946 $76,900 $36,519
91 Forest Oak 552 $205,400 $56,498
92 Donaldson Terrace 4,809 $83,500 $37,482
93 Highland Park 11,944 $84,171 $36,413
94 Kingsborough Ridge 6,064 $86,880 $44,602
95 Loma Vista 2,685 $52,300 $28,087
96 Culebra Park 5,598 $80,725 $39,086
97 Brady Gardens 1,421 $77,550 $39,220
98 The Hills Of Park North 4,043 $74,250 $32,526
99 Ridgehaven Volunteer 274 $172,300 $51,432
100 Gold Canyon 110 $221,900 $80,943
101 Countryside San Pedro 208 $171,100 $64,420
102 Tierra Linda 2,829 $51,975 $36,443
103 Ingram Hills 3,118 $92,875 $34,992
104 Alta Vista 2,768 $124,033 $37,259
105 Southpark 373 $102,500 $81,039
106 Fox Run 508 $152,300 $83,266
107 The Crossing At Quail Creek 324 $123,400 $65,882
108 Wildwood West 461 $142,100 $71,705
109 Lindsey Place 175 $121,300 $66,085
110 Sunrise 6,592 $89,125 $48,174
111 Rolling Ridge Village-Rolling Ridge Club 123 $128,000 $44,355
112 Wilshire Village 2,109 $139,467 $44,149
113 Culebra Park-Third World 873 $74,400 $42,901
114 Blossom Park 512 $156,700 $53,210
115 Quail Creek 244 $123,400 $65,882
116 Dellview Area 11,755 $85,000 $42,965
117 Third World 4,930 $80,962 $39,496
118 Vista 530 $128,300 $57,614
119 Crown Meadows 1,293 $135,000 $76,718
120 Knollcreek 733 $158,800 $84,768
121 King William 1,315 $289,350 $62,739
122 Adams Hill 3,203 $97,900 $61,400
123 Northhampton 1,656 $143,450 $74,650
124 University Park 6,829 $81,900 $38,256
125 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road-Westfield 285 $154,900 $83,542
126 Greater Harmony Hills 7,643 $160,488 $50,578
127 Gardens At Brookhollow 155 $210,700 $78,382
128 Wilshire 3,198 $59,267 $45,655
129 Village At Big Country 125 $93,500 $60,647
130 Downtown 2,914 $113,875 $40,320
131 Citizens On Alert 2,647 $89,250 $38,594
132 Northwest Los Angeles Heights 8,430 $70,843 $37,768
133 Sun Gate 2,071 $93,250 $48,586
134 Edison 2,624 $77,350 $39,355
135 Brentfield 383 $127,000 $60,848
136 Provincia Villas 198 $103,300 $55,653
137 Royal Ridge 2,532 $148,667 $58,050
138 Mahncke Park 3,119 $166,680 $37,594
139 Westwood Village 1,059 $75,500 $35,833
140 Dreamhill Estates Neighborhood 1,139 $141,100 $27,373
141 Shady Oaks 1,072 $186,150 $55,354
142 Woller Creek 256 $158,900 $69,928
143 Longs Ridge 176 $164,000 $77,731
144 Fairways Of Woodlake 220 $139,300 $73,750
145 184 Association 629 $102,400 $36,396
146 165 Association 310 $111,300 $67,316
147 Lakeside 2,302 $104,050 $54,917
148 Heritage 11,937 $109,912 $61,425
149 Rolling Ridge Club 1,328 $128,000 $44,355
150 Coolcrest 730 $172,700 $71,892
151 Woodglen 774 $159,850 $71,706
152 Jefferson-Monticello Park 1,523 $142,433 $54,118
153 Northern Hills 3,255 $133,400 $64,557
154 Woodstone 4,558 $104,433 $51,448
155 Hillcrest 1,873 $128,050 $39,713
156 Tezel Trails 193 $144,300 $86,750
157 Preston Hollow 292 $183,800 $75,221
158 French Creek Village 621 $159,700 $73,718
159 Jefferson-Monticello Park-Woodlawn Lake 93 $164,900 $50,486
160 Tobin Hill 4,173 $178,125 $41,462
161 Inspiration Hills 1,517 $142,000 $44,343
162 Estates-Mission Hills 1,412 $128,150 $63,573
163 Braun Willow 450 $148,850 $69,107
164 The Bluffs Of Henderson Pass 191 $188,300 $50,158
165 Oak Grove Estates 2,762 $127,267 $58,227
166 Verde Hills 417 $162,900 $73,646
167 General Krueger 1,302 $88,750 $36,536
168 Stablewood-Valley Hi North 1,411 $134,300 $73,082
169 Wellsprings-Vance Jackson 113 $199,600 $49,881
170 Jefferson 3,548 $130,175 $48,340
171 Hunters Brook-Hunters Chase 89 $175,800 $109,318
172 College Park 677 $158,500 $59,786
173 Castle Wood Forest 184 $267,300 $64,205
174 Meadowbrook 2,301 $118,600 $60,839
175 Laddie Place And North Wilson 2,252 $102,800 $33,862
176 The Waters At Deerfield 152 $268,900 $76,875
177 Great Northwest 12,076 $119,009 $62,881
178 Timber Ridge 4,669 $136,233 $66,495
179 Tanglewood 1,667 $175,600 $86,987
180 Sunshine Estates 3,322 $112,425 $45,675
181 Guilbeau Park 1,537 $136,600 $65,477
182 Vance Jackson 17,609 $162,118 $54,073
183 Hart Ranch Unit One 333 $167,800 $80,320
184 Redland Ridge 290 $221,200 $61,409
185 Trophy Ridge 844 $160,800 $76,906
186 Redland Springs 340 $213,200 $104,615
187 Range Rider 179 $213,200 $104,615
188 Castle Hills Forest 1,220 $206,750 $82,062
189 Jade Oaks 238 $167,800 $80,320
190 Northwest Crossing 10,718 $127,582 $69,713
191 Valley Hi North 1,523 $134,300 $73,082
192 Overlook Of Carriage Hills 190 $175,800 $109,318
193 Hidden Oaks Estates 85 $241,200 $92,188
194 Tierra Del Sol 116 $188,300 $50,158
195 Candlewood Park 603 $112,200 $64,388
196 Fieldstone 120 $225,900 $89,009
197 Stone Wood 162 $98,200 $66,200
198 Jefferson-Woodlawn Lake 5,088 $128,717 $45,550
199 Hunters Chase 1,949 $159,825 $82,585
200 Valencia 1,367 $131,167 $81,013
201 Woodlake 3,071 $123,733 $65,152
202 Las Lomas-Stone Oak 230 $238,100 $115,308
203 Woodridge 1,915 $180,650 $72,588
204 Walker Ranch 302 $284,200 $59,667
205 Crownhill Park 185 $147,300 $86,250
206 Mission Trace-Vance Jackson 648 $203,000 $47,922
207 Ventura 4,818 $126,967 $71,030
208 Sierra Springs 4,851 $152,550 $74,467
209 Emerald Forest 627 $237,000 $104,282
210 Park Place 910 $138,700 $77,344
211 Arboretum 1,149 $214,800 $60,324
212 Deer Hollow 351 $258,400 $60,815
213 Vista Del Norte 1,711 $280,250 $53,841
214 El Dorado 2,061 $129,100 $74,811
215 San Antonio Creekside 2,252 $149,800 $84,059
216 Huntington Place 1,665 $214,550 $57,012
217 Stone Oak Communities 1,041 $252,700 $95,154
218 Mockingbird Hill 1,098 $171,800 $48,405
219 Country View Village-Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 579 $164,800 $64,531
220 Oakmont Downs 680 $183,400 $93,654
221 Silverbrook 818 $185,200 $99,204
222 Northchase 330 $150,200 $105,294
223 Highland Farms 2,426 $111,550 $63,392
224 Canyon Creek Bluffs 124 $268,900 $76,875
225 Encino Park 1,675 $221,133 $105,137
226 Redland Woods 856 $230,400 $106,520
227 The Heights At Stone Oak 281 $436,400 $156,016
228 Saddlebrook Farms 275 $136,300 $73,375
229 Braun Hollow 407 $199,300 $101,875
230 Mountain View Acres 777 $171,800 $103,152
231 Scattered Oaks 175 $210,600 $111,776
232 Blanco Woods 166 $268,900 $76,875
233 Canyon Creek Estates 215 $242,700 $70,221
234 North Castle Hills 360 $281,900 $48,042
235 Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road 11,587 $159,957 $75,870
236 The Estates At Stonegate 490 $240,850 $105,336
237 Stanton Run 347 $169,500 $110,379
238 Shavano Heights 202 $281,500 $88,125
239 Oak Hills 2,016 $256,350 $49,439
240 Oak Meadow 1,421 $202,150 $68,696
241 Crownridge Of Texas 677 $351,500 $124,467
242 Ridge At Deerfield 202 $326,300 $95,024
243 Oak Creek 1,912 $171,700 $76,376
244 Regency Park 527 $258,400 $60,815
245 Braun Station East 1,315 $178,750 $90,062
246 Woods Of Shavano 1,447 $211,150 $75,252
247 The Park At Deerfield 248 $326,300 $95,024
248 Eckhert Crossing 1,030 $146,800 $62,083
249 Green Spring Valley 1,158 $178,050 $87,644
250 Lockhill Estates 2,788 $158,650 $37,786
251 Stone Oak 11,126 $293,240 $104,245
252 Big Springs 783 $252,700 $95,154
253 Oak Hollow Park 494 $210,600 $111,776
254 Spring Creek 2,923 $147,250 $69,118
255 Oak Park-Northwood 9,402 $278,430 $77,424
256 Stonefield 2,103 $178,400 $91,699
257 Terrell Heights 2,687 $209,750 $72,116
258 Creekview Estates 382 $225,900 $89,009
259 Summerglen 2,142 $412,300 $94,464
260 Villages Of Westcreek 6,416 $171,950 $87,625
261 Apple Creek 1,127 $145,600 $61,354
262 Northwest Park 483 $161,700 $88,444
263 Forest At Stone Oak 407 $307,000 $117,243
264 Cavalo Creek Estates 374 $311,100 $86,353
265 Churchill Estates 2,127 $225,150 $58,496
266 High Country 3,646 $144,225 $71,258
267 Cadillac Drive 929 $258,400 $60,815
268 Whisper Hollow 275 $201,000 $84,777
269 Thousand Oaks 4,048 $186,200 $65,531
270 Village In The Woods 554 $199,300 $101,875
271 Randolph Hills 1,062 $147,000 $98,426
272 Stone Mountain 932 $226,700 $102,449
273 Mission Ridge 482 $242,700 $70,221
274 The Vineyard 908 $361,200 $117,056
275 The Seventh At Sonterra-The Vineyard 275 $324,400 $84,907
276 Hills And Dales 858 $243,500 $116,667
277 North Central Heritage 565 $191,600 $74,458
278 Eden 2,167 $168,850 $93,118
279 Hunters Creek 1,478 $283,500 $87,046
280 Woods Of Deerfield 227 $343,900 $145,192
281 Santa Fe Trails 879 $206,250 $76,418
282 Forests At Inwood 235 $343,900 $145,192
283 Cielo Vista 1,860 $354,133 $129,857
284 Monte Vista 4,488 $294,683 $76,587
285 Steubing Ranch 2,230 $168,850 $81,462
286 Summit-Stone Oak 683 $226,700 $102,449
287 Tezel Heights 475 $170,700 $80,795
288 Encino Ranch 477 $311,100 $86,353
289 Greystone Country Estates 973 $398,000 $149,206
290 Promontory Pointe-Heights 1,894 $263,067 $102,153
291 Champions Ridge 858 $436,400 $156,016
292 Northwood Hills Improvement Club 566 $226,100 $87,984
293 Parkwood Maintenance 3,500 $164,133 $73,629
294 Hidden Forest 973 $256,550 $97,350
295 Lorrence Creek 1,896 $183,750 $57,988
296 Oak Haven Heights 1,346 $195,050 $78,092
297 Remington Heights 904 $226,700 $102,449
298 North San Antonio Hills 852 $246,700 $107,205
299 Stone Valley 332 $276,700 $132,240
300 The Champions Estates-Stone Oak 662 $347,000 $158,393
301 Friends Of Friedrich Wilderness Park 2,123 $420,200 $162,059
302 Deerfield 1,699 $297,600 $85,950
303 Sonterra-Stone Oak 4,994 $338,200 $83,721
304 Bluffview At Camino Real 1,563 $319,167 $107,725
305 Whispering Oaks 1,257 $223,600 $98,520
306 Oakwood 392 $343,900 $145,192
307 Woodlands Of Camino Real 557 $375,300 $186,719
308 The Fountains At Deerfield 307 $343,900 $145,192
309 The Dominion 2,241 $667,600 $150,885
310 Arbor At Sonoma Ranch 1,546 $219,800 $100,750
311 Inwood Homeowners 1,350 $400,700 $151,750
312 North Central Thousand Oaks 4,627 $193,200 $88,578
313 Braun Station West 3,135 $184,000 $92,960
314 The Terraces At Encino Creek 1,204 $226,500 $109,767
315 Sonoma Ranch 2,613 $310,300 $147,351
316 Park Forest 782 $275,300 $131,250
317 Elm Creek 1,423 $517,600 $180,341