The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In San Antonio For 2021


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 2021. 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 The Terraces At Encino Creek ranks way above the rest.

We examined 295 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.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in San Antonio for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Villa De San Antonio 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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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In San Antonio For 2021

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Population: 127
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $42,500 (worst)
Median Income: $27,250 (14th worst)
More on Villa De San Antonio:  Data

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Population: 266
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $73,300 (35th worst)
Median Income: $22,448 (3rd worst)
More on Hein-Orchard:  Data

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

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Population: 143
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $81,400 (58th worst)
Median Income: $25,791 (9th worst)
More on Dellcrest Forrest:  Data

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Population: 3,296
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $73,520 (36th worst)
Median Income: $32,447 (37th worst)
More on Cable-Westwood:  Data

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Population: 1,872
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $62,040 (19th worst)
Median Income: $26,842 (12th worst)
More on Arena District:  Data

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3
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Population: 734
Rank Last Year: 6 (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: 8,606
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $54,967 (9th worst)
Median Income: $31,785 (3worst)
More on Quintana Community:  Data

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Population: 85
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
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: 127
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 6)
Median Home Value: $88,100 (67th worst)
Median Income: $34,625 (45th worst)
More on Eastgate:  Data

How we determined the worst San Antonio hoods in 2021

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 295 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.

The 'hoods around San Antonio that are really hoods

Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in San Antonio with Villa De San Antonio landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Antonio aren't all bad. The Terraces At Encino 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In San Antonio For 2021?

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