By Fabi R. Gomes | June 3rd, 2019
San Antonio is a great place to live, work, and raise a family–but big city living is not for everyone. Just a quick drive from all the action, San Antonio’s suburbs provide an abundance of housing and land-buying opportunities at every price. These small towns offer close-knit communities that move at a slower pace, but with a proximity to the culture and resources that only a large city can offer.
With a small population and located 55 miles southwest of downtown San Antonio, Pearsall is nestled among the rolling hills of Frio County and has been nationally renowned for its richness of wildlife and natural beauty, from hogs to deer, as well as the largest dove population in the U.S. With all of the area’s history, there is plenty to see and do in Pearsall. The land is a hybrid of irrigated farmland and semi-arid savanna, supporting different types of crops—peanuts, cotton, corn, grain, sorghum, potatoes, and fruit orchards. In addition, hundreds of acres in the area are used for ranching. If you are searching for a serene place to settle on a high acreage property, and without sacrificing the perks of a big city, Pearsall is a location to consider.
Originally settled by Native Americans and with a population of approximately 7,500 residents, Floresville is a vibrant and growing community, located just 31 miles southeast of San Antonio in Wilson County. The city claims excellent farmland, with a dry yet fertile soil that makes it perfect for growing crops. With over 40 acres of city-maintained parks, Floresville is an enjoyable, family-friendly locale to settle for residents looking to escape the big city bustle for a more intimate community.
On the banks of the Cibolo Creek, La Vernia is located just 30 miles east of downtown San Antonio and has a population of just over 1,400 people. Enriched with natural beauty and with low crime rates, La Vernia ISD serves between 3000-4000 kids every year, which makes the area ideal for anyone looking to settle down with a family. The land has an exceptional legacy in the oil and gas industry, and crops such as corn and cotton have proven to be successful in the area. This region offers a small-town feel with high-acreage properties without sacrificing proximity to the city.
Carrying a unique, strong sense of heritage of architecture, cuisine, and historically-influenced shops, Castroville is a small town along the Medina River located about 30 miles west of San Antonio. With fertile soil, the town is surrounded by extensive land and stunning landscape. Castroville is an historic community that continues to preserve the exclusive Alsatian architecture of the many historic homes and sites throughout the city.
One of the larger outlying San Antonio towns, Hondo is located 43 miles west of downtown San Antonio and boasts local natural beauty across its fertile land. With numerous outdoor activities, festivals, and recreation, the town’s main crops are cotton and corn, but the land is also appropriate for raising living stock. Find the area’s best farm, ranch, and acreage properties in Hondo.
Talk to one of our CBHarper agents if you’re looking to settle down in a high-acreage property in the countryside without sacrificing proximity to San Antonio resources, and we will be happy to guide you through the complexities of the land, transferring title, understanding water and mineral rights issues, and much more.
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