Friday, September 25, 2009

San Antonio Neighborhoods, Old and New - Part 2: Mahncke Park

I grew up in a wonderful San Antonio neighborhood,
Mahncke Park.

Most of the homes in the Mahncke Park neighborhood range from 1,000 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft and were built from the 1920's through the 1950's.  I believe my childhood home on Ira Ave. was built around 1940.  The homes are mostly bungalows or ranch-style dwellings. 

Current Market Status in Mahncke Park:

Mahncke Park has begun to lose its affordable status. Buyers who desire the King William district lifestyle have discovered Mahncke Park and started refurbishing the homes there. Currently there are seventeen homes on the market in Mahncke Park, ranging from $89,000 to $398,000. About half the available homes can be purchased for under $200K. To get more info on specific homes in the area, contact me  or search our free MLS search feature on our website.

Mahncke Park Location:

The Mahncke Park neighborhood is within walking distance to: Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, the San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, Witte Museum, Lions Field Park and the Brackenridge Golf Course. By car, the neighborhood is 10 minutes from downtown and major freeways. 

Map of Mahncke Park Neighborhood:

Nearby at Broadway and Mulberry is the famed Kiddie Park which has just re-opened under new ownership, and has been entertaining kids in San Antonio since 1925. It is the oldest kids amusement park in the entire nation. I lived just across Broadway from Kiddie Park, and as a child, have great memories of live pony rides and the beautiful carousel.  Below is the author celebrating her second birthday at Kiddie Park!

Coming soon in Mahncke Park:
Don't miss the 8th annual Home Tours on Sunday, Oct. 18th from 11 am to 4 pm.

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