Tuesday, October 6, 2009

San Antonio Neighborhoods, Old and New - Part 5: Encino Park


As neighborhoods in San Antonio go, Encino Park is a "teenager" when compared to the "elders" discussed recently ( Alamo Heights, Grey Forest, Mahncke Park and King William).  Encino Park was developed in the late 1970's as a planned community.  It is located in far north central San Antonio, just north of Loop 1604 and east of  US Highway 281.

By 1980 the neighborhood was chosen as the site of the annual Parade of Homes.  At that time, the pool and tennis courts were under construction.  By the end of 1982, about 280 families called Encino Park home.  A volunteer fire department had been formed, and the developer, Denton, had provided a temporary building on Encino Way until a permanent fire station could be built.  Community members were organizing groups like the Women's Club and the Home Owners Association.  A neighborhood newsletter was begun in 1983.  Also in 1983, residents petitioned the City of San Antonio to annex Encino Park, which took place in late 1984.   The community playground was completed in 1985.

The original part of Encino Park is now a thriving community of over 1000 homes surrounded by newer developments named after Encino Park (Vistas of Encino, Encino Ranch, The Oaks at Encino Park, etc.).  The original homes are set on large lots nestled amidst mature, sometimes hundred year old oak trees.  (Encino is Spanish for oak.)  Besides the Encino Park HOA and Women's Club, there's also the area's Blue Sharks Swim Team, Scouts group, and the Over 50 Club.  The events in the Park range from the Home and Garden Show, the Arts and Crafts Fair, the Fall Festival, and various monthly meetings.  Members can use the neighborhood pool, park and playscapes, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as the large community center.  The under-construction PGA Players resort , opening in January, 2010, is just 5 miles away. 

Real Estate in Encino Park

Currently in Encino Park there are 20 homes on the market, ranging from $174,000 to $239,900.  Most are three or four bedrooms, with a two car garage. So far in 2009, there have been 26 homes sold, and sales were from $136,500 to $241,000.  They ranged from $56 per square foot to $128 per square foot, and of those, eight were over $90 per square foot, and nine others were between $80 and $90 per square foot. 

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