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Pecan Valley, TX homebuyer’s guide

Known for a famous golf course, this neighborhood provides an affordable lifestyle in San Antonio.

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Located on San Antonio’s Southeast side, Pecan Valley has the best of suburban and urban Texas. With easy access to Interstate 410, and down the road from Calaveras Lake Park, residents can be in downtown San Antonio and fishing on the lake on the same day. The neighborhood—once known for being a host of the PGA Championship—offers affordability for first-time homeowners looking to break into the market. 

Single-family homes often sell for between $250,000 and $300,000. And there’s diversity in the types of homes in this area, from mid-century brick builds to new, custom homes in developments. With affordable prices and charming homes, Pecan Valley is attractive to a young and diverse community looking to call the neighborhood home.

Latest homes for sale Pecan Valley, TX

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    $192,500

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    410 Kate Schenck Ave, San Antonio, TX 78223
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    $234,999

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Look & feel of Pecan Valley

The Pecan Valley housing market

$224k

2%

Median Home Price

$156

15%

Median Price per Sq. Ft

15

25%

Average Monthly Home Sales

Discover older builds with character  

Pecan Valley has quaint residential streets with homes built during the 1960s and 1970s. Most of these homes are located north of East Southcross Boulevard, which intersects the neighborhood. Characteristic of the time, these one-story brick homes often have two or three bedrooms and a private backyard. A typical home in this area is between 1,200 and 2,000 square feet.

Choose from homes in new developments

For newer builds in Pecan Valley, head south of East Southcross Boulevard to housing developments like Thea Meadows and Covington. Both developments offer single-family homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 range. These homes are a bit larger than the older, midcentury homes in Pecan Valley. Buyers can choose their ideal floor plan and preferred finishes for their new builds.

Who lives in Pecan Valley?

6,469

Population

38.8

Median Age

84,159

Family Median Income

Young families

Families with children make up roughly a third of households in Pecan Valley. The community is very diverse, with people of all backgrounds calling the neighborhood home. Pecan Valley Elementary school is an example of the young and diverse community, where the minority student enrollment is 92%. 

Walking & biking

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Bike score 35; Walk score 28 

Bike the neighborhood’s Greenway system

Southside Lions trailhead in Pecan Valley has an entrance point to the Salado Creek Greenway. This two-mile-long, multi-use trail runs along Salado Creek and allows riders and walkers to immerse themselves in nature. The trail is part of the larger Howard W. Peak Greenway system with over 50 trailheads that connect much of San Antonio. Head out for a bike ride on the paved trail to discover more of the city’s extensive greenway system.

Public transportation

Services offered in Pecan Valley 

There are multiple bus routes

The only public transportation available in Pecan Valley is the VIA Metro Transit bus lines that service the neighborhood. Route 28 stops along East Southcross Boulevard and takes riders downtown, ending about a block away from The Alamo. Route 515 travels west through south San Antonio, making a stop near the Mission San Jose National Park entrance. 

Animals & pets 

Plenty of room to roam

Pet parents have to travel outside the neighborhood for vet and grooming appointments, but there are plenty of pet-friendly activities closer to home in Pecan Valley. Many of the residential streets have sidewalks for an afternoon stroll. Plus, Southside Lions Park has its own dog park. It provides a separate run area for smaller dogs and plenty of trees that provide shade on hot Texas days.

3 things to know before buying a home in Pecan Valley, according to locals

1. The acclaimed golf club closed

The famous Pecan Valley Golf Club, which hosted the 1968 PGA Championship and multiple Texas Opens, closed in 2012. Many people are familiar with Pecan Valley because of the notorious golf course and its rich history. A plan to develop a work, play, live community geared toward veterans on the 200 acres is moving forward. 

2. Prepare for muggy weather

While San Antonio doesn’t experience high amounts of rainfall, the spring and summer months are often humid and muggy. The muggy part of the year lasts more than six months, from April through the end of October. And unlike temperature, which often fluctuates between day and night, humidity levels remain steady for longer periods. 

3. You’ll have to travel for amenities

Because Pecan Valley is a mostly residential neighborhood, there aren’t many restaurants or shopping centers in the community. Other than a few businesses along East Southcross Boulevard, residents will have to travel to neighboring areas for necessities. The Rigsby Road Shopping Center, with chain stores and eateries, is a 10-minute drive north.

The top 4 things to do in Pecan Valley

1. Hike, bike, or run the south end of the Salado Creek Greenway 

The Salado Creek Greenway offers 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and running. Residents can access the southside of the trail in Pecan Valley, then head along the creek for picturesque views. The trail is part of San Antonio’s Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails system. The Salado Creek Greenway joins with the Leon Creek Greenway, giving true long-distance athletes the chance to explore 50+ miles of trails. 

2. Explore Southside Lions Park

This sprawling community park offers residents of Pecan Valley endless opportunities for rest and relaxation in nature. A few things visitors to the park can do are; picnics at one of the pavilions, fishing at the lake, or biking on the greenway. There are playgrounds for children and tennis courts, not to mention a public swimming pool, all available in the park. 

3. Stop for a slice

On the hunt for delicious pizza? Head to Capparelli’s for local, authentic Italian food. This third-generation, family-owned business serves up mouth-watering pizza and pasta in San Antonio. Stop in for lunch or dinner, no reservation needed. Their chicken parmesan is a crowd-pleaser!

4. Take a class at the community center 

The Ramon V. Quintero Community Center in Pecan Valley offers dozens of classes and events for members of the community. These range from youth sports teams like soccer, volleyball, and darts, to exercise and arts classes for adults. Much of the programming is free, and you can visit their activities website to register. 

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Lindsey ChaseAuthor

A graduate of the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota, Lindsey has written for print and online publications as a freelancer since 2018. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys pottery, spending time with her family, and running her A-frame house account @chaseaframe.