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Artesia is a densely populated neighborhood in southeast San Antonio that straddles Interstate 10. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1969, with the majority of those being small, single-family houses. Later developments added small and large apartment complexes to the mix. The part of Artesia that is west of Interstate 10 has some older homes, still on farm acreage, as well as some commercial zones. The eastern part is much more crowded.

Both ends of Artesia are pedestrian friendly and offer access to bus stops for VIA Metropolitan Transit along Yucca Street and Amanda Avenue. Dorie Miller Elementary School is on the northern edge of Artesia, as is the private Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Gates Elementary and Jefferson Davis Junior High are on the eastern end of the neighborhood. St Gerard High School is a few blocks west of Artesia. Churches in the community include East St Mathew Baptist, the Emmanuel Apostolic Temple, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit. St Phillips College is to the northwest.

On the southwestern end is the block long Herrera Park offering a basketball court, softball diamond, and playgrounds. To the northeast is the much larger Martin Luther King Park. Visitors are welcome to fish in the tiny creek, picnic at one of the nearly 40 tables, play tennis, volleyball, or basketball. The softball field and basketball court are lighted for night play.

Most shops and restaurants are along Martin Luther King Drive, which fronts the park and Roland Avenue. Home Stake Market and Dollar Food Mart are the closest grocery stores. There is no shortage of fast food outlets but just as many locally owned eateries such as Ruben’s Homemade Tamales and the Smoke House, serving spicy barbeque.


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