The College Park area of San Antonio is conveniently located right next to the University of Texas at San Antonio. The boundaries of this area are the Charles Anderson Loop 1604 on the north and west, Babcock Road on the east, and West Hausman Road on the south. The neighborhood lies in the zip code area of 78249.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has over 29,000 students. Of the nine components that make up the University of Texas System (including medical and professional schools), UTSA is the second largest. It is also the seventh largest university in Texas.
The neighborhood is ideally situated for university faculty and staff members. It is made up of single family homes, most of which are two story structures that were built between about 1983 and 1994. They range in size from 1,500 square feet to almost 3,000 square feet, and almost all are considered contemporary style houses.
Another part of this area’s appeal is its abundance of trees and green space. Homes are shaded by large, mature trees, providing some badly needed protection from Texas’ summer sun. Many houses are located on sizable lots situated in cul-de-sacs.
The neighborhood is also conveniently located near the shops at La Cantera, a shopping center likely to appeal to both college students and adults. Bamburger Park is also close to the area, consisting of almost 71 acres of nature trails that are great for hiking, biking, or jogging.
Several hospitals are located close together in the area, including Methodist Specialty Hospital, St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.