The Hill Country has always been one of the most desired areas of the city in which to live. Located in the 78259 zip code, it is situated just inside of Loop 1604, east of Highway 281 and west of Interstate 35. Its rolling hills and uneven geography provide residents with breathtaking views of the city below. As a good majority of San Antonio is flat, developed farmland, the Hill Country is the “it” spot when a person wants a view.
Shopping in the Hill Country includes popular destinations like Rolling Oaks Mall, as well as the Forum. Popular eateries such as Houlihan’s, Chili’s, and Red Robin are found all throughout the area, giving San Antonio foodies plenty of delectable options. A nearby attraction, ready to be opened in late 2012, is the PGA Village. This incredible undertaking will be San Antonio’s premier golfing destination and include family fun activities, including a water park.
Because of its proximity to the interstate, the Hill Country is the perfect spot to venture a little further north to find major attractions like Schlitterbahn, as well as the expansive San Marcos outlet malls. Also just a quick jaunt up the road is charming old-town New Braunfels, which offers unique experiences such as small music festivals, chili cook-offs, and the ever-popular Wurzfest every October celebrating German culture and heritage.
Nightlife in the Hill Country is geared more toward low-key local pubs than the rowdy dance scene. However, since the downtown area can be reached in just 15 minutes, finding fun activities on the Riverwalk is quite simple. The Hill Country continues to expand and grow, offering residents new home developments and commercial options that are sure to please just about anyone.