Hot Wells is a neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. The borders of the community are East Southcross Boulevard on the north, South Presa Street on the west, Southeast Military Drive on the south, and South New Braunfels Avenue on the east. Hot Wells is a quiet neighborhood that offers a friendly welcome.
Many of the homes date from after World War II, and there are many that were inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. New apartment buildings have been springing up in the area, but the overall feel that this area has of being “off the beaten track” remains. There is public transportation available.
At the turn of the 20th century, this was a very popular place with the Hot Wells Hotel and Spa attracting famous people from all over the world. Among the famous who came to enjoy the hot springs were Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Teddy Roosevelt. The hotel was lost to a fire but the springs remain.
The Charles C. Ball Elementary School, providing classes to grades K-5, and the Connell Middle School are both within walking distance of most of the neighborhood.
Pytel Park is adjacent to the neighborhood. It is named for Park Ranger Paul Pytel, who died in the line of duty. The 34-acre park includes paved walking paths, a playground, a ball field, and picnic tables.
When it comes to grocery shopping, there is a Diamond Food Mart, and an HEB within the neighborhood. There are also a few retail chains, including a Marshall’s and some fast food restaurants.
This neighborhood has charm and easy access to downtown, making it a great place to live and to raise a family.