Named after Thomas Jefferson’s historic estate, Monticello Park is reminiscent of Virginia’s heavily wooded areas and Colonial-style construction, despite its location in the heart of San Antonio. Monticello Park is comprised of a grid system of streets lined with residences close to the downtown area, but with easy access to major thoroughfares with routes to other parts of the city.
Residential construction in Monticello Park is largely Victorian and along the same historic vein, Jefferson High School is located along the western edge of this neighborhood. Within the Independent School District, this school has track and field facilities accessible to residents and visitors after hours.
Sharing its neighborhood’s name, Monticello Park is a small green space just outside of the school grounds with a small gazebo and open grassland. This park has access to biking routes that allow cyclists to travel easily around the city.
Wilson Boulevard winds around the western border of Monticello Park, which is within the 78201 zip code. Quentin Drive makes up its northern border and intersects with Fredericksburg Road that makes a slanted eastern boundary, resulting in Monticello Park’s triangular shape. West Woodlawn Avenue acts as the southern border of Monticello Park, separating it from the Woodlawn Lake area.
Commercial establishments, including retail stores and restaurants, are located along Fredericksburg Road. De Wese’s Tip Top Cafe is a local restaurant that sits outside the northeastern part of the neighborhood and offers American staples like hamburgers and chicken fried steaks. The Woodlawn Theatre is also located on Fredericksburg near Monticello Park’s southern boundary and acts as a live entertainment venue for traveling music groups, theater productions and dance performances.