Westfort Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Westfort, aptly named because of its western location to Fort Sam Houston, an Air Force and Army base just north of downtown San Antonio, is a residential neighborhood close to green spaces, popular restaurants and local entertainment establishments.
Houses in the area are built close together and are an eclectic mix of shingle-style with New Orleans influences. There are also a few small apartment complexes in the area. With access to the Via Metropolitan Transit system and several cycling routes, it is ideal for urban-dwellers looking for city-life in a well-established cultural area.
Westfort is bordered by Brackenridge Avenue to the north and the Fort Sam Houston boundaries make up its eastern side creating a jagged edge that doesn’t follow a particular street or physical marker. To the south, Mill Race, Broadway Street and Cunningham Avenue intersect creating a southern border full of right angles. The western side of Westfort follows Avenue B until it intersects with Brackenridge putting Westforth just south of Mahncke Park in the 78215 zip code.
Most commercial development follows Broadway Avenue and includes the well-known night spot Bar on Broadway. Westfort also offers residents and visitors access to the Brackenridge Municipal Golf Course and several auto repair and dry cleaning establishments. Restaurants and retail shops continue to the north and south of the neighborhood along Broadway.
Westfort also has access to several parks and outdoor recreational facilities in the area. Most notably, the neighborhood is across Broadway from the Brackenridge Municipal Golf Course, a public course for those looking to play a quick round or work on their swing. This course is a branch of Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s largest public parks, ideal for runners, cyclists or athletes.