Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members.
- Helene D. Gayle
Terrell Heights is a perfectly situated neighborhood, with lush landscape, mature trees, and small parks, which give it an established and peaceful feeling. It was once essentially suburban, some sixty-plus years ago. But today, as San Antonio is now one of the fastest growing and most exciting cities in America, Terrell Heights is an in-town oasis.
Located in northeast San Antonio, Terrell Heights is surrounded by the most desirable neighborhoods in the city including: Northwood, Oak Park, Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills. To the west, nearby destination shopping and dining in Alamo Heights, Lincoln Heights and the Quarry is sought out by people from across the city. Also noteworthy, the entire area is also anchored by one of the best public school districts in the country.
Just south of Terrell Heights, improvements are happening along Austin Highway after years of neglect turned this once-famed corridor into a trouble-spot. Today, new retail and residential developments are continuing to unfold, allowing the character of the street to shape up at a quick pace. The design standards put in place for new construction along Austin Highway are thanks in great part to the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association, whose leaders were instrumental in drafting the Overlay Design District Ordinance.