Neighborhood History

The neighborhoods which make up the area referred to as Oak Park-Northwood are located inside Loop 410, generally between N. New Braunfels to the west, and Harry Wurzbach to the east. Oak Park-Northwood first came into existence in the early 1950's. The neighborhood known as "Northwood Estates" was developed by the renowned San Antonio construction magnate, H. B. Zachry, beginning in 1955.

The Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood offers a unique mix of housing on large and small lots, many lined with 100+ year old oak trees. New homes continue to be built in the neighborhood, and older homes are being updated continually. Despite the growth of San Antonio, Oak Park-Northwood remains one of the finest neighborhoods inside Loop 410, offering top rated schools (Alamo Heights ISD and Northeast ISD), easy access to major highways, shopping malls and downtown, and a slower paced lifestyle compared to neighborhoods located outside Loop 410.

With grid streets, rolling curb lines, live oak trees and low, long ranch-style houses built in the middle of the century, the Oak Park-Northwood neighborhood retains the character of San Antonio as it looked 70 years ago.