West Castle Hills (Castle Hills, TX)
By Mike Pannell
(Nu Home Source Realty LLC)
What once stood as a missionary outpost settled by the oil rich families of Texas now remains as one of the more desirable neighborhoods within San Antonio, Castle Hills. The area was prime for settlement, with a closeness to the railroad and commerce traveling through, which helped the development of the area in building homes that are still found erect today. The homes of Castle Hills tell the history of the neighborhood, with some deemed of historical significance, of which the community strives to preserve. Castle Hills today is a booming neighborhood, also termed a city within a city, which was incorporated by the San Antonio Metropolis July 3, 1951, offering a city post office, police station, fire department, and even its own city hall. The neighborhood is also well endowed with ...
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