The area includes the City of Olmos Park, established in the 1920s as a posh suburb of San Antonio. Today, San Antonio completely surrounds Olmos Park. The area is known for big lots with elegant properties, mature trees, and 1920s architecture. Indeed, Olmos Park has been home to billionaires including Red McCombs, Rodney Lewis, and Southwest Airlines CEO and co-Founder, Herb Kelleher. Olmos Park was established on the site where Camp John Wise was built in 1917. The camp was a US Army baloonist training site, which shut down in 1919 after balloon training moved to Brooks Field.
Nearby, another enclave, Olmos Park Terrace was built by the same developer in the 1930s. In 2007, Olmos Park Terrace was designated a San Antonio Historic District.
Another San Antonio Historic District, Tobin Hill, is located in North Central San Antonio and received it’s designation in 2007 and 2008.
North Central is home to the Pearl District. The City Brewery was founded in 1883, and by 1887, the brewery began producing Pearl Beer. A new brewhouse was constructed by 1894. Pearl Brewing Company had an incredible 118-year history brewing along the San Antonio River. By 2001, the brewery closed for good. In 2001, a San Antonio firm purchased the 23-acre site for mixed-use development. Today, Pearl District is home to residents, restaurants, farmers markets, hotels, the Culinary Institute of America, and an amphitheater.
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North Central SubdivisionsAlamo Heights Alta Vista Antonian Balcones Terrace Balcones Urban Beacon Hill (78201) Beacon Hill (78212) Belcones Heights Canlen West Castle Hills City View Colonial Hills Cresthaven Crownhill Park Deer Ledge Dellview East Shearer Hills Green Meadow Estates Green River Greenbriar Monte Vista Montecillo Heights North Central Northcrest Hills Olmos Park Terrace Palo Alto Perque De Oro Primrose at Monticella Park Prospect Hill River Road Skylit Drive Sol Starlit Hills (78212) Starlit Hills (78216) Sugar Hills Tarry Town The Foothills Wonder Homes
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