The Monte Vista National Historic District is located 1.5 miles north of downtown San Antonio and is home to about 3,000 people. It is a San Antonio neighborhood that is well known as being one of the earliest and most affluent areas in town.
Monte Vista was established in San Antonio's Gilded Age (1890 - 1930) and is one of the most expansive and intact neighborhoods of this period in Texas. The Monte Vista neighborhood achieved national landmark status in December 2008.
Monte Vista encompasses 14 subdivisions. The entire set spans across 100 city blocks. San Antonio architects such as Atlee B. Ayers, Adams and Adams, and Frost Carvel have made their names famous here with their residential masterpieces.Monte Vista is home to an interesting and varied mix of Victorian, Moorish, Georgian, traditional, and bungalow architecture.
Monte Vista is serviced by the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). Many school children in the neighborhood attend private and religious schools.