San Antonio’s very own San Antonio College, located in the heart of downtown, won the Aspen Prize. This is given to the top U.S Community College in the United States! Barack Obama called the competition “basically the Oscars for great community colleges.”

Awarded by the Aspen Institute every other year since 2011, the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is the top distinction of its kind. SAC was selected out of about 1,000 community colleges in total nationwide. There were multiple rounds of data analysis, interviews with the staff and students, and plenty of campus tours that ultimately led to this decision. SAC has usually always been in the top 10, but this time they finally clinched the top spot!!

“What this says is that our faculty, staff and students are best in class in the United States, and that San Antonio, Bexar County and our region have the best community college in our nation,” said Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District.

What does this mean for the already appreciating and growing area of Five Points, which is home to San Antonio College, San Pedro Springs Park and a plethora of other places?

We believe that this will really help bring additional attention, students, professors, and classes to the college!

This should lead to an increased demand for people wanting to attend the campus, which will lead to more people looking to buy or rent in the area! This is an already growing area and the numbers speak for themselves, last year the average home price increased by 11.9%!!!

As time goes on there’s more and more reasons for people to live downtown! If you are looking to buy, or build downtown we would love to work with you. If you would like to check out our community located in Five Points, take a look at our Brazos Commons community! This is a unique urban new construction single family community located in the heart of Downtown!