The Quarry was originally known as Cementville, a cement plant owned by Alamo Cement Company. In the 1980s, the cement company moved to a new location north of the city, leaving behind the plant and selling the land to developers. When it came time for reconstruction, the Quarry's clever engineers incorporated many of original structures into the new layout. The Cementville headquarters are now restaurants, the old plant and smokestacks have become the Quarry Market and the rock pit is now the Quarry Golf Course.
Designed by nationally recognized golf course designer Keith Foster, the Quarry Golf Course is renowned around the country for its unique setting and design.
The links style front nine features rolling hills, native grasses and immaculate greens, while the back nine lays out in an 100 year old quarry pit.
A city within the city, Alamo Heights is known around San Antonio for its historic old-fashioned charm. In addition to one-of-a-kind homes, it also has a thriving, eclectic business district complete with mom and pop shops, ritzy retail, outdoor dining and upscale restaurants.
The park's main attraction is the San Antonio Zoo, home to over 3,500 animals representing 600 species of animals on 56 acres. There's also the Japanese Tea Garden's lush year-round garden and floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, ponds and a 60-foot waterfall. Golfers will enjoy historic Brackenridge Golf Course, the original site of the PGA Winter Tour and the first inductee into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Brackenridge Park also offers wide open spaces for bicycling, walking, picnicking, pedal boating, fishing and birdwatching, as well as athletic fields, a playground, concessions and a miniature railway.
This historical district blossomed during San Antonio's "Gilded Age" (1890-1930). Instead of the usual Spanish-influenced architecture that was prominent at the time, Monte Vista features an attractive mix of Queen Anne, Hollywood bungalow, Georgian, Moorish and Victorian era architecture that gives the neighborhood its unique feel.
Olmos Park dates back to the 1920s when a renowned oilman and real estate tycoon developed the posh suburb. Many architectural styles compliment the neighborhood and large, beautiful trees form a canopy of shade over many of its streets.