EastPoint is a diverse, bi-lingual 4 square mile area located on the Eastside of San Antonio, encompassing some of the City’s oldest neighborhoods. This culturally rich, transforming and easily accessible community is bordered by downtown and the Pearl on the west, AT&T Center on the east, Fort Sam Houston on the north and the Alamodome on the south with over 6,000 homes and approximately 18,000 residents.
Home to some fifth and sixth generation San Antonians, this urban area is amidst a rapid change in demographics. A once predominantly African American community, this part of town is now home to a growing Latino and Anglo population and has become one of the city’s fastest growing diverse communities. This mix of ethnicities has contributed to the area’s traditional entertainment appeal through music, art and culture.
The rate of economic development sparked by business owners and residents in the area was accelerated by the award of two federally funded grants known as the Eastside Promise Neighborhood and the Choice Neighborhood Program. These programs aimed to positively impact by empowering residents, building capacity and encouraging participation in local decision making in the EastPoint community. The City of San Antonio – in partnership with United Way, the San Antonio Housing Authority and the San Antonio Independent School District, along with the aid of these federal grants – continues to drive innovative transformation through various educational, housing, economic and quality of life initiatives.
EastPoint thrives on the harmony and originality of its new and old historic points of interest inclusive of St. Phillip’s College, The Carver Community Theatre and Library, Dignowity Park, St Paul Square, the San Antonio National Cemetery, Sunset Station, Woodard, the Menger Creek expansion, and the redeveloped Wheatley Courts and Sutton Homes. It is also home to the Nation’s Largest MLK March route. EastPoint embodies the values of integrity, hard work and a celebrated community. It reflects the social fabric of a rebirth whose residents have been empowered to prepare their youth for success, strengthen family units and build lasting economic vitality.