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Neighborhood Spotlight: Fair Oaks Ranch

Why live in Fair Oaks Ranch? This San Antonio suburb offers more than just custom-built homes. Here's why so many new residents are flocking north of San Antonio! 

Perched on the cusp of the sprawling Texas Hill Country, (located northwest of San Antonio and southeast of charming small-town Boerne), Fair Oaks Ranch is a breathtaking Bexar County suburb that packs a big punch. Take a look at the gorgeous custom-built homes, impressive amenities, green hills, and blue skies that make up Fair Oaks Ranch!

1. Homes in Fair Oaks Ranch

Made up of over 3,000 single-family households, Fair Oaks Ranch is far from “just one thing” when it comes to property listings. From cozy ranch-style homes to spacious acreage mansions(we’re talking six bedrooms and 20+ acres), this community offers up a diverse selection of housing. Prices generally start around $300k and go up into the millions (with a median list price is about $450k). Additionally, Fair Oaks Ranch offers a number of lots available for custom-built homes! Land starts around $50k and soars to over $200k, with land sizes starting from 0.3 acres.

29 308 Duberry Ridge: SOLD

2. Amenities in Fair Oaks Ranch

Though Fair Oaks Ranch is made up of plenty of smaller subdivisions (several of which have amenity complexes of their own), the community as a whole offers an impressive array of leisurely perks. At the heart of the city, Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club includes several golf courses, tennis courts, pools, and additional event space. The Club has become one of San Antonio’s premier family-oriented country clubs, known for its impeccable and personalized service, warm and friendly staff, full-service facilities and amenities, and an active and vibrant membership community. Additionally, Fair Oaks Ranch offers over ten miles of nature trails, several family-friendly parks, and countless acres of rural landscaping. 

7423 Scintilla Ln: $410,000

3. The Community Vibes in Fair Oaks Ranch

Originally a parcel of hard-working ranch land north of San Antonio city limits, Fair Oaks Ranch has retained the rustic appeal of the Hill Country, while adding the effortless elegance of a luxury neighborhood. The city of Fair Oaks Ranch was formed in 1988 to preserve the beauty and pastoral quality of the area as well as its history. From its inception as a rural community (located in three counties: Bexar, Comal, and Kendall!), the city has evolved tremendously over the decades. Today, this 5,000-acre boasts a population of nearly 7,000 residents. Correspondingly, the number of households has increased from 600 to almost 3,500. Despite this growth, the city is still the same in many ways and remains one of the most unique and pleasant places to buy a home. The success of Fair Oaks Ranch is due largely to the remarkable planning and sound city management.

29308 Duberry Ridge: SOLD

4. The Location of Fair Oaks Ranch

A suburban city located on the northwest of San Antonio and southeast of Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch offers a “best of both worlds” location to its residents. Less than 15 miles from the urban buzz of San Antonio (think: luxury shopping, theme parks, and cultural events) and less than 10 miles from the small-town charm of Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch retains a secluded Hill Country vibe without sacrificing city perks.

7423 Scintilla Ln: $410,000

5. Education in Fair Oaks Ranch

Part of the highly sought after Boerne Independent School District, residents living in Fair Oaks Ranch enjoy excellent schools. Notably, the district was ranked #20 on Niche.com’s “Best School Districts in Texas” (high-scoring in academics and college prep) and constantly churns out creative, driven students. Case and point: in 2014, both Boerne High School and Samuel V. Champion High School were among 500 schools in the nation listed on Newsweek's Top High Schools in America! Students who live in Fair Oaks Ranch are zoned to attend Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School (K-6), Boerne Middle School South (7-8) and Boerne Champion High School (9-12).

As a group of specialized agents obsessed with our beautiful city, we’d love to show you the ins and outs of the San Antonio area. Contact an expert agent and connect with a lender to see what you can afford! Plus, we’ll hook you up with our exclusive Buyer’s Guide (with important insights and tips specific to San Antonio). We’d love to answer any questions and show you around our one-of-a-kind city.

Note: This blog was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated to reflect current info. 


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acre:The unit of land area that measures approximately 43,560 square feet.