San Antonio has a proud military heritage that is a big part of the city's culture and identity. Thousands of military personnel are stationed throughout the area's bases, and each year military families from all over the country make their home in the Alamo City.
Moving from abroad is hard enough, but military families also bring with them specific requirements when searching for a home, like:
- a home within close proximity to the military base
- quality school districts
- neighborhood safety
Here are our picks for the top four neighborhoods for San Antonio military families.
1. Olympia Hills
Olympia Hills is a golf course community in Universal City, just 20 miles northeast of San Antonio. With proximity to Randolph Air Force Base and Ft. Sam Houston, this highly desirable neighborhood also offers a wealth of amenities for the entire family.
Take advantage of the community pool, residents-only clubhouse, and playground. There's also nearby shopping at The Forum and plenty of outdoor lake recreation.
Students of Olympia Hills attend top-ranking schools served by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District, which boasts an impressive 96 percent completion rate—the highest in the state.
Homes start in the $400,000s, so this area is for the military family looking to move up to a more prestigious address.
If you're interested in Olympia Hills, you may also want to look in Kirby, Converse, and The Fairways of Woodlake.
2. Alamo Heights/Terrell Hills/Northwood
Alamo Heights homes for sale are definitely on the upscale side of San Antonio real estate, but have all the desirable features military families are looking for.
Located only 7-minutes away from Fort Sam Houston, this neighborhood offers a quick commute. Parents can also live with peace of mind as Alamo Heights ranks as one of the safest areas in San Antonio.
The area has plenty of outstanding amenities, like gourmet restaurants, designer boutiques, art museums and more.
Alamo Heights home values have increased year after year, making this a smart investment opportunity for the right buyer. Charming homes on mature tree-lined streets translates to an excellent resale value for homeowners looking to sell in a few years.
3. Stone Oak
Stone Oak homes for sale are ideal for military homebuyers stationed at Camp Bullis or at the Brooke Army Medical Center.
Located only 12 miles from the base, this upscale master-planned community is close to the San Antonio International Airport and downtown San Antonio.
With homes starting in the $200,000s, this popular area offers something for every price range. If you're looking for the safety and security of a gated community, you can find plenty to choose from in Stone Oak.
With a highly acclaimed school district (Northeast Independent School District), ample shopping, and nearby North Central Baptist Hospital, it's easy to see why this neighborhood is a great choice for military families.
4. Live Oak
Live Oak homes for sale border the northeastern end of San Antonio. This community is located down the way from the Air Force Public Affairs Agency. It is also only 30-minutes to the San Antonio Military Medical Center and 35-minutes to downtown San Antonio.
Military families will find this area convenient because it's easy to commute to other bases in the area. If you are stationed in Camp Bullis it is only a 30-minute drive away.
Your family gets the benefits of fantastic local amenities just outside of the hustle and bustle of San Antonio. There are fantastic schools in this area, as well as small, community parks for the kids to run around and play in.
The majority of shopping and restaurants just off of the I-35, which is just minutes from most of the homes in this neighborhood.
You'll find a range of homes anywhere from affordable condos and single-family homes to newer homes with excellent upgrades.