San Antonio Neighborhoods: Stone Oak

September 7, 2016

 

If you're new to San Antonio, or unfamiliar with the Stone Oak area, you may not know that Stone Oak has come a long way in the last 20 years. When the area, a master-planned community in north central San Antonio, was first being developed, many San Antonio residents considered it a far drive from the center of town. But Stone Oak has developed to boast many modern conveniences while still retaining hill country charm. 

 

History & Culture

Once comprised of wide-open cattle fields, Stone Oak is now one of San Antonio’s most coveted neighborhoods. And for good reason. This area north of Loop 1604 features large single-family homes with plenty of amenities. But it’s not just the manicured lawns, gated communities and polite neighbors that draw people to Stone Oak. Young families are especially keen on the area because it is home to some of San Antonio’s best public schools plus plenty of park greenery where kids can romp. More suburban than urban in atmosphere, Stone Oak is favored by affluent homeowners, who enjoy the easy access to shopping and restaurants at the Village at Stone Oak and golf at spots like the Canyon Springs Golf Club or The Club at Sonterra.

 

 

Schools

Neighborhoods in the Stone Oak District south of Overlook Drive are served by North East Independent School District. A small portion of Stone Oak neighborhoods north of Overlook Drive are served by Comal Independent School District. In the North East Independent School District, Stone Oak is served by Wilderness Oak Elementary, Stone Oak Elementary, Hardy Oak Elementary, Canyon Ridge Elementary, Tuscany Heights Elementary, Lopez Middle School, Bush Middle School, Tejeda Middle School (a very small portion north of Stone Oak Parkway, east of Canyon Golf Road, and South of Wilderness Oak Drive and Mountain Lodge), Lady Bird Johnson High School, and Reagan High School. The North East Independent School District is one of the top 100 school districts in Texas, ranking #52 in 2016 by Niche.com.

 

Shopping

Whether you want high-end cigars, unique toys or running gear to inspire your exercise regime, you can find plenty of places to shop around Stone Oak. If want fresh fruits and vegetables, check out the Legacy Farmers' Market, located in the Legacy Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 281 North. Open every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the market features locally grown produce, spices, baked goods and more. Stone Oak boasts many shopping centers with large nationally known brands like Target and World Market as well as boutique shopping experiences. Stone Oak is also positioned between three major malls - The Rim and La Cantera to the west, North Star Mall to the south, and Rolling Oaks Mall to the east - each about a 15 minute drive.

 

Parks and More

Stone Oak Park has nearly three miles of trails as well as a playground for kids, covered shelters and exercise stations. This gem, located right in the middle of an otherwise suburban, private landscape, offers a welcome, green respite for families, gatherings and kids of all ages. Other nearby parks include the recently finished Panther Springs Park which stretches from it's trailhead on Wilderness Oak Drive all the way to the Parman Library, Stone Oak's new public library. 

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