Stone Oak is a highly coveted neighborhood in north San Antonio, nestled along Texas’ famed Hill Country. It is bordered by U.S. 281 to the east and Loop 1604 to the south. Hollywood Park lies to the south, and Shavano Park is southwest of Stone Oak.
Stone Oak offers residents the perfect balance of beautiful scenery, a strong sense of community, and easy access to entertainment. Residents have countless local dining, shopping, and nightlife options to choose from within minutes of Stone Oak. And if that’s not enough, Downtown San Antonio and all the city has to offer is just a quick drive away.
Read on to learn why Stone Oak is one of San Antonio’s most desirable neighborhoods, attracting families and young professionals from all over the country who seek the Hill Country lifestyle.
Local Dining and Shopping
Enjoy a variety of highly-rated restaurants right in the Stone Oak area. In the mood for a thick, juicy steak? Consider the 1718 Steak House, J-Prime Steakhouse, or Chama Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse. Other restaurants in the area specialize in ethnic cuisine. Select from popular destinations like Milano Italian Grill, Sushi Zushi, and Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine. Pizza lovers enjoy Luciano Neighborhood Pizzeria, Trilogy Pizza Bistro, and Embers Wood Fire Kitchen.
Get your fix of retail therapy at The Village at Stone Oak. It offers an attractive mix of small shops and major national retailers. Stone Oak Crossing features a wide selection of stores and restaurants and Stone Oak Plaza is another upscale shopping center serving the community.
Parks and Recreation
There is plenty of green space in Stone Oak. The amenities at Stone Oak Park includes more than two miles of hiking trails. Residents can stay in shape by using both the interactive and stationary fitness equipment at the park’s fitness center. Panther Springs Dog Park offers pet parents ample shade, access to water, and plenty of space for their dog to run and play.
Canyon Springs Golf Club is a superb example of Texas Hill Country golf. In 1998, both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest named it “America’s Best New Public Course.” The 18-hole layout traverses a pristine, rolling landscape replete with waterfalls.
Everything from thrill rides to natural wonders is just minutes away from Stone Oak.
Six Flags Fiesta is part of the well-known amusement park chain. The Joker Carnival of Chaos, one of the many thrill rides at Six Flags Fiesta, is famous for being one of the tallest pendulum rides on the planet. The iconic Schlitterbahn Water Park is northeast of Stone Oak in New Braunfels. It offers the world’s largest collection of water rides. Top Golf is a few minutes west of the community. This premier entertainment destination offers dozens of climate-controlled hitting bays with HDTVs.
Natural Bridge Caverns is a family-operated attraction northeast of Stone Oak. Experience awe-inspiring natural stone formations including stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers, and soda straws. Or, take the family on an African Safari—Texas Style—at Wildlife Ranch Texas and enjoy 450 acres of rolling hills and over 500 rare and endangered animals.
Hill Country Adventures
The Hill Country beckons to the north and west. Some call it a “Texas Eden.” It’s a land of rolling hills, giant oak trees, granite rock formations, and spring-fed creeks. In the spring, look for beautiful bluebonnets caressing weathered fence posts along country roads. Escape to historic towns like Fredericksburg and Kerrville or savor a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay at a Hill Country wine tasting. However you experience Hill Country, adventure awaits you.
Greater San Antonio Attractions
San Antonio’s most famous attractions are just a few minutes away from Stone Oak via U.S. 281 South. They include the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. On the city’s west side, there’s SeaWorld San Antonio, a 250-acre theme park with rides, shows, and animal experiences.
Visit Downtown San Antonio and take a leisurely stroll or board a river taxi at the iconic Riverwalk. Nearby, state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics make for wonderful concert experiences at the Tobin Center for the Arts. When you’re downtown, include a visit to The Alamo, or tour the San Antonio Museum of Art. Residents enjoy repeated treks to Pearl Market and Market Square.
Employers and Schools
San Antonio is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, including USAA, Valero, and Tesoro. The U.S. Military (Joint Base Antonio and the U.S. Air Force) is the city’s largest employer. USAA, the area’s second-largest employer, is an insurance and financial services provider focused on military families.
Toyota and its suppliers employ thousands more in the area. Financial institutions like Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase are also major employers in San Antonio. Supermarket chain H-E-B is headquartered in San Antonio as well.
As for education, Stone Oak is a part of the North East Independent School District (NEISD). It is one of the five highest-ranked school districts in San Antonio. In 2018, Niche ranked the district’s teachers #23 of 1,031 Texas school districts, an impressive achievement. The two public high schools are Lady Bird Johnson HS and Reagan HS.
Residents and guests fly into San Antonio International Airport. The airport is 10 miles due south of Stone Oak. In a pinch, north-side residents can use Austin-Bergstrom International. It is an airport about 75 minutes northeast of Stone Oak.
There are many local transportation options, including a route into San Antonio by bus. Stone Oak motorists can access the region’s network of beltways and expressways via U.S. 281 and the 1604 Loop.
Sonterra Blue in Stone Oak
Looking for an upscale apartment home in San Antonio? Sonterra Blue is an amenity-rich, gated community. Select from one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury apartment homes. An open floor concept, 10-foot ceilings, European-style cabinetry, and pendant lighting are among the many upscale elements.
There are many community amenities as well, including a resort-style swimming pool with a hot tub and an outdoor grilling area. The beautiful clubhouse includes a business center and a fitness center with 24/7 access. Restaurants and nightlife are just minutes away from Sonterra Blue. Downtown San Antonio’s cultural and entertainment options are less than 20 miles away.
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