In this edition of Neighborhood Snapshots I’m taking a hop across San Antonio down IH10 to Fair Oaks Ranch! The city of Fair Oaks Ranch had humble begginings back in the 1930’s when several pieces of land were purchased by Ralph Fair Sr. for his racehorse operation, also sharing space with a granary and dairy. Mr. Fair’s ranch was well known for its Hereford cattle operations and having started it’s own bovine bloodline from a bull (now famously) named Battle Intense. In 1975, after the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, the family decided to make part of the ranch a residential community to include the Fair’s 14,000 square foot home as the club house. Later in 1988 the city was officially incorporated and covers parts of Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties.
The city covers 7.2 square miles for which just under 5700 people call home. The main access to the city is off of IH10 and the east side of the city shares a border with Camp Bullis.
Other than the country club and golf course available inside the community, living in Fair Oaks Ranch provides great access to both Boerne and San Antonio. By heading just a few minutes down IH10 away from San Antonio you will find Boerne with all the conveniences of larger city without impeding on the charm of a small town. By heading the opposite direction down IH10 you are minutes from fabulous shopping and dining available at La Cantera and The Rim. Continue in the same direction and you’re minutes from the medical center and access to 1604.
Fair Oaks Ranch feeds into Boerne ISD Schools. The schools that children would attend include Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary, Boerne Middle School South and Boerne High School.
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