Northeast San Antonio

Filled with gorgeous single-family houses and beautiful tree-lined streets, the Northeast Side of San Antonio is one of the more suburban parts of the city. It is home to awe-inspiring neighborhoods, high-end retail and shopping and even a U.S. military base.

Randolph Air Force Base was built in 1928 and has been in use since 1930. It is roughly 15 miles east-northeast from the downtown area of San Antonio and primarily serves the Army Air Forces and Air Corps and U.S. Air Force. Randolph Air Force Base is technically in the Universal City limits.

 The Northeast Side is also home to its own unique set of smaller municipalities, including:


It truly is all about growth in Converse, as the area saw a 58 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010. The city parks are a cut above the rest and there are a number of community organizations that only lend to the positive, vibrant feel of the area. The American Legion William M. Randolph Post 593 is located in Converse, as is the Lions Club, which has served the region since 1949. In addition, the Judson Youth Sports Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, Senior Citizens Center, Animal Shelter and various art and reading festivals bring individuals of all ages together in positive spirits.


One of the largest areas in the Northeast Side of San Antonio, Schertz is actually considered a major suburb of San Antonio and is the third biggest city in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area. New home construction in Schertz over the past 15 years has led to a massive increase in population in the area. Between 2000 and 2005, Schertz’s population went from just over 18,500 to nearly 26,500.

Part of what makes Schertz unique is its yearly events and festivals. The annual Hal Baldwin Scholarship Golf Tournament recently celebrated its third year this past November. Don’t forget Schertzfest, which started in 2008 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. The Wilenchik Walk for Life and Absolute Jazz: Sounds and Sips are just a few other traditions that keep the Schertz community relevant and fun.


Selma has its own special place in pop culture history since it was referenced in the famous country musician Steve Earle’s song “Guitar Town.” Selma is also home to the Retama Park horse racing track, and boasts a high quality of life thanks in part to a number of factors. First, the parks district includes Stage Stop Park, FM 1518 Park and Davenport Park. Entertainment and retail is also at a premium in Selma, with the Forum Shopping Center that is home to major clothing and accessory stores, as well as some excellent dining options.


Originally founded as an agricultural settlement on the Southern Pacific railroad, Kirby was started as its own suburban community in 1955. Kirby truly has that cozy, community feel that makes it a wonderful place to call home. The Community Garden next to the Public Works offices on Duffek Drive encourages a communal interaction among residents, as does the Adult Softball League, which brings everyone together in competitive spirit.

Shopping And Retail On San Antonio’s Northeast Side

The Northeast Side of San Antonio brings everyone together with its impressive retail, dining and entertainment scene. The Forum is one of the city’s biggest shopping centers and is located on the corner of Loop 1604 and I-35. In addition, Rolling Oaks Mall is a popular meeting place for just about anyone in San Antonio.

 This impressive nook in San Antonio has plenty going for it, which is a major reason why San Antonio real estate has taken off in recent years. If you’d like to learn more about San Antonio homes for sale, please contact our team of trusted professionals today.

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