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Stone Oak, TX homebuyer’s guide

This master-planned community combines the comfort of suburban life with the amenities of living in the big city.

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Dan Kobialka

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Garrett Heath

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Stone Oak is considered one of the “most beautiful and beloved neighborhoods of San Antonio.” This master-planned community is located in north-central San Antonio, north of Loop 1604 and west of U.S. 281. Its population consists of more than 45,000 residents. Approximately 46% of Stone Oak households have children. 

The history of Stone Oak dates back to 1985, when a group of developers began putting up homes across the area. Since that time, homes with prices ranging from $200,000 to $1 million have been built in Stone Oak. Most of these homes are zoned in the North East Independent School District (NEISD), San Antonio’s second largest school district. They provide convenient access to Canyon Springs Golf Club, Stone Oak Park, and other popular outdoor destinations.  Restaurants like Chama Gaucha and Toro Kitchen + Bar make it simple to grab a delicious meal close to home.

Latest homes for sale in Stone Oak, TX

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    $360,000

    • 4 br
    • 3.5 ba
    • 2142 sqft
    1227 Tweed Willow, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $445,000

    • 4 br
    • 2.5 ba
    • 3449 sqft
    21402 La Pena Dr, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $565,000

    • 4 br
    • 2.5 ba
    • 3080 sqft
    610 Hillsong, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $1,100,000

    • 4 br
    • 4.5 ba
    • 4292 sqft
    19715 Messina, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $874,999

    • 4 br
    • 4.5 ba
    • 3123 sqft
    1307 Summerfield, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $349,000

    • 3 br
    • 2.5 ba
    • 1846 sqft
    1319 Nicholas Mnr, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $706,496

    • 4 br
    • 3.5 ba
    • 3125 sqft
    23006 Evangeline, San Antonio, TX 78258
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    $599,000

    • 4 br
    • 3.5 ba
    • 3266 sqft
    503 Enchanted Way, San Antonio, TX 78260

Look & feel 

The housing market

$476k

6%

Median Home Price

$182

10%

Median Price per Sq. Ft

77

6%

Average Monthly Home Sales

Homes are more affordable in Stone Oak than they are in downtown San Antonio

There’s a “huge” gap between the price of housing in Stone Oak versus the price of homes in downtown San Antonio. The average list price per square foot in Stone Oak is also less than that of at least three nearby neighborhoods: Lavaca, Alamo Heights, and King William. 

Home prices are declining

Stone Oak is part of a San Antonio housing market that was called a “hidden gem” by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in May 2022. NAR gave San Antonio’s housing market this distinction based on its recent rise in home prices. However, the San Antonio housing market appears to be turning a corner. This is reflected in a June 2022 Bloomberg analysis that revealed home prices in Stone Oak and other San Antonio neighborhoods are rapidly declining—making it more of a buyer’s market. 

Who lives in Stone Oak?

39,096

Population

36.3

Median Age

169,034

Family Median Income

Most residents are over the age of 40

Approximately 33% of residents fall between the ages of 40 and 64. Stone Oak’s next largest group based on age is children, which make up roughly 32% of the population. About 21% of residents were born between 1983 and 2000. 

There’s a large Hispanic population

Those who identify as Hispanic represent the largest non-Caucasian ethnic group in Stone Oak. Approximately 32% of residents identify as Hispanic. About 8% of residents identify as Asian. Roughly 5% of residents identify as Black.  

Walking & biking

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Bike score 29; walk score 25

Biking can be tricky

Stone Oak is considered “somewhat bikeable.” There’s limited space for cyclists in Stone Oak. Most residents require a car to run errands. 

Stone Oak Trail offers a walking and biking path that’s not too far away

Stone Oak Trail at Stone Oak Park is a top choice for walking and biking. The trail is open year round. It features a 1.2-mile loop and takes about 25 minutes to complete. Pet owners can walk their dogs along the trail so long as they keep their pet on a leash. 

Public transportation

Services offered in Stone Oak 

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Bus: VIA

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EV charging: ChargePoint

It’s easy to park and ride the bus thanks to the Stone Oak Park and Ride

Stone Oak residents can park their cars at the Stone Oak Park and Ride and hop on a bus to travel to different parts of San Antonio. The Stone Oak Park and Ride features an air-conditioned waiting area, customer service center, and 400 parking spaces. The Stone Oak Park and Ride is served by bus routes 7 and 503. Route 7 offers express service to downtown San Antonio, and route 503 provides crosstown service to South Texas Medical Center

There’s only one electric vehicle charging station

The lone EV charging station in Stone Oak is located at the Stone Oak Park and Ride. This station features eight level 2 EV charging ports that are available 24 hours a day. It costs anywhere from $1.50 to $2 per hour for EV charging. 

Animals & pets 

Pet owners can find lots to enjoy in and around Stone Oak 

Stone Oak Park invites pet owners to bring their favorite four-legged friends for a friendly stroll, so long as they remain leashed.  Beyond that, pet owners can travel to Panther Springs Park, which welcomes dogs and is less than a 10-minute drive from Stone Oak. For residents who want to treat their pets to something special, there’s Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming on Stone Oak Parkway. Pet owners can also bring their pets to the Stone Oak Veterinary Clinic or Family Pet Hospital of Stone Oak for medical care.  

3 things to know before buying a home in Stone Oak according to locals

1. Many downtown San Antonio attractions and restaurants are close by

San Antonio attractions like The Pearl and Alamo Quarry Market are “just a hop, skip, and jump away.” Those who want to catch a movie nearby can visit Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. People who want a great meal downtown can stop by Biga on the Banks, Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood, and other top-rated restaurants

2. Stone Oak’s one of the safest neighborhoods in San Antonio

Stone Oak has a 61% “livability advantage” when compared to other San Antonio neighborhoods. Livability is a measure of how attractive a neighborhood is based on safety and other factors. Stone Oak is also 29% safer than similar areas of San Antonio and other Texas cities. It tends to attract families interested in sending their kids to Canyon Ridge Elementary, Wilderness Oak Elementary, and other highly regarded NEISD schools

3. There are gated communities galore

Those who want the comfort and safety that comes with living in a gated community are sure to appreciate Stone Oak. There are gated homes across the neighborhood that offer charming natural landscapes and 24-hour security. Gated community homes come in ranch, colonial, and other architectural styles. 

The top 4 things to do in Stone Oak

1. Spend the day at Stone Oak Park

Stone Oak Park is located at 20395 Stone Oak Parkway. The park offers walking and biking trails, most of which are in the sun. Visitors may see yellow wildflowers and other awe-inspiring vegetation on these trails. Stone Oak Park also offers a playground and a fitness area. There are signs set up throughout the park that provide visitors with details about Stone Oak’s history. 

2. Spend a day shopping at the Village at Stone Oak

The Village at Stone Oak is an open-air shopping center located off U.S. 281. It’s home to Apricot Lane Boutique, Kirkland’s, and other upscale shopping venues. For those who get hungry while they’re shopping, they can visit Stout House, 54th Street Grill & Bar, or one of the other restaurants located in the Village. Along with having shops and restaurants, the Village hosts the Wine & Whiskey Walk in October, Santa Saturdays in December, and other community events during the year. 

3. Tee off in Stone Oak

Golf is a way of life in Stone Oak. There’s Canyon Springs Golf Club, which debuted in 1998 and was named “America's Best New Public Golf Course” by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine the same year. It boasts a championship golf course surrounded by San Antonio's Texas Hill Country. The course’s greens are immaculately maintained. Don’t be surprised to see longhorn steer, wild deer, and other wildlife during a round of golf at the club. You can also play a round at The Oaks golf course off the TPC Parkway. The Oaks is the site of San Antonio’s only pro golf competition, the Valero Texas Open, and was designed by architect legends Pete Dye and Greg Norman. 

4. Sample the local fare at a Stone Oak restaurant

Visit Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine to enjoy tacos, margaritas, and more. Those who want to sink their teeth into mouthwatering Brazilian cuisine can stop by Chama Gaucha. For authentic Spanish appetizers and meals, check out Toro Kitchen + Bar. Those who want a sweet treat can pick up a frozen popsicle from the mobile popsicle shop, Holy Pops.

Continue exploring the San Antonio area

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Dan KobialkaAuthor

Dan Kobialka is a writer with over a decade of experience. He produces blog posts, landing pages, white papers, and other content for businesses as well as consumers.

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Garrett Heath loves San Antonio, cheese enchiladas and Fiesta. He is the personality behind SA Flavor and loves exploring all that the Alamo City has to offer.