Fairways Of Woodlake – San Antonio, TX

Located approximately 11 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, Texas, Fairways of Woodlake provides a pleasant gated community for residents to call home. The well-maintained common areas and neatly landscaped streets elicit a sense of relaxation, and the west side of the neighborhood opens to a golf course, delivering lovely backyard views. A strong community spirit adds to the considerable charm of this area.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

The closest dining options near Fairways of Woodlake primarily consist of fast-food and chain restaurants, such as Chick-fil-A and Denny’s. However, in nearby Kirby, about three miles east on Seguin Road, lie a few local favorites. Stop by Bavarian Restaurant for a taste of Germany. The kitchen serves up authentic fare, including schnitzel and kraut, and the friendly chef and owner often walks table to table, ensuring patrons are satisfied and sharing a story or two. Have your fill of German beer with your entree, but be sure to save room for dessert—the apple strudel is delightful. A block away sits Bob’s Smokehouse. Order tender smoked brisket by the pound, or devour a pulled pork sandwich. True barbecue connoisseurs come here just for the meat, but the side of beans is well worth adding to your plate. Just be sure you don’t skimp on the house-made sauce, which adds perfect tang to the juicy meat. Travel about a half mile south to La Villa if it's Mexican food you're craving. Here, the owner cooks up old family recipes that locals adore. Try the fresh salsa and enchiladas for lunch, or start your day off right with breakfast tacos. Give yourself plenty of time in the morning though, as a crowd usually gathers, forming a long line. Fairways of Woodlake residents sometimes go east to Daiquiri Lounge for strong and tasty drinks. Enjoy the live DJ playing music inside, or take your drink to go. Here, you can order your cocktail in a 44-ounce cup at the drive-through and drink it when you get home.

History & Culture

Crews first broke ground on the Fairways of Woodlake gated community in the 1980s, and construction continued until the developers went bankrupt during a housing slump. In 1992, Rayco purchased what vacant lots remained and paid off delinquencies, preparing to ramp up construction again. Under the guidance of the Home Owners Association, the neighborhood has flourished since and is a desirable area for families and retirees. Residents travel to the art districts around San Antonio for cultural events and experiences. The San Antonio Museum of Art in downtown San Antonio is about 10 miles southwest of Fairways of Woodlake, only a quick drive via Interstate 35. Each year, locals participate in National Night Out, which is complete with both food and neighborly fellowship.


The Fairways of Woodlake neighborhood lies near busy thoroughfares but requires about a 5-mile drive to reach San Antonio’s surrounding major highways. Locals primarily rely on personal cars to travel to and from the neighborhood whether commuting to work or running errands. Though the neighborhood streets wind around flat terrain, few bike lanes exist. Locals reserve walks or bike rides for leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. Very few metro bus stops exist, so a trip downtown requires a half mile walk to the nearest one, and the ride takes about 50 minutes. Cabs do not frequent the neighborhood, but you can call Universal Taxi to request one or schedule a ride with Uber using your smartphone.


The cost of living in Fairways of Woodlake runs about 4 percent higher than San Antonio overall, but housing remains affordable. A one-bedroom apartment averages $764 per month, and the median housing price sits at $115,300. Residents enjoy relaxed entertainment nearby with access to casual bars and inexpensive drinks. Patrons pay about $3 for a domestic beer. Traveling to and from the neighborhood also proves affordable—gas prices are 19 percent lower than the national average, and a trip downtown via the city metro bus costs $1.20.


The majority of shopping options surrounding Fairways of Woodlake consist of big box and chain stores, such as Target and Walmart. For discount shopping, locals shop at Payless ShoeSource and Ross Dress for Less or browse the bargains at Dollar General. Travel north about 4 miles to Montgomery Road for specialty boutique shopping at Shebree’s Palace Unique Gifts and Finds. As the name suggests, patrons find an eclectic selection of gifts and home decor here. Hunt for vintage finds, or request a custom decorative cross for your home. Nearby Aphrodite’s Closet features women's lingerie and provides a wide selection. Patrons love the shop owner, who assists many in picking out the right garments. Fairways of Woodlake residents have access to a number of grocery stores in the area, including multiple HEB locations and Walmart Supercenters. With affordable produce and a vast selection of everyday household items, these places provide budget-friendly, one-stop shopping experiences. Convenient locations surround the area, ensuring a quick trip to pick up milk and other staples. Though no farmer's markets service this neighborhood, residents need only travel about 6 miles to Interstate 35 near Walzem Road for the Windcrest Farmer's Market. Take your time picking the perfect fresh fruits and jars of local honey on a sunny Saturday morning, but be sure to arrive early for the best selection.


For a quiet green space where the kiddos can play, locals head to Lou Kardon Memorial Park on Gibbs Sprawl Road about 3 miles southwest of Fairways of Woodlake. Enjoy the jogging trails, which lack the overcrowding that those of larger parks sometimes possess. A few miles north of Fairways of Woodlake, Converse City Park has a few more amenities. Two playgrounds provide separate areas for toddlers and bigger kids, and baseball fields host informal games. Families enjoy the shaded picnic areas with barbecue pits for informal gatherings. Friendship Park in neighboring Kirby draws an exercise-centric crowd with Zumba classes in the park on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Trees provide shade during hot Texas nights, but be sure to bring water to stay hydrated. These parks don’t host annual events, but you can travel downtown for events like the Fourth of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park, which is 20 minutes west of the neighborhood.
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