Want to live close to San Antonio but not IN San Antonio. Fair Oaks is straight up IH10 only a few miles North. It’s close to the La Cantera Mall and The Rim shopping area. Go a little further, 7 miles or so, and you will reach Boerne.
Both of these towns have charm in abundance. Boerne has a lake that people enjoy cooling off in, but no motorized vehicles allowed on the lake. This keeps it fresh and peaceful. You can also pull over in downtown Boerne by the river and have a picnic and, of course, feed the ducks. Your main large stores are HEB, Wal-Mart and Bealls, but there is plenty of other privately owned places to shop and chat.