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Woodstone homebuyer’s guide

Nestled on the northeast side of San Antonio, Woodstone offers residents respite from big-city hustle and bustle.


Taylor Hartley



Miranda Paredes


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Northeastern San Antonio may not have all the bells and whistles of downtown, but there’s something to be said for the quiet side of town. Characterized by single-family homes and apartment complexes, the Woodstone neighborhood definitely gives off a suburban vibe more than an urban one, even though it’s only a 20-minute drive away from the center city. 

Offering convenience with a decent helping of peace and quiet, Woodstone is a prime location for families looking to take things a little slower.

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Look & feel 

The housing market

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Affordable housing close to the heart of the city

While San Antonio was labeled a “hidden gem” of the housing market in June 2022, in just one month, it experienced even deeper price cuts. This is mostly due to increased inventory, which is finally matching demand after a competitive few years. The Alamo City remains one of the most affordable markets in Texas, with a median home price close to $400,000. Listings in Woodstone are definitely more affordable, with many homes listed between $200,000 and $300,000. 

Single-family homes abound

There are several apartment complexes in the neighborhood as well, but homebuyers will likely encounter more traditional one-story ranch-style homes. 

Who lives in Woodstone?

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A decent mix of millennials and Gen Xers

While there are different age groups living in Woodstone, the majority of the 3,665 residents tend to be either between the ages of 25 and 30 or in their late 40s and early 50s. About 29% of the residents are below the age of 17, indicating that Woodstone has a sizable population of kids, though perhaps not as many as some other San Antonio suburbs.  

A minority in a majority-minority city

San Antonio is the largest majority-Hispanic city in the U.S. However, 47.9% of Woodstone’s population identify as white, while 38.5% identify as Hispanic or Latino. This makes Woodstone a bit of an outlier in the San Antonio area, as most neighborhoods, especially those close to downtown, where many communities are proud of their Hispanic identity. 

Walking & biking


Bike score 40; walk score 34 

Suburban lifestyle means suburban transportation

Woodstone residents will want a car to take advantage of the convenient location and the peace and quiet the neighborhood offers. Most shops, restaurants, and other attractions are not within walking distance, making the neighborhood a car-dependent community. However, having a car means quick access to the heart of San Antonio, a short 20-minute drive away. 

Not a lot of bike lanes

According to WalkScore, Woodstone does not have many bike lanes. What’s more, there are not many parks within the neighborhood limits. Serious cyclists may want to head into town for longer bike rides along the San Antonio River Walk Hike and Bike Trail, but it will require a car and a bike rack to access. 

Public transportation

Services offered in Woodstone


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No public transit within the neighborhood limits

VIA, San Antonio’s public bus system, does not have any stops or routes that directly service Woodstone. While this definitely helps maintain the small-town, suburban feel of the community, it also means that residents hoping to live in Woodstone will need a car for transportation. The Randolph Park and Ride, located between the Windcrest and Longhorn communities, is about a nine-minute drive away.

EV charging station is nearby

There is a single EV charging station, though it’s located closer to San Antonio than Woodstone. Woodstone residents can make the seven-minute drive to charge up. 

Animals & pets 

Not a lot of places to walk Fido

While pets are welcome in the Woodstone community, the walkability of the neighborhood does make it a little more challenging for pet parents looking for places for their furry friends to roam. Streets within individual subdivisions are relatively safe, but you’ll want to make sure you keep your dog on a leash to keep them from wandering off.

3 things to know before buying a home in Woodstone, according to locals

1. It’s pretty quiet in Northeast San Antonio

Many residents comment on the quiet nature of Northeast San Antonio neighborhoods. Like any area with proximity to a big city, there are pockets of the northeast side that see high levels of crime. However, many people who live in and around Woodstone comment on the relative safety of the area and the suburban vibe within the community.

2. You’re close to so many different attractions

Woodstone truly offers the best of both worlds. It’s far enough away from downtown to offer respite from the busy city but close enough that residents can enjoy the various restaurants, shops, and attractions San Antonio has to offer. Spend a weekend roaming the San Antonio River Walk or visit historic sites, such as the Alamo or San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. When you’re done, make that short 20-minute drive back home. The proximity can’t be beat. 

3. A lower cost of living than other parts of Texas

San Antonio’s cost of living is a full 10% lower than the national average, making it one of the most affordable cities to live in the state of Texas. Woodstone is one of the most affordable neighborhoods in San Antonio, which means residents enjoy the benefits of San Antonio’s lower cost of living while also saving additional income by residing in a less expensive area. 

The top 4 things to do in Woodstone

1. Spend a night at Two Rivers Tavern

With its neon lights, upgraded patio, and regular rotation of live bands and talented DJs, Two Rivers Tavern offers an electric experience to Woodstone residents. The tavern’s menu consists of traditional bar food, and its daily drink specials make kicking back and relaxing that much more affordable. The tavern prides itself on not charging covers for bands, hoping to encourage more people to enjoy the art of live music. 

2. Get the kids moving at Power Park Ninja

The popular show “American Ninja Warrior” has been a bit of a sensation since 2009. Now, the athletes have created a gym where kids can test their skills and become part of the American Ninja Warrior family. Power Park Ninja is an indoor obstacle course meant to cater to athletes of all ages. It hosts open gyms every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., classes four days out of the week, and private-party packages for families looking to throw the perfect birthday celebration. 

3. Make the trek to Comanche Lookout Park

Three minutes from Woodstone is Comanche Lookout Park, a 96-acre public park owned and operated by the City of San Antonio. It’s the fourth-highest point in Bexar County and is thought to have functioned as a vantage point for Indigenous tribes for centuries. Today, the park features walking trails, picturesque scenery, and even an outdoor classroom for young kids to explore what the Texas landscape is all about. 

4. Chow down at Salsalito’s Cantina Mexicana

Get a taste of true Mexican culture at Salsalito’s Cantina Mexicana. Taking inspiration from the culture and heritage of Mexico City, Salsalito’s prepares its salsa in-house daily and is committed to using fresh ingredients to ensure the dishes pop. Kick back and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal, complete with a homemade margarita.

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Taylor HartleyAuthor

Taylor Hartley is a Charlotte-area resident and proud UNC-Chapel Hill graduate with more than 10 years of creative writing experience. A former English teacher, she spends most of her time plotting out fantasy novels and tackling the books on her to-be-read list.


Miranda ParedesReviewer

Miranda Paredes has spent her career in the marketing and public relations field since her graduation from Texas State University in 2016. She is a marketing consultant for individuals and small businesses. Fitness, outdoor recreation and hanging with her pup, Lilah, are some of her favorite activities, while a good cup of coffee and a good book serve as her perfect downtime.