The Fair Oaks Ranch Community

 

Why Fair Oaks Ranch Real Estate

Fair Oaks Ranch is a wealthier city in Bexar, Comal, and Kendall Counties in the state of Texas. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.  This is about 30 miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles of land.

Background Information

The City of Fair Oaks Ranch evolved from several parcels of land acquired by oil man Ralph Fair, Sr. during the 1930s. The working ranch, which had a dairy and granary, was first a center for Mr. Fairʼs racehorse operation. Later, Mr. Fair established a registered Hereford cattle operation including a cutting-edge artificial insemination program.

After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, the family decided to develop a portion of the ranch as a residential community in 1975. In 1978 the 14,000 sq. ft. Fair home became a country club and to this day remains a focal point for social activity on The Ranch.

Since Fair Oaks Ranch had been established in Bexar, Kendall, and Comal counties, numerous legal proceedings and several elections were required.

Ultimately, the City incorporated on January 21, 1988. Today the original 5,000 acres are blending well with the newly acquired ETJ from San Antonio. The City strives to preserve the beauty of the area, its quality of life, and the unique history surroundingthe land. 

Fair Oaks Ranch Education

The City of Fair Oaks Ranch is served by the Boerne Independent School District. All students who live in Fair Oaks Ranch will attend:

  • Fair Oaks Ranch ES(K-6)
  • Boerne Middle School South(7-8)
  • Boerne Champion High School(9-12)

Fair Oaks Ranch Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,986 people residing in the city. This was a 27.5% increase from the 2000 census.  The racial makeup of the city was 96.38% White, 0.38% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.90% of the population.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 38.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $135,092 with the estimated median house value in 2009 being $432,684. The per capita income for the city was $45,293. About 1.5% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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