Randolph Air Force Base is located in north east San Antonio, just 15 miles from downtown San Antonio. This base is part of the Joint Base San Antonio, a combination of Fort Sam Houston AFB, Randolph AFB and Lackland AFB.
Finding off post housing in a Military base can be troublesome; the number of houses available is limited and since the housing is privatized, you might find yourself on a long waiting list of service members looking for suitable lodgings allocated according to their respective ranks. However, Randolph AFB is adjacent to Universal City which is proud to be the Gateway to Randolph Airforce Base. A lot of the service members looking for lodgings often find Universal City a convenient and safe alternative. There are also other areas that are close to the base besides Universal City like Schertz, Marion, Cibolo, Converse and Kirby.
Universal City and by extension, Randolph AFB, might not be a cosmopolitan area but it is in close proximity to other upscale areas to access what you need. What you cannot find at the Base Exchange at the commissary, you will find in stores a few minutes from the base like HEB, Super Wal-Mart, Costco and Super Targets located in nearby neighborhoods like Stone Oak, Schertz, Converse, Selma, Kirby, Windcrest, and Live Oak.
There are two shopping centers next to the base. Rolling Oaks Mall is located a few minutes from downtown. This mall has stores like Macy's, Sears and J.C. Penney. The area is also close to the Forum shopping center that has a lot of great stores. Universal City, which is closest to Randolph has been gearing itself up for economic growth brought on by the plans for NBC’s Studio to develop a section of the town for use. Parents have a choice between three school districts the Randolph Independent School District as well as the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal city district and the Judson Independent School district.
When it comes to property outside the base, there are lots of options available from Condos to 4- bedroomed homes. Newhomesource.com has information on available property and master planned communities in Schertz, Selma, Kirby, Converse, Live Oak and Windcrest. The price ranges from $0 to $0 for a ranch styled home with 3-4 bedrooms and 1 ½ - 2 bathrooms. These communities have added amenities like golf courses, communal pools, and recreational parks for kids, making it a great choice for all kinds of military families. If you’re ready to find your home near Randolph AFB, let newhomesource.com be your guide.