Scattered Oaks is a private community on the far north side of San Antonio, Texas. There is a commercial shopping area a few blocks west of the neighborhood with a pharmacy, restaurants, and a veterinarian hospital that can be accessed on foot.
San Antonio weather can be very hot in the summer and pose a hazard for dog walkers and their pets. Severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes occur in this part of Texas during summer months, so check forecasts frequently and take shelter when severe weather is imminent. Winters are mild with temperatures usually above freezing during the daytime. Nights are cool and the temperature can dip below freezing, although any snow rarely remains on the ground for long. When snow does occur, it can make walkways icy and you should wait for surfaces to thaw or wear footwear with good traction for walking with your pup.
Since there are no sidewalks along residential roads, the lack of thru-traffic is a good thing, as pedestrians need to walk on grassy berms adjacent to roads and on residential properties. Always walk facing oncoming traffic to be safe so you can see vehicles approaching.
Homes in the area are large and have features such as swimming pools, stonework, and large properties that are immaculately landscaped and maintained. Some areas are more heavily treed and shady while other areas are more open and exposed. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb in the area while walking with your dog.
The Elm Creek and Elm Waterhole Creek are situated a short distance to the east. This area provides plenty of greenway running through nearby residential communities to explore with your pooch. The area is not a developed or maintained park and natural dirt trail conditions vary with the weather. Be careful of the creek and ravine after flash floods as trails can be washed out and watercourse levels can be dangerously high. A short drive south will take locals to McAllister Dog Park or Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park which both have off-leash areas for your pup to play!