Woods of Shavano is a mixed-use neighborhood located a 30-minute commute north of the San Antonio, Texas downtown core. There is commercial activity in the northwest corner along Lockhill Selma Road and at a shopping area just southwest of the community. Lockhill Selma Road businesses include Dezavala Shavano Veterinary Clinic and a local pharmacy. The large shopping area to the southwest has more shops, services, and restaurants, including large chain pet stores where dog owners can stock up on supplies for their furry friend.
San Antonio weather is hot in the summer and mild in the winter. Winters rarely see sub-freezing temperatures and a light waterproof jacket for occasional cool winter days will keep you comfortable on outings. Summer days can be extremely hot. Try taking your dog out earlier or later in the day when temperatures are not so extreme. Watch out for thunderstorms with heavy rain and flash flooding that can be hazardous.
Woods of Shavano is bordered by the East Charles William Anderson Loop on the north, De Zavala Road on the south, train tracks on the west side, and a greenbelt on the east side. This is a mixed-use neighborhood with industrial, commercial, and residential development. There is a quarry located centrally in the neighborhood and some light industrial activity on the northwest side. These areas are not pedestrian or pet-friendly and should be avoided, as should the tracks on the west side.
The terrain has some gentle slopes, but no significant elevation changes to negotiate when strolling with your pup. Residential streets in the area curve and many end in cul-de-sacs. Some streets have separate sidewalks and grass berms, but some do not and you may need to share the road with local traffic where pedestrian paths are not situated.
Houses in the area consist of single-family detached dwellings. Homes are well appointed on landscaped and treed private properties that add greenery to the community.
Several large parks are located within a short drive of the Woods Of Shavano that make great destinations for a hike with your hound. Bamberger Park's Fox Park trailhead, which provides access to the 2.5-mile Leon Creek Greenway Creek Trail, is located 10 minutes west on West Hausman Road. The park features natural terrain, elevation changes, and a creek.
Just a seven-minute drive north of Woods of Shavano is the 320-acre Eisenhower Park which features over five miles of paved and natural surfaced hiking trails. The terrain in the park includes dry creek beds, rocky canyons, and an observation tower that provides views of downtown.
Take a drive south to reach Hardberger Park which boasts two dog parks: one on the east and another on the west. Both dog parks are enclosed and have separate areas for large and small dogs as well as seating for dog owners, play shelters, and obstacles. The west dog park is the largest and the east side has 1.8-acres of running room for your pup.