Apple Creek is a residential neighborhood with a Property Owners Association located a 30-minute commute northwest of San Antonio, Texas’s city center. The POA provides a clubhouse and pool which is centrally located and accessible on foot to homeowners in the area. There are no services in the neighborhood, however, it is only about a 20-minute walk northeast to a commercial area with cafes, restaurants, stores, and services.
Dog walkers can enjoy walking in the area, however, they should be aware of some severe weather conditions. Summers are very hot and heat-related illnesses can affect pedestrians and pets. Walk at cooler times of the day and avoid overexertion in high temperatures. Severe storms occur in hot, humid conditions and tornadoes are even possible. High winds and heavy rain with flash flooding are a risk when hiking with your dog. Winters are mild to cool. Heavy outerwear is not often needed with temperatures usually above freezing.
Apple Creek is a residential subdivision developed in 1984. This community is bordered by Frances M. Rhodes Elementary School and grounds on the northeast, a green space with a creek on the northwest side, and residential areas to the southwest and southeast. The neighborhood has 485 single-family dwellings, located on 15 curving streets, some of which dead end. There is a single entry point on the north side along Apple Green Road and no thru roads, so traffic is light and generally only local.
There are sidewalks along residential streets providing safe, separate pedestrian ways for you and your pooch to stroll on peacefully. Some of the streets in the district have gentle inclines, but they are not steep and do not impede foot travel.
Properties are well spaced with trees, lawns, and gardens, while homes are attractive and well maintained, making this a pleasant neighborhood to walk with your pet.
Alternatively, you can drive in about five minutes to Raymond Rikus Park and the Huebner Onion Natural Area. This developed park has large sports fields, facilities, and a paved walking path for casual strolls with your leashed canine companion. The Huebner Onion Natural area is adjacent to the developed park and occupies 36 acres of wooded, natural terrain. This greenway is a great place for a hike with your pet, however, your dog should remain leashed and you should be aware that the area can be subject to the effects of heavy rain. There is a creek on one side that can become treacherous during flooding and trail surfaces can become hazardous in wet weather, so use caution.